BUILDING: GRS Projects Win Steel Awards
Recent Western Cape Business News
GLOBAL Roofing Solutions(GRS), a KMG Group company, has had two of its projects named as joint winners of the infrastructure category at the Steel Awards 2010.
It was a joint winner for its contribution at Cape Town International Airport. The judges said that CTIA was an outstanding example of the ingenious use of steel. “This is one of the best entries we have received where not only were all the stringent requirements of the brief met – including that it be ready for the 2010 World Cup – but a facility has been created which is economically sustainable well beyond 2010. Also, this could not have been possible without the extensive and brilliant use of structural steel.”
Global Roofing Solutions (GRS) supplied 29 000 sq m Klip-lok 406 concealed fix roofing sheets for the main terminal and another 20 000 sq m roof sheeting for the parkade. Specifying the product, Architects Blueprint and Groenewald Prellar said “the GRS Klip-lok 406 product allowed the required one degree pitch and due to the larger number of clips per square metre the product ensures better performance in high wind conditions – one of the many challenges that faced the project.
At King Shaka International Airport the professional team of Ilembe Architectural JV, surveyors Ilembe Cost Management JV and structural engineers Ilembe Engineering JV required premium roof covering, which offers specific qualities such as durability and water tightness, combined with technically superior backup and service. They selected two GRS roofing systems, namely the unique ‘Klip-Lok 406’ and the ‘Brownbuilt’ profile as a roof covering to The King Shaka International Airport, both systems which complement virtually any design.
The judges said that the KSIA is a ‘world class entrance to a vital region of South Africa and to the country as a whole’. “The ingenious use of structural steelwork in a project of such grandeur and importance to economic growth of this country is a tribute to the South Africa’s engineering expertise.”
“Global Roofing furthermore did onsite roll forming, producing continuous roof sheets that eliminate the need for end laps - a significant feature due to the lack of space – another challenge that a working airport presented”, said main roofing contractor Scheltema’s Dave Payne.
The judges noted that the CTIA and the KSIA were joint winners of the infrastructure category as both projects overcame unique and similar challenges including having to be completed within the stringent 2010 World Cup time frame and special logistical challenges. With Cape Town the project was completed with minimal disturbance to the existing airport operation, while with Durban the logistics of relocating an airport added significantly to the judging criteria.
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