Safety tested, high performance dock levellers designed for the toughest conditions that can be customised to meet your needs.
One of the latest additions to our range of high-performance loading dock equipment, the EBS Hinged Lip Dock Leveller (PS) incorporates a range of innovative features for safe and efficient operation.
With over 15 years of experience designing and manufacturing dock levellers which adhere to European standards, our team can supply fully customisable loading dock equipment to meet your most exacting demands.
Ask us today about how our Hinged Lip Dock Leveller (PS) can help optimise your operation.
- Automatically return the dock leveller platform to its cross-traffic position at the touch of a button, for enhanced safety and efficiency.
- Improve safety on-site, with light sensor technology preventing dock leveller operation when connected building door is not open.
- Upon reaching its highest position, the platform lip swings out automatically to rest on the truck bed, making your process smoother.
- The dock leveller’s automatic floating position allows it to follow the movements of the vehicle for an uninterrupted loading and unloading process.
- Supplied with a frame and designed for one-step installation into your pit means commissioning is both time and cost effective, with no additional supports required.
- A tail-lift recess allows for accommodation of tail lifts for when you don’t have access to a forklift.
- The dock leveller can accommodate even the most unfavourable of loading cases, with load capacity corresponding to the axle load limit.
- Be reassured your team is using equipment which meets all requirements of the latest European standards (EN 1398), has passed the GS safety tests and is provided with CE and GS labels.
- With a standard load capacity of 80kN (dynamic axle load), corresponding to the EN 1398 standard for a forklift wheel contact surface of 150×150 mm, the PS Dock Leveller has been designed with safety in mind.
- Platform constructed of specially reinforced high-quality tear plate material for strength, stability, enhanced safety and extended wear life.
- Load and unload low-wheelbase vehicles with ease, due to the ergonomically shaped swing lip constructed of 20/22mm tear plate to meet standard load capacity of 80kN.
- Closed hydraulic operation unit delivers high performance in the most arduous conditions, with specialty hydraulic oils available for use in low temperature applications.
- Two 30mm lift cylinders feature emergency valves to ensure safe positioning even if the truck leaves the dock during loading or unloading.
- Long-lasting, impact absorbing fixed or movable rubber buffers protect the vehicle and docking system during loading and unloading.
- A number of installation options including one step concrete embedding, welded in, pit mounted and box frame are available, fully flexible to your requirements.
- Customised designs available on request, with low-maintenance swing lip providing trouble-free operation.
Ideally integrated in front of the Velodrome stadium and near the Marseille exhibition centre, the Prado shopping centre is an architectural jewel that meets the highest environmental standards. Since its inauguration on March 28th 2018, visitors have been able to discover a tailor-made commercial offer, spread over four floors and under a majestic glass canopy that illuminates the various brands (Galerie Lafayette, Repetto, Jacadi, etc.). A new generation shopping centre that brings a new way of life to a rapidly changing neighbourhood. Due to their quality and performance, two Reynaers Aluminium technical solutions were prescribed and implemented as part of this major project.
Designed by the architectural firms Benoy and Rogeon, this living and shopping centre is inspired by 19th century Italian galleries. A unique building, particularly because of its canopy made of glass and composed of 1,750 panels more than 30 metres above the ground. The latter is placed on a monumental fishnet structure. As raised by the Mistral, its curved shapes partially descend along the façades like boat sails. It allows light to pass through while protecting from the sun.
23,000 m² of commercial space
3,500 m² of glazed facade
20 different plats were planted for the construction of a green wall
800 parking spaces
500 000 visitors / month (forecast)
A living space adapted to the new expectations of users
With its top-of-the-range and trendy offer as well as its dynamic architecture, Prado is a building in the spirit of the times. More than a place of commerce, it is a place of life that brings together in one place housing, offices, shops, a hotel complex and even a health centre. A village in the city. “All spaces (commercial, hotel, train stations and transit, offices…) are now presented as living and convivial places that influence purchasing behaviour,” explains Thomas Faustini, Key Account Manager at Reynaers Aluminium. In order to create an open feeling, very large folding doors (CF 77) were installed. Today, users want to enjoy each building, not only for its primary purpose but also to mix other practices such as recreation, relaxation, sport… In this sense, the shopping centre is particularly challenged because the old-fashioned, closed, noisy shopping gallery with artificial light no longer appeals.
