African Design Magazine April 2016 - Page 12

African project Baywest Mall The mall itself is not air-conditioned and makes use of overflow AC from the shops and fresh air replacement. The project created over 7 500 jobs and also used locally sourced materials wherever possible. Disabled access has been carefully applied in the mall design, and in addition to statutory ramp access, parking and toilet provision, details such as the height of tables in the food court table height were considered, meaning wheelchair users are not limited to specific areas. Baywest Mall is the catalyst for the Baywest City precinct development and the expansion of the city of Port Elizabeth, and its creation provides a much needed economic boost to the area. THE ROOFING Click here to read more Gavin Minnaar, Global Roofing Solutions’ Group Specifying Manager, explains that the company supplied BlueScope Steel’s Zincalume 0.53mm AZ150 for the project, using Global Roofing Solutions’ Klip-Lok 406. “This was to ensure that the roof sheets satisfied the extreme weather conditions for that part of the country. Ensuring that the right roof sheeting profile was selected, we were able to ensure wind uplift and water tightness were completely taken care of. With Port Elizabeth being the windy city of South Africa, Klip-Lok 406 was specified as this is a product could performs exceptionally well under these conditions,” he says. BlueScope Steel’s Zincalume using their GRS Klip-Lok 406 with its double-interlocking concealed-fix profile was an ideal selection considering that they had to roll-formed in continuous lengths and the sheets were cut to length on site. With roof sheets being quite long, Global Roofing Solutions was able to take a mobile mill onto site to roll the sheets to the exact size required by the contractor, Browndeck Roofing. Global Roofing Solutions worked closely in conjunction with dhk architects, David Langdon Quantity Surveyors and the project manager, John Townsend on the project. “By engaging and consulting with the professional team to find solutions, we were able to ensure that the client was provided with a roof that would perform in all possible conditions,” says Minnaar. “It was great to be involved with the design team from the start and to provide solutions to them, ensuring that all specifications were correctly specified. We are looking forward to being involved in the upcoming second phase of the project,” he says. IMAGE: www.timeslive.co.za/David Dettmann