Situated in one of the nation’s most popular tourist destinations, the project, known as ‘The Lake’ was led by architect, Krisom and main contractor, Chome Center.
In total, the build covers an area of 190,000 sqm and comprises 550 units of several different house models. Work on ‘The Lake’ began in 2017 and will be completed by 2021. Hadley Group and its team on the ground in Thailand have been involved with the project after an initial specification could not be fulfilled.
Initially, the architect specified traditional hot rolled steel to be used on the roof. However, hot rolled steel needs to be welded into shape before installation and unfortunately no welder was available on the project.
Hadley Group’s team in Thailand met with the project’s development team to discuss potential solutions that would overcome these challenges. This resulted in identifying an alternative solution using Hadley Group’s cold rollformed UltraSTEEL® roof truss systems.
The steel roof truss systems can be installed without any welding and deliver a range of additional benefits. The systems were specified by the project team, initially on a trial basis.
The UltraSTEEL® roof truss system has been specifically engineered for use in warm climates such as that in Southeast Asia. The truss is manufactured entirely from steel, which means it is robust and durable, as well as being termite-resistant.
The roof truss system delivers a number of durability and performance benefits. The non-combustible galvanised steel which has been designed and engineered by certified structural engineers is wind and seismic resistant. Additionally, the light gauge steel load-bearing roof truss provides a high strength-to-weight ratio and can be custom designed to match all roof profiles.
Not only is the cold rolled pre-forming UltraSTEEL® process stronger by design, it uses less metal, which means it’s inherently more sustainable than alternative methods.
The Hadley Group manufacturing facilities nearby in Laem Chabang were able to make the minor modifications needed to the UltraSTEEL® system to fit the late specification.
Speaking about the project, Miss Sorn, Architect at K2 Krisom, commented: “Hadley Group’s team in Thailand has been of great assistance on this project. Although not initially specified, the company’s innovative roof truss system has enabled us to meet a number of standards in a time-effective manner. Not only has the team delivered an engineered solution, but they’ve provided us with advice and guidance. Throughout the project, we have had a number of the company’s representative on-site and have been impressed with their professional nature and willingness to help.”