A complex that meets environmental challenges
Prado is part of a sustainable construction approach. Its strong environmental commitment, present at every stage of the project, such as the choice of recyclable building materials and eco-responsible products, makes it the first Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certified shopping centre in Europe. A philosophy that integrates, at all levels of product design, production and reuse, an ecological requirement whose principle is “zero pollution and 100% reused”. Another first, for France this time, Prado meets the criteria for BREEAM environmental performance certification, an excellent level. Finally, this shopping centre is also BBC certified (low-energy building).
“Cradle to Cradle is a certification that reflects a principle of circular economy. It takes into account the ecological impact of materials, their potential for reuse, the use of renewable energies and the reduction of the carbon footprint, water management and the impact of the project in terms of social equity. A principle to which Reynaers Aluminium systems perfectly respond since aluminium is a 100% recyclable material, which offers a long service life. In addition, in terms of quality and performance, Reynaers Aluminium products also participate in the BREEAM certification which assesses the thermal, acoustic and sustainable aspect of buildings. “Thomas Faustini, Key Account Manager at Reynaers Aluminium France.
Smooth and contemporary façades, bold architecture
“All the smooth façades of the Prado shopping centre are made of CW 50-SC. This choice allows the aluminium structure to be visually erased on the outside and to have a smooth finish that highlights the glass volumes,” explains Thomas Faustini, Key Account Manager at Reynaers Aluminium. It is an excellent alternative to glued exterior glazing since the CW 50-SC has thinner spines and therefore a larger glazing clearness, easier assembly, more flexibility and adaptability to buildings and finally, a clear budgetary saving.
Technical solutions signed Reynaers Aluminium
– The CW 50-SC curtain wall, with curved glass and very strong corners, for a very smooth, dynamic and resolutely contemporary façade appearance.
– CF 77 folding doors that allow you to open very large windows and promote the feeling of opening to the outside.
The CW 50-SC curtain wall: a high-performance, economical, adaptable and aesthetic solution.
Thomas Faustini, Key Account Manager at Reynaers Aluminium France
A technique – approved by a DTA in 2018 – had already been in use abroad for several years and in France since 2015. For good reason, this system requires less aluminium than VEC curtain walls, and the flush silicone seal increases the waterproofness of the system. It is therefore even more efficient from a thermal and acoustic point of view. Several buildings are already equipped with it, such as the Matmut offices in Rouen, the Passivhaus building with triple glazing and Blédina’s head office in Limonest.
Key elements of the project
3,500 m2 of glass facade in CW 50-SC
First shopping centre in Europe to be awarded the Cradle to Cradle label
BREEAM certified, excellent level
- Benoy Architects
- Didier Rogeon
- DNM Aluminium
ASI Grab Bars
9018-9 Baby Changing Station
Located on the original site of the Turbot Street Fruit Market, Heritage Lanes celebrates its authentic Brisbane heritage. Designed for 7,000 employees, the world-class office tower spans 35 levels and incorporates more than 60,000 square meters of premium-grade office space along with a retail precinct and public spaces. Fashioned as a ‘tower on a podium’, this Woods Bagot-designed development represents one of Australia’s smartest buildings from a technological, sustainability, and wellness perspective.
Heritage Lanes delivers a welcoming and connective space that sets a new benchmark for climate sensitive and socially responsible design in Brisbane.
“Woods Bagot designed Heritage Lanes from a deep understanding of the city and from a strong desire to create a memorable destination for the people of Brisbane,” says David Lee, Associate Principal, Woods Bagot. “By elevating the lobby, the ground plane is given back to the city, along with abundance of subtropical landscape, laneways, public art and activated public realm.”
Occupant and visitor safety and well-being was a top design priority. The lobby area includes a cafe that serves not only employees, but also outside patrons wishing to come in and enjoy a beverage or meal while basking in the beauty of this newly constructed, living, breathing building. In the spirit of creating thoughtful and intentional spaces that enhance human health and wellbeing, it was imperative to ensure that the building’s bathrooms that catered to both the general public and the 7,000 staff were both aesthetically pleasing and highly functional.
With the current emphasis on hand hygiene, the design brief called for hand drying solutions that gave users a choice between automatic hand drying and paper towels, while making waste disposal safe and easy. The project also presented several logistical challenges, including the need to supply a large number of units across multiple floors within specified timeframes.
