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.
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.
Margaret Court Arena has taken a step forward with a major redevelopment well under way with one of the new features, a fully enclosed Arena with a retractable roof.
Ortech Industries have been working with the design team on an Acoustic roof system that will accompany the pleated roof design. The Australian Made Durra Roof System provides an acoustic envelope to contain noise within the arena and keep rain noise out.
During construction, a safe and fast assembly of the Ortech system will be completed in modules on the ground. It is then craned into position and fixed onto the structure, providing a safe trafficable ceiling that allows for other trades to follow through below.
Ortech have a long track record for providing exceptional acoustic control in landmark sports and entertainment precincts Australia wide. We all look forward to a successful outcome for the home of the Australian Open.
The largest sound stage in the southern hemisphere is now near completion on the Gold Coast. The aptly named “super stage” will be the latest addition to the studio lot with a foot print of approximately 4,500m2.
To compress the build time, our new generation Lifting Frame was used to install 4,500m2 of acoustic Durra Panel and Durra Steel Sections in 7 days, including the metal deck roof sheeting.
A guide for the on-site installation logistics are as follows:
1. A team of twelve tradesmen were used on-site to assemble and install the Durra Panel, Durra Steel Sections and metal deck roofing (metal deck fixed to the top flange of Durra Steel Sections).
2. Over a period of 7 days , 40 No. panelised modules of Durra Panel and Durra Steel Sections were assembled on ground and crane hoisted onto the structure including installation of the metal deck roofing . Roof height was approximately 25+M above ground level.
3. Each panelised lift was 114M2 in area, nominal 4,000 kg per lift.
4. It took 7 days to complete the works.
5. There were generally between 6-8 lifts of 114M2 per day.
6. Penetrations for the smoke vents were formed into the lift module on ground prior to crane hoisting.
Durra Walkable Ceiling Panel Point Load Testing – Two Tonnes
Long term safety and reliability are key criteria when choosing a Walkable Ceiling for your project. Ortech’s Managing Director Derek Layfield is pleased to sign off on the latest development in Durra Walkable Ceiling Panels.
Ortech Industries are market leaders in the manufacture of Walkable Ceiling Systems for over 40 years.
The test video above shows the New High Performance Durra Walkable Ceiling Panel undergoing extreme point load safety testing. The Durra Walkable Ceiling Panel (metal faced) sustained a point load of over 2 Tonnes for 2 minutes, with no sign of catastrophic failure. As you can also see from the test video above, once the point load is removed, the panels unique inbuilt memory returns and continues to provide significant load bearing support.
The New Durra Walkable Ceiling Panel is FM (Factory Mutual) Approved as a class 1 fire resistant product. The combination of; high strength, long term reliability, impact and fire resistance makes Durra Panel the safest choice for your Walkable Ceiling project.
If you are interested in more information, please click(still to be added) here for the walkable ceilings booklet and for full test result results please contact your Ortech representative.
The last container doors have closed for a large walkable ceiling project in Bologna, Italy. The high end clean room manufacturing facility required over 40,000m2 of our trafficable ceiling system, equivalent in size to a roof over the MCG.
For the past 4 months our Bendigo manufacturing facility has neatly packed over 60 40’ shipping containers of Durra Panel and Durra Steel Sections. Overall a staggering 1,000 tonnes of locally sourced straw fiber and 350 Tonnes of Australian made steel. Jeff Bothe – Workforce and Industry Development Manager from Bendigo City Council came by to congratulate our Factory manager, Jamie Townsend on a great effort.
Sydney will soon welcome the new world class intergrated Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Facilities at Darling Harbour. Currently under construction, the fast paced project will include an ultramodern entertainment theatre, a premier convention/exhibition centre and Australias largest, most spectacular Ballroom featuring 270 degree harbour views.
With a critical project timeline and need for a high performance acoustic roof system, Durra Panel and Durra Steel Sections were selected to cover each of the building envelopes to control break-out noise and noise intrusion. A simple dual-layered panelised system was assembled in large modules safely on the ground. Once complete, the module are being crane hoisted using the Durra Lifting Frame and placed onto the roof structure, ensuring fast coverage while minimising risks associated with working at heights.
It’s a privilege to be involved in one of the biggest projects in Australia, we all look forward to what will be a great public space for entertainment. Doors scheduled to open December 2016.
Click on the link below to view the Darling Harbour Live Flythrough
Laing O’Rourke’s Northern Water Treatment Plant – Wandoan QLD, has been named the Industrial Water Project of the Year at the 2016 Global Water Awards. “The application of DfMA methodology (Design for Manufacture and Assembly) resulted in a significant reduction in site hours, improved productivity and quality with a material reduction in safety risk, when compared with a traditional ‘stick built’ approach.”
To construct the acoustic roof and walls of the treatment plant, Durra Panel, Durra Steel Sections (roof purlins and wall girts) and metal cladding were assembled on ground into large modules (9m wide x 16m long) and then crane hoisted into position using the Durra Lifting Frame. The 5000m2 building envelope including the acoustic lining was completed in less than three weeks. “Laing O’Rourke delivered a high quality product that received praise from the client on a number of fronts, including seven separate safety awards.”