Project Overview

Project My Place Hawthorn
Builder Maxcon Constructions
Architect CHT Architects
Location Hawthorn, Melbourne

THE PROJECT CHALLENGE / With traditional on site construction methods proposed for this apartment development, challenging and time consuming results were looking unavoidable, but the builder decided to try a steel framed approach to save time and reduce costs.


> Once reviewed, Cortek efficiently re-designed the proposed labour intensive and expensive methods of using heavy structural steel. Cortek replaced balustrades and parapet framing with fully engineered, certified and shop detailed lightweight pre-fabricated framing systems.

> This resulted in numerous benefits for the builder and contractor, including quick installation and the flexibility of cladding being directly fixed to the framing, with top hats and battens no longer required. Frames were constructed in manageable sizes to allow for ease of installation from an elevated work platform (EWP).

> Further initiatives allowed the balustrades and parapets to be installed early on in the project, providing the necessary safety fall protection barriers in the construction stage. This eradicated additional costs for the builder.