Crane Foundation - Cascade, Brisbane


Commercial & Industrial Property Pty Ltd


CostineRoe Consulting


Casecade, Brisbane, Queensland

Products Used

Platipus Earth Anchoring System – Permanent Foundation

CostinRoe designed a jib crane baseplate and footing incorporating 4no. Platipus B6 Anchor Systems. 200mm diameter core holes were initially drilled into a 300mm thick concrete slab to facilitate mechanically driving the Platipus B6 Anchor Systems to depths of 2.5m.

Working Load requirements of each anchor system was 85kN with each anchor system being on-site Proof Load tested to 100kN.

The Platipus Earth Anchoring System was chosen as the preferred solution to stabilise and provide a holding down force to the 1.5 ton jib crane arrangement for the following main

Features & Benefits:

  • ‘Buildability’ & ease of installation – all anchor systems were installed and tested within an 8 hour working window.
  • The Platipus anchor system and installation equipment was available from Cirtex Australia who provided full technical advice and on-site support.
  • Overall cost savings over traditional solutions – reduced concrete foundation requirement 

Products used in this Project


Platipus® – Civil Anchor Systems

Platipus percussion driven mechanical anchors are a unique, modern and versatile device that can be rapidly deployed in most displaceable ground conditions.