Tuesday, 2 August 2016

NATIONAL HORTICULTURAL & INNOVATION EXPO


2016 NATIONAL HORTICULTURAL & INNOVATION EXPO

As one of Australia’s leading innovative insulated panel installers Retracom recently had the opportunity to exhibit at the 2016 National Horticulture & Innovation Expo held at Gatton University over 2 days – 27th – 28th July 2016.

Retracom was excited to have an exhibit showing the latest in building products, systems and technology to assist our Australian Farmers achieving the perfect controlled environment to grow from seedling to your plate; achieving the quality Australia deserves.

Retracom not only offers new builds but we can also assist with service on pre-existing buildings and extensions.  With our experience and knowledge in the “Food” sector we can assist with the design and construction to the highest of industry standards at a price that our markets can afford.


As this was the inaugural Expo held by Lockyer Valley Growers Inc. Retracom looks forward to the continued growth and success of an event that enables our Agriculture sector to engage in a relaxed environment with their suppliers and gain an understanding into industry developments and innovation that could benefit their individual businesses.


Monday, 1 August 2016

2016 Foodtech Expo

RETRACOM 2016 FOODTECH EXPO

As one of Australia’s leading insulated panel installers Retracom recently had the opportunity to exhibit at the 2016 Foodtech Expo held in the Brisbane Convention Centre.

Our experts were able to engage with many of the hundreds of attendees over the three day event and provide their knowledge and experience in demonstrating why insulated panel is the optimum product for food processing and cold storage facilities. Retracom offers a system with an insulated panel that can offer style, assist in strength and provide the hygienic environment needed for “Food”.  So look for Retracom for all your “Food” processing and storage needs.






Wednesday, 15 June 2016

RETRACOM EXHIBITS AT 2016 SURAT BASIN MINING AND ENERGY EXPO

With the 2016 Surat Basin Mining and Energy Expo commencing Wednesday 15 June 2016 Retracom Group of Companies is once again exhibiting at the annual Toowoomba event.

"2016 represents the sixth year that Retracom has displayed at the event and recognises the importance that events such as this play in the industry and the benefits that it delivers to the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Regions", explained Graeme Partland, Sales Manager.

Toowoomba Manager, Craig Leschke, will be in attendance, along with Graeme, for the duration of the event that concludes on Thursday afternoon, and also includes a number of Industry Briefing events throughout the City.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Mobilising NEXUS TSRC Project Offices

Retracom Hire are mobilising to establish the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) project main office complex at the Mort St and Hermitage Rd interchange for Nexus. These facilities and several other satellite locations will be home to Nexus during the 40 month Design and Construction phase.

The TSRC is a bypass north of Toowoomba which ensures freight can be moved efficiently to and from the Darling Downs and greater Surat Basin region and significantly improves driver safety and community amenity by removing heavy vehicles from the Toowoomba Central Business District.

Acciona Infrastructure Australia and Ferrovial Agroman Australia are in the Nexus CJV for the design and construction of the project. Nexus is a committed to a ‘greater connection’ with the community, local industry and suppliers. Retracom are proud to be associated with the project and assist Nexus in achieving its local content targets. Our Toowoomba branch office at O’Mara Rd Charlton is located immediately adjacent the Warrego Hwy West connection (pictured) and this is where the building modules are being prepared before the short haul to site.


Construction is commencing now with the roadway scheduled to open in 2018.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Steel Frame Modular Building for Dunwich Fire Station

Factory fabrication has started on steel frame modular buildings as part of refurbishment works at Dunwich Fire Station for the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. 

The 4 off 6x3 metre modules will serve as duty offices, sleeping quarters and training facilities. Retracom are supplying to AA Dart & Co who will be installing the buildings on Stradbroke Island.


Retracom has traditionally constructed portable buildings using insulated sand wich panel however since the divestment of our panel manufacturing business to Pearl MiiHomes in 2012 we have diversified into other framing methods.

These alternatives include specialised buildings where fire rated levels (FRL) have been specified. So please feel free to contact us to discuss your customised transportable building requirements and access the advantages of modular construction.


Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Sunshades and Awnings for Commercial Premises at Wacol

Sunshades and Awnings for Commercial Premises at Wacol


Developers, builders, architects and specifiers looking to meet the Section J Energy Efficiency requirements in the Building Code should consider the use of insulated sandwich panel awnings to achieve window shading design requirements. 

This was done on the commercial office premises at 1435 Boundary Rd Wacol to dress up the building and the results can be seen in the accompanying photo. Insulated panel sunshades are also very cost competitive compared to alternatives.

Retracom Contracting was engaged by Multispan to supply and install these sun shades and awnings. Insulated panels come standard in a range of Bluescope colours and are generally finished with powder coated aluminium extrusions. 

Retracom brings quality workmanship and insulated panel expertise to projects established from over 25 years contracting as coldroom builders.  Contact John Thomas or Matt Bourke in our contracting team http://www.retracom.com.au/contracting/contact/  for a supply and install quote on your next commercial property development.

Fire Rated Switchrooms for Flood Resilience Works



Fire Rated Switchrooms for Flood Resilience Works at Urban Utilities Oxley WTP

Retracom Transportable Buildings has just delivered a Fire Rated HV Switchroom to MPA Engineering who are the main electrical subcontractors to Monadelphous as part of flood resilience works at Urban Utilities Oxley Creek WTP (Water Treatment Plant).

The facility suffered $32 million worth of damage in the Brisbane Floods of 2011 and forced part of the plant offline. A range of flood proofing measures are being rolled out including raising electrical equipment, such as switchboards, 30cm higher than the 2011 flood peak. 

Industrial and residential growth in the area also dictated a capacity increase from 53 million to 65 million litres of sewage a day.


The HV switchroom measured 15.5x5.5x3.9m externally and because it was specified with a (2 hour FRL) or 120/120/120 fire rating level the building was constructed using flameguard sandwich panel in combination with various other fire certified elements. The total building tare weight was nearing 22 tons and it will be fitted out insitu with approximately 8-9 tons of switch gear and control equipment by MPA over coming weeks. Retracom had also previously supplied a smaller modular fire rated digestor switchroom. 

Visit our website to find out more about Retracom custom made modular switchrooms: http://www.retracom.com.au/buildings/products/switch-rooms/