St John’s Shopping Centre

 

Cladding profile/ type used NewLok AZ 150 Thunderstorm & Saflok 700 (Zincal)

Project team

Project Team Role Company
Nominator Safintra
Client/ Developer Cenprop
Architect TC Design Architects
Structural Engineer Stewart Kerr Engineer
Engineer Not provided by nominator
Quantity Surveyor Skyline Projects
Principal Agent TC Design Architects
Main Contractor Robertson and Poole
Steelwork Contractor Paragon
Steel Erector Paragon
Cladding Manufacturer Safintra
Cladding Supplier Safintra
Cladding Contractor Brown Deck Roofing
Corrosion Protection
Galvanising
Not provided by nominator
Corrosion Protection
Paintwork Contractor
Not provided by nominator
Photographer, Photo competition Kierran Allen Photography
Photographer, Other submitted images Not provided by nominator

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Loftus Park

Loftus Versfeld and its surroundings are set to get a massive economic and aesthetic upgrade with the construction of a Rl.2 billion shopping and office precinct. The project, which will consist of shops, restaurants, an office park, a hotel, a gym and a sports museum. This futuristic and environmentally friendly project will be positioned at the corner of Park and Kirkness streets and will be bordered by Pretoria High School for Girls and Loftus Versfeld Stadium. The development will occupy the entire tennis court and the open field parking on the north side of the stadium. The buildings are all green star rated. The old Northern Transvaal Tennis Union heritage building (the old Sin Bin) will also be restored and will find a place within the precinct. It’s the Heritage Building of the Northern Transvaal Tennis Union. It was their old clubhouse and they have relocated to Groenkloof, they will be restoring the building and will make commercial use of the building.

Several tenants had already been signed to rent space in this comprehensive development which would include premium grade commercial office space, hand-picked shops with novel retail outlets, a state-of-the-art gym, restaurants, an open-air piazza, a sports medical center, a sports exhibition center and a four-star hotel.

Delport announced that the mixed-use development will host the first Radisson RED hotel in South Africa. The world’s first Radisson RED Hotel opened in Brussels, Belgium only last month.

“Loftus Park is proud to welcome this new concept as part of the project’s first phase,” he said.

Radisson RED is a new lifestyle select brand inspired by the ageless millennial mindset and has a forward-thinking design.

Situated on the northern side of Loftus Versveld, Loftus Park would be built in three phases and could also see the northern facade of the iconic rugby stadium being refurbished to fit in with the look and feel of the new development.

“Service upgrade initiatives for Loftus Park include the upgrading of traffic intersections, reducing traffic bottlenecks in Park and Kirkness streets with additional lanes, new traffic signals, traffic calming measures, street lights and pavements aimed at improving the flow of motorised and pedestrian traffic in the precinct as far afield as Magnolia Dell,” Delport said.

Cladding profile/ type used Safintra Saflok 700/ Newlok
Cladding area/ coverage and tonnage 2700m²

Project team

Project Team Role Company
Nominator Safintra
Client/ Developer Abland
Architect Studio 9 International
Structural Engineer Not provided by nominator
Engineer Not provided by nominator
Quantity Surveyor Not provided by nominator
Project Manager Redefine Property Group
Main Contractor WBHO
Steelwork Contractor Ferro Eleganza
Steel Erector Ferro Eleganza
Cladding Manufacturer Not provided by nominator
Cladding Supplier Not provided by nominator
Cladding Contractor Chartwell Roofing
Corrosion Protection
Galvanising
Not provided by nominator
Corrosion Protection
Paintwork Contractor
Not provided by nominator
Photographer, Photo competition Sublime Film
Photographer, Other submitted images Not provided by nominator

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Hino Westmead

What is the purpose of the structure/ project?
To carry out alterations & additions to an existing facility for Hino trucks

Was the project envisaged in steel from the start? If not – why was it built in steel in the end? The existing steel structure did not change. Only sheeting was carried out.

