RMIT Swanston University, VIC
- Builder: Brookfield Multiplex
- Contractor: Expoconti
- Architect: Lysons Architects
- Location: Swanston St, Melbourne
- Project Value: $220 Million
RMIT University is Australia’s largest tertiary institution, so consolidating three of their existing academic colleges onto the Swanston Street Campus, provided the perfect opportunity for Contractors, Expoconti and Rondo to work together on another significant project. Expoconti and Rondo, along with the project architects, Lysons Architects and builder, Brookfield Multiplex, combined their expertise to ensure the design and construction of the RMIT Swanston Academic Building (SAB) offers a higher quality and innovative learning experience for students.
To achieve this, the Rondo MAXIframe® External Wall Framing System was specified, with Rondo MAXIjamb® designed for installation around door jambs and internal window openings. This meant Expoconti could save time on site as MAXIjamb® replaces the necessity for multiple stud configurations, as well as offering greater performance capacities than traditional wall stud framing. RMIT University provides students and staff with 12 lecture theatres, 64 teaching spaces, 10 specialist learning venues, two-storey cantilevered student portal, nine additional double height student portals for study and recreation, landscaped indoor gardens and a high performance facade with double glazing and sun shadows.
Rondo products used on this project
DUO® Exposed Grid Ceiling System
Expertly engineered for fast assembly on site, Cross Tees positively lock into each other through the Main Tee to create a sturdy exposed grid ceiling system. Seismic Designs that have been fully tested to meet code requirements are available.
MAXIframe® External Wall Framing System
This external wall framing system offers a cost-effective solution for light-weight steel framing when compared to traditional external wall construction methods.
KEY-LOCK® Suspended Ceiling System
Our most popular and superior ceiling system. Available in suspended applications, it produces a high-quality structure that has the ability to hold multiple layers of board, can be used in both fire-rated and non-fire-rated environments, as well as being suitable for acoustic, bulkhead and seismic designs.