Awnings and overhead structures
Australian Standard AS 1170 is very c l e a r o n t h e p e r f o rm a n c e requirements of awnings for imposed and other loadings.
It is these loadings and the physical condition of the awnings after years of exposure that Councils throughout NSW are requiring Owners to have confirmed by suitable professional Engineers.
The stringent requirements aim to ensure structural integrity of the materials along with the performance of the design and “as installed” awning.
Generally, the older awnings are those which exhibit most pronounced signs of deterioration, however age is not the only factor. Proximity to the ocean, frequency of maintenance and construction type also affect the longevity of the structure.
Let us report on your awning and find out if you comply.
Today, let's take a walk down memory road as we showcase two significant projects which require our professional engineering and building consultancy services.
Our first project is located in Potts Point involving extensive remedial facade works to achieve a rejuvenating makeover.
The second project is located in Bondi from which Bellmont needed to give it a new look because of major concrete cancer throughout the neglected multi storey building.
Please contact our office for all your building consultancy and engineering requirements.
Macleay Street, Potts Point
Situated at Potts Point and providing some of the most spectacular views of Sydney, the Pomeroy Apartment has been enhanced by the current remedial works.
The building has received a rejuvenating make-over during the past 12 months. This remedial project has involved undertaking render repairs throughout the external building façade which were previously exhibiting a case of crazed cracking, undertaking concrete and crack repairs to specified areas of delamination and spalling, the removal and replacement of damaged window architrave moulds, movement joints and sealant installation, and external façade coating works.
Bellmont has actively been involved in the project and provided progressive site inspections and assessment of façade deterioration issues, along with the supervision and provision of continuous technical advice to the Owners.
Bondi Road, Bondi
Located at Bondi Beach, this multi-storey residential apartment complex was suffering the effects of years of neglect.
Bellmont was engaged to consultant on the rectification of the structural issues which had developed. In fact severe reinforcement corrosion, non compliant balustrades, column failure, membrane failure were a small part of the issues to be overcome.
The structural repairs undertaken to the columns and beams required an elaborate underpinning system to be designed by Bellmont — all whilst the building was fully operational and occupied. The use of sacrificial anodes was strongly recommended by Bellmont to prolong the repair and protection of these structural members.
MDP were engaged to undertake the works