Project Overview

Project Tribeca Village Townhouses
Builder Empire Properties
Architect ClarkeHopkinsClarke
Location Point Cook, Victoria

THE PROJECT CHALLENGE / Design and deliver an alternative framing system for 58 townhouses, supporting the construction teams with their first steel frame project.


> A reliable supplier that would consistently go above and beyond to deliver a quality product, on time and on schedule was a must for the developer.

> Significant structural steel was removed from the original design, and as light gauge steel has a high strength-to-weight ratio, the proposed large spans were easily achievable.

> Frames were detailed, engineered and fabricated using 3D CAD integrated technology for accurate, true and straight results.

> To assist the site teams with installation, and adjusting from a timber to steel system, site response and support was provided throughout the entire build.

> The ability to accept challenges as they arose and quickly adapt resulted in a strong alliance between both teams, with the developer embracing steel as the smarter way to build.