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Queensland award winners attest steel’s versatility

A wholesalers’ hub, a beachside ‘man cave’, a steel wrapped multi-storey carpark and an Olympic standard indoor cyclist venue topped the latest Steel Excellence Awards for Queensland and NT, it was announced at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 5 August. The winner for Buildings - Large Projects, Robina Market Hall is distinguished with a waveform roof with vault forms that allowed repetition of details, location of splices, consistency of angles at intersections and modular erection. Taking the view that less is more, all steel elements in the Buildings - Small Projects winner, The Boat House at Mission Beach are standard hot rolled and cold rolled sections and its design required few structural elements beyond that needed for a standard square form. The Steel Clad Structures winner, Sunshine Coast University Hospital Carpark is wrapped by external screens which are fully welded frames comprising RHS sections which serve as structural bump rails and for aesthetic enhancement. Topping the Engineering Projects category is Queensland State Velodrome which takes advantage of various external cladding systems to meet required performance characteristics and support architecturally critical eaves detail that visually defines the building form and accentuates the meeting of raking walls and roof. These winners each go on to vie for the national honours in their respective categories to be announced at the Gala Dinner of the Australian Steel Convention at the Hyatt Melbourne on 12 September.

Posted On: 8 Aug 2016

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