Baringa Secondary College: 2022 Steel Excellence Award winner

Baringa Secondary College won the ASI’s 2022 Steel Excellence Award in the Queensland and NT Cold Form Steel Buildings category.

This $45 million project involved the complete supply and installation of light gauge steel framing for the Baringa State Secondary College in Caloundra. Structural steel portal frames, with extensive use of light gauge steel panels, were modelled between structural steel columns.

Over 98 tonnes of TRUCORE® light gauge steel was used to frame out the structure, and included trusses spanning up to 21m. This design was assisted by the use of various external wall claddings, and internal wall linings. The success of this design has been inspiring, prompting further consideration for continued use of this innovative concept in other school projects. 

The FKG Group was engaged by Queensland’s Department of Education to develop a new state high school in Caloundra South. The work included design and construction of single, two- and three-storey buildings with a new car park, oval, and link roads. Ultimate Steel Framing was then engaged by FKG Group to supply and install of light gauge steel framing.

Just some of the project components included the three-storey administration building, which featured Truecore® steel and Enduroframe® wall panels on all levels, as well as the Endurotruss® steel roof system. There was also the hall and stage building, with its structural steel portal frames and extensive use of light gauge steel Enduroframe® wall panels. Each panel was modelled between structural steel columns. This enabled the use of various external wall claddings along with various internal wall linings, delivering cost and time savings. 

The science building relied on extensive use of the Endurotruss® steel roof system, with some trusses spanning up to 21m in length.

Project team

  • Entering Organisation: Ultimate Steel Framing
  • Architect: 8i Architects
  • Structural Engineer: STS Structural Engineering & Consulting
  • Head Building Contractor:
    FKG Group
  • Distributor or Manufacturer: BlueScope Distribution
  • Steel Detailers: Enduroframe
  • Metal Building Contractor: Ultimate Steel Framing

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