What is the purpose of the structure/ project?
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 Role||Company|
|Nominator||SHOSPEC (PTY) LTD|
|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
|SHOSPEC (PTY) LTD|
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