Tom Flood Grandstand, Bendigo Victoria
This recently completed project will help you understand the benefits of our 74mm polycarbonate system. Everbright E610 Opal was used as a 8 different skylights at the Tom Flood Grandstand at Bendigo in Victoria.
For this new development E610 was used flat, and our panels were set at a 5 degree pitch. E610 free spanned 2.7mtr incorporating Locking System 1 and two intermediate supports where also detailed. Locking system 1 simply means there are 6 polycarbonate locking bars required out of every 6 chambers. See design loads, which shows you in more detail the different locking systems available.
Due to the nature of this new facility, the design brief was for a modern looking system that was uniformed and in keeping with the rest of the Grandstand.
The Everbright E610 system gives a unique visual appearence and minimizes structural requirements making use of all the natural light available.
This made our system a excellent selection for this development.
Another key factor was for a product which has a long life span. Makrolon 1243 is the material used in our polycarbonate roofing system, which is part of the worldwide Bayer Group.
Everbright E610 comes with a manufactures worldwide 10 year warranty and the panels have a life expectancy in excess of 35 years.
The specification also required a system that has superior thermal performance. Opal was the colour selected due to a 65 percent light transmission for visible light and a thermal performance of 1.85W/m"K.
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.
We can advise that there was a cost saving on the structure requirements with our system on this project. Since less structure is required, less shadows are created, and as such the natural light translucency is at it's full potential. Since less structure was required it maximized all the natural light elements, which was of paramount importance on this development.
E610 polycarbonate panels incorporate 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.
As you can see from the images contained in this section, E610 is a very light weight product, that can be easily manoeuvred on site during the installation process. Our 74mm polycarbonate panels are also fully trafficable, which makes a huge difference to construction time, and helps with general service and maintenance.
The construction process with E610 is very simple and is less time consuming to install on site.
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 the Tom Flood Grandstand, Barnard Street, Bendigo, Victoria, Victoria
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.