Hera Engineering was appointed by Multiplex, one of Australian’s largest construction companies, to study alternative constructions methodologies and structural systems to reduce the total cost of the structure. Our holistic approach considered the construction methodology as the main driving factor to deliver value engineering solutions.
Our alternative structural solution was focused around the simplification of the lateral stability and gravity system which resulted in reduction of total concrete and reinforcement quantities. The typical floor slabs were changed from conventionally reinforced to post-tensioned, which greatly reduces the construction floor cycle. The columns were also redesigned to facilitate jump-form and thus further fast-track construction.
Our capability to generate smart and innovative engineering ideas to re-align the load bearing vertical elements resulted in a dramatic reduction in transfer elements. This alone resulted in almost $2M saving.
Our value engineering solution reduced the construction cost by approximately 5% and shortened the program by several months.