Project Allanvale Nursing Home – Stage 1
Builder Equisent Constructions
Architect Thexton Smith
Location Altona Meadows, Victoria
Framing Used Wall, Joist and Roof Truss & External Framing
THE PROJECT CHALLENGE / A smarter building solution was required to achieve the large spans and irregular shaped trusses while accommodating the short erection times throughout the staged build.
THE SBS STEEL SOLUTION /
> Using a fully engineered lightweight alternative resulted in the elimination of significant heavy and costly structural steel.
> Detailing and certifying the trusses to withstand the wind load and plant platform sitting on top of the lightweight frames, along with the load allowance of the hoists hanging below was a challenge yet made achievable using a combination of design smarts.
> Early submission of full shop drawings and the ability to view 3D modelling throughout the build proved beneficial for the site and project teams.
> With no need to straighten frames once installed, the steel solution was a faster install option than a traditional timber build.
TOTAL L/M OF STEEL FRAME SUPPLIED / 30,000+
TOTAL M2 OF SBS GROUP FOOTPRINT AREA / 1300
FLOOR COUNT / 3