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.
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 was engaged by Hutchinson Builders to optimise the designs for several slabs on grade, and steel framed structures to help overcome the limited construction in resources and supply issues encountered on the island.
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 locations 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.