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G James Glass and Aluminium, Eagle Farm

Project Description:

Terazzo Concrete Constructions was invited to construct an aluminium press foundation structure located inside an existing, G James Glass and Aluminium manufacturing building.


Project details

What were the challenges?

This project involved a full spectrum of services from site establishment to concrete finishing. This had to be achieved through a deep excavation. This required under-pinning screw-pile foundations to approximately 20 metres.

We demolished and removed a section of existing internal slab and removed the spoil. We constructed detailed formwork to form, fix and place slabs, walls and plinths.

Achieving the required structural integrity for safety in and around the pit, during future operations, was of paramount concern. Steel fixings included preparation to securely cast concrete around steel plates and I-beams.

This was all within a facility that was still operational, during construction.

 How did Terazzo solve these challenges?         

Terazzo directly engaged a Geotechnical Engineer to test and monitor the existing ground conditions, along with the walls. This provided a framework for a safe working environment.

For site safety inside an operating factory, we implemented a site Traffic Management Plan which was reviewed daily and tailored to the day to day activities.

Rubber mats were placed on the existing concrete floors to avoid and damage when working with earthwork machinery.


Project result

Our client was happy to have a project successfully managed and without incident, on time and on budget.

All required quality and functionality aspects required were delivered and all as-built handover documentation provided.

aluminium press machine foundation construction in progress
machine foundation and concrete pits