Haigh's Chocolates

SITE  |  Mile End, SA

CLIENT   Haigh's Chocolates

CONSTRUCTION VALUE  |  <$15 million

PROJECT PERIOD  |  2018


Haigh’s set FMG Engineering’s Structural team the task of designing and documenting the factory’s 1,400 m2 concrete floor, without joints and to be completed in a single pour. A challenge achieved using Dramix steel fibre concrete reinforcement, in combination with conventional reinforcing mesh. Haigh’s will never have to worry about maintaining joints in their floor and the smooth finish facilitates easy cleaning throughout the factory - Decreasing cleaning time, increasing chocolate production and improving serviceability. 

FMG, with assistance from Kohler Drafting Services, also carried out the structural design of the steel towers, silo platforms and pipe racking, undertook minor strengthening of the existing building structure and coordinated shop drawings for the whole production line.

Project Benefits

  • Specialised concrete flooring provides a smooth finish with no joints, to facilitate easy cleaning and lower maintenance – Reducing cleaning costs & time.
  • FMG’s comprehensive understanding of the project site, due to early engagement, provided a trouble-free process during the project’s life-cycle – Reducing stress for the client.

KEY PERSONNEL  

Mark Billinger, Structural Engineer

Lindsay Ames, Structural Engineer

 

WHO WE WORKED WITH

     

SERVICES  

Structural