MATERIALS: KingFlor® KF70®
BUILDER: Lend Lease
INSTALLER: Mitcon Formwork
- Total of 6,000m2 of KingFlor® KF70®
- 1.00mm steel formwork
- 5.5m sheet lengths
- Steel grade: G550
The $350 million redevelopment of the Adelaide Convention Centre in South Australia is set to boost the state’s economy by more than $1.92 billion over 25 years, elevating Adelaide as a true competitor on the global conferencing and exhibition stage.
With Stage 1 completed in 2014, Stage 2 of the centre’s redevelopment replaces the original Plenary Building constructed in 1987. Completed in 2017, the facility boasts a capacity increase of 3,500 seats with state-of-the-art, world-class convention and exhibition space.
Fielders were contracted by Lend Lease and Mitcon to supply over 6,000m2 of KingFlor® KF70® steel flooring throughout the development.
KingFlor® KF70® was chosen for this project due to its longer spanning capability as compared to other steel decks on the market. KF70®’s unique design with wider coverage will not only save on preparatory costs, but also mean that the laying of the floor will overall be executed faster.
The supply of KF70® at the Adelaide Convention Centre commenced in September 2015 with a supply completion date of early-2016. The entire development saw completion and was open for business in mid-2017.
Fielders KingFlor® is a revolutionary steel formwork solution ideal for complete concrete slabs in concrete and steel framed construction over lengthy spans. With a longer span and deeper profile than existing formwork systems on the market, KF70® is one of the most cost-effective solutions.
Project uses include commercial buildings, shopping centres, multi-storey buildings, multilevel carparks, and residential construction.