Architects specifying schools, colleges and universities incorporate acoustic, fire and seismic compliance requirements with aesthetic finishes, which is critical when creating a conducive learning environment. In these types of projects, there is a focus on meeting codes and standards, whilst offering a cost-effective solution.
Rondo is very well known in New Zealand for providing high-quality wall and ceiling systems that provide support for linings that are commonly installed in education projects. This includes the Rondo KEY-LOCK Concealed Ceiling System and SCREWFIX Concealed Ceiling System, DONN Exposed Grid Ceiling System and a range of internal and external wall framing systems.
Rondo Systems are often chosen by several other educational focused manufacturers, supporting their products. This includes the design of a plasterboard perimeter feature utilising Rondo XPRESS Drywall Grid Ceiling System and seamlessly transitioning to a Rondo DONN Exposed Grid Ceiling System. By using so, it enables a variety of acoustically tuned tiles to be used in different spaces, from a variety of manufacturers. Additionally, Décortech feature ceilings in a reception area can be achieved using Rondo KEY-LOCK Concealed Ceiling System or Top Hats to support it.
The Rondo DUPLEX Internal Stud Framing System is great for openings typically found in educational spaces. It is a cost-effective way of incorporating aluminium framed partition or glazing systems whilst maintaining larger openings typically required in an educational space. The DUPLEX System is also great at providing a sound platform for architects looking to integrate several separate systems into a cohesive solution.
Not only does Rondo supply the sub-structure for the linings, it partners with the manufacturers to ensure that the surface for the linings is sufficient. Industry specialists such as WWB, Asona, Décortech, Autex, Potters and USG Boral all refer to Rondo as a trusted partner for providing specific designs and acting as a carrier for their systems. Through these partnerships, Rondo products are often specifically referred to in lining manufacturers’ installation and design manuals.
Rondo’s ability to offer engineered seismic, wind and gravity design solutions for all these finishes, and to partner up with leading independent engineering practices to certify their design work and assist with construction monitoring during the build phase, means that Rondo is truly ‘Behind The Best Buildings’ in Education.