Duratec was contracted to remediate the facade of Mineral House, East Perth, which consists of two adjoining buildings housing the Department of Mines and Petroleum.
The scope included concrete, render and joint sealant repairs and the cleaning, preparation and repainting of the façade with a carbonation inhibiting barrier coating.
Prior site investigations had identified critical defects in the façade resulting in heavy delamination in areas as well as corrosion to the substrate. The structure’s poor previous repairs also presented a range of technical, practical and aesthetic challenges.
In addition, the replacement of louvres and the installation of roof capping were also undertaken.
- The placement of capping beams needs to be carefully engineered to avoid lateral displacement and to allow for the transfer of structural loads.
- Duratec designed a lightweight formwork solution especially for this project.
- Facade Refurbishments
- Concrete Repair
- Building Fit Out