Athletes and visitors to the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre will benefit from the installation of approximately three hundred (300) glass and aluminium louvres for both ventilation and smoke control protection.
Commercial louvre/window-design and automation specialist, EBSA, is a family business based in Brisbane that was selected by builder, Hansen Yuncken, to install this technology.
One of the most important features of the EBSA architectural glass louvres is their capacity to provide an excellent ventilation system and more importantly, to form an integral part of a commercial smoke exhaust system.
In the event of a fire, the automated smoke control system engages the louvres to open and allow fresh air to enter the building while very large exhaust fans remove the smoke.
EBSA opted for a proprietary fire-rated system that networks localised panels and interfaces with the Fire Indicator Panel. It also meets with Australian Standards and provides a high level interface with the Building Management System and the Fire System.
The louvres are custom made and every piece of glass is sized for optimum aesthetic value. The frameless glass louvres have been designed to add architectural appeal to the main entrances of the building while forming part of the natural ventilation and smoke extraction system.
Elsewhere on the project EBSA opted to use aluminium louvres which were also fitted with fire-rated actuators and integrated into the smoke and ventilation system.