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WINNER: STEFANUTTI STOCKS BUILDING KZN, "SPAR DISTRIBUTION AND WHAREHOUSE"

The refrigeration warehouse covers a total area of 814m², with a 20m high roof, concrete bases, columns with a structural steel lattice girder arrangement and a soft roof. 

The walls are insulated cladding providing insulation for the freezer section which will operate at minus 25ºC.  The 16.2 high concrete columns for the warehouse were cast in two lifts.  First an 11m lift, followed by a 5.2 lift.  This complex task was achieved successfully by utilizing tremie pipes to minimize concrete segregation, special formwork releasing agents and high frequency external and internal vibration equipment.  

The ancillary buildings consist of concrete frames enclosed by brickwork and large aluminium framed windows. The external earthworks are prepared for a possible future extension, with premix parking areas and large concrete hardstand areas for bulk loading of articulated trucks.

CEDAR PARK INDUSTRIAL ESTATE

HIGHLY COMMENDED:EDSTAN & SON (PTY) LTD, CEDAR PARK INDUSTRIAL ESTATE

The project consists of 3 phases of industrial units comprising of 12 individual factory units as well as providing infrastructure, common areas, guard house, perimeter fencing and an electrical substation. Reinforced concrete foundations, columns, floor slabs and suspended slabs were constructed as well as load bearing brickwork, steel roof and side cladding structure with aluminium roof sheeting. Each factory included an office component which was finished to the client’s specific layout but with a common theme.