The need to allow for large amounts of vertical deflection, very high plenum heights and intense services has led to the engineered solution Tracklok Flat. Utilising the strength of the Tracklok design and the ability to brace one wall off another, Tracklok Flat is an innovative solution. Ensuring seismic separation, providing ceiling clearance and featuring unique adjustability to clear troffer lights and services — Tracklok Flat is an elegant, yet robust solution.
Unique design allows for unlimited vertical deflection
Unit mitigates service clashes
Unique design mitigates the need to account for inter story drift
Tested with head track and full wall construction to provide confidence
Must be installed in accordance with manufacturer's specification and within the parameters of AS/NZS1170.
Specification sheets cover standard partitioning requirements; construction outside of available specification sheet information will require consultation and approval.
Architect and / or structural engineer and relevant regulatory bodies must approve variations of installation.
Head track must be continuous, including partition to glazing junctions and door junctions. Head and bottom track must be screwed off top and bottom.
Designed to secure standard steel, aluminium and timber partition walls and glazed walls
Limitations on Use
Not applicable for supporting walls constructed from concrete, tilt slab or block.
Bracing material must be fixed with 10-gauge drill point wafer head tech screws.
Steel bracing material must be 64mm .50 - .55 BMT or 92mm .50 - .55 BMT.
Structural engineer and regulatory body must seismically approve configurations outside of specifications.
The unit and or bracing material must not be used as an anchor point or fixing point by associated trades.
Use of this product does not increase the seismic load capacity of installed ceiling grid.
The unit must not be deformed or altered in any way.
Tenancy changes requiring walls to be moved require new units to be installed.
Statement of Building Code Compliance
Complies to and provides compliance with AS/NZS 1170.5 and AS/NZS 4219
Provides compliance with NZ Building Code:
Clause B1 — Structure
Clause B2 — Durability
Clause F2 — Hazardous Building Materials
Contributes to compliance with NZ Building Code:
Clause F6 — Visibility in Escape Routes
Clause D1 — Access Routes
Tracklok installation specifications were developed to perform under the seismic loads for parts specified in NZS 1170.5 Section 8, as referenced by B1/VM1 of the NZBC
Tracklok Flat has been extensively used throughout New Zealand for over three years. From the rebuild of Christchurch, to updating Wellington's building stock and in the building boom in Auckland's commercial sector.
Other Performance Attributes
Provides for unlimited vertical deflection allowance
Adjustment to height helps avoid service clashes
Separates wall system from ceiling system
Preserves ceiling manufacturers warranty
Allows ceiling installer to provide PS3
Can be used as part of an engineer's specific design
Screw off head track and structurally glaze in cases of vertical deflection