Manor Lakes Research House

Manor Lakes Research House

Project Details
VHC Engineers and Swinburne University of Technology
Manor Lakes
Forensic Engineering

Research partnership with Swinburne University

In 2018 VHC acquired a distressed property in Manor Lakes that had severely failed over recent years.

Our purpose is to study the house and suggest building processes that may assist in reducing some of damage observed. Research into radical remediation works will also be carried out in 2020-2023.

The ground movements in this house are approximately 5 times larger than the upper limit of acceptable movements. At the rear corner of the house the floor level is currently 250mm higher than the floor level at the front entry.

The research is being conducted in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology, and studies are currently planned to extend beyond 2023.