How did the project team work together (e.g contractor involved early, challenges/ ease of communication etc.) The client was going to carry out roof sheeting direct which ultimately would have created split responsibility in the construction. The main contractor requested for the roof sheeting to be done through the main contract to prevent split responsibility and potential program issues.

Project Team

Project Team Role Company
Nominator  Safintra
Client/ Developer Mccarthy Limited
Architect Dimension Studio
Structural Engineer Kantley & Templer
Engineer Kantley & Templer
Quantity Surveyor Quanticost
Project Manager Dimension Studio
Main Contractor Norvo Construction
Steelwork Contractor N/A
Steel Erector N/A
Cladding Manufacturer FOUR SEASONS
Cladding Supplier  
Cladding Contractor  
Corrosion Protection
Galvanising
 
Corrosion Protection
Paintwork Contractor
 
Photographer, Photo competition Kierran Allen Photography
Photographer, Other submitted images  

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Gibela Train Station Cladding

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium is a new empowered South African rail company tasked with the revitalisation of rail transport in South African metro areas. The purpose of the Gibela Train Station project was to create a train manufacturing facility in Nigel, Gauteng.

A number of processes needed to be housed within the facility and the design team was tasked with creating a series of specialised warehouses that were not only functional and could accommodate all of the production processes, but were also aesthetically pleasing. Steel was chosen from the outset because it would enable a streamlined construction process that would meet the client’s budget restrictions.

The structural framing at the Gibela Train Station consists of I-beam sections from the columns. The entrance building has cellular beams while some of the warehousing buildings had lattice columns that were also made up of I-beams. The structure also included a cantilever canopy of 1.25 metres.

Over 300 tonnes of cladding was supplied for the 55000 m2 area that needed to be clad. Global Roofing Solutions’ Klip-Tite was specified for the project, which involved large spans and large sheeting. The sheeting was rolled on site and the product enabled the design team to achieve the desired results. A Safflok 700 0.55m profile was used for the roof and a 0.55 trim flute cladding was used for the vertical sections.

Many of the project team members were located at the engineering consultancy, which helped to facilitate collaboration and information sharing. Instead of the project team meeting on a weekly basis, the close proximity of many of the team members created a positive dynamic and contributed to the success of the project. The Gibela Train Station was delivered on time and within budget.

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Empowered Spaces

The new building for High Definition Interiors is located on 22 Holt Street Sandton. The brief to the architect was to create an A-grade office building that would maximise the views over the Johannesburg skyline (particularly the Randburg area) and maximise the bulk provided by the site.

The building was envisaged in steel from the start and the entire building was clad with steel, giving it an industrial look and feel. Global Roofing Solutions supplied over 8 tons of Brownbuilt 406 to clad the 1170m2 area. The architect chose this cladding solution as it provided the right warehouse feel, but also offered a sleek and clean aesthetic.

The cladding of the High Definition Interiors building is different to many other office buildings as this type of sheeting is typically associated with a warehouse. The architects are pleased with the result as it gives a new and different appeal to the office.

The building has an internal skin of brick to meet the thermal requirements for an office building, with the steel structure being fixed to the structural columns. The structural framing consists of I-beams and C sections.

The side cladding and aluminium cappings are supported on a light weight structural frame made up of cold formed lipped channels, and the roof sheeting is supported on a series of mild steel rafter beams and trusses in order to create a column-free double volume space on the first floor office level. These steel sections were chosen for their light weight structural efficiency in reducing the overall steel tonnage and hence project costs.

In addition to supporting the side cladding and roof sheeting, the structural framing system of the building needed to be concealed and designed around the double volume flush glazed curtain wall on the western side, and the large raking flush glazed corner window on the eastern side. The same principle applied to the sub-frame supports for the composite aluminium capping features that framed the corners of the building. This involved intricate detailing of the structural steel and close coordination with the Engineer, Steel Detailer and Architect.

The project team had a good and collaborative dynamic which contributed to the success of the project.

