GOLD COAST UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, QLD
Contractor: Superior Group, NWCI Pty Ltd, Mewcastle Pty,Ltd. TAF Group
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Project Value: $1.76 billion
Incorporating state-of-the -art design, the Queensland Government’s vision is to deliver health facilities like no other that will cater for the huge population growth in South East Queensland. Gold Coast University Hospital will be well-equipped with the latest technology to assist staff in offering the highest grade of care and comfort to all patients.
Superior Group, NWCI Pty Ltd, Mewcastle Pty Ltd and TAF Group construction are four of the largest construction teams working alongside Rondo to create a highly designed, top of the line health facility.
To date, 150,000 lineal metres of Rondo’s Steel Stud Drywall Framing System has been used on this project which included Rondo’s newly launched MAXItrack®, the Slotted Deflection Head Track. MAXItrack® has slots in the flange spaced at 30mm centres, enabling studs to be secured to the track on both sides, and removing the necessity of a nogging track installed 100mm down from the head – ensuring increased head track structural capacity and a reduction of time spent on site.
In addition, Rondo is continuing to supply the hospital with our Shaftwall One-Way Erect System, KEY-LOCK® Concealed Suspended Ceiling System, PANTHER® Access Panels, EXANGLE® Plastering Beads and DUO® Exposed Grid Ceiling System.
Rondo was heavily involved in the early design stages, working with GCUH Architecture for partition details to accommodate all loading from grab rails, shelve loads, isolation rooms and lead lined walls. This new facility is comprised of seven main buildings with a total floor space of around 170,000m2, in contrast to the current 54,000m2 of floor space, seeing the university hospital tripling in size and was opened in December 2012.
Being heavily involved in large Hospital developments, such as the Gold Coast University Hospital reinforces Rondo’s position in being able to provide the very best technical expertise and service support, particularly in these types of building projects.
Rondo products used on this project
KEY-LOCK® Suspended Ceiling System
Our most popular and superior ceiling system. Available in suspended applications, it produces a high-quality structure that has the ability to hold multiple layers of board, can be used in both fire-rated and non-fire-rated environments, as well as being suitable for acoustic, bulkhead and seismic designs.
MAXIframe® External Wall Framing System
This external wall framing system offers a cost-effective solution for light-weight steel framing when compared to traditional external wall construction methods.
DUO® Exposed Grid Ceiling System
Expertly engineered for fast assembly on site, Cross Tees positively lock into each other through the Main Tee to create a sturdy exposed grid ceiling system. Seismic Designs that have been fully tested to meet code requirements are available.