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Discussion: slabs..

in: Mess Engineer; Mess Engineer > 2018-04-11

Apr 11, 2018 9:25 AM # 
are they actually structural ie can be used a la Kevin Mc?
Apr 11, 2018 10:28 AM # 
Mess Engineer:
Yes we are currently making the worlds tallest timber office building in Brisbane at 10 stories high.
If you google it you will find articles.
It’s basically a huge industrial scale IKEA kit.
We ship it as 26 tonne flat packs ... up to 3 a day.
It is used for floors as well as walls.
The floor panels are 13 m long and 2.95 m wide and weigh 3.5 tonnes and need no intermediate supports so it’s a pretty impressive span.
The panel sizes are more limited by what can fit on a conventional semi trailer than their structural limitations.
A big change for me from 25 years in steel.
Apr 11, 2018 10:53 AM # 
Now I WANT to build something!
Apr 12, 2018 7:58 AM # 
how big is the allen key?

it took a few articles before I got further than the LendLease, architect's and Aurecon publicity fluff to finally find the name of the company actually supplying the CLT being used for the structure of the building, which after all is the main basis of the story!

The factory looks very impressive in the video.
Apr 13, 2018 3:19 AM # 
Mess Engineer:
I am not sure of the link you found but I doubt I can post anything and comply with social media guidelines. Factory big scale by Australian standards but very tiny by comparison to most Australian Steel standards of prior employer.
Apr 13, 2018 3:28 AM # 
Mess Engineer:
And don’t know about Allen key but the screws are a sight to behold. Not like anything you can get at Bunnings. Specialty expensive screws from Europe up to 1/2 m long which are driven in, with no pilot hole, by specialist drivers which would burn out a standard Makita in one attempt.
Apr 13, 2018 10:09 AM # 
company name similar to a commercial English cider? - mentioned briefly in one of the puff pieces about the developer

and I didn't see you in any videos
Apr 13, 2018 12:58 PM # 
Mess Engineer:
I wasn’t there the day the videos were taken.

If it’s the video I am thinking of the young blonde lady seen measuring the panels is the person I am covering on afternoon shift and training a replacement for.

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