CIP Constructions were engaged to construct the new, $40m Linfox Distribution Centre at Willawong, QLD. A wet Queensland summer, poor ground conditions and a tight 6 month program had the potential to create challenges. However, CIP and Sika worked through a solution using the Novocon HE1060HT fibres.
Costin Roe Engineers worked with CIP to design the Logistics Centre and specifying fibres to 2 of the 3 major slab types. The Novocon HE1060HT fibres were offered up and shortly after approved as an alternative, proving to be the best choice throughout. The HE1060HT fibre was selected for its excellent performance and ease of finishing.
The project required a Warehouse floor with minimal joints to accommodate the continuous traffic travelling over the floor. The Jointless Floor slab was selected allowing panels up to 35m with 30kg/m3 of fibres. The Cold Store required a similar approach, with minimal joints for maintenance and ease of pouring in spaces of very limited access. Externally, the Container Storage and loading and unloading zone are required to be a Heavy-Duty pavement, so a Hybrid of steel fibres and mesh was selected.
HE1060HT fibres were used in three areas:
- Internal 160mm Jointless Slabs to main Warehouse floor using 30kg/m3 of HE1060HT.
- Jointless 150mm Topping Slab to the Cold Store are using 30kg/m3 of HE1060HT which were pumped using a line pump.
- External 280mm HD Hybrid Slab using SL101 mesh and 40kg/m3 of HE1060HT.
|Sika Representative / Project Manager||Andrew Hockey
|Sika Customer / Contractor||Concrete placing by Kraftur|