Steel Awards 2013 – Yet another successful year for the Steel Construction Industry
Fifty entries of projects completed in 2012 were received this year and Spencer Erling, SAISC Education Director and convener of the Steel Awards judges, said that although the number of entries this year was less than those in the bumper years of 2009 and 2010, it was still a significant amount considering the industry has experienced a significant slowdown since then. “However, the quality of entries this year makes up for the lack of quantity. I am constantly amazed how the standard of entries seems to improve each year. Considering the history of high-level work that has been entered into Steel Awards over the years, it is most encouraging that the bar is raised on such a consistent basis,” Erling says.
This year was the 32nd Steel Awards, which recognises excellence in the use of structural steel in various construction projects. Steel Awards is hosted by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC).
Medupi Wins Overall and Mining and Industrial Category Awards
The main frame and boiler grid supports project at Medupi Power Station is the Mining and Industrial category winner as well as overall winner for Steel Awards 2013.
The judges said: “The boiler support structures really exhibit excellence in the use of structural steel. It is a classic heavy engineering project of spectacular proportions. It is heavy engineering at its best. The structures look so clean and simple, especially before all the rest of the steelwork, platforms, boiler casings and piping bundles, and other equipment enclose them. And don’t be fooled – these four legged braced monsters soar 105 metres into the sky!”
The main sponsor of Steel Awards 2013, which was held simultaneously in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban on 19th September, was Aveng Steel (Aveng’s steel cluster consisting of Aveng Trident Steel, Aveng Steel Fabrication, formerly DSE, and Aveng Steeledale). Other sponsors were: Macsteel (Table Décor); Cadex SA (Photo Competition); The Association of Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturers of South Africa (Tubular Award); Stewarts & Lloyds (Light Steel Frame Award) and partner sponsors: ArcelorMittal SA; B&T Steel; Eazi Sales & Service; Genrec Engineering; NJR Steel; Peddinghaus; Tubular Holdings; Vital Engineering.
The fabrication of the Medupi structure is worthy of special mention. The major boxed column and beam components are fabricated to the extremely exacting dimensional tolerance requirements – 2 millimetres on those massive chunky pieces of steel. The boxed columns have extensive diaphragm and stiffening requirements making it difficult to meet the ‘squareness’ requirements, especially taking the distortion resulting from the welds into account.
The boiler support grid at the 105 metre level is critical to the success of the boiler house structures. It consists of 110 structural elements. A structural failure at this level could result in the release of super-heated steam which could be disastrous in terms of loss of life to people in the vicinity!
“The enormously high standard of engineering at every level in the process – structural design, connection design, detailing of the structures, fabrication and erection and the comprehensive checking to ensure that the demanding requirements are fully met – are therefore completely justifiable,” the judges said.
Louis Breckenridge, a judge representing the Constructional Engineering Association, said that it is difficult to grasp how impressive they are until you get close to these gigantic objects. ”These structures demonstrate clearly the capability of South African fabricators to supply and erect very sophisticated, heavy structures on a par with any country in the world. The quality of the workmanship, particularly the welding and fit up, is exceptional. This project is a deserving winner of the overall prize at Steel Awards 2013,” he concluded.
Project Team Overall Winner
Developer/ Owner: Eskom
Structural Engineer: Hitachi Power Europe
Quantity Surveyor: Genrec Engineering
Project Manager: Hitachi Power Africa
Main Contractor: Hitachi Power Africa
Steelwork Contractor: Genrec Engineering
Detailers/ Detailing Company: Genrec Engineering
Site Erection: Murray & Roberts
Rooi Els Beach House Wins Residential Category
Upbeat Properties 167’s spectacular Rooi Els beach house won the Residential category at Steel Awards 2013. The judges noted that while the judging criterion for this category is excellence in the use of structural steel, this house displayed excellence in almost everything. They said they were intrigued right from the start when, on an early judging trip a few years ago, seeing the skeleton of the structure rise from the rocks and then viewing the photographs of the finished article that accompanied the entry. “It stood out as a winner in all the criteria, it also showed what steel can do when faced with its ‘arch enemy’ – corrosion!” they said.
One of the judges, Heather Dodd, representing the South African Institute of Architects, said: “This steel-framed house sits floating above the Rooi Els promontory. It is designed as a long thin glass box with a timber deck wrapping around its exterior. Internally the box is divided by bathroom pods and sliding doors which separate the living spaces from the bedroom areas.”
