The client's brief demanded a 56m free span structure to be delivered with quality and economy. The design challenge was resolved thriugh the use of tapered lattice columns and rafters. It was necessary that the roof of the new structure connect to and exactly match an existing building. The complexity of construction, involving the use of reverse cambered rafters. resulted in a match to the existing structure to a tolerance of three percent.
Altex garments factory (EPZ): building under construction,
Athi River, Nairobi, Kenya
Altex garments factory (EPZ): 56m free span over factory floor, Athi River, Nairobi, Kenya