Green Chemical Futures – Monash Uni

Green Chemical Futures – Monash Uni

Project Overview
  • Project Green Chemical Futures – Monash Uni

  • Builder Lend Lease

  • Architect Lyons Architecture

  • Location Clayton, Victoria

  • Framing Used SBS Ultra Frame / External Framing

Green Chemical Futures…an architecturally designed building set in the proximity of other similar structures, certainly proved its challenges to the cladding contractor. A series of cantilevered eyebrow feature facades were proposed, demanding a lightweight value managed alternative solution.

After re-engineering and redesigning the features with minimal disruption, SBS shop detailed and pre-fabricated efficient triangular trussed units that were pre-clad, delivered to site and installed. Adopting an adjustable hook on/fixing system, the truss frames were quickly and accurately placed, saving valuable time, in lieu of traditional steel fabrication on site costs. Complex angles and external feature boxes were also manufactured and successfully delivered, using lightweight truss technology and shop detailed layouts. SBS lightweight framing and direct fix of cladding without top hats significantly contributed to decrease structural requirements and loads whilst saving time and other hidden on site costs.