Steel was the material of choice but how do you protect it against this extreme corrosive environment? With a back‐to‐back corrosion protection guarantee for the client in mind, a team was brought together around the design table. Terry Smith from the Hot Dip Galvanizers Association of Southern Africa, together with the galvanizer, paint supplier and the fabricator presented a 15-year guarantee for the duplex system as installed.
The structural design was challenging in the large clear span leaps and cantilevered overhangs demanded by the architecture. Careful attention was paid to the deflection criteria over and around glazed sliding‐folding perimeter walls, under particularly onerous wind loading conditions.
The floor structure is a composite of a reinforced concrete flat slab, framed by a steel channel, and supported on a regular grillage of steel columns, which extend uninterrupted up to the ceiling plane where they are framed by a ‘Toblerone Vierendeel’ truss that rings the house and ultimately forms a glazed clerestory.
“This is a project that just exudes excellence, something we have come to expect from the work of the professional team involved,” concluded Dodd.
Project Team Residential Winner
Developer/ Owner: Upbeat Properties 167
Architect: Elphick Proome Architects Inc.
Structural Engineer: Linda Ness Associates
Project Manager: Elphick Proome Architects Inc.
Main Contractor: Brandbild
Steelwork Contractor: Apocalypse Mechanical Monsters
Detailers/ Detailing Company: Apocalypse Mechanical Monsters
Corrosion Protection: Cape Galvanising Consolidated
Corrosion Protection Consultants: Hot Dip Galvanizers Association of Southern Africa
Interior Designers: Elphick Proome Interiors (EPi)
NTT Audi New Showroom Wins Light Steel Frame Building Category
Audi’s new showroom in East London has won the Stewart and Lloyds Light Steel Frame Building (LSFB) category. One of the judges, Peter Curr, representing the Association for Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturers of South Africa, said that over the past few years the entries for the LSFB category have been predominantly for residential structures. “This however was a top-end motor showroom, which was certainly a departure from the norm and certainly required closer inspection. It came through with flying colours demonstrating the unique attributes of LSFB. In this case instead of straight and square lines, we were treated to dramatic curves that illustrated the versatility of the product,” he said.
As expected, the interior of an upmarket car showroom must be unique and classy to, after all, show off one of the most respected German-made car brands. The client wanted curved walls and bulk heads to get the right effect and usually this would have been done in concrete. But, as with most retail and commercial projects time is money and the LSFB method was the perfect solution given this scenario.
Due to the very tight project programme as well as the size and height of the curved walls, the LSFB method was the perfect system to use in place of standard dry-walling. Furthermore the use of pre-assembled structural beams and joists allowed for very quick on-site erection of curved walls with the added advantage of consistent sizes and accuracy.
The judges said that in every aspect of this technically challenging project, LSFB performed as we have come to expect from this versatile building method. “This is a deserving winner of the Stewarts and Lloyds light steel framing category award,” they concluded.
Project Team LSFB Winners
Developer/ Owner: Audi VW East London
Architect: Alchemy Architects
Structural Engineer: Endecon Ubuntu
Quantity Surveyor: Cater & Associates
Project Manager: Dewing Construction
Main Contractor: Dewing Construction
Steelwork Contractor LSFB: Shospec
LSFB Manufacturer: Steel Frame Developments
Detailers/ Detailing Company: Shospec
Standard Bank Wins Tubular Category
The Standard Bank Rosebank building, known as 30 Baker Street, located on the corner of Baker and Oxford Roads in Rosebank, Johannesburg has won the Tubular Category. One of the judges, Franco Mordini, representing the Association of Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturers of South Africa, the category sponsor, said this project used tubes in an aesthetically pleasing and effective manner both from an architectural and engineering point of view while the quality of fabrication also impressed.
The architectural vision was for an “institutional building” with a transparent exterior that reflected Standard Bank’s desire for transparency with its client base. To this end steel and glass played an instrumental role in ensuring that this was achieved. Although open web sections were used in the construction of the roof elements that form a modern take on a traditional ‘saw tooth roof form’, tubular steelwork in the form of principally square hollow section tubular members were used extensively in the construction of the facades and atria.
