Structural Steel Roof Structure Sheldon College

Posted by Peter McConnell on 28 November 2013

Protection against the elements doesn’t have to mean sacrificing the freedom of fresh air. The structural steel roof structure at Sheldon College in Brisbane’s Southside proves that the two can coexist.

Protection against the elements doesn’t have to mean sacrificing the freedom of fresh air. The structural steel roof structure at Sheldon College in Brisbane’s Southside proves that the two can coexist.

Network Steel recently completed the structural steel portal framed roof structure for the swimming pool at the prestigious college with great success. The resulting structure partially encloses the swimming pool, providing protection from the elements whilst also allowing for adequate ventilation and fresh air. Although the frame structure itself was uncomplicated in design, the surrounding environment of the installation posed some challenges.

The corrosive environment of the pool presented some issues associated with the longevity of the steel structure. To overcome this issue, Network Steel enlisted the services of a protective paint contractor specialising in commercial applications and worked in conjunction with the school to choose an industrial two coat system that offered a minimum of a 15 year warranty against chlorine vapours.

Network Steel was responsible for erecting the steel portals and relied heavily on the experience of our installation crew to successfully crane the large painted steel members interconnecting with each other above the existing swimming pool, while taking great care to avoid paint damage. Network Steel began detailing of the workshop drawings in June 2013 and had fulfilled the contract by the end of August, ready for the swimming season. This included completing cad detailing, workshop fabrications, protective coating and all onsite installations.