THE PROJECT CHALLENGE /
An ideal project, the builders of The Clarindale Apartments were looking for a top level light gauge steel framing solution to replace the timber and structural steel in the original design.
THE CORTEK STEEL FRAMING SOLUTION /
> After initial discussions, Cortek coordinated with the builder and on site teams to detail, fabricate and deliver wall and roof truss framing. The system was fully customised to suit the building requirements and specifications.
In the words of Nick, a Senior Project Manager at Ausco Group:
“We engaged Cortek Framing by SBS Group for the design and supply of cold rolled roof steel framing and trusses at our Centre Road project, consisting of 127 apartments. Cortek designed and modelled the roof steel componentry in 3D and cooperated with our detailer, allowing integration within the same model of the hot rolled steel and concrete elements to ensure that geometry was checked and structural integration with all elements were considered.
Cortek’s design also achieved fire compliance without the need for an alternative design being proposed to MFB and building surveyor, which assisted our building permit process.
Utilising cold rolled also meant that crane time for these works were minimised with load in only being required, and the rest handled manually. This allowed the crane to be used for other activities and other work faces in conjunction.
Cortek utilised their engineer as required for field work and checking of installation which also assisted in maintaining our quality processes.
We appreciate all Cortek’s work in helping make this project successful.”