For the façade the structural engineers wanted to incorporate very large panes of glass in the end walls of the atria so that the external envelope gridding was large in proportion thereby reflecting the large space that was the atrium itself. Because of steel’s superior stiffness and strength over aluminium it was possible to use nearly a full standard stock sheet of glass in the gridding of the facades. This gridding is also successfully applied in the eastern and western atria.
The judges said that tubular frame that supports the glass facade was well designed and constructed.
The north-south atrium is brilliantly transparent when viewed from a distance as well as from within and achieves the effect the architect was seeking. The strength and stiffness of tubular steelwork was instrumental in achieving this
The building has achieved a Five Star Design rating with the Green Building Council and intends on achieving a similar rating for its ‘as built’ operation. The building generates its own power with a tri-generation plant and has many innovative features.
The judges complimented the project team and said that the building was a worthy winner of the Tubular category
Project Team Tubular Winner
Developer/ Owner: Standard Bank
Architect: GLH Architects
Structural Engineer: Pure Consulting
Quantity Surveyor: Norval Wentzel Steinberg
Project Manager: Standard Bank Real Estate
Main Contractor: Wilson Bayly Holmes – Ovcon (WBHO)
Steelwork Contractor: Tass Engineering
Steelwork Subcontractor (part of the central atrium roof trusses): Omni Struct Nkosi
Detailers/ Detailing Company: Precise Structural Modelling
Erector: On Par Steel
New Alexander Forbes Head Office Wins Architectural Category
The new Alexander Forbes head office has won the Architectural category at Steel Awards 2013. The judges said that the building confirms a new maturity in the South African built environment. “We can do whatever is done elsewhere in the world and we can do it better. This shows that we have a unique South African style and that we do not need to copy overseas designs,” they said.
It was important to Alexander Forbes that the design of the new building reflected the values of the company. These include: transparency, which is reflected in the huge volumes of natural light and glazed layering; and trust, which is portrayed throughout the design elements of the building revealing not only the mores of the company but also enriches the lives of its employees.
Since the health and well-being of staff is one of the central design mandates, it combines plant-filled outdoor areas, natural light, and energy efficient lighting. The circulation of fresh air and temperature control were also key considerations. As such, numerous pause or break areas are incorporated into the design.
It was therefore natural that environmental sustainability was crucial to the design of the building, which has been accredited by the Green Building Council of S.A. as a four-star Green Star building. “Not only is the building an aesthetic masterpiece, it is also groundbreaking in its approach to energy, water, waste and material usage,” the judges said.
Architecturally the building features a continuous design of fluid curves. Sections of the facade incorporate s-shaped scallop walls, while wavy, flowing lines and patterns are further integrated throughout the interior of the building. Everything radiates out from the centre of the building – clearly shown by the shape of the bridge links. Bathroom facilities are concentrated around the central core of the building and occupants are never more than a 20m walk from these facilities.
Steel was used extensively in every form throughout the project especially in the following aesthetic elements: the bridges and roof lights; the spiral staircase and the cladding.
“From a structural steel design perspective the Alexander Forbes building exhibits excellence in a very sensible way supporting architectural designs that demand more than the norm. This is a most worthy winner of the Architectural category,” concluded the judges.
Project Team Architectural Winner
Developer/ Owner: Zenprop Property Holdings
Architect: Paragon Architects
Structural Engineer: Sotiralis Consulting Engineers
Quantity Surveyor: Schoombie Hartmann
Project Manager: Capex Projects
Main Contractor: WBHO/Tiber JV
Steelwork Contractors: Nancy Engineering, Spiral Engineering
King Edward VII School New Library and Museum – Joint Winner in Refurbishment and Extensions Category.
The new library and museum project at King Edward School (KES) in Houghton, Johannesburg, has been made the joint winner of the Refurbishment and Extensions Category at Steel Awards 2013. Heather Dodd, representing the South African Institute of Architects, and one of the judges, said that this project is a “beautiful example of a careful rework of an historic building giving it a new programme and lease on life”. She added that “the architect’s enthusiasm for the project was also noted in seeking innovative ways of engaging with the technology in using simple means to achieve a beautifully crafted finish.”
The original gymnasium as it stood offered no real connection to the school. The high windows provided no view of the gardens, and there was no link to the fields as the rear wall was closed off to the basketball courts beyond. The idea was therefore to create a spine through the building thus physically and visually linking the street entry to the sports fields beyond. The library was to be housed in the gymnasium hall and the museum and ablution facilities in the old storage and change-room area.
