What is the purpose of the structure/ project?

New head office and retail space for spectacle Warehouse

What was the brief to the architect?

Brief was from client. Architect approached Futurecon to tender on turnkey

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

Client loved the idea of LSF and the architect had worked with LSF before

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

Entire structure was LSF

Give a brief description of the cladding process (complexity, difficulty, innovation etc)

Three different cladding was specified: Handy plank / Klip lock Sheeting / plaster sections

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

Lsf was used for entire building including mezzanine area. High walls and long spans for trusses.

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

Excellent professional team. Architect was principle agent. QS managed BOW on behalf of company. Futurecon was main contractor. We have since worked again with the Architect and currently involved in a project with the QS (Both recommended us to there clients). We continue to work on new projects tenders with both Architect and Qs on separate projects.

Project team

Project Team Role Company
Nominator Futurecon
Client/ Developer Real Vision (Pty) Limited
Architect Base Architects
Structural Engineer BA Consulting Engineers
Engineer EMC Squared Engineering
Quantity Surveyor Henry Riley
Project Manager Futurecon
Main Contractor Futurecon
Steelwork Contractor Futurecon
Steel Erector Futurecon
Cladding Manufacturer 1. Global Roof Solutions


Cladding Supplier Not provided by nominator
Cladding Contractor Futurecon
Corrosion Protection
Not provided by nominator
Corrosion Protection
Paintwork Contractor
Not provided by nominator
Photographer, Photo competition Futurecon
Photographer, Other submitted images Not provided by nominator

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