Ferro Eleganza was approached by Jedd Construction to assist in the relocation of the EMV Building. Due to the high difficulty and safety requirements on Anglo Mafube Mine, the steel contractor needed to be interviewed and approved by Anglo to ensure that they would be able to accomplish this. Ferro Eleganza was scrutinized and successfully appointed to handle this project.

The Building is a large 280-ton industrial building. Made up of Heavy hot rolled sections. Large “Laced Columns” carrying heavy 1.8m high Plate girders which house a 200 ton overhead crane. This building is used to service and repair those huge tipper trucks used on the mine and other massive plant.

The building was situated in the highest RED ZONE Safety area. Therefore to strip off roof and side cladding, dismantle a large steel structure, with all the highest of mine safety in place was truly a daunting task.

But rising to the challenge we started inducting our teams and plant. We put together risk assessments, Method statements, Fall protection plans, and planned that all safety requirements be met.
Two months later we were approved to start work.

On this building, even the cladding had to be re-used. You can just imagine the challenges with that. To replace each sheet in exactly the same position, using the same holes for the screws, (otherwise, the roof would be full of holes and leak).
Each sheet was marked and numbered in order to re-fit it to the same position.

To enable us to mark up and dismantle the structure we drew the entire building on Tekla Structures. This gave us a marked up General Arrangement which we used to mark every piece of steel with cherry pickers before dismantling the steel structure.

Carefully we dismantled the structure, reversing the sequence that would have been used to erect the building in the first place.

The steel was then cleaned and transported to the new site where the mine wanted the building.

Here we re-erected the steel exactly according to the marked-up General arrangement. The sheeting was also replaced exactly like before.

We were very proud of the entire relocation and that it took place 100% accident and incident free!! For this accomplishment, Anglo gave our entire team a bonus as recognition of their amazing accomplishment and safe working practice.

Once again this there is no way such a relocation of a huge building could ever have taken place had it not been for the versatility of steel.

We are proud and privileged to be part of the team that made this possible for the client.

Completion date of steelwork October 2018
Completion date of full project December 2018
Tons of structural steel used 280 Tons Relocated
Structural profiles used H/R sections / C/R Lipped channel
Completion date of cladding October 2018
Cladding profile/ type used IBR
Cladding area/ coverage and tonnage All cladding relocated
Nominator Ferro Eleganza (Pty) Ltd
Steelwork Contractor Ferro Eleganza (Pty) Ltd
Steel Erector Ferro Eleganza (Pty) Ltd
Cladding Contractor Ferro Eleganza (Pty) Ltd
Corrosion Protection Galvanising Armco Superlite (Pty) Ltd