Shopfront Structural Design & Certification
KDH Design fabricate and install retail shop fitouts and shop fronts in major shopping centres for retailers such as Just Jeans, Bras n Things, Diva, Honey Birdette. The challenges KDH faced was having to install structurally certified shop front bulkheads and glazing in various existing centres that have different requirements and constraints. The fitouts also needed to completed within a very tight timeframe.
Gamcorp worked collaboratively with KDH designers and the Shop Fitters in developing a standard bulkhead design that could be prefabricated off-site and easily adapted to fit the individual building structure of each shopping centre. The new approach allowed KDH to obtain approval from Centre Management up to 14 days faster than the typical method. Being able to prefabricate the builkhead offsite meant less disruption to other trades completing the shop fit-out and hence reducing the overall construction time. The typical fit-out time has reduced from 4 weeks to 3 weeks.