Traralgon in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley is not somewhere most people have heard of, however, it is a bustling centre with a rich coal mining history. However, it was not the history of the area which made news in 2020, but the completion of the new Gippsland Aquatic Centre. The new centre is an innovation for Victoria as it is the first pool complex in the state to utilise geothermally heated water in the pool itself.
After extensive testing by Rockwater, a location was agreed to, a location that would allow aquifers to access bores some 600metres underground to tap the dormant heat and use it for the purposes of heating the pool. The centre was built on this location and includes a 50-metre indoor pool, 25 metre outdoor pool, a learn to swim pool, toddler pool, two waterslides and a spa, making the facility one which can be used both for regional competitions as well as by families in the area.
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The Use and Need for Penetration Sealing
In modern structures and buildings various specialised and technical installation services for power supply, computer and cable networks, transportation of water and sewage, and so on are installed as part of the build. Usually, these services penetrate fire separations in areas that are normally hidden away; above ceilings, through walls and other cavities. Because penetrations […]
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As with all things in life, there are multiple opinions on what makes something good. When it comes to fire rating, there is no single treatment which everyone agrees on either. Some people focus on price, others on ease of application, others on suitability for conditions. And others again, on some combination of all these and more.
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Fun fact for your next trivia night: the term “engineer” derives from Medieval Latin and the word “ingeniare”, which means to design or devise. Ever since the wheel was invented (and even before that), humans have been devising clever inventions, designed to astound, improve, or carry out a function that too often we all take […]
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