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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.

‘The Loft’ is Available for Viewing!

‘The Loft’, has found its new home in Port Melbourne!

To schedule a private viewing or for further information, contact the team at Nestd #0402 315 791

Nestd is a social enterprise arm of Kids Under Cover, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preventing youth homelessness. 100% of the profit from every Nestd home sold, is directed back into Kids Under Cover’s charitable work. We’ve been supporting Kids Under Cover since 1998 and love getting involved in the work they do.

‘The Loft’ Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2018

Something BIG is on its way to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show…

Designed by the award-winning minds at NH Architecture, our 2018 Kids Under Cover Display Studio, aptly named “The Loft” brings a fresh, contemporary take on our modular building systems.

The MIFGS has become a key date on the Ortech Calendar since our association with KUC began, and after months of collaboration and plenty of man hours, our most exciting 6 star BCA compliant display studio to date is in its last stages of completion.

With all tests and checks completed, “The Loft” has undergone the final touches before gates open to the public on Wednesday.

The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show will run from the 21st to the 25th of March at the Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens.

 

Melbourne Exhibition Centre Expansion

Ortech is proud to once again be involved with the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre during the final stage of their multi-million dollar expansion.

Located in the heart of South Wharf, the expansion is set to be finished mid-2018, and will see Melbourne set the benchmark for exhibition spaces nationwide.

Given it’s close proximity to major roads as well as requiring high performance acoustics within the convention areas, Durra Panel was a natural choice to help mitigate break-out noise and provide Acoustic Absorption within the ceiling envelope.

Combined with our Durra lifting frame and the fact Durra Panel is trafficable once installed, installation across the structure was practical, efficient and above all, safe.

Working closely with Probuild, the expansion has been a massive undertaking, with MCEC stating on their website: “Over 16,000 square meters of roofing panels are being erected over the new exhibition space – enough to cover 100 hockey rinks”.

 

 

 

Life Church New Zealand

Ortech is proud to celebrate another successful export of our Durra Building Systems – this time bound for Auckland, New Zealand – to cap off what was a busy year of large-scale production.

With a 1,750 seat auditorium among many other exciting features of Life NZ’s relocation to their new Central Campus, Acoustic Performance was highlighted as a priority considering the church’s close proximity to residencies and major roadways. Durra Panel provides a natural solution given its ability to mitigate break-out noise to the surrounding neighbourhood.

8 Containers have been sent over with the project set to be finished in early 2019.

 

Durra Acoustic Ceiling Featured on ‘Build It Bigger’

The Durra Acoustic Ceiling comprising of Durra Panel and Durra Steel Sections as featured on Discovery Channel’s Build it Bigger in a recently aired episode.

‘Drought Proofing Australia’ is based around the Victorian Desalination Plant, it delves into the construction of one of the largest Desalination Plants in the world.

“The reverse osmosis building is not only the largest of the 29 structures on-site – it’s also the largest industrial facility ever designed to be virtually invisible to passersby. The enormous 6-acre roof will be topped with 100,000 native plants growing on a high-tech foam membrane system. The vegetation will preserve views by mimicking a gently sloping hill; but this design isn’t just to make the plant look pretty. It brings the added benefits of sound dampening and protection from corrosive salt air.”

The Durra Acoustic Ceiling was successfully installed over the entire roof area of the Reverse Ozmosis Building using the Durra Lifting Frame.

The right choice for:

  • Enhanced Site Safety
  • Rapid Installation
  • Highly Impact Resistant Finishes
  • Superior Reliable Acoustic Performance

 

 

 

 

Star City – Multi Use Entertainment Facility

Construction is well underway for the new Multi Use Entertainment Facility at Sydney’s Star City Casino.

The new ‘MUEF’ will accommodate up to 4000 people and be used for concerts, live telecasts, cinema and fashion parades.

Due to high density residential living surrounding the new facility, very strict noise parameters have been set for the project.

The Durra Acoustic Roof/Ceiling System has been chosen for its superior noise transmission loss performance.

The Durra Acoustic Roof/Ceiling System will be pre-assembled on a ground based jig and then crane hoisted into position using the Durra Lifting Frame.

 

Acoustic Roof/Ceiling System

Bottom Layer

•Durra 400 I Beam Purlins

•Durra Panel S50 – Plain

Top Layer

•Durra 80 Duplex Beam Purlins

•Durra Panel S50 – Plain

 

Builder: Brookfield Multiplex

Installer: Sydney Projects/Brookfield Multiplex

Architect: Fitzpatrick & Partners

Acoustic Consultant: Acoustic Logic