STS Structural were engaged by the frame supplier to design and certify the Truecore
® cold formed steel framing for the new Yarrabilba Fire and Rescue Station. The design integrated a cold-formed steel portal frame structure into a traditional steel framed building, with each construction style supporting the strengths of the other. This allowed delivery lead times to be reduced as each supplier could fabricate in parallel. By using STS Structural, our understanding of portal frame design allowed the builder to consolidate his engineering certification and modify the shed design so that lateral bracing could be removed and replaced by the stiffness of the adjoining buildings. The result was an integrated hybrid between a traditional warehouse or shed type construction and residential / office space style wall frame and truss style construction.
Builder: FKG Group
Steel Frame Supplier: Ultimate Steel Framing / ShedSpan