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WALK-ABOUT Trafficable Ceiling System
Description

The Rondo WALK-ABOUT System provides a framework onto which a trafficable platform can be installed in the plenum area above ceilings for servicing mechanical and electrical services.

The system is versatile, easy to assemble and cost effective.

Components include:

  • Primary sections
  • Furring channels
  • Wall trim
  • Section joiners
  • Suspension rod and bracket
Key Features
  • Direct fixed or fully suspended ceilings
  • Integrates with Rondo KEY-LOCK and DUO ceiling systems
  • Basic system design will accept a 1.1kN point load with a deflection limit of L/360
Scope of Use
  • Suitable for:
    • Steel ceiling grid systems
    • Supporting a walking platform in the ceiling plenum
    • Seismic designs*
    • Supporting of direct fixed or fully suspended ceilings beneath
  • Integrates with Rondo KEY-LOCK and DUO ceiling systems
Limitations on Use
  • Seismic activity and requirements vary — Rondo's technical services department should be contacted for assistance
  • Installation by qualified tradesperson is recommended
  • Rondo does not supply components for the platform, but can assist in determining requirements
Statement of Building Code Compliance

Once a framework is constructed, a walking platform can be installed in accordance with AS 1657-1992, the current 'Design, Construction and Installation Code' for 'Fixed Platforms, Walkways, Stairs and Ladders'.

In-Service History

The Venetian Resort and Casino, Macau has the second largest air conditioned footprint on earth, after NASA. A fine example of the Rondo WALK-ABOUT System, utilising over 30,000m² of Walk-About ceiling to access their extensive services. The system also acted as a structure to support the curved KEY-LOCK ceiling, forming the Resort's famous 'sky' ceiling.

Other Performance Attributes
  • Basic system design will accept a 1.1kN point load with a deflection limit of L/360
Documents
Complete Rondo Design Manual
Design Manual: WALK-ABOUT
Rondo Design Wizards
Standards and Codes
Sample Warranty
Rondo Distributors
Video: Rondo WALK-ABOUT System

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