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Since releasing the patented Vortex High Performance Framing System® in 2016, many developers, architects and builders around the globe have come to rely on Studco’s unique solution to movement in buildings. As part of Studco’s relentless drive for improvement and innovation, our research has taken us to many different countries and given us exclusive insights into the issues faced by builders and residents of tall buildings.
Based on this feedback, Studco® is pleased to announce a new addition to the Vortex framing system: the Vortex M122 Premium Stud Isolation Clip is the next step in the evolution of improved amenity of modern apartments and hotels. Some of its key features include:
1. Full width protection of the stud flange.
2. Engineered restraint to accommodate 25mm of vertical deflection and prevent rotation in extreme movement events.
3. Simple ‘go/no-go’ gauge for accurate site-based QA.
4. Hard wearing polymer construction for longevity.
5. Complete isolation of stud and track interface – no metal-on-metal contact.
The new Vortex M122 Premium Stud Isolation Clip from Studco has successfully completed a pilot launch program on real buildings in Australia’s high wind zones and it is now available off the shelf from Studco. The clip is designed to be used in conjunction with the Vortex Segmented Rebate Track and Studco’s steel stud system.
In 2016, Studco identified the need for a better wind and seismic solution to address complaints of creaking in tall buildings. After 7 years of research, engineering and real-world installations, and more than 10,000 finished apartments and suites, Studco continues to be the global lead in anti-creaking solutions for internal framing systems. Studco’s Vortex framing system is NCC-compliant and meets all relevant Australian Standards, as well as being tested for compliance to various international fire rating standards.
Vortex is much more that just a framing system; Studco provides a wholistic engineering design service that covers all aspects of interior framing including walls, ceilings, bulkheads, shelf loads and much, much more. Studco’s products are supported by an in-house team of qualified structural engineers who are passionate about changing construction through innovation.
Learn more about the Vortex High Performance Framing System from Studco or speak to our team about using Vortex on your next project.