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High praise and protection for soaring steel tower

High praise and protection for soaring steel tower

Brisbane’s skyline has an exciting addition and it’s a showstopper. 300 George Street is the city’s newest architectural landmark, with a structural steel frame soaring 40 storeys above the river.

The project received a High Commendation in the 2020 Australian Steel Institute's 'Steel Excellence Awards' for Buildings (Large Projects) in QLD/NT.

"As the tallest structural steel-framed high-rise tower in Brisbane, it’s a significant project in showcasing the benefits of structural steel framed towers to the Queensland market,” the ASI commended.

With over 2500 tonnes of steel used to create the tower, the structural components required serious protection from corrosion, especially in the subtropical climate and riverside location.

Dulux PC again showed its expertise in large commercial projects. Dulux PC Technical Sales Representative Manoli Hnoudis met with Project Managers to discuss anti-corrosive technology in protective coatings.

“We suggested an abrasive blast surface clean followed by Zincanode 402 as the optimal system to protect the innate strength of the steel,” Manoli explains. “This product offers outstanding corrosion protection and it can be applied and touched up with ease.”

Zincanode 402 is a two-pack epoxy zinc rich primer often used in high rises, bridges, mines and other large-scale infrastructure. For this project, a dry film thickness of 75 microns was recommended.

Construction took two and half years, with Tranzblast Applicators preparing and coating the steel in stages. It was important to coat the steel before any surface deterioration could occur, especially as it provides the foundational structure for the building.

“Everything went smoothly,” Manoli says. “Stock availability was always good, because the local Bundamba store was highly organised and supplied same day when required.”

Dulux has been an important partner in many recent high profile projects, including the Qantas Founders Museum (Winner of the 2020 ASI Award) and Flowstate (High Commendation 2020 ASI Awards). These innovative projects showcase Dulux’s strength in the commercial space.

Discover how Dulux Protective Coatings can provide the ideal technical solution for your next project. Speak to one of our expert Sales Representatives today.

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