Spectacle Warehouse

What is the purpose of the structure/ project?

New head office and retail space for spectacle Warehouse

What was the brief to the architect?

Brief was from client. Architect approached Futurecon to tender on turnkey

Was the project envisaged in steel from the start? If not – why was it built in steel in the end?

Client loved the idea of LSF and the architect had worked with LSF before

Give a brief description of the structural framing. What type of sections were used (e.g. hollow, cellular, I beams etc) and why?

Entire structure was LSF

Give a brief description of the cladding process (complexity, difficulty, innovation etc)

Three different cladding was specified: Handy plank / Klip lock Sheeting / plaster sections

Give a brief description of the Light Steel Frame Building element of the project. (Notable features/ achievements made possible by LSFB)

Lsf was used for entire building including mezzanine area. High walls and long spans for trusses.

How did the project team work together (e.g contractor involved early, challenges/ ease of communication etc.)

Excellent professional team. Architect was principle agent. QS managed BOW on behalf of company. Futurecon was main contractor. We have since worked again with the Architect and currently involved in a project with the QS (Both recommended us to there clients). We continue to work on new projects tenders with both Architect and Qs on separate projects.

Project team

Project Team Role Company
Nominator Futurecon
Client/ Developer Real Vision (Pty) Limited
Architect Base Architects
Structural Engineer BA Consulting Engineers
Engineer EMC Squared Engineering
Quantity Surveyor Henry Riley
Project Manager Futurecon
Main Contractor Futurecon
Steelwork Contractor Futurecon
Steel Erector Futurecon
Cladding Manufacturer 1. Global Roof Solutions

2. UFCC

Cladding Supplier Not provided by nominator
Cladding Contractor Futurecon
Corrosion Protection
Galvanising
Not provided by nominator
Corrosion Protection
Paintwork Contractor
Not provided by nominator
Photographer, Photo competition Futurecon
Photographer, Other submitted images Not provided by nominator

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Savanna City

What was the purpose of the project

Savanna City is a Mixed Use Development aimed at providing jobs and housing to the local area 

Was the project  envisaged in steel from the start (Roofing)

Phase 1 of the project was done with timber rafters, and after several meetings we decide to change the roof structure to Ultraspan Light Steel Trusses due to the availability and quality of timber

Give a brief description of the structural framing

Mitek Ultraspan Light Steel material were used

Rafter/Cord Sizes: 64, 89, 140 and 184

Give a brief description of the LSFB

With the Ultraspan material being so light, it made it easier to handle and erect. Less time was spend on erecting these roofs and Waveroofing was able to save some costs.

Were there any challenges

NO – The advantages of using Ultraspan Light Steel Trusses – transport was no longer an issue. We could deliver 100 roofs at a time because no pre-fabrication were required. All trusses could be assembled on-site.

What is special/innovative about the project

Being such a Mega Project we were able to help the environment by using an Eco-Green product. Waveroofing had the opportunity to deliver a product that can change the future of the roofing industry and so we also create jobs within the community. Waveroofing got the community involved through a training session of how to erect a roof and to handle power tools. We also trained woman/females to read roof plans and erect the roofs because of the light weight of the trusses been used.  

How did the project team work together

There were some challenges at first because we had to make use of unskilled Labour, but because of our involvement in the project we managed to work very well with the contractors and our newly trained carpenters on site. Training and open communication with the site foreman’s made it a successful job done 

Span of trusses and kg/m2 (if applicable) 6.611 kg/m2

Profiles used: Ultraspan Light Steel Trusses

Project Team

Project Team Role Company
Nominator MiTek
Client/ Developer Basil Read
Architect Malankane
Structural Engineer Malankane
Engineer Not provided by nominator
Quantity Surveyor Not provided by nominator
Project Manager Not provided by nominator
Main Contractor Not provided by nominator
Steelwork Contractor Wave Roofing
Steel Erector Wave Roofing
Cladding Manufacturer Not provided by nominator
Cladding Supplier Not provided by nominator
Cladding Contractor Not provided by nominator
Corrosion Protection
Galvanising
Not provided by nominator
Corrosion Protection
Paintwork Contractor
Not provided by nominator
Photographer, Photo competition Not provided by nominator
Photographer, Other submitted images Not provided by nominator

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Pre Eminence Studio

What is the purpose of the structure/ project?

New head office for Raamgoolan and associates

Was the project envisaged in steel from the start? If not – why was it built in steel in the end?

