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  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. 

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