The goal of the Geebung Railway Pedestrian Overpass project was to improve safety. Crimsafe screens were used to address a number of safety issues with its fall protection, anti-electrification, anti-throw and high visibility properties.
Geebung Overpass (GO) Alliance, in collaboration with Queensland Rail initiated and delivered the Robinson Road Open Level Crossing Replacement Project. The $199 million priority project was completed in August 2014 and specified Crimsafe security screens for the infill panels for the pedestrian overpass. Franklyn Blinds Awnings Security supplied GO Alliance with custom manufactured Crimsafe security screens.
One of the primary goals of the Geebung Railway Pedestrian Overpass project was to improve safety. The installation of Crimsafe screens addressed a number of safety aspects and set a new standard for future railway bridges and pedestrian overpasses.
The anti-electrification, anti-throw and anti-streaming qualities of Crimsafe protect the public from the hazard of electrocution from the wires which power the trains.
High visibility through Crimsafe in strongly lit environments provides the commuting public greater security ensuring they can be easily seen within the structure and can easily see any potential threats to their personal safety.
The scope of the project required delivery of 300 screens of which 80% of the panels were raked, had cut-outs or involved out-of square frames. There was also the challenge of precise installation times as the security screens were being installed over the railway lines.
To facilitate the smooth installation of the non–standard screens and to accommodate the scheduled installations, Franklyn Blinds Awnings Security appointed a dedicated contract administrator who communicated daily with GO Alliance and worked from detailed shop drawings to ensure all sizes and angles were correct.
The project has been a resounding success and has resulted in Crimsafe increasingly being specified in similar projects, setting a solid benchmark for public safety.
The Narbethong Community Hall was rebuilt in 2011 after the fires of Black Saturday in Victoria, 2009. New building regulations meant that as well as providing security, Crimsafe screens had to meet the stringent fire resistance requirements of the high BAL zone.
The Narbethong Community Hall was rebuilt in 2011 after the fires of Black Saturday in Victoria 2009. New building regulations established after the devastating bushfires meant that as well as provide security for the building extra measures were required in order to meet the stringent requirements of the high BAL zone.
Crimsafe screens were fixed to an exterior steel frame work over the building which needed to be to be hinged and operable from the outside of all opening and fixed windows.
Crimsafe’s Tensile-Tuff® corrosion resistant stainless steel mesh is specially designed to a size and shape (1.5mm x 1.5mm aperture) that meets the requirements of the Australian Standard AS 3959-2009 bushfire protection guidelines and prevents ember penetration during bushfires.
The unique screw-clamp mechanism fastening mesh to frame provides exceptional strength and was the deciding factor in the choice of Crimsafe security screens for the exterior panels of the Narbethong Community Hall.
To harmonise with the overall design of the hall and to meet planning requirements, the colour of the screens had to blend in to the natural surrounds.
The screens were ultimately coated with a non-standard Wet Coat Bronze Finish paint, covering and protecting the glazing while providing the aesthetic the architect was aiming to achieve.
The size of window openings exceeded the normal size range of the Crimsafe screens and mesh, so mid-rails were incorporated at a strategic position, giving greater strength without compromising the visual effect of the design.
Advaita house was designed using sustainability principles and natural low maintenance materials to create a home truly ‘at one’ with its environment. Crimsafe security screens were used as an exterior layer, providing unspoiled views, outstanding passive climate control and natural insect protection.
Advaita Way House designed by Paul Robertson Architect received the House of the Year Award at the Australian Institute of Architects 2012 Gold Coast and Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Awards.
Designed using sustainability principles and natural low maintenance materials, the brief was to create a minimalist home that would sit unimposingly within the landscape. Internal spaces were to be kept at an ambient temperature using passive climate control, and kept isolated from insects using protective screening.
To achieve this, the home was built in two layers; an inner glass skin to create a comfortable living space that makes use of the magnificent views, and an outer skin of Crimsafe stainless steel mesh security screening to provide a layer of separation between the inside and the flora and fauna outdoors.
The unique characteristics of Crimsafe Tensile-Tuff® mesh offers outstanding passive climate control, inhibiting radiant heat transfer by up to 53% – keeping the interior cooler during warmer weather and minimising heat loss during cooler months.
The special weave and aperture of the mesh (1.5mm x 1.5mm) both inhibits entry of flies and mosquitos, and assists the architectural design elements that control the prevailing breezes and promote cross ventilation in the interior.
The size of exterior panels exceeded the normal size range of the Crimsafe screens and mesh. By incorporating a mid-rail and creating an unobtrusive section above the natural line of vision, greater strength was achieved while the expansive view was preserved.
The owners of Wirraway Homestead selected Crimsafe to provide an elegant solution to meet pool compliance requirements and to keep the home cool and secure – while preserving the traditional aesthetic of their home.
The owners of Wirraway Homestead selected Crimsafe to provide an elegant solution to meet pool compliance requirements and to keep the home cool and secure.
The brief detailed that the infill panels needed to enclose the existing timber balustrade, but without obstructing the expansive view across the pool from the enclosed verandah.
Key challenges came from the remoteness of the location and the requirement to work right up to the edge of the pool that came to the lower edge of the verandah.
The 30 infill panels were manufactured onsite using laser measuring technology. The large panels, with an average span of 2600mm x 3200mm, were then installed into the existing timber verandah structure with the aid of scaffolding.
Midrails were required to strengthen the large panels. These were fitted at the precise height of the existing handrail, ensuring they weren’t visible when looking outward and presenting the viewer with a seamless vista.
Heritage-listed Cooerwull House is the third oldest house west of the Blue Mountains. As part of a restoration project, Crimsafe Ultimate security screens were chosen to protect and secure the home’s entrances against vandalism, while revealing the house’s unique historical character for visitors to enjoy.