FRS Protects Three 18-Level Lift Shafts in Record Time

With the motto that no job is too big or small, FRS recently completed mammoth fire protection works for three 18 level lift shafts in super quick time. We were able to draw upon the resources of our large and highly skilled workforce to work this project night and day to meet our client’s tight timeframe.

This project involved the design and installation of a complex fire protection system for the shafts of two passenger lifts and one goods lift. Each shaft had a skeleton structural steel frame with corner vertical columns, plus diagonal and lateral bracing beams on each level to all four sides including steel framing to elevator door openings.

This job necessitated working under tight timeframes as the project builder could not use the lifts to access upper levels until our works were complete.

The FRS solution was to apply Cafco fire spray to the structural steel of the lift shafts and finish elements of the fire rated system with Promatect 250 fire board. The result was a quality fire protection system completely up to code.

This was a complex job in a difficult work environment with tight space and tight time frames. FRS loves a challenge and we are proud with the end result which was not only impressive but almost beautiful in its design.

Our client, Atelier Projects, was impressed with our approach to this project, quality and precision and really appreciated the speed and commitment to work day and night to achieve their required time frame.

This construction project at 55 Southbank Boulevard is an existing commercial office building which is currently undergoing a 10 storey extension which will comprise an Adina Apartment Hotel with 220 rooms.

Situated near Melbourne’s bustling Southbank and only a short walk from city’s array of drinking and dining options, the  4.5 star premium grade Southbank apartment hotel is housed in a carefully designed new building that is celebrated for its innovation. The property’s sustainably engineered design is proud to be Melbourne’s first Cross Laminated Timber hotel.