The top portion of the steel roof was designed to fall 3 ways in order to reduce the steel roofs height near the edges of the roof. Thus, preventing the steel structure sticking out over the 45-degree concrete sill beams looked at from ground level. This was done by means of trusses angle at 45 degrees to the primary truss as seen in the roof design. Trusses were set on a concrete nib that ran around the eaves in order to ease the fixing of the steel to the concrete frame.
Warehouse roof: This roof was made up of a truss and girder system where trusses spanned approximately 14m and girders approximately 17m in order to correlate with the architect’s vision. Design was optimized by angling the trusses bottom chords and reducing depth where possible in order to save steel.
Canopy: The canopy is cantilevered off the side of the concrete frame thus eliminating steel stanchions and optimizing the space of the staging area.
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|Completion date of steelwork||8 October 2018|
|Completion date of full project||12 December 2018|
|Tons of structural steel used||32 Tons|
|Structural profiles used||Beams; Trusses; horizontal bracing; Girders|
|Project Team Role||Company|
|Nominator||SE Steel Fabrication (PTY) Ltd|
|Client/ Developer||SMH Group|
|Architect||ICM Architectural Studio|
|Structural Engineer||Themba Consulting Engineers Africa|
|Engineer||Themba Consulting Engineers Africa|
|Quantity Surveyor||Stuart Ray Skead|
|Project Manager||Sacola Construction|
|Main Contractor||Sacola Construction|
|Steelwork Contractor||SE Steel Fabrication (PTY) Ltd|
|Steel Erector||SE Steel Fabrication (PTY) Ltd|
|Cladding Manufacturer||Not provided by nominator|
|Cladding Supplier||Not provided by nominator|
|Cladding Contractor||Not provided by nominator|
|Corrosion Protection Paintwork Contractor||Dram Trading|
|Nomination Document Submission||KRU Detailing CC|
|Photographer, Photo competition||Photography by Micaela|
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