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GJ Crookes4 1

WINNER: GROUP FIVE COASTAL (PTY) LTD - NEW TRAUMA & ADMISSIONS BUILDING - GJ CROOKES HOSPITAL

This project was a two phased upgrade of the portions of the existing hospital. The first phase was a refurb of an existing building into a new Resource Centre and the last was demolishing of existing buildings and construction of a new 4 storey Trauma and Admissions building.

The new 4 storey was a complex build as the building is oval shaped and tapering towards the top. The bases, slabs and columns of the concrete structure were constructed using conventional methods of formwork and decking.  The exterior walls comprised of facebrick infill panels together with aluminium and glass windows.  Beyond the exterior walls the building was designed with “Tilt Up” panels and GKD mesh screens to make up the external façade.

The custom made Tilt Up panels were constructed to look like face brick work and were manufactured by casting concrete and rebar components into the back of a facebrick skin. This aloud large facebrick panels to be erected in one go to correct angle giving the building its tapered shape. GKD mesh panels then filled in between the Tilt up panels to act as sun screens as well as add to the buildings tapered shape.

The roof structure of the building was constructed with structural steel and Clad with aluminium roof sheeting. The long cantilevering eaves were then clad using purpose made fibre glass panels.

Medical Pavilion

HIGHLY COMMENDED: P & G CONSTRUCTION - MEDICAL PAVILION

Single storey private medical facility, built using steel portal frame to provide a very cost affective soltution. External wall clad with stone rivens to provide an upmarket feel to a very basic structure. P & G were extremely successful in disguising the wharehouse origins of the building and was able to produce a high class finish internally and externally.

Church of Scotland Hospital1

HIGHLY COMMENDED: RODPAUL CONSTRUCTION T/A RODS CONSTRUCTION - CHURCH OF SCOTLAND HOSPITAL:  NEW PAEDIATRIC & TB WARD BLOCKS

Upon commencement of this contract, two existing buildings were demolished to create space for the new ward blocks. The construction site was hoarded off from the live hospital which was in operation during the construction process. The proposed buildings were both double storey, the sloping land caused foundation depths to be altered on site to get the correct levels. Both new blocks are completely brand new including all external services, conventional methods of construction were utilized. The superstructure of the building was a concrete frame with brick infill with the roof structure made up of steel trusses covered by kliplok roof sheets. Sections of external walls were plastered and painted and others had a facebrick finish to compliment the aesthetics of the building. Internal walls were plastered and painted.