In an innovative move, Argonaut proposed removing the drainage trays from the original scope. This not only reduced costs for the client, but also allowed Argonaut to apply its expertise and experience to designing and installing bespoke interlocking anodized aluminium soffits that offer far superior performance. These soffits drain into a curved Sika trocal factory-formed gutter, with curved PPC aluminium flashing. The soffits also have a perforated sealed vent detail for simple and secure connection to the extract ducts.
Argonaut also provided a full plant-room detail, including structural insulated panels (SIPs) with a curved and faceted louver system, plus PPC aluminium louvered doors and curved PPC aluminium copings.
Creating a bespoke drainage system with limited space to work in meant fabricating several full-size mock-ups, both at Argonaut’s premises and on site. This ensured we could refine every precise detail before installation, and ensure efficient use of site space and time. Argonaut’s initial aim was to complete a floor every two weeks, but our eye for innovation made it possible to complete a floor every four to five days. Completing the task well within allocated timelines and with no snags, Argonaut won additional contracts from the client.