Following on from our supply of materials for the Western Grandstand project, completed in 2010, Rondo have been supplying all the materials for the external facade and internal walls and partitioning for the new southern and eastern stands.
For the external facade, contractor Cladding and Roofing have been using Rondo’s Top Hats and externally designed KEY-LOCK® Concealed Ceiling System. The interior fitout contractors, Laser Linings and Expoconti, have been using a number of Rondo products including 64mm, 92mm and 150mm Stud; QUIET STUD® Acoustic Wall System in the corporate facilities areas; and KEY-LOCK® Concealed Ceiling System, DUO® Exposed Grid Ceiling System and EXANGLE® Drywall Beads throughout. A fourth contractor, F&V Ceilings, used Rondo products for the media boxes on both western and southern grandstands.
“The works in the southern and eastern stands commenced in 2011. The time schedule has been tight, with many deadlines required for completion, such as getting the base oval functional for the Ashes test late in 2013,” said Rondo SA State Manager, Ivar Spanovskis.
“The project has been extremely challenging for all involved.”
Rondo’s combination of innovative high-quality products, efficient supply, expert technical advice and experience in demanding projects enabled the facade and fitout teams to deliver excellent results and meet all the required milestones in a timely manner.
A specific design was engineered by Rondo for the external wall applications, which resolved the challenges posed by crowd impact on walls. Other complexities included the acoustic requirements for the media boxes on both stands and for the corporate areas, and also requirements for the project’s fire-rated walls.
An unswerving dedication to quality and total compliance with all applicable standards is a core company value, with a Quality Management System certification from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance to ISO 9001 held since 1993. This gives their customers – and up to 50,000 fans at Adelaide Oval – complete peace of mind that what Rondo products build will have a very long innings indeed.