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VORTEX HIGH-PERFORMANCE FRAMING SYSTEM

The most important evolution in internal framing construction in 50 years 

Skyscrapers often creak and groan in the wind. Loudly!

It keeps apartment residents awake at night and it terrifies unsuspecting hotel quests. Creaking noises have been recorded at more than 70dB and sometimes the noise pattern goes on for hours. It happens in old buildings and in brand new buildings, but there is virtually no data or research material available on why it occurs.

Studco Australia has conducted world-first research into creaking buildings and has developed breakthrough innovation designed to eliminate tension creaking in internal framing systems for walls and ceilings. Initial trial installations in 2017 in two different 70 storey apartment towers has conclusively proven the performance of the new Vortex High-Performance Framing System from Studco. Apartment residents love Vortex.

As we continue to builder higher than ever before, builders and developers continue to spend millions of dollars attempting to rid defective buildings of creaks and groans, for the improved comfort of the occupants. Yet without research or a proven solution, the defects continue to occur and the costs continue to mount. Studco Vortex now offers the global skyscraper construction market a genuine solution with validated results.

 

Never experienced a building creaking? Listen now...

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Vortex is a fully fire-rated framing system

Tested and certified to AS 1530.2-2014 for FRL --/60/60 and FRL --/90/90 inter-tenancy walls and corridor partitions in apartments, both with and without noggings.

Vortex Training Programs for Architects 

Studco is committed to changing construction through innovation. Architects can obtain important knowledge-based training about the new Vortex framing system, through our informal on-site product training presentations or via an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program. The 1 hour sessions are delivered by Studco's experienced building solutions technicians. 

Features

Practical & buildable
Practical & buildable

Easy to handle and can be installed using regular building practices. No special skilled labour required.

Economical solution
Economical solution

Works with standard wall stud and track components. Cost-effective solution compared to alternative options.

Foolproof installation
Foolproof installation

Overcomes likelihood of incorrect installation and simple visual checking process for installation quality.

Code compliant
Code compliant

Compiles with all relevant standards and building codes for high-rise and medium-rise buildings.

Project support
Project support

Our Vortex framing system comes with complete technical support including engineering and site instructions.

Fire rated
Fire rated

Suitable for all walls including fire-rated walls. Fire-tested to 90 minutes for inter-tenancy walls and common areas.

Independent Testing
Independent Testing

Performance of the Vortex Framing System has been independently verified by Deakin University.

Proven Performance
Proven Performance

Real-list installations have conclusively proven that Vortex can eliminate creaking in internal partition walls.

Specified
Specified

Now the preferred internal framing option for commercial builders & architects.

Our apartment creaked a lot before. We replaced the walls with the Vortex system from Studco and the problem has disappeared.

S. Volker, Melbourne Australia