Internally the gymnasium with its large, visually inaccessible, windows, Canadian maple floors and dark trussed ceiling was the perfect opportunity for a boys’ library. However, the sprung floors could not support book loads, and the space was inadequate for both library and computing facilities.
The charm of the Edwardian shell and the need to unite both old world and modern allowed for the introduction of modern materials such as steel and glass. The concept that followed was:
- The museum was to be located in the previous change room area. This provided a threshold to the memorial gardens, giving passers by a ‘visual tease’ of the museum when entering the school itself.
- A steel mezzanine structure was to be introduced to form a glass showcase museum box.
- The upper mezzanine was designed to form a reading area with views over the memorial garden.
- The mezzanine bridge was to create a link to the museum space above the old store.
- A glazed shell was to provide contrast to museum memorabilia in the style of “warm juxtaposition”.
- The glazed showcase was to allow for printing of school history and photographs.
The judges said the King Edward VII School Library and Museum’s great concept and beautiful execution could not be overlooked. It is a very worthy joint winner of the Refurbishment and Extensions category.
Project Team KES Joint Winner Refurbishment and Extensions Category
Developer/ Owner: King Edward VII School
Architect: Joy Campkin-Smith
Structural Engineer: Attie Bresler
Quantity Surveyor: Stuart Ray Skead and Associates
Main Contractor: Akhane Construction
Steelwork Contractors: QM Steel, King Square Steel & Balustrades
Detailers/ Detailing Company: QM Steel
Paarman Factory Joint Winner in Refurbishment and Extensions Category
The extension and refurbishment to the new Paarman Foods factory in Diep River, Cape Town, has been named joint winner of the Refurbishment and Extensions Category.
The owner chose to do an extension where the building costs would be relatively high but the overall cost would be cheaper than a new building and machinery. The judges commented that this “has to rank as one of the most difficult extensions/ refurbishment projects that they have ever seen”.
In order to fulfil the brief successfully a set of rules for the extension was developed:
- It was to be done in two phases, one in 2011 and the other in 2012.
- As much of the work as possible was to be done during nights and weekends.
- The existing plant was to be kept running at all times except during two planned two- week shut downs over the Easter periods in 2011 and 2012.
- The extra office floors and walkways required would have to hang off the new roof structure to minimise disruption of the production lines and allow erection outside the existing envelope.
- The new mezzanine floor was to be built over existing operating plant, which required strategically placed protection scaffolding so that the plant could operate during the day.
- Any extension over the existing roof and wall structures were to be built, cladded and sealed before attempting to take down the existing asbestos cement cladding.
- All rainwater would be carried to downpipes outside of the cladding.
- All plant areas below existing cladding would be sealed off.
The judges noted that while this all seems relatively simple, there are always complications when tying new steelwork into existing structures and, in this respect, this project was exceptionally difficult. “The engineer had the immensely difficult job of positioning and threading the new columns into the existing structure to clear both existing processing and structural elements,” they said.
The challenges were numerous and exacting. These included: where to put new columns relative to the existing structure and plant equipment; determining the exact dimensions and how to measure them in and around all the structures and plant; making sure everything clears vertically; splicing the girders such that, where required, they could be galvanized and erected; making openings in lattice girders for doorways and passages by use of Vierendeel openings; and more.
The judges said that anyone involved in steel construction will know that for steel construction to be successful, the name of the game is ‘attention to detail’. “If ever that old adage applied to a structure, it was this one. The end result was the Paarman Food factory exudes excellence in the use of steel,” they concluded.
Project Team Paarman Joint Winner Refurbishment and Extensions Category
Developer/ Owner: Paarman Foods
Principal Agent: Conspec Consulting Engineers
Structural Engineer: Conspec Consulting Engineers
Quantity Surveyor: Conspec Consulting Engineers
Project Manager: Conspec Consulting Engineers
Architect: Oliver Dods
Steelwork Contractors: Anchor Steel Projects, Union Structural Engineering Works
Corrosion Protection: Cape Galvanising Consolidated, Advanced Galvanizing Corporation
Cladding: Roof and Clad, Cladcon
The following projects won commendations in their respective categories:
Engineering Study Centre at University of Pretoria in Architectural Category
The new Engineering Study Centre at the University of Pretoria has won a commendation in the Architectural category at Steel Awards 2013. One of the judges, Johann Nell, representing the South African Iron and Steel Institute, said that this project is an example of where old meets new, where good engineering meets good architecture, complimenting each other in addressing the aesthetics with the steel arch design of the entrance to the study centre. “I am proud to be associated with such an esteemed entity,” he said.
