Orange Hospital, New South Wales
An Ancon brickwork support system has been installed on the new 300 bed Orange Hospital in New South Wales.
Ancon Soffit Angles used in conjunction with MDC shelf angles proved the ideal solution for architect DesignInc to extend the support of soffit brickwork on the project’s East and West entrance canopies. Ancon stitching rods were also used to span the soffit angle and support the three bricks between the brackets.
Ancon’s innovative Steelgrip fixing simplified the fixing of the shelf angles and soffit angles to the hollow steel section, as access was only available from one side.
Ancon MDC support systems create a continuous length of angle to support the outer leaf of masonry. They can be supplied in a variety of configurations to suit the specific load and cavity of individual applications and can support special masonry features including curves and arches.
As part of Ancon’s free design service, plans were produced illustrating the location and reference of all the fixings required.
Ancon’s project management service ensured all products were designed, manufactured and delivered to suit the contractors’ progress on site.
The new Orange Hospital is situated on the existing Bloomfield Hospital site and the development included the refurbishment of numerous heritage buildings. The hospital now provides the majority of health services across Orange from a single site under the REBOB (Redevelopment of Bathurst Orange & Bloomfield Health Services) initiative.
Orange Hospital was designed by Silver Thomas Hanley and DesignInc with contractors Hansen Yuncken and Macarthur Bricklaying undertaking the construction.
Masonry cladding on steel or concrete framed structures is normally supported by stainless steel shelf angle.
Ancon Windposts span vertically between floors to provide additional lateral support for large panels of masonry or panels with openings.
Wall ties and restraint fixings are an essential element in the stability of masonry panels.
Ancon is exhibiting at the 2016 NZ Bridges Summit on 1st - 2nd November in Auckland. The conference is endorsed by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and we will be showcasing our BT range of threaded reinforcement couplers, our MBT range of bolted couplers and various Lifting Systems including our brand new EdjPro Narrow Anchor system.
Having recently identified issues with the performance of some batches of reinforcing steel supplied to us, we have introduced batch testing for all reinforcement used in combination with our BT coupler system in New Zealand to ensure compatibility.