Commercial timber prefabrication

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17 February 2011
Commercial timber prefabrication

MiTek fabricator, AccuTRUSS certainly started off with a bang when they took on the Port of Airlie (Qld) project shortly after their doors opened (July 1) 2009.

The new development has a massive underground car park hidden below an arcade of shops, an area set aside for port administration and several offices, two hotels and a few restaurants complete the ground floor. Above that: room for more offices – then three more floors set aside specifically for residential living...with over 300 designer apartments! Plus, for the lucky floor penthouses boasting some of the best views money can buy.

There were over 1,000 prefabricated timber trusses, some of them exceeding 15m in length and over 4.3m in height. Over 140 cubic meters of timber and in excess of 10,000 MiTek connector plates were used. Wind-loadings of C3.5 had to be factored into the engineering; resulting in the larger trusses having to incorporate a 30 degree pitch with an apex greater than 4.0m. Tie-downs, fittings and some ‘specially designed and engineered’ MiTek brackets also had to be used. Once fixed, over 300 lengths of 6m SpeedBracing was used to help secure the roof.

MiTek Australia Ltd.

MiTek Australia is part of the worldwide MiTek network of companies and a subsidiary of MiTek Inc. (USA), which in turn is part of the Berkshire Hathaway group, one of the largest and most successful investment companies in the world.

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