Pump House plays key supporting role in Malta’s SkyParks Business Centre construction with FLEXI frame roof supports
The project was overseen by MA&A Services Ltd who appointed Zarb Installations as a subcontractor to supply and install the air conditioning roof support systems.
The team had to ensure that the units were located over adequate load bearing roof supports and all of the 100+ frames were assembled in situ. The engineer specified that each frame would be located in line and levelled with laser lights to ensure accurate positioning.
Zarb used the FLEXI frames designed for condensers, VRF and air handling units launched by Pump House back in 2009.
The assessment process conducted by BREEAM will lead to SkyParks becoming Malta’s first grade A office park.
The project specification issued to MA&A Services Ltd was to ensure that all these amenities would be controlled from the VRV outdoor units. The 140 outdoor units chosen were all Daikin to provide heat, ventilation and air conditioning throughout the seven floors of the building.
In keeping with the building’s environmental performance a significant decision by MA&A Services Ltd & Zarb installations was the selection of suitable roof mounting equipment.
The VRV units were arrangement in eight runs with the longest run consisting of 1 x BASE-Frame and 15 x EXTENDER-Frames.
FLEXI frame has a weight load rating of 500kg and has been overload tested up to 5 tonnes.
Josef is the Managing Director of Zarb Installations, said: “Having previously used the Pump House Flexi Frames, I understood how the modular design worked which makes them very easy and quick to erect.
“Our decision was simple – this build could have taken the team at least five days using.”