Cladding profile/ type used Brownbuilt 406
Cladding area/ coverage 1170m2
Cladding tonnage 8,3 Tons

Project Team

Project Team Role Company
Nominator Global Roofing Solutions
Client/ Developer Empowered Spaces
Architect Empowered Spaces
Structural Engineer IBP Construction Consultants

 

Engineer Not provided by nominator
Quantity Surveyor IBP & Empowered Spaces
Project Manager Not provided by nominator
Main Contractor Bantry Construction
Steelwork Contractor SE Steel
Steel Erector Not provided by nominator
Cladding Manufacturer Global Roofing Solutions
Cladding Supplier Global Roofing Solutions
Cladding Contractor Pinnacle
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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Woolworths DC/ Communications Park

The purpose of the Distribution centre is to manifest in the hardware of the design, the most economical structure, and spatial format that is a combination of built budget, robustness and efficient product flow. The spatial make-up of the entire campus must both serve the myriad of possibilities in terms of vehicle use externally and internally, but also in terms of product storage, staging, incoming goods and out-going goods. Future proofing is a heavily considered aspect. The logistical design is the intertwined set of flows, identifying efficiencies and exploiting them as well as any overlapping synergies and putting this into reality. The architecture needs to respond to all of these.

The brief to the Architect was to co-ordinate the considered logistics, to build to a set budget in the most robust manner and to future proof in terms of a 5 year, 10 year and 15 year vision with multi campuses in mind. The DC also needed to be as vermin proof as possible and simple in terms of upkeep and cleaning.

The project was always going to incorporate steel into the design, as this becomes the most economical and column free way to extend a “shed” type space over a vast span, allowing free flow and staging areas for numerous product flows.

The structural framing is a simple truss and girder configuration, all connected down by steel columns onto what essentially is a vast concrete ring beam that surrounds and protects all the low level docking stations. The economy and design principle that makes this otherwise semi-unconventional, is that 2 separate grid structures were used throughout the build; one below for the concrete portals and one above for the steel. The concrete responds to the most efficient dimensions for maximising docking stations, being extremely robust, and the second grid responding to the steel structure above in the making of the most economical spanning steel structure above. The steel structure is a combination of I-sections, H-sections, Channels, Angles, Circular hollow sections, and Cold formed lipped channels. All these different sections were used for their different qualities to fulfil specific functions whether it’s a sag bar or a bearer beam.

The cladding was a simple vertical clad design, the IBR sheeting was fixed broad flute out with a Colourplus AZ 200 material. The upper 1100mm of the vertical cladding is a continuous polycarb sheet which tucks behind a large structural gutter, then Lapps onto the Colourplus AZ 200 sheeting below. The cladding starts here and is fixed as a single span extruded sheet to the drip trim slightly above the brickwork on top of the continuous concrete ring beam. The resultant gap between the sheet and the brickwork is closed with flashing. The polycarb sheeting to the top, allows natural light to filter into the warehouse and at a level where the building enjoys air extraction, thus allowing the light without contributing to the heat loading of the space. The natural light contributes to our green points in terms of access to the outside, humanising the space, and saving on the day time lighting.

In terms of the fabrication, the major issue we experiences was in terms of the steel accuracy and the cladding and roofing sub-contractors’ challenges with the system implemented. In a building of this scale it is virtually impossible to survey and hand over with everything level and true. We found the implemented cladding and roofing systems were able to deal with the challenges, but with special focus from the design and sub-contracting team. The resultant meetings met with agreement in terms of getting the structure and the covering membranes to work together, especially when fast track is integral to the project. The systems we have developed will certainly be used as a template going forward and improving these aspects of implementation.

The first major aesthetic consideration in terms of the roofing and the cladding, was to use conventional roofing in terms of budget, but to interchange with different colours so as to realise the client’s corporate identity. These simple colour changes brought focus and visual dominance to the office and important ancillary functions of the large scale warehouse complex. This also acts as an intuitive architectural signage within the functionality. The complex can immediately be identified to be owned and run by the client we represent regardless of the specific corporate signage hung from various locals.

