Client
Hutchinson Builders/BHP Billiton

Location
Groote Eylandt

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Structures to service ultra-class mining trucks and other heavy machinery.

The Groote Eylandt shed project includes a large extension to an existing heavy vehicle workshop and a series of new stores, workshops and hardstands to service ultra-class mining trucks and other heavy machinery as a part of an existing mining facility.

Groote Eylandt Shed

STRUCTURAL / CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL

Groote Eylandt

The site is part of the Gemco facility in Groote Eylandt which lies about 630km south-east of Darwin in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

ADG and Hutchinson Builders are currently working on the project together, with ADG engaged to optimise the designs for several slabs on grade and steel framed structured to help overcome the limited construction in resources and supply issues encountered on the island.

ADG were able to economise the depths of the slabs and consequently save on both concrete and reinforcement costs, despite the high wind speed location

Through the use of post-tensioning, ADG were able to economise the depths of the slabs and consequently save on both concrete and reinforcement costs, despite the high wind speed location of the site and restrictions on steel member lengths and transport issues.

ADG were also able to provide a saving in structural steel tonnage through rigorous design and practical detailing. The project is currently under construction and is due to be completed in late 2012.