The 308 Exhibition Street project is one of Melbourne’s most iconic projects, comprising of two luxury towers connected by an innovative sky bridge on level 46. Tower 1 is predominantly residential apartments, and Tower 2 will house the first Shangri-La operated hotel in Melbourne.
The 308 Exhibition Street project required our team to create a solution for working on an almost finished building. This presented a unique project as usually large, weighted beams at this height are specifically used during a building demolition – where there is minimal concern for preserving the building’s integrity.
The client needed access to the outside of the building to finish off the GRC panelling. Using our teams’ depth of experience enabled us to design and engineer trusses to fit into the unfinished Level 11, with the scaffolding being built on the trusses.
At Tower 1, there were five engineered heavy-duty trusses, which were fabricated in-house at our facility. Our team designed square hollow round section trusses, which were bolted and fabricated at approximately 15 metres in length.
The trusses varied in width from 1.2 metres to 2.4 metres and in height from 1.5 metres to 1.8 metres. The trusses were engineered, fabricated, and painted at our facility and then transported to site.
Our Engineering, Design, and Operations team worked collaboratively, combining their diverse perspectives and expertise, to produce a comprehensive and effective solution that met all requirements of the project.
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