Yes, Architect had previously worked with Futurecon and wanted this building to be Light Steel Frame

Give a brief description of the structural framing. What type of sections were used (e.g. hollow, cellular, I beams etc) and why?

Light Steel Frame for thermal efficiency and speed

Give a brief description of the Light Steel Frame Building element of the project. (Notable features/ achievements made possible by LSFB)

Light steel Frame was used for all external walls, some internal walls and roof trusses

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.

Trusses, spans used without plating.

What is special/ unusual/ innovative/ aesthetic about the steelwork/ cladding in this project?

Remote location, LSF assembled onsite

How did the project team work together (e.g contractor involved early, challenges/ ease of communication etc.)

Futurecon was involved from the beginning and given 3 months to complete entire structure.

Project Team

Project Team Role Company
Nominator Futurecon
Client/ Developer Ramgoolam and Associates
Architect Osmond Lange Architects and Planners
Structural Engineer EMC Engineering
Steelwork Contractor Futurecon
Steel Erector Futurecon
Cladding Manufacturer Futurecon
Cladding Supplier Futurecon
Cladding Contractor Futurecon
Photographer, Photo competition Futurecon

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Mintek Gate House Refurbishment

What is the purpose of the structure/ project?

The purpose of the project was the refurbishment of the Gate House at the Mintek Head office.

What was the brief to the architect?

The architect produced a render of what was required and basic measurements, it was up to SMC to interpret the vision and implement it.

Give a brief description of the structural framing. What type of sections were used (e.g. hollow, cellular, I beams etc) and why?

Due to the unknown, and irregular nature of the brickwork and concrete substrate, steel grillages where designed and manufactured in Mild steel to enable the connection to the main structure but provided the ability to adjust and straighten the building. Accurate light steel panels where then designed to attach to this new straight frame work.

The grillages where welded up out of 100 x 50 x 2.5 angles with base plates out of 100x 8mm plate.

Give a brief description of the cladding process (complexity, difficulty, innovation etc)

The cladding process involved the installation of the mild steel sub frames, to straighten the building and create the form required by the architect. Light steel frame panels where then installed that provide the connection points for the rivet fixings for the Mineralis cladding Boards

The more complex cladding areas, such as corners, where cut on site after accurate measurements were taken. All installation was as per the Etex installation guidelines

The accuracy required with the installation of Mineralis, provides a first-class final product, but involves complexity to create the accuracy. The challenges involved with this project related mainly to the unknown support work provided by the existing structure. Many load bearing walls where fond to be skins and on-site adaptions had to be made.

Give a brief description of the Light Steel Frame Building element of the project. (Notable features/ achievements made possible by LSFB)

The accuracy provided by Light steel frame design provides the ideal substrate for cladding boards like Mineralis, that require utmost accuracy.

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.

The Fabrication process was relatively straight forward, opposed to the installation portion, that involved quite a lot of searching through the substrate for strong connection points.

What is special/ unusual/ innovative/ aesthetic about the steelwork/cladding in this project?

The integration of the 3 textures in the project, make for an excellent outcome, Mineralis, Marmoran and stone cladding. The challenge for the contractor/designer point of view was to make the material integration lines neat and accurate.

How did the project team work together (e.g contractor involved early, challenges/ ease of communication etc.)

Due to the fact that SMC has an in-house design process, the integration of MS design and fabrication drawings with LSF fabrication drawings; communications are streamlined. The client architect contractor team worked well together to create an excellent outcome.

Tons of structural steel used 8t
Structural profiles used 100x50x2.5 RHS and 100 x 8FL
Profiles used  

90mm Framemaster

Type of cladding ETEX – Mineralis; Marmoran, Stone cladding
 Cladding profile/ type used Etex – Mineralis; Fibre Cement & Marmoran
Cladding area/ coverage and tonnage 482m2

Project Team    

Project Team Role Company
Nominator SMC Africa
Client/ Developer Mintek
Architect PGA Architects
Structural Engineer The Structural Workshop
Engineer Not provided by nominator
Quantity Surveyor Not provided by nominator
Project Manager Not provided by nominator
Main Contractor SMC AFRICA
Steelwork Contractor SMC AFRICA
Steel Erector SMC AFRICA
Cladding Manufacturer MARLEY – ETEX
Cladding Supplier MARLEY – ETEX
Cladding Contractor SMC AFRICA
Corrosion Protection Galvanising Not provided by nominator
Corrosion Protection Paintwork Contractor Not provided by nominator
Photographer, Photo

competition

Not provided by nominator
Photographer, Other submitted images Not provided by nominator

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Mediclinic Stellenbosch

What is the purpose of the structure/ project?
Hospital non-combustible material

What was the brief to the architect?
Due to the success of previous mediclinic projects, non-combustible material was required – ultra-span preferred choice.

