c. 2020 pitt & sherry

Southern Star Observation Wheel – Independent Design Verification

Melbourne, Australia

pitt&sherry were commissioned to undertake Design Verification and Engineering Certification to help safely, rapidly and cost effectively return this iconic but troubled Melbourne development to service after faults were identified with the original design.

Our role included facilitating the process of lifting the Prohibition Notice placed by WorkSafe Victoria as well as filing an application for the Registration of Altered Plant Design that will be required to recommence the regular operation of the Southern Star Observation Wheel (SSOW).

Sufficient analysis by means of Finite Element Analysis and conventional computation was undertaken to be able to attest to the competence of the whole of the Main Part as built to AS3533 Part 1 1997 Class 3.

A statement was provided detailing the extent of the work of analysis as undertaken and an opinion as to the compliance of the structure designed (as built) to the Code and good engineering Practices, including an overview of the results of fatigue analysis considering that the Specified Fatigue Life of the structure is to reach or exceed 47 years.

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