One of the main reasons for selecting steel as the structural medium was to reduce the additional load that would be added to the existing structure. Modifying the existing building foundations to accommodate the new structure was not an option. To limit the amount of additional weight, the team used the principal of compression. This insured that a large portion of the roof’s own weight would be transferred to the outer, and independent, pile foundations. The steel roof has spans up to 40 m and covers a total area of 1 700 m2. Similarly, steel was used as the primary structural element supporting the mezzanine floors.
Steel also played a crucial role in achieving the required aesthetic shape and appeal of the final building facade as much of the structural steelwork would be visible to the public after completion of the project. With steel it was possible to roll large sections to create the visually appealing dome-type roof.
Environmental considerations also contributed to the use of steel as the the study centre is built in the middle of the UP’s botanical garden with numerous endangered plant species growing virtually against the building’s footprint. Steel erection was the least intrusive construction method because the steel sections were fabricated off-site, minimising the amount of construction activities on site.
Due to restricted work space and weight limitation on the existing reinforced concrete slab, large mobile cranes could not be used during construction. The contractor had to revert to manual labour or a combination of manual labour and smaller lifting machinery to erect the structure.
The steel fabrication and erection was finished on time and within budget. The client commended the team for not only creating a space where engineering students could thrive and work optimally day-to-day, but also on transforming the landscape of the Hatfield campus of the University of Pretoria.
The judges unanimously agreed that this project was most worthy of a Steel Awards commendation. “The creation of space under the old engineering building in answer to accommodate the number of students at the university speaks of architectural and engineering ingenuity,” they concluded.
Project Team Architectural Commendation
Developer/ Owner: The University of Pretoria
Architect: ARC Architects
Structural Engineer: Aurecon
Quantity Surveyor: Pentad QS
Project Manager: ARC Architects
Main Contractor: Robenco Construction
Steelwork Contractor/s: Cicon Projects & Management
Detailers/ Detailing Company: X-Tech
Grantleigh Titanium in Architectural Category
An inspirational Science and Maths learning Centre, the Grantleigh TLC ‘Titanium Learning Centre’, which expresses integrated sciences and technology in its architectural language, has been awarded a commendation in the Architectural category at Steel Awards 2013.
Representing the Constructional Engineering Association, one of the judges, Louis Breckenridge, said that this very impressive learning centre expresses integrated science and technology in its architectural language and detailing, promoting the building as a ‘self-exhibition’. “It is an example of an excellent architectural concept enhanced by good engineering design and very careful detailing,” he said.
The roof concept of the main auditorium building was morphed from the likes of a rib cage of a bird deriving characteristic elements of flight, motion and lightness coupled with a fluent curvature-lined steel beam skeletal structure that concludes into the site. The judges said that this striking roof structure changes the whole image of the TLC and the school.
The main building consists of two science laboratories on the first floor, a 144 raked-seat auditorium, teacher’s office, and a boardroom, which forms a protected courtyard enclosure with subsidiary maths blocks and also ablution blocks. The central courtyard forms the outdoor learning area where dissections and outdoor lectures are conducted. An outdoor amphitheatre is based centrally together with the old maths classroom block, forming a protected learning space.
The project team used locally sourced materials and locally based consultants.
“The concept is outstanding, the workmanship excellent and the attention to the details of this complicated structure is palpable,” concluded the judges.
Project Team Architectural Commendation
Developer/ Owner: Grantleigh School
Architect: TJ Architects, Richards Bay
Structural Engineer: PD Naidoo and Associates
Quantity Surveyor: Bingelela Quantity Surveyors
Project Manager: TJ Architects, Richards Bay
Main Contractor: Bencon Construction
Steelwork Contractor/s: Impact Engineering
Detailers/ Detailing Company: Impact EngineeringRoof Contractor: Create
ProjectsRoofing supplier: Global Roofing Solutions
Saint Helena Workers Village – Light Steel Frame Building Category
The judges said that this project certainly deserved a commendation as it is “a perfect example of a well-executed project that clearly shows the various and many advantages of LSFB”.
