Specialist fabricators of heavy and complex structural steel.


Wayville Train Station 50m long
Pedestrian Overpass

Client Name: McConnell Dowell

Year Completed: 2013-2014

Innovative Methodologies: Manufacture technique was critical to achieving success on this complex project. Because Boweng were able to be involved right from the start of the design process, we were able to work closely with the clients design team to coordinate the longitudinal connection points with all disciplines in mind. These included structural integrity, aesthetic implications, coating integrity, accuracy, transportability and assembly on site.

Technical Challenges: Complex 3 dimensional shape, irregular bays, tight timeline.

We used a professional approach to this challenge and factored in an allocation for extensive temporary steelwork into our bid. We designed this temporary steelwork together with our own engineering and drafting team to mistake proof our fabricated items. We treated the temp steel like part of the product and gave it the attention that it needed to achieve the accuracy. This coordination was the key to the successful manufacture and problem free fit up of the modules on site.

Coating Details: Highly scrutinised 3 coat system on 13 of large modules, minimal site repairs due to the bolted connection between the modules.

Successful Outcomes: Accuracy was the key to the success of this project, if site fit up was not possible due to mistakes, the project would have been a disaster. Testament to the whole team, the very complex project progressed as planned and the amount of site activities was reduced and made safer for all trades due to the sound methodology that was developed at the start of the project.

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