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Ipswich State High School
22 July 2020

Why Space-Poor Schools Should Choose Modular Buildings

It's January and you've received last minute student enrolments and need more classroom space... quickly! Ausco Modular has you covered.

With an influx of new students due in 2019 and lack of teaching space, Eumundi State School on Queensland's Sunshine Coast faced a familiar challenge - sacrifice oval space or choose to build on a difficult, sloping site. 

Fortunately Eumundi State School was able to retain access to their school oval by choosing the latter option. The design developed in conjunction with Ausco Modular's team utilised a clever counter lean system of footings with works completed on site without disruption to the school’s normal operations, a full two weeks ahead of schedule, allowing Eumundi’s students to kick off their school year without distraction of having to move classrooms mid-way through term.

Eumundi State School


Ipswich State High School, west of Brisbane, faced a similar challenge earlier this year with a need for additional temporary classrooms whilst an in-situ build was completed. Ausco's team successful fast-tracked the building approval, earthworks and the construction of retaining walls to finalise a seamless design, complying with both disability access requirements and fire hydrant regulations. 

Ipswich State High School


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