What is the purpose of the structure/ project?

New head office for Raamgoolan and associates

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

Yes, Architect had previously worked with Futurecon and wanted this building to be Light Steel Frame

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

Light Steel Frame for thermal efficiency and speed

Give a brief description of the Light Steel Frame Building element of the project. (Notable features/ achievements made possible by LSFB)

Light steel Frame was used for all external walls, some internal walls and roof trusses

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.

Trusses, spans used without plating.

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

Remote location, LSF assembled onsite

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

Futurecon was involved from the beginning and given 3 months to complete entire structure.

Project Team

Project Team Role Company
Nominator Futurecon
Client/ Developer Ramgoolam and Associates
Architect Osmond Lange Architects and Planners
Structural Engineer EMC Engineering
Steelwork Contractor Futurecon
Steel Erector Futurecon
Cladding Manufacturer Futurecon
Cladding Supplier Futurecon
Cladding Contractor Futurecon
Photographer, Photo competition Futurecon

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