The Platinum 120 Aluminium suite from Criterion Industries was specified and installed at the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) project.

Located at Parkland Drive, Southport in Queensland, the GCUH, physically one of the largest hospitals in the southern hemisphere is due to open in September 2013 after four years of construction, nine million construction hours, and an investment of 1.8 billion dollars. The project is designed by a consortium of architects including PDT, Silver Thomas Hanley and Hassell Architects with the design process involving ongoing consultation of working groups comprising of administrative, operative and surgical staff.

Criterion Platinum 120 Aluminium suite was specified and installed for internal glazing and door jambs throughout the hospital for office and administration areas, intensive care units, surgical and operation theatres, visitor waiting areas, patient wards and X-ray rooms.

The Platinum 120 Suite was chosen after considering the high-traffic environment and the need for the door and window frames to sustain the hospital’s busy operations. In addition to being heavy duty, Platinum 120 also helps achieve a modern and comfortable atmosphere in the healthcare environment.

Key features of the Platinum 120 Suite:

  • Incorporates 92mm steel studs or 90mm timber studs with 13mm plasterboard on either side
  • Three glazing options; centre glazed, offset glazed and double glazed
  • Double glazed option used in areas where acoustics are paramount
  • Provides a heavy duty partitioning solution
  • Allows a combination of hinged and sliding doors to be used throughout without detracting from visual consistency
  • Estimated sound rating of: RW 36 (without insulation)/ RW 42 (with CAB4 Polyester Insulation)
  • Plasterboard options:
    • 92mm studs with a single skin of 13mm plasterboard on either side of the wall
    • 76mm studs with a double skin of 13mm plasterboard on one side of the wall and a single skin on the other
    • 64mm studs with a double skin of 13mm plasterboard on either side of the wall