Category: Education

Acoustic Conference 2018

What an incredible week it’s been attending and presenting at the Acoustics 2018 Adelaide, the annual conference of the Australian Acoustical Society.

With its theme of “Hear To Listen”, Acoustics 2018 Adelaide included plenary sessions addressing the impact of science and technology on acoustics and amenity, whether it be internal spaces, environmental, or latest areas including acoustic pattern classification. Other major streams will address Airport/Road/Railway noise, standards and guidelines, including those from EPA’s, Underwater Acoustics/Marine Bioacoustics, and Vibration.

Durra Panels have a tried and proven track record for low frequency noise control. Durra Building Systems can be designed to meet your specific acoustic needs; noise reduction and reverberation control, which makes Durra systems ideal choices for airports, hotels, arenas and theatres, just to name a few. Durra Panel is the labour saving alternative to expensive multilayer plasterboard ceiling and wall systems. Compress your build time and save money with Durra Panel.



Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

We’re in the early stages of a new project at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, part of the University of Melbourne.

A small project but completely custom based on the requirements of our client and the existing building. Versatile in application, Durra Steel Sections are available according to span and general project requirements and are suited to level, curved or raking roof designs.

Stay tuned for some progress pics!

Fire Show!

Another impressive fire test for clients from New Zealand. Our Durra Panels have a one hour fire rating, and are a unique, naturally fire resistant product that releases no dangerous toxic chemicals, no flaming droplets combined with a low smoke density index. The carbonising action of the straw core when exposed to flame retards fire penetration of the panel.

The responsibility of ensuring environmentally sustainable design rests with us all. Every inch of Durra Panel is 100% natural and recyclable. The Durra manufacturing process combines heat and pressure to form a solid panel core. No chemical binders are needed as a natural polymer in the straw fibre is released during this process and acts as a binding agent. As a result, Durra generates no toxic waste. Durra Panel is an innovative building material that meets the needs for today’s ‘green’ construction industry.



Marist College Bendigo Stage 2

At Marist College Bendigo, A new multipurpose sports facility is now under construction that will serve both the new school precinct and the local area as a whole.

The new sports facility will feature Durra Panel Acoustic Pattern in the roof/ceiling system. A high impact resistant ceiling panel that provides both echo control and noise isolation in one. Available in most Dulux colours, the Durra Steel Sections were also supplied with a powder coat paint finish to match.

The 850m2 of Ortech acoustic roof and ceiling system was installed using the Durra Lifting Frame, a fast and safe method of construction. Large modules of Durra Panel and Durra Steel Sections were assembled on ground and stacked on top of each other to save space on site in preparation for lifting. The modules are then crane hoisted using the Lifting Frame and bolted on to the structure. Once complete, Durra Panel provides a safe trafficable work platform to enhance the roof installation process, no safety mesh or roof raisers required.