Watkins Steel Building Refurbishment

Location: Northgate, QLD

The brief to icubed was to obtain Building Approval for an existing shed, and refurbish to suit the relocation of Watkins Steel and house their automated steel processing machines.

A number of large portal frames required removing to create large openings in the existing structure.  icubed worked with Watkins Shop Detailers, and Holovsion point cloud, in member determination with shared models to ensure the project could be delivered quickly and prior to plant assembly.

“We purchased an older factory that did not have a certificate of classification. We engaged icubed consulting to assist us in the process of getting compliance for the factory. They guided us through the process and simplified what would have been a very complicated procedure.icubed then worked with us to design a solution that used the efficiencies of our robotics rather than trying to minimize kilograms of steel per square meter. The result is a structurally sound solution that has the capacity to handle potential future larger loads more economically than a lighter solution that also would have required more man hours.”

Des Watkins – Managing Director – Watkins Steel Pty Ltd

Key Personnel

Brisbane I Rod Larkin – Senior Structural Engineer


Approvals Management
Building Design
Design Management
Structural Engineering
Town Planning
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