Never Overbudget Again On Your Warehouse Development
Multistorey Warehouse structural design
Tucked away in the southern part of Sydney is an ambitious project - a high-end, private warehouse and storage facility set to be a landmark in its right. However, a tight budget, limited architectural design, and an amalgamation of different construction materials posed significant hurdles to delivering the project.
The developers faced an imminent challenge: to stick to a budget despite the complex, mixed-material structure - including a post tensioned concrete structure, steelwork roof, precast wall structure.
Palantir Consulting stepped in with an innovative solution. Our team initiated their involvement right from the concept design stage, engaging sub-contractors early for quotations and design brainstorming. A BIM Digital Twin was developed to document the structural model and embed material quantity take-off sheets.
With the pressure of a strict budget, numerous modifications to the BIM models and drawings were required to ensure the most cost-effective use of structural materials. Our team also held discussions with multiple suppliers to ensure their needs were reflected in the design.
Despite the complexities, the project achieved:
A 'just-in-time' design documentation, synchronising with the construction process.
A high degree of accuracy, with the final structural material quantity within 5% of the design prediction.
An empowered client position in negotiations with subcontractors, thanks to our detailed material quantity take-off data sheets.
The project also gave us vital lessons to initiate designs even earlier and to improve supplier communication about material wastage.
With a firm hand on budget control and a streamlined construction process, the project stood as a testament to effective warehouse development budget management.
Ultimately, the developer acquired a clear understanding of their project, the tools for strategic planning, and peace of mind about their investment.