The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-05-30T03:30:24Z Keystone’s Products Used in University of Wollongong’s iAccelerate Centre 2017-05-30T03:30:24Z keystone-s-products-used-in-university-of-wollongong-s-iaccelerate-centre Keystone, the company that provides quality ceiling, lining and wall panels, has proved their reputation for precision and product consistency yet again. The company’s products Key-Ply, Key-Board and Key-Graphix have been used by ADM Architects and Project Co-ordination Builders for the University of Wollongong’s iAccelerate Centre.   The iAccelerate Centre at Innovation Campus Wollongong, a purpose-built 4000sqm business centre, is set to become the permanent home for over 280 startup companies. The three-storey iAccelerate Centre features ‘plug and go’ expandable space at the UOW’s Innovation Campus. The funding for the centre came from the NSW Government’s Restart Illawarra Infrastructure Fund, which provided $100 million funding for 12 projects in the region.   The project was handled by ADM Architects while the builders were Project Coordination (Australia) Pty Ltd. Project management was carried out by CBRE Project Management and UOW Commercial Developments Unit. The iAccelerate Centre’s facilities include 39 offices, 12 meeting rooms (including 2 public meeting rooms), six breakout spaces, two co-working spaces and one roof top terrace with a container bar.   Keystone’s products Key-Ply, Key-Board and Key-Graphix were used in this project. Key-Ply Eco Maple plywood was custom slotted to the architect’s design requirements and prefinished with clear finish and sK100 acoustic backing. These plywood panels create a natural and organic timber appearance and is preferred because of its warmth, beauty and natural acoustic properties.   Key-Board plasterboard is an ideal choice for acoustic wall and ceiling panels due to its superior acoustic qualities. This product is economical and easy to install with recessed edges for a seamless joint. The plasterboard was custom made and slotted to match according to the overall design. Key-Graphix and Key-Ply Eco maple feature in the reception wall and was custom perforated to reflect University logo.   Keystone has served Australia for 40 years. They only use the best plywood available which is sourced from accredited manufactures. Their extensive list of eco-friendly and fully customisable fire rated options are excellent for construction of beautiful, functional and totally unique spaces.   The company is a favorite for many projects as they offer custom-designed panels that fits every requirement. They manufacture fixing apertures, slotting and radius corners directly at their production facility, thus ensuring accuracy when a panel is fitted to be a part of a larger fabrication or structure.   All queries concerning Keystone’s products can be addressed by calling (02) 9604 8813.   To know more about Keystone: http://www.keystonelinings.com.au/   The Pole House Makeover - Keystone Provides Amazing Acoustics and Looks 2017-04-28T02:29:22Z the-pole-house-makeover-keystone-provides-amazing-acoustics-and-looks Keystone, the company with 40 years of service providing one of the best quality ceiling, lining and wall panels, recently helped Kathi and Ray Adams renovate their iconic Seventies home into a modern abode. The company provided them Key Board Perforated Plasterboard to incorporate acoustic treatments and optimise the sound at their property Pole House, which is situated on the Great Ocean Road on Victoria’s Surf Coast. Keystone has a reputation for precision and product consistency. Their extensive list of eco-friendly and fully customisable fire rated options are excellent for construction of beautiful, functional and totally unique spaces. Key-Board perforated plasterboard panels offer superior sound insulation with excellent design flexibility. They are lightweight and easy to install. These acoustic panels can be integrated seamlessly with other plaster features. They are used in interior acoustic wall and ceiling systems for lecture theatres, cinemas and auditoriums, ceiling and wall feature panels. Kathi Adams said, “Updating a 70’s icon into the 21st century is not an easy task, so when we decided to renovate our beach place, The Pole House, on the Great Ocean Road on Victoria’s Surf Coast, we were keen to keep it’s iconic profile but to exploit the advantages that modern steel and glass technologies have to offer to enhance both internal ambience and the spectacular views along the coast, which stretch from the Aireys Inlet Split Point Light House to well beyond Lorne.” Ray Adams said, “Adding a large, three bedroom home (also primarily made of steel and glass with a polished concrete floor throughout) on the cliff overlooking the Pole House, with a large, open plan living environment only added to the challenge.” “The trouble with glass, concrete, steel and wide open space is that they are not kind to internal acoustics and being tragic audiophiles, with a range of ultra-high end stereo and home theatre equipment we knew we needed to incorporate acoustic treatments into both houses to optimise the sound,” Ray added.  