A variety of wall and ceiling systems provide fire, acoustical and aesthetic solutions for the Datacom Building fit-out

Ceiling and wall partitions from Forman Building Systems contribute to a comfortable, flexible and safe work environment for the team at Datacom

Acoustically superior Armstrong Ultima ceiling tiles were used architecture, ceiling, daylighting, interior design, gray, white
Acoustically superior Armstrong Ultima ceiling tiles were used in most office areas.

The six floors of open office space in Datacom's new building required a comprehensive range of ceiling, wall, insulation and passive fire solutions.

The supply of the ceiling and wall systems as designed by Architectus were provided by Forman Building Systems. It was essential to achieve acoustic performance with sound absorbing and sound blocking systems. A variety of suspended ceiling and steel stud wall products were used to achieve a comprehensive solution and meet seismic requirements.

For the majority of the office areas, Forman Building Systems supplied Armstrong Ultima ceiling tiles. These not only provide excellent total acoustic performance but are also very durable and have an Ecospecifier Green Tag accreditation which met Datacom's sustainability focus.


Forman Building Systems supplied the ceilings and wall architecture, building, ceiling, daylighting, glass, interior design, window, gray
Forman Building Systems supplied the ceilings and wall partitions for the Datacom fit-out, and Forman Commercial Interiors installed them. Acoustically superior Armstrong Ultima ceiling tiles were used in most office areas.

The staff cafe is an important focal point within the interior design and features black Eurocoustic Tonga tiles, which provided acoustic performance as well as an architectural statement.

There were a number of different solutions for this project that went beyond the ceiling and walls systems supplied. Passive fire requirements were also essential. Forman Building Systems supplied a range of Promat Fire-stopping products, including fire collars, IBS foam strip and sealant, which were installed around service penetrations and used to seal gaps created between wall and floor junctions.

A number of insulation solutions were also provided, based on the thermal performance criteria required for different areas. This included products from Tasman, Autex and Bradford.

Eurocoustic Tonga tiles define and bring drama to architecture, ceiling, countertop, daylighting, interior design, kitchen, lighting, black, gray
Eurocoustic Tonga tiles define and bring drama to the staff cafeteria and kitchen in the Datacom fit-out.

The multi-faceted approach used by Forman Building Systems delivered a holistic solution to a complex brief. It provided a comfortable, flexible work environment for the team at Datacom, that meets all requirements for fire and seismic design.

Forman Building Systems' suppliers on the project were: Armstrong (Ceiling Systems), Rondo (Steel-Stud), Autex (Insulation), Tasman (Insulation) Eurocoustic (Acoustic Tiles), Promat (Passive Fire), Tracklok (Seismic), Bradford Gold (Insulation).

For details, contact Forman Building Systems, phone 0800 45 4000, or for architectural support: Auckland Elena Skhodtseva on 027 205 2713, Wellington Steve Tobin on 027 435 5129Hamilton Daniel Gibb on 027 492 2931, or Christchurch Thomas Birchfield on 027 432 3242. Email: sales@forman.co.nz, web: www.forman.co.nz

Jun 21, 2017
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