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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.”
Roofing Contractor: Q-Clad