Aluminium Wire Manufacturing Facility


Aluminium Wire Manufacturing Facility
Tomago, NSW


Midal Cables International

Construction Budget


Project Details

The development comprised:

  • New 2 storey Administration Building
  • 96m x 20m Portal Frame Manufacturing Buildings
  • 122m x 44m Portal Frame Manufacturing Building and Wire Strand Store
  • Molten Aluminium unloading building and furnace area
  • Deep pit foundations for machinery support
  • Drum and Bulk Liquid Stores

Challenge Faced / Engineering Problem Solved:

  • Heavy continuous process machinery slabs and footings
  • Hydrostatic water pressures on foundations due to machinery pits up to 7m deep
  • Specialist waterproofing admixtures used to facility speed of construction and long term durability

Safe Strong Stable Solution

Construction systems used included:

  • Building supported on steel screw piles and concrete pile caps
  • Stiffened raft slabs and footings designed as suspended
  • Conventionally reinforced concrete foundations for heavy machinery support
  • Structural steel framed walls, roof and awnings

Engineering Design Services / Reviews

  • Earthquake and wind modelling, analysis and design
  • Structural steel column and wall analysis and engineering design
  • Suspended mezzanine structural steel beams and floor joist engineering analysis and design
  • Structural steel roof rafters, purlins and awning framing analysis and engineering design
  • Heavy vehicle and machinery foundation support analysis and design
  • Design of heavy vehicle pavement slabs in ground an partially suspended

Project Type

Greenfield Site
New Building Construction

Engineering Type

Construction Phase Services

Project Stages

  • Site Investigation and Assessment of mine subsidence and founding conditions
  • Structural Engineering Design and Documentation
  • Design Workshops and Project Meetings
  • Design Coordination with all Consultants, Client and Principal Contractor
  • Safety in Design / Environmental Considerations
  • Construction Phase Services – Site Inspections, RFIs, Shop Drawing Reviews

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