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Located at the 567 Collins Street building in Melbourne, leading Australian Infrastructure company; Jemena was looking for a transformative, sustainable work environment for their current and future workplace. 

"We are honoured that we were involved in something so widely recognized, and would like to congratulate Newstruct and the rest of the parties involved in this great award-winning project."

This 15,000m2 fit-out project required construction across seven floors. Coordinated by Newstruct’s full time on site project manager and three site foremen, this seven-month contract required all parties to operate in an efficient manner in order to successfully complete this large scale, time sensitive project.

The construction demand for this project included a range of complex ceilings, walls and partition finishes including doors. It required a substantial use of external curved corners to encompass all the ceilings and partitions. The superstar of this project was an interconnecting staircase that had curved lines at every bend, and a two-tier bulkhead for an uninterrupted strip of light that followed the curves for six levels of the building.

When it came time to installing the light strip, the builders had concerns that it would be too heavy for the ceiling to hold. Looking for a reliable solution Newstruct and Melbourne Building Supplies sort out the expertise of Studco’s Technical Team. Known for their solution based approach they engineered a secure and cost-effective solution to ensure the concealed ceiling system could hold the 400kg light structure without a problem. This quick and reliable service gave Newstruct confidence that the lights would meet all requirements of the Building Code of Australia and be constructed in a timely manner.

Loyal Distributor of Studco Building Products; Melbourne Building Supplies (MBS) supplied Studco stud and track, suspended ceilings, and EZY Reveals to the Jemena interior refurbishment. Speaking with MBS Sales Manager Daniel Wearne about this project, he mentioned that keeping up with the demand for Studco products in the Jemena Office was something that took careful planning and understanding of the project. To combat this, MBS frequently communicated with both Newstruct and Studco to meet delivery requirements for the project. The open communication partnership with Studco ensured they could predict the next order and have it waiting when it was needed for MBS to pick up.

MBS supplied over 7,000 lengths of Steel and always had stock set aside for them in Studco’s built for purpose National Manufacturing and Warehousing Facility. Newstruct could rely on the quality and versatility of Studco materials to create a durable and long-lasting support for the complex wall and ceiling construction.

Once the Jemena offices were completed, as well as being a crowd favourite Newstruct was pleased to be presented with the AWCI ANZ 2016 award for a Non-Residential project over $500K. Studco Commercial Sales Manager Nigel Grimshaw mentions “We are honoured that we were involved in something so widely recognized, and would like to congratulate Newstruct and the rest of the parties involved in this great award-winning project”.

Studco pride themselves on being a steel solutions partner to the commercial construction sector, they believe that their customers are not only buying a product but a start to finish service which includes value engineering, expertise across all levels of the business and a fast and versatile approach to steel framing, sound isolation and flush finish architectural finishings.

Architect:

Woods Bagot

Distributer:

Melbourne Building Supplies

Contractor:

Newstruct

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Studco is a global manufacturer of premium building systems for the commercial and residential construction industry spanning from Australia and NZ to the US and UK. With roots as a steel stud roll former, today Studco innovatively designs, develops and produces concealed ceiling and steel stud systems, architectural finishing systems and sound isolation systems for the construction and building industry.

We produce premium quality steel framing systems, architectural finishing sections and sound isolation clips. Over the last 30 years, Studco have developed numerous leading-edge, patented building systems that have revolutionized the industry, including the Slimceil engineered low clearance ceiling system, Resilmount sound isolation systems, EzyJamb flush finish door jamb systems, and EzyCap one-piece wall end caps, to name a few.

This drive for continuous innovation is a notion that still holds true to the Studco culture today; complemented by unrivaled customer service and engineering solutions, designed to provide the ideal solution for standard or custom projects.