This report provides an assessment of the structural adequacy of the existing roof structure at 40-46 West Thebarton Road, Thebarton SA 5031, to support the installation of photovoltaic (PV) panels.
The assessment focuses on the capacity of the purlins and the recommended fixings for securing the PV panels in accordance with industry standards.
Scope of Assessment
The assessment covers the structural integrity assessment of the roof structure, the fixings used to attach the array frame to the structure, and the array frame itself.
The client proposed to install solar panels on the large roof of their building in Thebarton SA. The project was initiated to utilise power from the renewable energy sources.
Adelaide Structural Engineers conducted a detailed structural engineering analysis and design check of the structural elements for the proposed installation confirming the structural adequacy of the building considering the loads from the solar panel and wind loads on the roof.
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