Was the project envisaged in steel from the start? If not – why was it built in steel in the end? Yes in light steel framing.

Give a brief description of the structural framing. What type of sections were used (e.g. hollow, cellular, I beams etc.) and why?
The framing used was ultra-span light gage steel framing. The roof structure consist of a hipped roof structure with Dutch gable ends.

Give a brief description of the Light Steel Frame Building element of the project. (Notable features/ achievements made possible by LSFB) the inverted shape of the ultra-span roof trusses opened a new door for design requirements of light steel frame roof structures. With truss spans ranging between 14m and 20m clear spans in ultra-span light steel framing. The total roof area is 4500m2

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.

The roof trusses were manufactured in Rooftek’s factory and have been transported to site. Portions of the roof structure where assemble on the concrete slab and has been lifted up with a crane into position.

What is special/ unusual/ innovative/ aesthetic about the steelwork/cladding in this project?

The roof structure was detail to be supported in-between the concrete ring beams on brackets. This created challenges (Design, cost and erecting) with the time frame given to erect the required roof structure.

MiTek Engineering Cape town (Designer Jaco van Wyk) came up the required framing solution that is more cost effective in a variety of fields throughout the project, i.e. The erecting of the roof structure made simpler by assembling portions of the roof structure on the a concrete slab and lifting the required sections into place, reducing cost of the amount of connections of the trusses to the concrete ring beams, opening new opportunity for services (water pipes and electrical cables) to be connected to the concrete ring beams and reducing torsional moments on the concrete ring beams.

The inverted shape roof truss provided a structurally sound roof structure that was designed to accommodate services like a/c units and ducting and Solar PV panels to the one elevation of the roof structures

The special shaped inverted ultra-span roof trusses have drawn attention to architect and engineers. This has opened an opportunity for ultra-span in the western cape especially in the field where non-combustible material must be used

How did the project team work together (e.g contractor involved early, challenges/ ease of communication etc.)

The project was driven By Kalahari (Rooftek) since the tendering process of the project. All designs aspects and complication of the roof structure was discussed with MiTek, the architect, engineer and project manager on site prior to the final designs to eliminate most of the manufacturing and erecting of the roof structure.

The project management on this project was managed with excellence and all relevant problems that occurred on site, like additional gable gladding details and gable overhangs was resolved in a quick a provisional manner.

Excellent communications via e-mails and site meeting of all parties involved with the require roof structure made the completion of structure a smooth process.

Project Team

Project Team Role Company
Nominator MiTek
Client/ Developer Not specified by nominator
Architect TV3
Structural Engineer Smart Structural Solutions
Engineer (Mitek)

Designed & Inspection (MiTek)

MiTek

MiTek

Quantity Surveyor Not specified by nominator
Project Manager Not specified by nominator
Main Contractor Not specified by nominator
Steelwork Contractor Not specified by nominator
Steel Erector Not specified by nominator
Cladding Manufacturer Not specified by nominator
Cladding Supplier Not specified by nominator
Cladding Contractor Not specified by nominator
Corrosion Protection
Galvanising
Not specified by nominator
Corrosion Protection
Paintwork Contractor
Not specified by nominator
Photographer, Photo competition Not specified by nominator
Photographer, Other submitted images Not specified by nominator

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Libertas Office Park

What is the purpose of the structure/ project?

Design and supply Large Span LGS Trusses.

What was the brief to the architect?

The architect brief the contractor that the trusses needed to have clear span of 17.5m with HVAC services.

Was the project envisaged in steel from the start? If not – why was it built in steel in the end?

The project was originally put on tender for Timber trusses and due to the large span and HVAC services the LGS Ultra Span System was introduced to be a more viable solution and came out to be the more cost effective method.

Give a brief description of the structural framing. What type of sections were used (e.g. hollow, cellular, I beams etc) and why?

the eaves sprockets needed to be mildsteel and by using h-beams  to support the sprockets that is made out of ipe steel beams was used to speed up the process of getting the structure up and to do sheeting before the walls for the beam fill was did.

Give a brief description of the cladding process (complexity, difficulty, innovation etc)

Saflok 700 is used for the 5deg roof and the long valley.

