Project Overview

Project Frederick Street
Builder Harris HMC
Architect ClarkeHopkinsClarke
Location Doncaster, Melbourne

THE PROJECT CHALLENGE / Lower overall costs for the top level structure by reducing structural steel, minimising waste and materials and accommodating a changing floor plan when two apartments were combined into one.


> The Cortek design team and the builder worked together at tender stage to reduce the specified loading requirements for the roof and plant platform. Significant structural steel was replaced with lightweight steel frames, resulting in 10-15% overall cost savings for the client.

> The system was designed to facilitate the modified floor plan and certified in-house to comply with the relevant BCA Code and fire engineering requirements.

> 3D modelling, layout plans and coordination with service trades enabled easy assembly of frames on site.

> With wall frames and roof trusses fabricated to accurate specifications, less material was required, resulting in less on site waste.