Out with the old and in with the new! A complete factory roof replacement of 1,000m2 was completed in just 7 days!
The existing roof was heavily deteriorated due to the corrosive manufacturing environment inside, making it unsafe to walk on and a challenge to replace without lengthy shut-down periods for the company. Ortech has developed a new ‘Demolition frame’ which allowed safe, trafficable access around its perimeter for tradesmen to prepare each module for removal.
The new Ortech modules were pre-assembled and stacked at ground level, with roof decking already fixed, ready for crane hoisting with the Durra Lifting Frame.
While also providing fast and safe installation, the Ortech ceiling system was an obvious solution to protecting the steel work from the factory’s corrosive environment.
What an incredible ceiling! Crown Roofing WA has just finished up with Trinity College Chapel in Western Australia. The roof and ceiling was completed in just 15 days which is a testament to our Ortech Ceiling System. The large size, self supporting and walkable load bearing capacity of Durra Panel, makes for a safe, rapid and economical installation.
What’s even more interesting, is that the original ceiling that’s been replaced, was actually old Durra boards installed in 1964!
What an amazing 2018 it was! One of our busiest years yet with some export and major domestic projects. We finished the year off with our final lift for the Auckland Convention Centre, a landmark project for us in New Zealand.
We’ve got big things happening in 2019. We’ll continue to work on a large factory in Indonesia, which will have over 40,000M2 of our walkeable ceiling on site. Our small home design & build programme is rapidly expanding and a display village is growing at our site in Bendigo.
We hope everyone is as excited for 2019 as we are!
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.
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.
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”.
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.