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