Rarely does the fast-paced nature of the construction industry allow much scope for genuine innovation – a fact that makes Australian Tanks’ newest advancement in on-site detention all the more exciting.
“The Parthenon” Detention System surpasses all expectations of traditional onsite detention (OSD), providing a solution that maximises the utility of available land through the underground detention and controlled discharge of stormwater runoff.
The brainchild of Australian Tanks’ Engineer Michael Spiller, The Parthenon’s unrivalled versatility across various volumes, depths, cost efficiencies and footprint layouts make it an enviable prospect for large-scale operations from 150,000 to 8 Million litres.
Michael’s years of engineering experience and wealth of industry knowledge have led him to design The Parthenon System as a means to efficiently and cost-effectively solve the problems commonly found among traditional, built onsite systems.
Everything about The Parthenon has been engineered to maximise installation and cost efficiencies, while minimising adverse impacts onsite relating to costs, infrastructure, work place health & safety and site down-times due to weather and other external factors.
As a fully certified precast design, The Parthenon offers the many unique benefits associated with off-site manufacture in a controlled environment, negating the time, cost and safety related risks associated with ‘block and slab’ construction.
In comparison to its built onsite counterparts, The Parthenon System turns potential weeks and months of labour into a matter of days for installation; slashing real comparable costs in the process.
From a design perspective, The Parthenon’s carefully-engineered modular design is based on millennia-old engineering principles, utilising structural platforms and columns for assured quality and durability.
This ageless architectural design combined with the superior quality of precast manufacturing provides an extremely efficient and eminently high-load capable void space for significant OSD storage volume.
Accordingly, the system meets all relevant Australian standards, as well as up to SM1600 Heavy Vehicle Impact loadings. This ensures that the land space saved by The Parthenon is fully accessible and marketable for the likes of vehicle parking or future tenancies.
With OSD increasingly advancing towards precast solutions, site and project managers are finding cost and time efficiencies across multiple avenues – in particular the ATQ Parthenon system can bear traffic and infrastructure weight immediately after being backfilled and covered, and its rapid installation further ensures the surrounding site is never held up by the extended excavation times needed for the older and labour intensive ‘built onsite’ style of OSD options.