6 June 2016
If it can be designed, it can certainly be built! And not just built, but built smarter.
This was the approach taken by the SBS design team when assisting Brookfield Multiplex in their endeavour to find an alternative construction method for the curved 3D vault arched ceiling feature for The Village – Collins Square.
SBS Ultra Frame technology presented an innovative solution – exchanging costly and traditional structural steel with lightweight sections, manufactured off site in modular sections and delivered for a quick and easy installation. The simple and reliable engineered suspension system, compliant to supporting ceramic tiles weighing just on 30kg per m2 replaced multiple suspension systems.
With the Ultra Frame solution proven as a smarter alternative, there were obvious time and cost saving advantages for the builder, and with years of design and construct expertise, SBS was ready to take on the challenge of detailing and manufacturing the complex composite ceiling.
It was a great team effort by the SBS Group design and fabrication teams, working together to create the inspiring feature. With all frames now delivered, watch this space for further updates of the finished product…
SBS Ultra Frame: smarter pre-fabricated construction methods for complex projects.
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