Translucent walkway link at City Lane, Townsville
This recently completed project will help you understand the benefits of Everbright 74 mm polycarbonate system and showcases its suitability for top end commercial developments.
Everbright E610 Blue was used recently at City Lane, 399-401 Flinders Street, Townsville, QLD. This development was in a severe cyclonic region D, and consisted of the following areas;
1 x Large translucent upper mono pitched roof area at various panel lengths and separated into 3 x roof sections. 1 x smaller translucent amenities roof area @ 1.8mtr panel lengths, with locking systems LS2.1 & LS1. See design loads, which shows you in more detail the different locking systems available. Everbright panels simply clip together making the installation process very rapid, as our product only requires to be joined every 600 mm on site.
The total project area was 190 square meters.
The design brief for this development was for a unique looking translucent system, that would provide a fresh modern appearance maximizing all the natural light available. The client requirements were for a product that was self-cleaning, impact- and cyclone-resistant. Additionally, the selected material was required to have a long lifespan, superior thermal and acoustic performance characteristics
Several other key factors also included a product that was 100% fully trafficable and had superior fire performance characteristics. Everbright product was selected due to the heavy duty nature of our 74 mm polycarbonate panels and its resistance to hazardous fire conditions. Everbright E610 does not ignite, produce flaming droplets or release dangerous smoke emissions in the extreme fire situations.
Another major consideration was for a system that could provide as much natural light as possible for these areas and be ascetically pleasing, without requiring safety mesh, as with other twin wall products on the market. Everbright E610's increased free span capabilities, made our polycarbonate system an excellent choice for this development giving the desired results, as the Everbright system is one of the strongest translucent materials available in the world today. The Everbright E610 system gives a unique visual appearance and minimizes structural requirements making use of all the natural light available. Since less structure is required with our system, less shadow is created, and as such the natural light translucency is at its full potential. Our premiere product enhanced this development with its clean modern look, which now provides a comfortable environment for all the visitors at City Lane, Flinders Street, Townsville, QLD.
The Everbright E610 product has passed the AS4040.3 cyclone test performed at the James Cook University in Townsville QLD, endorsing the Everbright E610 superior panel strength. Our product passed this wind load test AS4040.3, 2385mm double span, test pressure 3.33kPa, design pressure 3.00kPa and 1855 mm double span, test pressure 5.56kPa, design pressure 5.00kPa. Additional AS4040.3 cyclic strength test, where the Everbright product passed at a target design pressure of 7.96kpa, with an ultimate load of 11.49kpa. Concentrated load test AS4040.1, 4380 mm single span.
Everbright polycarbonate system gives a seamless and continuous line, with no steel framework spoiling the visual effect. 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.
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