What is the purpose of the structure/project?

The main purpose of the structures is to serve as a warehouse facility.

What was the brief to the architect?

The warehouse to be designed with large internal column spacing, creating a versatile open storage area and dedicated racking layout with minimal loss of space due to column interference.  The warehouse spanned over a total of 30,000 m2 in total comprising of three storage segments inside with a 12m clear eave height

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

Yes, a combination of a face brick plinth wall with cladding onto a steel structure above plinth wall with roof structure and canopies. A Structural steel truss system comprising of large span girder trusses and secondary lattice trusses was chosen to provide the required clear span attributes.

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

A combination of hot-rolled H-, I- and Angle Iron sections were used in parallel with cold rolled lipped channels.

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.

The uniformity in structural shape and sections selected for the design made the fabrication process easy where the erection process could be streamlined.

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

 The use of Tekla Structures as primary draughting tool facilitated in the communication between design, Engineer, Structural Steel Detailer, and Contractor. Quick response, effective communication, and the ease of understanding the structural scope, that combined with professional team meetings and inspections.

Tons of structural steel used 720 Tons
Structural profiles used        Profiles used were standard columns, beams, lattice trusses and girders (angle irons), some of the ties were Circular hollow sections and the purlins and girts used were pre-galvanized 2mm lip channel sections


The completion date of cladding September 2017
Cladding profile/ type used NOVOTEXi Roof Sheeting

Project Team

Project Team Role Company
Nominator KRU Detailing CC
Client/ Developer Fortress Fund Developers
Architect ICM Architects
Structural Engineer EDS Engineering Design Services
Structural Steel Detailer KRU Detailing CC
Engineer EDS Engineering Design Services
Quantity Surveyor Quanti Cost Quantity Surveyors
Project Manager Fortress Fund Developers
Main Contractor SE Steel Fabrication
Steelwork Contractor SE Steel Fabrication
Steel Erector SE Steel Fabrication
Cladding Manufacturer Pinnacle Cladding
Cladding Supplier Pinnacle Cladding
Cladding Contractor Pinnacle Cladding

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