Shopping Centre uses Helix Micro-Rebar:
The Broken Hill Plaza Shopping Centre utilised Helix Micro-Rebar for the structural concrete instead of conventional steel reinforcing.
Hutchinson Builders approached Helix to provide alternative designs for the structural concrete elements of this shopping centre. Because of its remote location, construction costs were of a particular concern, especially transporting steel reinforcement and using concrete pumps.
The Helix alternative designs allowed for the concrete to be chuted straight from the agitator trucks, eliminating the need for concrete pumps. The slabs could be completed with a highly burnished finish and were subsequently polished and lacquered.
Helix’s Victorian Agent worked with the concrete supplier, Mawsons, training and certifying their batch plant operators in the adding Helix Micro-Rebar to their concrete mixes.