The Palisades Hotel in Sydney’s CBD recently underwent restoration, particularly to the upper floors and a new roof-top restaurant.

The owner and developer, Claudius Wilms, decided to have the timber truss flooring prefabricated off-site due to time and access issues.

Claudius had observed PosiStrut timber truss modules, from MiTek Australia , being used overseas and thought them ideal for this unique challenge. Riverstone Frame & Truss carried out the job as they had many years experience with MiTek PosiStrut timber truss modules and both had developed a strong working relationship on past jobs.

Ian Harlum, Production Manager at Riverstone said that measuring the site accurately was vital, the Palisades is an old building and it couldn’t be assumed that everything was square.

‘Building the modules wasn’t all that difficult – plus, we ensured none were over-sized to avoid unnecessary transport / craning issues. PosiStrut’s unique ‘open-webbed’ design allowed easy access for services, resulting in further time-savings on-site; so Claudius was very happy with the result, Mr Harlum said.