The second aesthetic consideration was for the ancillary office buildings to have exaggerated clad elements as barge boards, so as to conceal the guttering, RWDP’s and steel structures behind, without necessarily extending the structure unnecessarily. This also served to neaten the appearance and contributing to the corporate image as mentioned above.

The project teams worked extremely well on this project, as we engaged with logistical experts prior the tender and had advanced the design to such an extent before tender. The building inspector had also commented that in all his years he had never seen such an accurate and finished building as compared to the approved council drawings he was walking with. We are extremely proud of this.

We enjoyed working closely with the contractor, the sub-contracting parties, the suppliers as well as the design team in terms of reaching our goal, well. We were pleased in developing an extensive set of documents handed to the client, dealing with guarantees, warrantees, assembly guarantees, snag remedy documentation and schedules identifying repair materials, repair details, anti-weathering agents and a comprehensive maintenance plan in relation to all that was done. This was also done with regard to the surrounding air as industrial fall out.

Tons of structural steel used 835.5 Tonnes
Structural profiles used I-sections, H-sections, Channels, Angles, Circular hollow sections, Cold-formed lipped channels
Cladding profile/ type used IBR sheeting
Cladding area/ coverage and tonnage 7653m2

 Project Team

Project Team Role Company
Nominator Safintra
Client/ Developer Woolworths (Pty) Ltd
Architect R&L Architects (Pty) Ltd
Structural Engineer Aurecon Engineers
Engineer Aurecon Engineers
Quantity Surveyor iQS Quantity Surveyors
Project Manager MDSA Project Managment
Main Contractor Stefanutti Stocks
Steelwork Contractor Mazor Steel
Steel Erector Mazor Steel
Cladding Manufacturer Safintra
Coil Manufacturer (Cladding Supplier) Safal Steel
Cladding Contractor Chartwell Roofing
Photographer, Photo competition Fourth Wall Photography

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Woodlands Dairy – Uht Warehouse

The purpose of the project was to provide a new warehouse facility which would serve as a central distribution center for Woodlands Dairy UHT products.

Our Clients brief was to design a warehouse of 18000sqm which they would need to occupy on a specific date. An important requirement was that the facility would need to be sufficiently sealed to eliminate any dust ingress and the height needed to accommodate a pallet raking system.

The warehouse was to link onto an existing warehouse and had to maximize the site and would need to be able to accommodate future expansion.

The structure was always envisaged as steel. Due to the extremely tight programme and budget, the  appointed main contractor was requested to investigate alternative methods which could be a cost saving and accelerate his programme. The option of concrete columns where looked at. In the end steel was chosen due to the speed of erection and flexibility of construction. All steel was required to be hot dipped galvanized. Due to the lead time of galvanizing and limitations on steel section lengths, all internal steel was to receive a Sigma coating.

The columns supporting the building was a combination of minimal reinforced concrete internally and hot rolled structural steel I sections and H sections along the perimeter of the building. The roof was supported by structural steel trusses comprising hot rolled angles with hot rolled T-sections used as top and bottom chords. The trusses spanned onto structural steel girders of a similar construction than the trusses. Bracing members were circular hollow sections.

The sites irregular shape and conditions as well as the Clients request to maximize the site, meant the warehouse required to change in angle along its length as well as a change in level due to the site slope. This all made for some challenging structural junctions and sheeting interfaces.

Dust proofing the warehouse was challenging. Junctions between different sheeting profiles of roof bullnose, side cladding and gutter interface as well as where the side cladding terminated at the concrete floor perimeter upstand. The structure had to be enclosed prior to the concrete floor being cast.

If it were not for the fact that we were a well-established project team we would never have achieved the quality of facility provided in the extremely tight time frame given.

