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The 308 Exhibition Street project required our team to create a solution for working on an almost finished building. Our team had to create a solution to access without tying into the building. Usually large, weighted beams at this height are specifically for a building demolition – where there is  minimal concern for preserving the building’s integrity.

At 308 Exhibition Street Tower 2, there were four engineered heavy-duty trusses, which were fabricated in-house at our facility. Our team designed square hollow round section trusses, which were bolted and fabricated at approximately 15 metres in length. The trusses varied in width from 1.2 metres to 2.4 metres and in height from 1.5 metres to 1.8 metres and weighed 7 – 8 tonne.

Once in place on Tower 2, there were three scaffold support modules, between the trusses. These square hollow sections trusses were designed with the capacity to meet future project needs where there may be a requirement for spans tower to sit on the truss.

A unique challenge for Tower 2, of this project, was the location of the site tower crane. The placement created narrow access and required the engineers to find a solution to the obstruction of the crane grillages. To overcome this, our team designed a support leg, customized to the exact size required to span over the obstructing angles on the crane grillages, with the introduction of additional bracings.

Our Engineering, Design, and Operations team worked collaboratively, combining their diverse perspectives and expertise, to produce a comprehensive and effective solution that met all requirements of the project. These square hollow sections trusses were designed with the capacity to meet future project needs where there may be a requirement for spans tower to sit on the truss.

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The 308 Exhibition Street project is one of Melbourne’s most iconic projects, comprising of two luxury towers connected by an innovative sky bridge on level 46. Tower 1 is predominantly residential apartments, and Tower 2 will house the first Shangri-La operated hotel in Melbourne.

The 308 Exhibition Street project required our team to create a solution for working on an almost finished building. This presented a unique project as usually large, weighted beams at this height are specifically used during a building demolition – where there is minimal concern for preserving the building’s integrity.

The client needed access to the outside of the building to finish off the GRC panelling. Using our teams’ depth of experience enabled us to design and engineer trusses to fit into the unfinished Level 11, with the scaffolding being built on the trusses.


At Tower 1, there were five engineered heavy-duty trusses, which were fabricated in-house at our facility. Our team designed square hollow round section trusses, which were bolted and fabricated at approximately 15 metres in length.

The trusses varied in width from 1.2 metres to 2.4 metres and in height from 1.5 metres to 1.8 metres. The trusses were engineered, fabricated, and painted at our facility and then transported to site.

Our Engineering, Design, and Operations team worked collaboratively, combining their diverse perspectives and expertise, to produce a comprehensive and effective solution that met all requirements of the project.

We’re reliable, we’re respectful and we take responsibility.

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Mirvac and Melbourne-based PDG entered into an agreement to develop the $333.5m build-to-rent project of 490 residences last year. The project sits alongside the $250 million Queen Victoria Market precinct renewal. Stilcon Scaffolding was engaged to provide the perimeter scaffolding and encapsulation for the structures team and finishing teams to work on.

Our Sales and Design & Engineering team needed to work to some unique requirements. They had to develop a plan that could have the scaffold built from Level 5 of the structure up to Level 10. They also had to carefully determine where to position tie locations which would still allow finish trades to work, while taking into consideration the encapsulation of the scaffold.

The team worked operationally with the Queen Victoria Markets to ensure that the markets could continue to operate as normal with the usual extensive logistics required to manage delivery traffic, visitor traffic and pedestrian traffic. 

The design and engineering of the high-level scaffolding had to take this into consideration as well as ensuring capacity for other trades to work behind the encapsulation.

Our Logistics and Operations team, working in conjunction with the Mirvac team had to develop a schedule to organise cranage and transport of our gear to both the north and south façade. This was required to ensure the logistics of both the delivery and the dismantle flowed smoothly and meet all stakeholders required deadlines.

As Mirvac is a privately owned company it was important that Stilcon Scaffolding understood the importance of safety to their stakeholders. Due to the high risk nature of the project it was important that the stakeholders were satisfied with the safety approach our team had put in place for the design and logistical delivery of working off Level 5.

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Stilcon Scaffolding provided a perimeter scaffolding 25 to 30 metres high with full wrap to create protection while the building was in construction. The team provided survey points to build the scaffold for the one build but two process build where the structures team and the finishing trades could work together. The encapsulation also helped reduce falling hazards.

This project saw the team working on a site of 1.8 hectares and logistically providing 2000 tonnes of scaffolding while needing to work with their cranage and structural team, across three separate apartment builds from the ground to 30 metres high. Our design and engineering team reviewed the architectural of the building and supplied issued for construction drawings. This ensured the client could understand the parameters of the perimeter scaffold and how it met their unique requirements to be able to work in and out at the different levels of the façade of the three buildings. To achieve accuracy and additional safety, Stilcon Scaffolding supplied its own surveying team to pinpoint the scaffold from the grid lines – this ensured the structural team got the safe perimeter scaffold while the finishing trades team were working on a safe scaffold. 

This innovative thinking it lead to a cost effective option for Hacer, as it now had two scaffold purposes within the one set out.

Stilcon Scaffolding executed a safe practice scaffold with encapsulation. Our team brings extensive experience to each project, and it enabled us to create efficiencies and cost savings for this job. These efficiencies then enabled us to complete the project under budget and inside the client’s timeline.

The immense size of this project and many logistical considerations meant the team needed to ensure multiple safety elements were delivered at all stages of the build and dismantle, while working alongside the client’s team on site. It was extremely important that the Operations team where able to meet the clients deadline while ensuring best practice safety behaviours were being enforced, working at such heights.

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Stilcon Scaffolding was engaged to supply 35 metre high scaffold around the circumference of the heritage listed chimney at Hoffman Brickworks so as to enable the inspection of the brickwork. Once this inspection was completed the scaffold enabled the repair and maintenance of the damage and decay caused by age to the brickwork chimney.

The historic 153-year-old Hoffman Brickworks is significant in Brunswick’s history. Built during the 1870s, it was the first modern mechanical brickworks in Australia, and at its peak employed up to 400 men to produce 40 million bricks a year.

The 35-metre-high canter levered scaffold with shade cloth encapsulation, was over a live road in a residential area. To incorporate the elements and specific tasks that the client needed to complete for the restoration project, our team needed to design and engineer the supply of a hoist at 35 metres attached to the scaffold

The Stilcon Scaffolding team worked closely with Moreland City Council and Glenvill to engage the residents and ensure they respected and understood the process and that safety requirements were met.

The Moreland City Council and Glenvill Developments were unable to determine the stability of the chimney until the scaffolding was in place and inspection was able to be carried out. Due to this the agreement with the residents meant the scaffold build had to be completed in a short time schedule before Christmas, so as to alleviate the residents’ concerns regarding the continual decaying of the chimney.

There were a number of logistical elements that caused unique challenges for the team during the scaffold build. Traffic management was required of the pedestrians and residents around the chimney breast as well as vehicles while building the gantry canter levered scaffold over the road.

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