Myer Emporium

Scope:

 1. The requirement for HBS group was gain access to the façades of the Myer Emporium for restoration works.

 2. The requirement for Grocon was to provide a multitude of scaffold solutions to enable subcontractors to complete finishing works over the various void spaces, escalators and plant rooms.

Considerations:

 1. The façades of the Emporium were supported by a massive steel retention system so the scaffold had to be erected through the retention.

 2. Due to the large number of void space scaffolds needed for the finishing  works the scaffold could not be removed from site until the last moment meaning the scaffold components needed to be removed from site using the internal lifts, therefore no beams were able to be used to construct the scaffolds spanning the void spaces.

Solution:

 1. The façade scaffolds were designed so they spanned between the retention members which also meant no scaffold was needed on the ground where there was a public walkway.

 2. Trussed Birdcage scaffold created from Allround components where used to span the void spaces, furthermore these scaffolds were made mobile so less materials could be used with the same useable work area.

Result:

 1. Restoration works could be performed with the façade retention still in place.

Grocon was able to complete the finishing works without the need for large boom lifts or scaffolds from the ground to Level 5, giving clear working space on the ground level for other finishing trades.

Project: mYER eMPORIUM

Info: rESTORATION & cONSTRUCTION OF THE eMPORIUM 2013 - 2014

cLIENT: gROCON/hbs gROUP

Systems used:

  • Façade Scaffold
  • tRUSS bRIDGE
  • mOBILE
  • Cantilever
  • pROTECTIVE gANTRY
  • Rigging
  • Hanging
  • Birdcage
  • Propping