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Bosjes Chapel, South Africa

The MULTIPROP shoring towers with MRK frames support the girder trusses.
Bosjes Chapel (Photo: Steyn Studio)
Bosjes Chapel - Also the steel reinforcement of the roof structure is a challenge.
Bosjes Chapel
Bosjes Chapel - The planning, technical design and production of the customized trusses is done with 3-D modelling.
Bosjes Chapel - The 3-D simulation by PERI shows the complete formwork solution.

Project data

Location: Wolseley, South Africa

Based on PERI’s earlier success with similar projects, a formwork solution for the intricate chapel roof is considered to be feasible. A solution with shotcrete is chosen.

A 1:50 replica of the object is prepared at the PERI Cape Town yard for the planning process. The expert and project team is involved in the process. The concrete replica proves invaluable.

Requirements

  • Extremely complex roof structure with strongly curved shapes (length: 20 m, width: 12 m, height: 6 m)
  • Architectural concrete finish

Customer

Design architects: Steyn Studio
Project architects & principal agent: TV3 Architects
Building contractor: Longworth & Faul

Customer's benefit

The PERI team offers an overall solution for the intricate chapel roof structure and it provides technical support at the jobsite throughout the whole project.

John Hartnick
John Hartnick
Foreman

PERI was the only formwork supplier that was man-enough to price this project. From the designing, 3-D formwork modeling, site support, technical know-how and overall service was excellent.

We will gladly partner with them again on more/future projects like these - it can be done!

PERI solution

PERI designs a customized truss solution on GT 24 girders and MULTIPROP shoring towers. The PERI team also provides support at the jobsite.

The roof structure is formed using a combination of trusses and ribs. A total of 584 trusses are engineered with Autodesk Inventor and then produced at a local roof truss manufacturer. All trusses are marked and checked before their delivery to the jobsite.