WA team came on board the BHP Billiton Tower project to remove welding marks from the custom-made glass panels used in the building.
One of the largest commercial buildings in Perth, Western Australia, the new BHP Billiton Office Tower stands 234 metres high and offers a total of 86,000m² of premium quality A-Grade commercial space across 45 levels.
Kevin Will, Construction Manager on the project was impressed with the glass scratch removal work executed by EnduroShield. Many of the glass panels on the 4.5m H x 1.8m W custom-built double glazed units were damaged by grinder sparks during the fabrication of stainless steel finished pylons. The glass panels were severely pitted by welds from the grinders.
A glazier by trade, Mr Will has never known anyone who could remove grinder spark scratches from glass panels.
With just four weeks to go before the handover of the completed building to BHP Billiton, the scratches on the glass in the main lobby had still not been removed. Yuanda Australia, the building company was left with no other option but to change the glass, which would cost them about $240,000. But there wasn’t enough time to ship in the custom made imported glass.
The EnduroShield WA team was brought to the site, and following assessment began the task of removing the welding marks from the glass. Welding marks were removed from 23 large glass panels with the job completed on time, thanks to the EnduroShield WA team working after hours to fit in with the building maintenance schedules.
The glass restoration project was accomplished professionally, quickly and with no mess. Yuanda Australia was able to hand over the office tower to BHP Billiton at the scheduled time.