The new, world-class $177 million Brisbane International Cruise Terminal (BICT) is due to open later in 2020. Knauf’s engineers provided a total of 8 unique and project specific designs, which led to a reduction in the material required. Knauf also supplied specialist metal products and TruRock, FireShield, Designpanel and Stratopanel to the project.
COVID-19 may have put a hold on the cruise industry at the moment, but once it reopens the new terminal will be able to accommodate the so-called mega-cruise ships over 270 meters long. Developers of the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal promise that the new facility will provide passengers with a world-class experience.
The new terminal is located at Luggage Point – some 20 km north-east of Brisbane and adjacent to the Brisbane Airport.
Knauf provided more than just products to the project. Our engineers provided a total of 8 unique and project specific designs, which led to a reduction in the material required.
Knauf also supplied specialist metal products such as made-to-length 1.5 BMT jamb studs, which increased the installation speed and reduced waste on site as the studs did not need to be cut down.
In total over 60,000 pieces of metal were supplied to the project, comprising of 15,000 clips; 7,000 studs and track; 4,000 furring channels and top cross rails and 3,000 top hats.
Stratopanel access panels were also supplied.
Of all the services and products Knauf supplied to the project, Designpanel and Stratopanel are the most visible in the final design. These acoustic plasterboard products provide a beautiful decorative touch to the most prominent areas of the facility, including the embarkation and disembarkation zone.
Due to the size of these areas and the number of passengers expected, acoustic treatment of these areas was essential. Both Stratopanel and Designpanel also incorporate CLEANEO Air Purifying Technology, which removes both smells and airborne pollutants, such as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), improving the overall air quality.
The metal products and engineering services provided by Knauf may be less visible in the completed facility, but they did not go unnoticed by Superior Walls & Ceilings Foreman Joel Creevey.
“I was very impressed by the service provided by Knauf on this project,” Joel said. “From the start the service provided by their engineering team was exceptional, and thanks to the smart put into the designs we managed to reduce the amount of material needed.
“Knauf also provided expert installation advice, and the turnaround time on any enquiries was way above the industry average. I was on the phone with Salim (Zadeh, Knauf Structural Field Engineer QLD) almost every week and he also visited the site when needed. Knauf’s support was hands-on,” he said.
Photography: Joseph Byford Photography