Steely determination rewarded by ASI

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25 July 2012

One of the world’s leading engineering, architectural and environmental consulting companies, GHD, has won a Steel Design Award from the Australian Steel Institute (ASI) in the Buildings – Small Projects category (Victoria) for its work on the Reservoir West Primary School in Melbourne’s north east.

GHD was responsible for all architectural and engineering design of two outdoor roofing structures placed over the school’s basketball court and assembly areas. The project team also provided construction phase services, including review of complex geometries during steel fabrication.

Key considerations of the design were to reduce obstructions and intermediate supports as well as meeting tight deadlines for construction.

Paul Thatcher, GHD Manager - Architecture comments, “The open air canopy was designed and constructed using deep profiled roof sheeting. This structural cladding system delivered reductions in the cost and complexity of the design through minimal structural supports, thereby eliminating the need for secondary structural framing – and it looks great! and creating an aesthetically pleasing structured form.”

As winner of the Victorian award, the project will now go on to compete in the national awards which are decided later in the year. GHD was also short-listed on two other projects in the ASI awards - The Parks Victoria Tidal River Depot and Westall Station.

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