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Melbourne New Townhouse Development With Steel Frames

This is a new project of smartec building, 2 storey townhouse developments, located in Macleod, Melbourne, 5 units. The builder comes to us with an interest to build the townhouse within budget and with steel frame as the traditional timber frame building takes much longer time and hard to control. We meet with the client […]

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Modern Townhouse Construction

All wall frames, floor joists, roof trusses and even staircases made with light gauge steel. Difficult to find carpenters, delayed due to weather limits, increasing cost. Think with steel and address all those issues. The above townhouse development project are located bell street, preston, Melbourne, 5 units, 2 storey, modern shining design with brick facade […]

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Factors that will form exterior wall assembly

For prefabricated building, there might be quite a lot of factors for you to consider and form your exterior wall assembly. Talk to an expert(architect, engineer or a consultant). get to discuss your finish requirement, functional requirement, and combined with local codes, budget, this should give you ideas of how they should be formed. Generally, […]

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Specification of structure materials for prefabricated house

High tensile steel is commonly applied in prefabricated building due to it’s high strength and light weight. Based on engineering & architect requirement, the structure material can be either hot rolled steel or light gauge steel, or it can also be the combination of both. Necessary coating or painting need to be applied to the […]

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Typical foundation type for prefabricated building

When you design your prefabricated building project, normally the foundation design should be done by a local civil engineer. The engineer will require the following stuffs: Soil investigation report (Provided by local survey company via client) Foundation reaction drawings (Provided by Smartec) Once above two items are available, the engineer will then design the foundation […]

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Related Building code

Building code is important and a base for design and also certification and inspection. We can design and build with compliance to below codes: Australian code: STRUCTURAL DESIGN ACTIONS (AS/NZS 1170:2002) WIND LOADS FOR HOUSEING (AS 4055-2006) COLD-FORMED STEEL STRUCTURES (AS/NZS 4600:2005) US code 2006 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (IBC-2006) NORTH AMERICAN SPECIFICATION FOR THE DESIGN […]

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Design phases for prefabricated building

A good design is the key factor for building project, as it might affect time/cost/appearance/performances of your dream house. Working with an experienced architect would be a happy journey for prefabricated building project. Most architects use a typical design process to complete the design services for your new house project. By knowing just the basics […]

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Consulting firm for prefabricated building

When you had your land secured, and intended to build your own project. It’s always recommended to invest valuable time and get to learn if your project is suitable or not to go with prefabricated building. You need to understand the advantages & constraints for prefabricated building. Also find out if the application of prefabricated building […]

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