ASCP member, Leviat – a world leader in lifting, connecting, and anchoring technologies for the construction industry – has recently anchored a new project that saw the development of a new 42,000m2 temperature-controlled distribution centre for Australia’s supermarket giant, Woolworths.
Located in Heathwood QLD, the project will see the efficient delivery of around 4000 frozen and chilled product lines being distributed to more than 260 stores across Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
As the project came to life so did the challenge of accommodating the initial shrinkage, along with further shrinkage from the temperature drawdown. To facilitate this, the concrete floor slab was comprised of several layers, requiring the jointing solution to be installed on top of dual-layered, low- and high-density foam insulation. Ultimately, enhancing the performance of the highly insulated steel frame building.
To improve the timely manner of the project, Head Contractor, Vaughan Constructions, and Concrete Specialist Kraftur elected to minimise the number of joints and increase individual pour size, furthering the expansion of joint openings to 35mm, limiting the number of available options.
To combat these challenges, the project team, including floor consultants – FACE, selected Isedio ShieldJoint – an Australian-made, innovative, leave-in-place, zero-impact, sealant-free joint system. Subsequently, this allowed for shorter lead times, and lowered the risk of supply chain distribution in conjunction with a top-performing product offering.
Throughout the entire project, Leviat provided their knowledge, solutions, and support that allowed Kraftur to meet the performance outcomes of the project. Kraftur Project Manager, Murray Burgess says, “We were really happy with the overall service provided by Leviat on the Woolworths Heathwood project. Leviat offer great products and after sales support. It was fantastic to have someone come to site and engage with our team while we were installing the joints. The Leviat representative took the time to offer solutions and listen to our ideas,” he said.
If you would like to learn more about the challenging yet innovative project, information can be found here.