Darling Harbour Live -"Tomorrow's Sydney"


Sydney will soon welcome the new world class intergrated Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Facilities at Darling Harbour. Currently under construction, the fast paced project will include an ultramodern entertainment theatre, a premier convention/exhibition centre and Australias largest, most spectacular Ballroom featuring 270 degree harbour views.

With a critical project timeline and need for a high performance acoustic roof system, Durra Panel and Durra Steel Sections were selected to cover each of the building envelopes to control break-out noise and noise intrusion. A simple dual-layered panelised system was assembled in large modules safely on the ground. Once complete, the module are being crane hoisted using the Durra Lifting Frame and placed onto the roof structure, ensuring fast coverage while minimising risks associated with working at heights.

It’s a privilege to be involved in one of the biggest projects in Australia, we all look forward to what will be a great public space for entertainment. Doors scheduled to open December 2016.

Click on the link below to view the Darling Harbour Live Flythrough


Brisbane RNA Showgrounds Redevelopment

 RNA Showground Durra Panel Lift

Brisbane RNA Showgrounds Redevelopment

The new Industrial Pavilion forms part of the $3 billion master planned redevelopment of the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane. The project is staged over 15 years. Stage one began in April 2011 with major works to the Industrial Pavilion transforming it into a convention and exhibition centre.

Acoustic Roof/Ceiling System

•Durra 250 I Beam Purlins – Powdercoat Paint Finish

•Durra Panel S50 – Acoustic Pattern – Luxoltex Fine Finish


Builder: Bovis Lend Lease

Architect: Cox Rayner

Acoustic Consultant: Norman Disney Young

Installer: Q Clad

Emmaus College

The central stadium area which takes up the bulk of the building will have two full size basketball/netball courts and line marking for volleyball and badminton. A large tiered seating area can be used to watch sporting activities or for house assemblies. A permanent recessed stage will be utilised for whole school events such as Masses, assemblies and other presentations.


Acoustic Roof/Ceiling System

Durra 250/300 I Beam Purlins

Durra Panel S50 – Acoustic Pattern

Durra Panel S50 – Clad 1 Face 4.5mm Cement Sheet


Builder: ADCO

Installer: DMac Roofing

Architect: Paul Archibald Architects



Geelong Library and Heritage Centre Development


The new Geelong Library and Heritage Centre Development in Victoria is progressing well and due for completion in late 2015.

The unique nine storey facility has been developed by Melbourne based architects, ARM who are well recognised for their Internationally renowned design work. After a successful outcome with ARM’s Perth Arena, Ortech Industries were excited to again be involved with their new iconic project in Geelong.

Ortech Durra Panel, Soundsorb finish has been combined with Durra Steel Sections to form a high performance acoustic envelope throughout the dome roof design. Durra Panel Soundsorb finish was specified for internal reverberation control and insulation from the helicopter flight path above.

The new library is expected to reach one million visits per annum within five years of operation. It will definitely be a fantastic addition to its neighbouring facilities, including Geelong Gallery, Geelong Performing Arts Centre and Johnstone Park.

Architect: ARM
Builder: Kane Constructions
Civil & Structural Engineer: IrwinConsult
Acoustic Engineer: Vipac Engineers & Scientists



Eastern Recreation Precinct

Construction activities are progressing for the indoor sports stadium component of a new sports and recreation centre in Wantirna South. The 27-hectare site adjacent to EastLink will become a new home for the State Basketball Centre and Knox regional soccer centre.


Acoustic Wall System:

Durra Panel S50 – Acoustic Pattern – Luxoltex Fine Finish

Durra Panel S50 – Luxoltex Fine Finish

Durra Aluminium Cover Straps – Natural Anodised


Builder:    Devco

Installer:  Rising Star Interiors

Architect:  Mantric Architecture

Acoustic Consultant:  Acoustic Consulting Australia



Greenfield Manufacturing Plant, South Korea

A new state of the art greenfield manufacturing plant is currently under construction in South Korea. The Durra Walkable Ceiling is used throughout the entire ceiling area of the facility (22,000m2) The Durra Walkable Ceiling Panel is FM (Factory Mutual) Approved as a class 1 fire resistant product. The combination of; high strength, long term reliability, impact and fire resistance made Durra Panel the right choice for the project.


Durra Walkable Ceiling System:

Durra Duplex Main Runners

Durra Cross Tee Runners

Durra Panel S50 – Clad 1 face 4.5mm Cement Sheet