Client:
Alkara 238 (Pty) Ltd
Completion Date:
March 2009
Expertise:
Structural Engineering

Detailed Structural, Electrical and Wet Services Design and Construction Supervision of Hope Street Building

BACKGROUND

The Hope Street building is situated in Nelspruit central business district. The building is a three story office block. The basement is used for parking and the offices located on the ground and first floors.

DESCRIPTION

Lidwala were appointed as the structural, electrical and wet services consulting engineers. Another team of mechanical engineers undertook the designing of the air conditioning works. The brief consisted of detailed design of cold water, hot water, fire protection and drainage pipes including supervision during construction of the works.

The main challenge of this project was the structural engineering design. The building has an irregular shape resulting in inconsistent loadings which required special attention.


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