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School expansion programme protects structural steel with PROMATECT 250 cladding by Promat

Sometimes called the City of Spires for many church steeples that punctuate its skyline, the capital of South Australia is better known worldwide as the venue for the famous biennial Adelaide Festival of Arts.

Long recognised as one of the premier arts fests anywhere on the planet, the city's one million population expands dramatically for three weeks in March every even-numbered year as artistes from near and far come to provide internationally acclaimed entertainment for local and foreign visitors.

World famous wines from the nearby Barossa Valley, numerous gourmet food centres and a healthy economy based on agriculture, manufacturing and minerals generally to tend to keep Adelaide happily well-provisioned throughout the year.

Long term protection from a worldwide leader
Kings Baptist College, a private educational institute located not far to the northeast of Adelaide's city centre, had in mind a major increase in the enrolment of its student base. In order to achieve this realistic objective, a new school structure was essential.

Since the building was of steel construction, a decision was made to use PROMATECT® 250 in various thicknesses to protect 400 l/m beams of varying sizes and 180 l/m of square hollow section columns.

The school owners were then faced with a choice to:
a) Provide the steel with an FRL of 60/-/- AND a Fire indicator Panel set up connected to the Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS),
or
b) Provide the steel with an FRL of 120/-/- with no Fire indicator Panel.

Direct connection to fire services

Since the school was already connected to a security company with a smoke detection system also connected to the MFS, the school owners decided instead to use the extra PROMATECT® protection on the steel.

Selecting this course of action meant only a three year repayment period for the extra cladding.

In the final analysis, balancing the purchase of the panel against considerable yearly maintenance costs, it was quite an easy decision to provide 2-hour PROMATECT® protection to the steel structural components.



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