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During the construction process BOSFA were asked to review the current reinforcing for the footings and if we could replace with Dramix fibres. BOSFA assessed all the footings and a Dramix fibre only solution was proposed and accepted by the builder.
The Dramix footings saved well over a week in fabrication time for the cages and significantly speed up the construction process.

When faced with some very intricate foundation work at Duncraig SHS in Perth, Firm construction approached their architect to consider the use of a Dramix fibre solution. With a simple dose rate of Dramix 5D we met the structural requirement’s of the footings and made the construction easier and quicker.

The new Kiwi Rail Locomotive wash slab in Christchurch was designed to be watertight without any joints. Dramix 5D structural steel fibre was used to provide additional capacity in the foundations and was also used in the slab to design for a nominal crack width of 0.2mm.

The poor ground meant that a difficult and complex cage was required to be fabricated for each pad foundation, of a new manufacturing facility. Dramix 5D steel fibre reinforced concrete was a quick, easy and cost effective option that didn’t compromise on quality or safety.

This inconspicuous and often ignored sign, unless it’s advertising cheap fuel, has utilised the benefits of Dramix steel fibres. Dramix 5D steel fibres were designed to replace all of the conventional steel reinforcing in the large Foundation, and were easily able to accommodate the structural requirements making for much faster and easier construction.
Simply dig the Foundation hole, and fill it with Dramix steel fibre reinforced concrete.

Dexus 12,000m2 warehouse utilised Dramix 5D for all foundations, eliminating the need for any traditional reinforcement.

The cracked Dramix® 5D section in bending is stronger than the uncracked section, this allowed replacement of the structural
reinforcing and in some cases enabled a re-design of the pad foundation.

This increased the speed of construction and reduced concrete wastage from overcut foundations that are common with caged foundations to guarantee minimum cover requirements. Replacing this cage resulted in time, labour and material savings and a provided a more durable structure.

TYPE OF APPLICATION: Warehouse Pad Foundations

Constructed: 2013
Location: Sydney

ENGINEER: Mott MacDonald

CONTRACTOR: Qanstruct

The cracked Dramix® 5D section in bending is stronger than the uncracked section, this allowed replacement of the structural reinforcing and in some cases enabled a re-design of the pad foundation.

This increased the speed of construction and reduced concrete wastage from overcut foundations that are common with caged foundations to guarantee minimum cover requirements. Replacing this cage resulted in time, labour and material savings and a provided a more durable structure.

TYPE OF APPLICATION: Warehouse Pad Foundations

2013: Brisbane, Australia

ENGINEER: Henry and Hymas

CONTRACTOR: McNab

  • Foodbank Perth
  • 2014
  • 3D / 5D / Dramix® Ready
  • April 2014
  • Westrn Australia – Port Hedland
    1500Klm North of Perth
  • Komatsu Warehouse – Footings
  • Copper & Oxley