Articles by: CCaillier

Ortech In The Headlines!

We’re very proud to be making the rounds in the media lately. Our studio, The Loft, has appeared in the Harold Sun and on a Current Affair. All to do with affordable and sustainable living. Built with our Durra Panels, which provide excellent acoustic and thermal insulating properties, proven durability, and high impact and fire resistance. It is ideal for wall and ceiling use in commercial, industrial and residential applications.

Durra Panel® is unique. It is environmentally friendly and contains no formaldehyde or additional chemical binders.

Made from wheat and or rice straw fibres, the Durra manufacturing process combines extreme heat and compression in a dry extrusion process to form the solid panel core. A natural polymer in the straw fibre is released during the procedure, and a water based PVA glue is used to encapsulate the finished core with a high strength recycled Kraft paper liner. The result produces zero toxic waste.

View the Article from the Herald Sun HERE

View the special from A Current Affair HERE

RayGen Solar Control Room

Ortech Industries is proud to be working with RayGen Resources on the expansion of their solar tower power technology in central Victoria. With a recent $4.8 million in grant funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, RayGen’s pilot solar PV plant in Newbridge, Victoria is set to grow commercially across Australia and abroad.

From construction to transportation and installation, we’ve worked with RayGen to design a Solar Control Room to meet the needs of the project and allow them a space to work onsite.

New Zealand International Convention Centre

Working together with Fletcher Construction, Durra Panel and Durra Steel Sections form the acoustic roof/ceiling system of the building, providing both internal reverb control and noise isolation in one.

For fast and safe coverage of the buildings envelope, Durra Panel and Durra Steel Sections are installed using our Lifting Frame, where modules of approx. 100m2 are assembled at ground level and crane hoisted on to the structural steel. The Lifting Frame eliminates the need for expensive internal scaffolding, minimising risks associated with working at heights.

This development will create a significant link between the core of Auckland city centre and its western fringe. Mezzanine levels with a panoramic view towards the Upper Waitemata Harbour and across over Ponsonby creates an impressive space Aucklanders and international visitors will use and enjoy.

Queensland State Netball Centre

In the wake of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, a new sports facility is starting to take shape in the Sunshine State. The Queensland State Netball Centre in Nathan’s Sports and Athletic Hub will boast a 5000-seat show court as well as changing rooms and sports medicine facilities for community and elite athletes. The State Netball Centre will also play host to Suncorp Super Netball Team, the Queensland Firebirds.

Working together with Hansen Yuncken and the Queensland State Government, Ortech Industries has supplied both Acoustic Ceiling and Wall Systems for the Stadium, with our Durra Acoustic Pattern Panel providing Impact Resistance, Internal Sound Absorption whilst mitigating Traffic Noise Intrusion from the adjacent Pacific Motorway.

Durra Panel has now been installed in 6 of the 8 National Competition’s Home Stadiums – A testament to the high acoustic performance of Ortech Building Systems.

The Queensland State Netball Centre is set for completion mid-2018.