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Fairscape Precinct honoured at Fulton Awards

On Saturday, 6 June, Fairscape Precinct, Gaborone, was judged the winner in the “Building Structure > R100 million” category at the 2015 Fulton Awards gala evening.

 

The building also received a commendation in the “Innovation in Concrete” category. WSP is proud to have been part of the team that brought Botswana's tallest building to life.

The Fulton Awards are run by the Concrete Society of South Africa, and are extremely prestigious. The award is for the building, not the architect, structural engineer or contractor, and therefore is awarded to the whole team involved in the project. Our Structures team in Bryanston worked with Pula Consulting, Gaborone, as the structural and civil consultants on the project. 

The building façade is a diagrid frame – the triangles are the columns that support the external portions of the building. The diagrid is also very effective in terms of the stability of the building – it acts as an enormous vertical truss and takes up about 40% of the horizontal wind load. Two features make this building's diagrid unique. Our team used concrete for the diagrid, instead of the usual steel, and the façade triangles are all precast elements. 

We are extremely proud of our team for this excellent achievement!

 

 

Contact:

Faan Grundlingh
Faan Grundlingh Regional Director