Saint Helena is a volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean. The UK government recently invested £250 million in the construction of the island’s airport. Anticipated to be fully operational early 2016, it is expected to help the island towards self-sufficiency and encourage economic development. The airport is also expected to kick start the tourism industry, with up to 30 000 visitors expected annually.
A workers village had to be constructed for 300 workers who are working on the airport project. The village comprises accommodation, ablution facilities, recreational units, laundry, offices, holding cells and a kitchen with a mess hall.
The main challenge was how one goes about building a village on such a remote island with no locally sourced building materials and a sensitive natural environment? This was clearly an ideal project for LSFB.
The LSFB contractor’s steel roll-former was built into a 20’ container and deployed on site. All building materials had to be shipped via 20 containers from either Cape Town or Walvis Bay, as no materials are available on the Island at all. All these containers had to then be unpacked in the local harbour before delivery to the site, as local road conditions only allow 7 tons per load. The overall logistics were often nightmarish as any material needed, down to the smallest screw, took a minimum of 28 to 35 days to arrive.
An agreement between the main contractor and local government stipulated the use of mostly local Island labour. This had a significant impact on the duration of the contract, as most of the local labour had not been previously employed in the construction industry and had to be trained in lightweight steel frame technology.
The judges noted that he project required light, transportable building material to a remote site; the use of local labour; environmentally responsible construction; adaptability after its original use and quick erection in bad weather conditions. “Only LSFB could meet all those requirements and this project clearly showed how,” they concluded.
Project Team LSFB Commendation
Developer/ Owner: Basil Read
Architect: MVA Architects & Interiors
Structural Engineer: DMS Structures
Project Manager: SA Steelframe Systems
Main Contractor: SA Steelframe Systems
Steelwork Contractor : SA Steelframe Systems
Cladding, Finishing, Plumbing and Electrical Contractor : SA Steelframe Systems
Detailers/ Detailing Company: SA Steelframe Systems
Plumbing material supplier: Marley
Illovo Sugar Distribution Warehouse – Mining and Industrial Category
According to the judges the lasting impression of this project is “the size, the obvious and well thought-out structural systems, the cleanliness and tidiness and a warehouse which is light and airy”.
This 42 500m² warehouse, in Pietermaritzburg, is fitted with six 20t overhead cranes spanning 32 metres clear to handle bulk sugar storage. In addition there is 1 000m² of high quality office facilities. The warehouse has a clear eaves height of 18m with lattice trusses spanning 35m clear. The supporting lattice girders span 32m clear creating large open areas allowing for narrow aisle and wide aisle racking layouts.
The judges noted that from a structural engineering perspective, walking through the warehouse and looking at the roof structure one cannot but note that this was a team that really understood the way structures behave. “They used all the tricks available to the good engineer to improve a structure. Some of these included long continuous spans in both directions, raised roofs in parts and interesting lacing system to the latticed crane columns.”
As in all factory/ warehouse buildings, safety is of paramount importance. On many occasions when visiting factories, safe walking passages, often marked with green or yellow paint, are cluttered with product storage, equipment and general untidiness. “In this case, the permanent, safe walking areas pass through the middle of the lower concrete columns, ensuring that they are always open and easy to traverse. This is an excellent idea,” the judges said.
An outstanding feature of this warehouse is the entrance canopy, which is clearly a superb architectural touch. Using the circular hollow sections for columns the effect of representing sugar cane growing in the field is achieved. “A touch of difference and excellence for an industrial project,” the judges said.
In awarding this project a commendation in the mining and industrial category the judges commented that the project displays “superb knowledge of structural engineering and a great understanding of the clients brief and the processes involved”.
“The entire project truly displayed excellence in the use of steelwork,” they concluded.
Project Team Mining and Industrial Commendation
Developer/ Owner: Collins Property Projects
Architect: TC Design Architects
Structural Engineer: EDS Engineers Design Services
Quantity Surveyor: MHS Consulting
Project Manager: TC Design Project Management
Main Contractor: Armstrong Construction/Industrial Leases
Steelwork Contractors: Cadcon, A. Leita Steel Construction
Detailers/ Detailing Company: Monde Cané
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