Project Architect:
Place Laboratory Architects
Location:
Curtin University Perth Western Australia

Translucent Stage Main Cafe Courtyard Upgrade Curtin University Western Australia

4.2mtr free span

This recently completed project will help you understand the benefits of our 74mm polycarbonate system. Everbright E610 Opal was used recently at Curtin University, Perth, WA. This new development incorporated a large Everbright E610 translucent stage and the Everbright panels were set at a 5 degree pitch. The Everbright panels incorporated locking System LS2.2 providing a free span of 4.2mtr. See design loads, which shows you in more detail the different locking systems available. The panels were supplied in complete lengths of 5.2mtr x 7.4mtr wide. Total project sizs 39sqm.

Installation time for this project was one day and there was two tradesmen available on site to do the associated works.

The design brief for this development was for a modern looking translucent product, that could minimize structural requirements and has a long life span. The client's specifications were for a product that was self cleaning, impact resistance and had superior thermal/ acoustic performance characteristics. Another key factor was for a product that was rapid to construct, due to a stringent construction program and could easily be relocated to another part of the University if required.

The Everbright E610's increased free span capabilities, made our polycarbonate system an excellent choice for this project giving the desired effect, as it is one of the strongest translucent materials available in the world today. For developments of this nature Everbright additional benefit, is that in the unlikely event of students climbing on the roof or even falling from a substantial height, our polycarbonate system will not break or the joints separate.

Our premiére product enhanced this development with its clean modern look and now provides a comfortable environment for the University to use all year round. Our 74mm polycarbonate system gives a unique visual appearance and modern uniformed look making use of all the natural light available.
Opal was the colour selected due to a 65% percent light transmission for visible light

The Everbright E610 panels only needs to be joined every 600mm on site this makes the installations process very rapid.

Our polycarbonate system give a seamless and continuous line, with no steel frame work spoiling the visual effect. Everbright E610's 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.

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 construction process 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 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.

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 Curtin University Perth, Western Australia
The project can be viewed should site visits be required and adequate notice is given.

The Installation Visually

  • 4.2mtr free span

    4.2mtr free span

  • Minimal structure

    Minimal structure

  • 500mm overhang

    500mm overhang

  • Rear view

    Rear view