With its combination of aesthetics, quality, and functionality, ASI JD MacDonald’s Turbo 3in1 was the perfect choice. The integrated stainless-steel cabinet provides a fully automatic high-speed hand dryer with adjustable air speed and temperature settings, paper towel dispenser, and large 26L-capacity waste bin. This elegant 3-in-1 cabinet combines seamless construction and crisp design lines, providing strength and durability, beauty and comfort with form and function. The cabinet is recessed into the washroom wall, allowing the unit to blend effortlessly into the surrounding bathroom design.
In total, 159 Turbo 3in1 units and 140 paper towel dispensers were required, which were rolled out on a floor-by-floor basis as per the schedule set by the client. Combining Australia’s most trusted and recognized supplier of washroom accessories with global giant, the ASI Group, ASI JD MacDonald was able to successfully facilitate the scheduled roll-out via their robust internal supply chain and administrative processes.
This was not a straightforward installation as the Heritage Lanes project required the Turbo 3in1 units to be corded to power the hand dryer. The standard Turbo 3in1 unit was intended to be hardwired, which meant the product needed to be customized for this specific application. ASI JD MacDonald was able to meet these requirements with ease as they could partner with other members within the ASI Group to source corded hand dryers that were then installed into the 3in1 units without disrupting day-to-day supply.
Delivered on time and at a high quality, the final result is a modern bathroom design that is stylish yet functional, with products that go above and beyond to serve the health and hygiene needs of all end users. It is this ability to step-up and serve the market when new challenges arise that sets ASI JD MacDonald apart.
Joe Dovile, Director of TRUMP Floorcoverings (one of Australia’s leading National flooring contractors) had to install and complete 200m2 of vinyl for Priceline Pharmacy Oakleigh (Vic) within 4 days, on concrete that had just been poured, with a moisture content of 8% and 95% Relative Humidity. TRUMP have been large users of Oxtek products for many years, involving tens of thousands m2 of successful installations without any failure and approached the Oxtek team for advice and suggested product and installation procedure to allow this fast track process to proceed with minimum risk to the client. Oxtek’s Terry Lucas says although we don’t normally recommend this short lead time, not so much for the failure of our product to moisture proof the concrete, but there are other issues involved such as low surface hardness etc of the concrete at this age, which can cause surface shear at the floor covering and concrete interface if subjected to early and premature point loading.
The concrete was spray applied with X200 Densi-Proof as soon as it was hard enough to walk on, which achieves a chemical conversion deep in the concrete matrix, which allows for floor prep (in this case Ardex Feather Finish) to be installed and perform correctly the following day with Vinyl installation proceeding that same day. “The proofs in the pudding” Terry and Joe inspect the floor after more than 13 months down the track and the floor is in perfect condition which is also a credit to TRUMPs installers Vito and Jason Dovile.
Joe and the client are delighted with the result, however, Terry says we pushed the envelope to the limit in all the various facets involved and suggests very strongly that this time period shouldn’t be taken as the norm and Oxtek should be contacted for further information on these types of time critical situations.
ATDC has installed its premium grade FC1 folding doors to secure the storefront for iconic global casual wear clothing brand, Uniqlo’s store at Melbourne Emporium in Lonsdale Street in the city’s CBD.
Painted in a sleek white powder coated finish and with the door curtain containing perforated mesh infills, this large size door was designed to suit an opening of 8 metres in width and nearly 4 metres in height. Locking is through a series of seamless up/down locking mechanisms that engage simultaneously into receivers in both the top track and floor.
Project managers for this installation was well renowned Johns Lyng Commercial Builders based in Doncaster near Melbourne.
For further information visit ATDC’s website at https://www.trellisdoors.com.au/product/commercial-security/folding-doors-and-shop-doors/fc1-folding-closures
Master security licence number 410452552
GyG is an Australian multinational retail casual-dining and fast-food restaurant chain and is on a mission to become the biggest and best retail food business in the world. It specialises in high-quality, fresh, clean, Mexican-inspired food.
The operable wall, installed for builder MPA Constructions, included a complicated, custom-designed graphic by GYG and the designer, The Bold Collective. Printed on 3M film and applied on site after panel installation, Bildspec were able to ensure the best possible graphic match from panel to panel. GyG have worked hard to ensure that their brand is authentic to its core, with every detail being carefully thought out and meticulously presented. Consequently, Bildspec was chosen because of their intricate knowledge in dealing with such complex designs and pattern matching. The end result was a great success and reflected true to GyG’s brand aspirations.
The purpose of the wall was to divide two training rooms while allowing an acoustic division between the rooms. The walls therefore allow GYG the flexibility to open both rooms into one larger space when required. Operable walls are traditionally used in similar settings to allow larger spaces to be transformed into flexible environments that suit the training or working style and acoustic requirements of the intended purpose and function of the relevant space.
