What is the purpose of the structure/ project?
Main lodge and 5 sleeper units in private game lodge in Botswana
Give a brief description of the structural framing. What type of sections were used (e.g. hollow, cellular, I beams etc) and why?
LSF for walls, Tubular steel and LSF for the roofs as they were all curved
Give a brief description of the Light Steel Frame Building element of the project. (Notable features/ achievements made possible by LSFB)
A lot of curved walls. Remoteness of site. All steel was rolled in Johannesburg and transported via truck across border to be assembled and erected onsite
Were there any challenges in the fabrication of the project from the engineer’s design – if yes, please tell? Tell more about fabrication and erection process if it was complex, difficult, innovative etc.
What is special/ unusual/ innovative/ aesthetic about the steelwork/cladding
in this project?
How did the project team work together (e.g contractor involved early, challenges/ ease of communication etc.)
Excellent relationship that has resulted in additional lodges in same reserve being done in LSF with same Architect
|Tons of LSF used||36 Tons|
|Span of trusses and Kg/m2 (if applicable)||Curved hot rolled beams with Light Steel infill.|
|Project Team Role||Company|
|Structural Engineer||EMC Squared Engineering|
|Photographer, Photo competition||Futurecon|