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Executing a Sustainable Cladding Reclad Project: National Circuit Precinct

20 Jun 2022 by Fairview

  • NAME OF PROJECT
    3-5, 4 & 6 National Circuit, Barton ACT
  • LOCATION
    Barton, ACT, Australia
  • NAMES OF ARCHITECT, PROPERTY DEVELOPER, BUILDER, INSTALLER
    -Canberra Building Services  3-5 & 6 National Circuit
    -Aesthetic Building and Facades  4 National Circuit

Located in the heart of Canberra’s parliamentary precinct, National Circuit comprises a range of commercial buildings occupied by government departments and corporate tenants.

ISPT is the proud owner of 3-5, 4 and 6 National Circuit. Taking a proactive approach to managing risk at their properties, ISPT undertook to replace the aluminium composite panels installed on the buildings with solid, non-combustible cladding.

ISPT appointed SHAPE as the head contractor to undertake the replacement works. Fairview’s Vitradual solid aluminium panel was selected as the replacement product; meeting the criteria of providing a ‘like for like’ finish to the existing façade design, being non-combustible, and a quality panel that will stand the test of time.

Fairview’s 3mm solid aluminium Vitradual panels are NCC compliant, non-combustible, weather-proof, and highly durable. So confident in the build quality and workmanship of Vitradual panels, Fairview offers a minimum 15-year manufacturer direct warranty for added security, convenience, and peace of mind.

With ISPT’s keen focus on sustainability, recycling of the waste cladding was a key consideration for the rectification project. SHAPE selected Ecoloop for this part of the project.

Ecoloop is Australia’s first Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) recycling solution for non-compliant cladding waste. Fairview’s proprietary Ecoloop solution reduces the environmental impact of cladding rectification work, diverting 100% of non-compliant cladding waste from landfill while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and natural resource consumption.

3-5 National Circuit, Barton ACT:

Executing a Sustainable Cladding Reclad Project: National Circuit Precinct

Developed by ISPT in 2009 for the Attorney-General’s Department, the Robert Garran Offices features four levels of office accommodation, two levels of basement parking and is walking distance to Parliament House.

5,846 sqm of Vitradual has been supplied in Dark Grey Metallic and Silver Metallic, installed by Canberra Building Services.

4 National Circuit, Barton, ACT

Executing a Sustainable Cladding Reclad Project: National Circuit Precinct

Developed by ISPT in 2012, 4 National Circuit features six levels of office accommodation, a ground floor cafe, landscaped courtyards, community library and child care facilities.

4,136 sqm of Vitradual’s natural copper faced panels were used to replace the architectural fins on the front east and west facades, installed by Aesthetic Building and Facades.

Fairview was also appointed to process the waste copper material via Ecoloop; Australia’s first aluminium composite panel (ACP) recycling solution.

Vitradual’s natural copper faced panel forms part of Fairview’s commitment to innovation and product development. Using new technology as part of the manufacturing process, a thin layer of natural copper is fused to an aluminium layer without the use of adhesive – achieving a 3mm sheet as per our traditional Vitradual product.

Rather than a painted surface, we can provide a natural copper finish that is cost effective, flat and rigid without having to use large quantities of copper (2.7mm aluminium and 0.3 mm copper).

Executing a Sustainable Cladding Reclad Project: National Circuit Precinct

Building 6:

Executing a Sustainable Cladding Reclad Project: National Circuit Precinct

ISPT acquired 6 National Circuit in 2018. The building features six levels of office accommodation and a ground floor café and restaurant.

The façade was replaced with 1,204 sqm of Vitradual in Sparkling Blue, Silver Metallic, Snow White, and Enigma Black, installed by Canberra Building Services.

All waste cladding was recycled via Ecoloop.

Ecoloop. Helping companies to achieve their sustainability objectives.

Fairview
Australia
With almost 30 years’ experience in the façade industry, Fairview is committed to providing aesthetically pleasing and safe cladding products to the construction industry. Our aim is to consistently facilitate the successful delivery of innovative façades that meet the requirements and vision of every project.With one of the largest stock holds in Australia, we have the ability to ensure a consistent and timely supply to our dedicated installer network. In addition, our flexible and innovative approach allows us to work closely with our clients to deliver the best possible project outcomes.Our HistoryFairview Architectural was developed to primarily service the aluminium composite façade market with our product Vitrabond. After several years, we began manufacturing Ceramapanel pre-finished CFC and soon after, secured the coveted ArGeTon terracotta façade tiles distribution for Australia.Our expansion into the United Kingdom market with our flagship product Vitrabond allowed us to establish a global presence, and this, in addition to growing our suite of façade solutions, indicated the need for a strategic realignment of our brand. In 2015 Fairview Architectural moved to simply be known as Fairview. This new approach allows us to better house the extensive suite of products we now manufacture and distribute and more effectively represents the innovative and professional company we have become.Our flexibility and attention to innovation, allowed us the ability to develop a range of non-combustible aluminium composite panel solutions, as part of our focus on addressing the issue of combustible façades; launching Vitracore G2 in 2015 and Vitradual in 2017.Corporate FoundationOur MissionInnovative and proactive organisation, consistently delivering industry leading façade solutions; renowned for excellence of product and superior customer service.Our VisionTo lead the industry through consistently facilitating the successful delivery of innovative façade solutions.Our ValuesTrust and respect / We work together to create a culture of interdependence built on trust, respect and dignity for all. Each person’s contribution is critical to our success.Achievement and Excellence / We strive for excellence in everything we do; we challenge our thinking and look beyond the obvious.Customer Service / We serve people in a way that is above and beyond what is expected.Meaningful Innovation / We are the Façade Company that invents products and solutions that matter.Uncompromising Integrity / We are open, honest and direct in our dealings.Solutions Minded / We are passionate about developing and presenting solutions for every project.

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