Opal Entrance Canopy Federation University Alfredton Ballarat Victoria
This recently completed project will help you understand the benefits of our 74mm polycarbonate system and shows the versatility of our system for top end residential projects. Everbright E610 Opal panels was used as a translucent opal entrance canopy at the Federation University, Alfredton, Ballarat, Victoria. This development consisted of the following;
1 x translucent opal canopy @ 2.2mtr panel length (free span) x 4mtr, incorporating locking systems LS1. See design loads, which shows you in more detail the different locking systems available. Our panels simply clip together making the installation process very rapid, as our product only requires to be joined every 600mm on site. Installation time for this project was one day and one tradesman were available on site, keeping disruption down to a minimum.
The total area was around 9sqm.
The design brief for this new development was for a modern unique looking translucent system, that would provide a elegant designed feature, providing adequate shelter for all the staff and pupils at the University. Due to the nature of this application the client was looking for a product that was self cleaning and impact resistance. Additionally the selected material was required to have a long life span, superior thermal and acoustic performance characteristics.
The simple supporting structure made the construction process very simple and gave our client the desired effect.
Several other key factors also included a product that had a long life span and superior thermal performance.
The clients requirements made our polycarbonate system an obvious choice for this development and was a surprisingly affordable alternative, due to the minimal structure required. Additionally our system is manufactured in Australia and readily available from stock.
Our polycarbonate system give a seamless and continuous line, with no steel frame work spoiling the visual effect. E610 Integral locking bars hide the aspect of where a panel starts and where it finishes, so it becomes a continuous system giving a uniformed and conformed design feature. Creating an architectural flare, that isn't possible with any other polycarbonate system available on the market. Our system only needs to be secured with washer and screw fixings provided to both the lower and higher end of the panels, all the joints are self sealing once the integral locking bar is fitted. Other systems would necessitate the need for a framed grid work support system across the entire roof.
Everbright E610 polycarbonate panels incorporate as standard detailing an excellent safety factor. All loading criteria are based on 0.75kN/sqm and a 50% safety factor as part of a standard specification detailing.
The construction process with E610 is very simple and is less time consuming to install on site. We can advise that there was a significant cost saving on the structure requirements with our system on this project.
Everbright E610 major advantages at a glance:
- Rapid installation
- Superior free span (see design loads)
- Can be extruded to a maximum 20.5mtr
- Minimal additional structure required with our system
- Strongest translucent material in the world (74mm profile)
- 100% fully trafficable
- Passed the AS1562.3-2006 sand bag test
- Impact resistance
- Intruder resistance
- Cyclone rated
- Superior thermal/ acoustic performance
- Long life span
- Coextruded UV protection layer
- Australian manufactured
- Unique jointing arrangement
- Self cleaning dome shape
- Light weight product
This project is located at Federation University, Alfredton, Ballarat, Victoria
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.