Tons of structural steel used 572 Tonnes
Structural profiles used I-sections, H-sections, T-sections, Circular hollow sections
Cladding profile/ type used Saflok 410/TUFDEK
Cladding area/ coverage and tonnage Roof Sheeting 20 140m2

Vertical Cladding 6 443m2

Project Team

Project Team Role Company
Nominator Safintra
Client/ Developer Woodlands Dairy
Architect MMK Architects
Structural Engineer Sigma Consulting
Engineer Not provided by nominator
Quantity Surveyor Johnston & Rosser
Project Manager MMK Architects
Main Contractor WBHO Construction
Steelwork Contractor USS (Uitenhage Super Steel)
Steel Erector USS (Uitenhage Super Steel)
Cladding Manufacturer Safintra
Cladding Supplier Safintra
Cladding Contractor Cladall
Corrosion Protection
Coating
PPG Protective & Marine Coatings
Corrosion Protection
Paintwork Contractor
USS (Uitenhage Super Steel)
Photographer, Photo competition Impact Studio
Photographer, Other submitted images Impact Studio

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Victor Daitz Mathematics Centre

The King Edward VII Mathematics Centre is located at King Edward VII School in Johannesburg. The project is a classroom facility with a hockey pavilion comprising both an upper viewing deck with kitchenette  facility and lower area of team ablution/change facilities, as well as a larger ablution facility for scholar use.

The brief to the architect was to propose a scheme as a fund raising platform from Old Boy donors. Two donors, Victor Daitz Trust and Edgar Droste Trust (both deceased Old Boys) stepped up to assist.

The project was to comprise initially 4 x mathematics classrooms and ablution facilities. This later expanded to incorporate a hockey pavilion and ablution facilities. The idea was to maximise the  small  space adjacent other classroom wings and minimise the number of peripatetic teachers.

From the outset, the project was envisaged as a combination of steel, concrete, brick and aluminium. The sunscreen roof was envisaged as a steel filigree screen with cutout patterns and as one of two elements which could give the project life, the aluminium balustrade being the other. The elements of geometry and mathematics are used here as an inspiration for the creation of their forms.

The steel elements of the project vary from Universal Columns to square hollow sections which are used as a giant order to the upper canopy roof to maximize the verticality as an offset to the flat canopy. The rafter and rear screen elements are IPE members and C-channels. The steel sheet canopy is suspended.

From an engineering perspective the challenges to the canopy roof were in the methodology in which the sheeting is suspended from its structure, as an inverted solution. The sheeting is read as a hovering plane that floats above the parapet walling at the building edge. The large over-sailing cantilever sheet at its point hangs off an extended beam and the framed system of beams and rafters. The cantilever similarly covers the passage way, whilst the hockey pavilion sheeting extends the roofline to match. The screen is grounded on double length columns which bypass the building and soar vertically straight to the canopy.

The challenges of fabrication were in the amount of steel sheet that was to be removed in the patterning. Too much cut out created a bend in the sheet, and as such the pattern had to be manually adjusted in order that it read as random, natural and poetic. Most of the panels therefore had individual patterning and as such this required close monitoring on the cutting and installation process.

The resulting aesthetic is a sensitive approach to mathematics and geometry which creates patterns in light and shade which varies constantly throughout the day and night. A visual delight juxtaposed to previous hard insensitive buildings.

The project team worked tightly together from project concept to project fruition. Both the  main  contractor and steel sub-contractor took the project on board as it was felt that it would be a challenge and something out of the ordinary for them to realize. The project team rose to the challenge and the process was fun.

We would like to think the results speak for themselves.

Tons of structural steel used 46t
Structural profiles used IPS, Universal Column and Universal Beam, Channels
Tons of LSF used 7t – Steel Framework, 2t (rafters)
Span of trusses and Kg/m2 (if applicable) Rafter spans – cumulatively 132m
Profiles used IPE Rafters, C-Channels
Cladding profile/ type used 2mm Stainless Steel sheet – Grade 409.
Cladding area/ coverage and tonnage 280m2 – 11.6t

Project Team

Project Team Role Company
Nominator StudioJoy+ Architects
Client/ Developer Business Manager – King

