St John of God Hospital CSSD Expansion – Aluminum Prop Case Study

Client: Kane Constructions
About the Project: St John of God Hospital, Geelong – CSSD Expansion is a $5m – $10m project currently under construction. It has two predominant stages; The new expansion followed by the refurbishment of the existing Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD).

Overview of the project: The new expansion involved the construction of an additional two levels and plant room above. This required the existing structure be back propped strategically to accommodate construction loads which would have otherwise exceeded the design capacity of the as built structure.
Cassaform were engaged to supply lightweight props that suited the design specifications. They also needed to be delivered easily into the basement of the hospital, with consideration of a 2.1m clearance and installed by hand. This was achieved using our adjustable Aluminium Slabprop.
Product used: Cassaform Aluminium Slabprop
About the product: The Slabprop is an aluminium light weight prop which is both sturdy and has exceptional safety characteristics. Its high load capacity makes it suitable for most reshoring and formwork applications and casting of slabs. Advantages include:

  • Lightweight and load capacity performance is cost effective on the jobsite
  • Connection system has safety measures to prevent accidental extraction
  • Simple and easy to install/remove saving time and money
  • Suitable for most project – with four different sizes available

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by Kyle Valadon