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Exploring the possibilities of natural ventilation and free cooling, we want to offer solutions for natural building ventilation in the most economical way possible. Simply opening a window for fresh air can help create a healthy indoor climate and prevent indoor overheating by passive cooling.
But Reynaers Aluminium takes ventilation one step further. Based on our experts’ findings, we believe that motorising windows, together with your standard HVAC (Heating, Ventilation And Cooling) systems, can raise the indoor air quality drastically. Good ventilation and air purification are crucial in minimizing the airborne spread of COVID-19 in indoor areas, including aged care homes.
To improve your work and living conditions, we focus on solutions that work as stand-alone units or can be linked to a smart home network. Reynaers Aluminium motorised windows for natural ventilation are the same as our other Smart Solutions: concealed, connected and safe to use.
When designing an assisted living bathroom, it is important to consider choosing a space which incorporates arm and back rests because these can help support and keep the user safe when sitting on the pan.
Made specifically for use within accessible toilets, the ASI JD MacDonald Back Rest is accessible compliant and designed for people who require extra assistance. Australian made and AS1428.1-2009 compliant, the ergonomically designed modular back rest is available with either a polyurethane padded waterproofed back or the vandal proof satin stainless steel back.
WHAT MAKES THESE BACK RESTS UNIQUE?
DESIGN-Designed for safety, security and convenience for those who require special assistance, the ASI JD MacDonald Back Rest is manufactured from 304 grade stainless steel, providing maximum strength and user confidence.
ADAPTABLE- The ASI JD MacDonald Back Rest range is adaptable to different cisterns and is designed in two varying shapes which are cut to size on site to ensure a perfect fit every time. Grab Rail Combination Kits (for use with exposed cisterns) easily connect to the Dropped Arm Back Rest design giving an appealing aesthetic with less unsightly flanges crowding your walls. Also available is the ASI JD MacDonald Straight Arm Back Rest to suit concealed cisterns.
COMPLIANT- Tested to comply with AS1428.1-2009 and comes with a 12 month warranty.
BACK RESTS FEATURES
- Ergonomically designed • Options available for vandal prone areas • Durable • Easy to clean
Residents in residential care facilities experience three times the rate of falls than older people living in the community. The risk factors for falls are considered to be a combination of intrinsic (related to the person) and extrinsic (related to the environment). For residents, moving throughout the facility without having to step over any encumbrances, namely tracks, is imperative.
ATDC supplies a range of barrier security systems which have multiple applications in aged care and retirement community centres.
ATDC’s folding closures, roller shutters and trackless barriers are ideal for use as an access control device and also for security by screening off a multitude of areas such as halls, libraries, eating areas, reception desks and counter tops, canteens and food service areas.
ATDC’s barrier security systems are light, functional and easy to operate. The trackless barriers are OH+S tested for safe operation. Systems such as roller shutters on oversized apertures are often secured by way of electric operation so they can be open and closed at the touch of a button.
For further information on ATDC’s full range of barrier security systems visit their website at https://www.trellisdoors.com.au/products/commercial-security
Master security licence number 410452552
Operable walls are movable acoustic walls which offer varying acoustic properties, which are not only fit for purpose but also highly attractive and user friendly. The benefits of Bildspec operable walls include acoustic properties which in turn provide a temporary privacy solution when required.
In addition to the acoustic benefits, one large communal space can be divided into several smaller spaces. This flexibility translates into increased and varying use of the space as well as allowing for the rationalization of the building equaling a more sustainable and economical building.
The average cycles of change in aged care are five years due to government policy, management and changes in the market. Flexible design should address future trends and changes in patient profile, that is, meeting the increasing demands on space and facilities because of increased patient numbers. Allowing for changes to two spaces such as interlocking rooms is ideal. For example, enabling residents and couples to share spaces with the flexibility that when the division of space is no longer required it can be reconfigured accordingly.
The flexibility that operable walls offer can also significantly lower building costs. Space is at a premium as the demands to do more for less increases. Space adaptability and effective space management is therefore critical.
Over our 50+ years in business, Bildspec have supplied operable walls into many high-quality aged care centres. Bildspec is 100% Australian-owned and all our components and products are locally sourced and made. Bildspec is the oldest and the first operable wall manufacturer in Australia. We have the most operable wall-experienced staff compliment in Australia. Bildspec is the only NSW-based operable wall manufacturer.