Consulting engineers, ACOR Kersulting, have been providing design engineering and consulting services for Zoos Victoria for several years working on major projects including the Predator and Lemur exhibits at Melbourne Zoo.
ACOR Kersulting were also the engineers for the preliminary work that informed the concept design and feasibility for the 25 hectares of new development at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Specifically, proposed animal enclosures.
In New South Wales, ACOR Kersulting are currently finalising design engineering and consulting services on the Pride Lands at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo.
Construction has been completed and the Melbourne Zoo exhibit, Predators Stage 2, housing the Sumatran Tigers, Snow Leopards and other carnivores, is now open to the public.
ACOR Kersulting’s scope of work included:
In continuation of the ‘Predator’ theme, ACOR Kersulting is in the final stages of construction for the new Pride Lands African Lion Adventure and Safari Tour at Taronga’s Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo.
The scope of work included structural design and detailing of the following items:
The team also completed civil design of the safari road and stormwater drainage design and water circulation for the stream system throughout the enclosure. This included water circulation and overland flows between the lake, filtration wetlands and containment moat. During the construction phase the team provided advice to site queries and provided on-the-run design changes during completion of the enclosure.