Edward VII School

Architect StudioJoy+Architects
Structural Engineer eStruct Consulting
Engineer eStruct Consulting
Quantity Surveyor Stuart Ray Skead Associates
Project Manager Not provided by nominator
Main Contractor Akhane Construction (Pty) Ltd
Steelwork Contractor Hybrid Africa
Steel Erector Hybrid Africa
Cladding

Manufacturer

Metal Graphics
Cladding Supplier STALCOR
Cladding Contractor Hybrid Africa
Corrosion Protection

Galvanising

Hybrid Africa
Corrosion Protection

Paintwork Contractor

Hybrid Africa
Photographer, Photo

competition

StudioJoy+Architects/Terse

Photography

Photographer, Other

submitted images

StudioJoy+Architects

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Tradeport City Deep

What is the purpose of the structure/project?

The main purpose of the structures is to serve as a warehouse facility.

What was the brief to the architect?

The warehouse to be designed with large internal column spacing, creating a versatile open storage area and dedicated racking layout with minimal loss of space due to column interference.  The warehouse spanned over a total of 30,000 m2 in total comprising of three storage segments inside with a 12m clear eave height

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

Yes, a combination of a face brick plinth wall with cladding onto a steel structure above plinth wall with roof structure and canopies. A Structural steel truss system comprising of large span girder trusses and secondary lattice trusses was chosen to provide the required clear span attributes.

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

A combination of hot-rolled H-, I- and Angle Iron sections were used in parallel with cold rolled lipped channels.

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 uniformity in structural shape and sections selected for the design made the fabrication process easy where the erection process could be streamlined.

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

 The use of Tekla Structures as primary draughting tool facilitated in the communication between design, Engineer, Structural Steel Detailer, and Contractor. Quick response, effective communication, and the ease of understanding the structural scope, that combined with professional team meetings and inspections.

Tons of structural steel used 720 Tons
Structural profiles used        Profiles used were standard columns, beams, lattice trusses and girders (angle irons), some of the ties were Circular hollow sections and the purlins and girts used were pre-galvanized 2mm lip channel sections

 

The completion date of cladding September 2017
Cladding profile/ type used NOVOTEXi Roof Sheeting

Project Team

Project Team Role Company
Nominator KRU Detailing CC
Client/ Developer Fortress Fund Developers
Architect ICM Architects
Structural Engineer EDS Engineering Design Services
Structural Steel Detailer KRU Detailing CC
Engineer EDS Engineering Design Services
Quantity Surveyor Quanti Cost Quantity Surveyors
Project Manager Fortress Fund Developers
Main Contractor SE Steel Fabrication
Steelwork Contractor SE Steel Fabrication
Steel Erector SE Steel Fabrication
Cladding Manufacturer Pinnacle Cladding
Cladding Supplier Pinnacle Cladding
Cladding Contractor Pinnacle Cladding

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Soweto Sports Centre

What is the purpose of the structure/ project?

A multi-purpose sports arena

What was the brief to the architect?

A multi-purpose sports arena for the Soweto community, to be able to practice various disciplines of sports in a world-class arena

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.

Design and fabrication of flashings and interfaces on site.

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

Multi-angle interface of side cladding

Cladding profile/ type used SAFLOK 700
Cladding area/ coverage and tonnage 2500M²

Project team

Project Team Role Company
Nominator Safintra
Client/ Developer Not provided by nominator
Architect Iyer Architects
Structural Engineer Not provided by nominator
Engineer Archway Projects
Quantity Surveyor Not provided by nominator
Project Manager Not provided by nominator
Main Contractor Shomang Construction
Steelwork Contractor Not provided by nominator
Steel Erector Not provided by nominator
Cladding Manufacturer Safintra South Africa
Cladding Supplier Safintra South Africa
Cladding Contractor RSS Roofing
Corrosion Protection
Galvanising
Not provided by nominator
Corrosion Protection
Paintwork Contractor
Not provided by nominator
Photographer, Photo competition Sublime Film
Photographer, Other submitted images Not provided by nominator

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