The new Royal Adelaide Hospital (newRAH) is a significant project for Rondo, with our Engineering team providing extensive design support and developing innovative system solutions for over two and a half years prior to the commencement of construction. Rondo continued to play a major role throughout the construction of the hospital, supporting site contractor, Brighton Australia, with the design and manufacture of products that meet the projects’ ‘Category 4’ design requirements, which includes specifications for Seismic designs.
Many hours, team work and designs were provided to Builder, Hansen Yuncken Leighton Contractors Joint Venture who selected Rondo’s Seismic Systems, which are a required specification for Hospitals with a ‘Category 4’ design. Rondo produced products specifically for the project including; Rondo Seismic Slotted Deflection Head Track, a special range of Head Jamb Brackets and Angles, plus Seismic Wall and Ceiling Angles, Trims and Brackets.
Brighton Australia currently has approximately 150 employees working onsite, and anticipated having 250-300 workers recruited later that year. Brighton have an active team of supervisors, managers and admin staff who remained on site throughout the entire duration of the project to support and service the daily needs of newRAH, which highlights the sheer size of this project.
Rondo had been working very closely with Brighton Australia from the inception of the project to its 2016 completion date, it highlighted just how relevant and significant Rondo products were to the project's construction. HYLC Joint Venture had forecast that there would be a large supply and demand to be met in regard to ceiling design, after the initial amount of Rondo Ceiling Systems were supplied to the project.
The New Royal Adelaide Hospital had been a driving force behind many customised Rondo Seismic Designs, and for other Hospital developments to incorporate these ‘Category 4’ design requirements. With Rondo having Seismic Solutions for walls and ceilings, the company is well positioned to offer superior support to other projects with seismic requirements.