Bluescope Steel, Forrestfield ($17m)
A new integrated process and logistics facility for Bluescope Steel. As principal consultant, Pritchard Francis was responsible for civil, structural, rail and building design services along with co-ordination of all sub-consultants. The design and construct contract involved 14,000m² of building, 65,000m² of hardstand pavement and 1km of freight rail internal to the site. Significant issues included a cost efficient design of the large spanning roof structure, detailed analysis of pavement and floor slabs to carry 70 tonne axle loads, and stormwater management strategies that resulted in cost savings compared to traditional solutions.