Give a brief description of the Light Steel Frame Building element of the project. (Notable features/ achievements made possible by LSFB)

Due to the use of the ultra span sections the trusses weight and ease of erection made it possible to manufacture and erect the trusses without a crane.

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.

The manufactoring of trusses took place on the slab and due to limmited space on site all sections where pre-cut and could be caried in pieces to the slab and manufactured on the slab and lifted to the ringbeam by hand.

What is special/ unusual/ innovative/ aesthetic about the steelwork/cladding in this project?

The limmited space and using mildsteel members to for the eaves detail made it possible to erect the structure in cost effective and timely why.

How did the project team work together (e.g contractor involved early, challenges/ ease of communication etc.)

The main contractor and ecostrut worked together to make this project a success in all aspect from manufature to the complete erection of the structure.

Tons of structural steel used 5.8 TONS
Structural profiles used H BEAMS, IPE, LIP CHANNELS, ANGLE IRON
Tons of LSF used 10,979 ton
Span of trusses and Kg/m2 (if applicable) 8.44KG/M2
Profiles used ULTRA SPAN
Type of cladding SAFLOK 700 CONCEALED FIX

Project Team

Project Team Role Company
Client/ Developer LYNX-RE
Architect SNA architects
Structural Engineer Maxspan
Engineer Dg Consulting Engineers
Quantity Surveyor Matla QS
Project Manager J.C Van der Linde & Venter Projects
Steelwork Contractor Ecostrut
Steel Erector Ecostrut
Cladding Manufacturer Safintra
Cladding Supplier Safintra
Cladding Contractor Ecostrut

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House Wolhurter

What is the purpose of the structure/ project?

New Residence.

Was the project envisaged in steel from the start? If not – why was it built in steel in the end?

Yes it was, the client was familiar with the system and previous project.

Give a brief description of the structural framing. What type of sections were used (e.g. hollow, cellular, I beams etc) and why?

Frame cad Light Steel Frame section 40 x 90mm C-Channel.

Give a brief description of the cladding process (complexity, difficulty, innovation etc)
Shera Shiplap Wood Grain Plank.

Give a brief description of the Light Steel Frame Building element of the project. (Notable features/ achievements made possible by LSFB)

All wall’s, Trussed and Roof panels were constructed from Light steel frame.

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.

It was a standard house design, however site access posed some challenges due to excessive rain.

What is special/ unusual/ innovative/ aesthetic about the steelwork/cladding in this project?

It was a standard light steel frame building system with Shiplap cladding.

How did the project team work together (e.g contractor involved early, challenges/ ease of communication etc.)

The client supplied Shospec with drawings from the recommended architect who is familiar with light steel frame construction.

Once the design was completed and ready, Shospec took over the complete project, from Earthworks to the final completion of the home ready for occupation including the driveways etc.

The client put their full trust in our team to run and implement and complete the project with minimal involvement from any other parties.

Communication was great and mostly done electronically with minimal site meetings required.

Tons of LSF used ± 8.4 TONS
Span of trusses and Kg/m2 (if applicable) LONGEST TRUSS = 7.4 M
Profiles used 0.8mm PLATE BENT TO CHANNEL.
Type of cladding SHERA PLANK TEAK WOOD GRAIN.
Cladding area/ coverage and tonnage ± 250 M²

Project Team

Project Team Role Company
Nominator SHOSPEC (PTY) LTD
Client/ Developer PRIVATE
Architect EQUILIBRIUM ARCHITECTURAL SOLUTIONS CC
Structural Engineer MARTIN & ASSOCIATES
Quantity Surveyor SHOSPEC (PTY) LTD
Project Manager SHOSPEC (PTY) LTD
Main Contractor SHOSPEC (PTY) LTD
Steel Erector SHOSPEC (PTY) LTD
Cladding Manufacturer / WALLS SHERA & CAPCO
Cladding Supplier / ROOF SAFRINTA
Cladding Contractor FOUR SEASONS INDUSTRIAL ROOFING (PTY) LTD
Photographer, Other submitted

images

SHOSPEC (PTY) LTD

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Botswana Lodge

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

Project Team Role Company
Nominator Futurecon
Structural Engineer EMC Squared Engineering
Project Manager Futurecon
Main Contractor Futurecon
Steelwork Contractor Futurecon
Steel Erector Futurecon
Cladding Manufacturer Futurecon
Cladding Supplier Futurecon
Cladding Contractor Futurecon
Photographer, Photo competition Futurecon

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