WrightBarrat were engaged as civil and structural engineers to design and document the new workshop facility and office accommodation at Airport Estate East Albury. To enable fabrication of large items the workshop has an eave height of 13.0m to accommodate a 10 tonne travelling gantry crane.
Also due to the large scale fabrication works undertaken, every second column needed to be deleted and supported by a large transfer truss capable of also supporting the overhead 10 tonne gantry. To limit sway of this high portal framed structure with crane, the column bases were fixed and supported on dual reinforced bored piers and pier caps.
The office was constructed as a braced structural steel frame with feature cantilevered second storey board/meeting room.