Fero part of record-breaking pour

Perth, May 25, 2011

Fero is the major reinforcing steel provider for Fraser Property Australia’s hotel development in East Perth.

Diploma Construction is building the first stage of the $450 million Queens Riverside project near the WACA Ground in East Perth and in late May an 11-hour production line of concrete trucks and about 70 concreters, pump operators and labourers made what is thought to be a Western Australian first.

The huge concrete pour brought the East Perth area almost to a standstill as 475 truckloads of concrete went into the ground.

Trucks arrived every two minutes to enable the smooth flowing of the pour of 2845 cubic metres of concrete at the huge building site between Adelaide Terrace and Hay Street.

Fero supervising engineer Ed Cabral said: “Fero is pleased to be associated with the project. We supplied 430 tonnes of reinforcement with zero error.

“Fero’s only goal was to further cement the already strong relationship that we currently share with Diploma Construction and help build a record-breaking  foundation for future business,” Mr Cabral said.

The first delivery started within seven days of notice and the ability of Fero to provide flexibility in delivery and crane time was paramount, he said.

The success of the reinforcement supply was through the joint effort of Diploma’s Site Manager Billy Darmody and Fero’s Project Manager Charles Watling.

Reinforcement detailing was prepared by Mr Cabral and steel fixing was supervised by Neil Stone of Inner Strength.

Stage one of the development is scheduled for completion in 2012.