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 Read all about Studco's project profiles and our work in the commerical and residential industries

Library at the Dock

Library at the Dock has just been awarded Australia’s first 6 star green star rating for a public building. This amazing addition is a centre point for the Docklands neighbourhood, providing a place for culture, community interaction and learning.

The Library at the Dock community centre is three stories high and 55.3 metres long by 18.1 metres wide with waterfront views.


The Studco external steel stud wall system and the Studco top hat system was used extensively on this project to offer an engineered solution to support
the unique recycled timber facade.


Studco strives to align with likeminded companies and projects, so to be a part of a development that is setting new environmental benchmarks is a great success.

 

Studco Building Systems: Library at the Dock

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UTS delivers world-leading campus and facilities

Located at one of Sydney’s busiest intersections on Broadway, the new building has transformed the local precinct - providing a new dramatic gateway to the UTS City Campus and downtown Sydney.

University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) unveiled its new Engineering and Information Technology Building. The single largest facility to be constructed under UTS’s $1 billion City Campus Master Plan.

Rising 13 storeys above the ground, the new building aims to bring new spaces to life to support both informal and formal learning experiences, providing a vibrant environment where students and staff collaborate and engage.

Fast Stud supplied Studco products to contractor Austem Interiors. Studco products used included Stud and Track, Flexi Track and Concealed Ceiling Systems.

The decision to engage Studco and Fast Stud for this project was due to the level of service provided and being able to give a quick solution to a challenging application. The main wall in the foyer entrance was curved on a multiple axis. Studco’s Engineering team created a specification that was quite intricate. Studco in-conjunction with Fast Stud collaborated extensively to provide Austem Interiors with a design that suited all parties including the architect, builder and contractor.

 

Studco Building Systems: Education 

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Margaret Court Arena serves up a challenge for Studco

Studco’s involvement in the major redevelopment of the Margaret Court Arena helps give the Australian Open its third retractable roof tennis court at the Melbourne Park complex.

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As part of the $700 million redevelopment of the Melbourne and Olympic Parks events precinct, the Margaret Court Arena has undergone a significant transformation including the erection of a 9 metre high acoustic perimeter wall and the installation of the fastest operable roof in the world which will allow the stadium to operate in all weather environments.

The project presented some of the most complex challenges ever seen by Studco: extreme roof deflection in two directions, rigorous acoustic performance, enormous free-spanning wall heights intersecting with a multi-faceted roof structure, and punishing wind pressures. To complicate matters further, the 2014 Australian Open was held at the site halfway through the two year build program.

Overcoming these formidable obstacles was achieved using a collaborative approach under the direction of builder Lend Lease and the use of innovative technologies including Studco’s real-time 3D CAD modelling and computer-based acoustic simulations. Routine weekly inspections then followed up to ensure correct installation and design compliance.

Thousands of custom-rolled 150mm steel studs were used in a chase wall configuration in conjunction with
Resilmount M24R chase wall resilient brackets to create the main wall structure around the stadium. The wall was then lined with USG Boral Fibrerock and Multistop lining boards along with a variety of different feature panelling components.

This design achieved significant cost savings from the original design, made on-site handling of materials easier and improved overall build efficiencies. It also removed the need for many heavy, fabricated structural steel sections using innovative combinations of Studco’s lightweight steel sections.

Studco’s involvement in the Margaret Court Arena project continues the long term association Studco has with Major Projects Victoria including the Melbourne Markets in Epping, Hamer Hall Redevelopment, AgriBio Centre at Latrobe University, the Melbourne Recital Centre and The Australian Synchrotron.

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EZYJamb used in Avenue Apartments

As Australia’s apartment building boom continues along its unprecedented climb, EZYJamb increases to become the door jamb of choice for apartments because of its simplicity and looks.

EZYJamb installations are at a record high in both high-rise and low-rise developments throughout Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. The rising popularity of EZYJamb’s new concealed hinge door jamb is helping to feed the insatiable appetite of Australia’s architects for the ultimate flush finish, clean line living space.

To compliment these square-set interior designs, architects are demanding the other innovative products from the Ezy finishing suite including EZYPelmet, EZYReveal and EZYCap products.

The recently completed Avenue Apartments in inner-city South Yarra, Victoria, is a stunning example of modern, meticulously designed interiors that use the benefits of EZYJamb’s architrave-free look and subtle lines to maximum effect for all internal hinged door and cavity sliding doors.
(Images supplied courtesy of Fridcorp.)

Studco Building Systems: Residential

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