Here's what this means for our clients
At Tungsten Structures, we are known for our highly specialised expertise in the industrial and "big-box" retail sectors. We understand the industry specific, critical design elements that differentiate our expert designs from the market one-size fits all standard offering. We are pragmatic, solution oriented, innovative and focused on the project critical issues that are key to our client’s success, meaning no over-engineering and no shortcuts.
How do we do this?
Firstly, we use our highly specialised engineering skills to understand where other designs may fall short i.e. where a design might have over-complicated the concepts, used outdated approaches or simply a robotic, one-size fits all approach to engineering design.
We then step back to look at a project with fresh eyes and without constraints. This allows us to meticulously put a design together with much more efficient structural framing concepts and construction methodologies.
What's the end result?
The outcome of this service for our clients is actual quantifiable value provided through the savings of raw construction materials, costs and minimised environmental impacts.
We do all this, whilst always maintaining all of our designs strictly within the principle project requirements. This ensures that safety is paramount, risks are mitigated and the budgets between the preliminary design and the finished product are maintained.
Our Value Engineering
Our value engineering gives our clients a competitive edge in the market, allowing them to not only save on construction materials and costs but to contribute to a more sustainable environment.
Toowoomba Regional Council Principal Depot
D&C Builder & Client: McNab
Size: 20,000 SQM
Value Engineering: Engineered out a suspended concrete slab and introduced a composite slab design
395 T Australian Structural Steel
135 T Australian Cold Rolled Purlins & Girts
105T Australian Roof & Wall Sheeting
180 T steelwork
= 344 T CO2 emissions saved
Woolworths Distribution Centre
D&C Builder & Client: Woolworths | Hutchinson Builders
Size: 19,600 SQM across three warehouses | 30,800 SQM Hardstand
Value Engineering: Alternate (more direct) load paths leading to more efficient design opportunities. Utilising unique wind shielding and internal pressures from different directions as indicated by the existing structures.
400 T Australian Structural Steel
113 T Australian Cold Rolled Purlins & Girts
100 T Australian Roof & Wall Sheeting
40 T Australian Structural Steel Plates
400 T steelwork
= 942 T CO2 emissions saved
5/15 Seeana Place
Location: Heathwood, Queensland
D&C Builder & Client: Douglas Construction & Engineering
Size: 4,500 SQM
Value Engineering: Addition of a transfer beam which reduced steelwork, and the use of a fibre slab on ground.
70 T Australian Structural Steel
43 T Australian Cold Rolled Purlins & Girts
25 T Australian Roof & Wall Sheeting
21.5 T steelwork
= 130 T CO2 emmissions saved
Value Engineering Impacts
As a direct result of our more efficient value engineered designs, we can calculate the total number of tonnes of CO2 saved from being emitted into the environment through reductions in the raw materials on a project.
The total number of CO2 tonnes then directly correlates to the number of dollars that we donate to various charities throughout the year via our corporate social responsibility program.
A win-win for both our clients and the environment!