Kathy said, “We engaged an acoustic consultant who specified the use of a variety of ceiling and wall treatments, all supplied by Keystone Acoustics which delivered not only amazing sound, but also gave us a finished look that is stunning.” “Catherine Pomiecko, Project Manager at Keystone Acoustics worked with us from the beginning and provided exceptional service and advice, which resulted in a look and quality of sound that has not only met, but exceeded our expectations. Thank you Catherine and Keystone for adding your special magic to our home,” Kathy said.  Keystone can be contacted for information on their products and meeting specific acoustic requirements by calling (02) 9604 8813. Email queries can be addressed to Catherine Pomiecko, Project Manager & Specifications at catherine@keystonelinings.com.au.  To know more about Keystone - Key Board Perforated Plasterboard: http://www.keystoneacoustics.com.au/key-board   Keystone Panels Used in New East Sydney Preschool Project 2017-02-17T05:04:49Z keystone-panels-used-in-new-east-sydney-preschool-project Keystone products are being used in the construction of the new East Sydney Early Learning Centre that will be launched this year. The 60-place vertical preschool in Darlinghurst designed by Andrew Burges Architects is one of the six planned to remedy a shortage of early education centres in the city. Keystone linings are being used to create the recreational environment of the childcare centre. In the internal street environment, KEY-PY whitewashed wall panels and custom perforated ceiling panels are featured in the mini dwellings. In the section with the central plaza environment KEY-ENDURA slotted vents can be seen adding interest to the walls. Walking through the internal urban like streets and laneways, KEY-LENA custom-shaped perforated panels can be found on the fringe of its mini urban ceiling infrastructure.  This project involves the adaptive re-use of an existing 4-storey industrial building for the preschool. The Early Learning Centre will be connected to the existing John Birt Memorial Playground across a laneway via a bridge. The plan includes a multi-functional community facility and kitchen too. At the event organised to launch the centre there were speeches by Lord Mayor and Andrew Burges. The programme also featured various kinds of family entertainment that included a DJ, kids face painting and a smoke ceremony by Matthew Doyle. Keystone has a 40-year track record of providing the best quality ceiling, lining and wall panels. Over the years, they have earned a reputation for precision and product consistency. Their extensive list of eco-friendly and fully customisable fire rated options are excellent for construction of beautiful, functional and totally unique spaces. Keystone offers custom-designed panels that fit every requirement. Fixing apertures, slotting and radius corners are undertaken directly at their production facility, thus ensuring accuracy when a panel is fitted to be a part of a larger fabrication or structure. Keystone can be contacted for any enquiries by calling (02) 9604 8813 or visit their website http://www.keystonelinings.com.au/   Tackle Agile Software Project Issues with Project Laneways Courses 2017-01-31T00:26:44Z tackle-agile-software-project-issues-with-project-laneways-courses Implementing change management with Agile software projects usually brings up problems and issues for all change managers to handle. Project Laneways Change Management Practitioner Course provides material and facilitates discussions to help tackle them. This course is conducted every month in Melbourne and every two months in Sydney.   The Change Management Practitioner Course includes training on working with an Agile development team, setting stakeholder expectations and explaining the benefits of Agile, adjusting the notion of needing training in a continuous release environment and the cultural changes implied in an organisation that wants to adopt Agile. The course also addresses stakeholder discomfort with cultural, business, social or other non-technical changes related to an Agile software implementation.   Working in an environment where changes are very frequent, a streamlined and flexible approach to change management is a necessity. Agilists aim at developing software that is high quality and of high-value. In order to do this they need to implement the highest priority requirements first. This in turn enables them to maximise stakeholder return on investment.   The goal of Agilists is to manage change, not prevent it. It is very necessary for change managers to know how to handle issues and problems associated with change.   Project Laneways conducts a One-Day AgilePM Practitioner Course and Exam. Ideally this course should be taken back to back after the AgilePM Foundation Course. Candidates taking this course will receive a pre-study guide, full copies of course materials and useful templates. Candidates will also have a mock exam with an instructor-led walk-through followed by the AgilePM Practitioner exam.   The course also comes with a full money-back guarantee. The one-day course begins at 9:00 am and concludes by 5:00 pm. The practitioner exam is an open book exam for 2½ hours.   Those interested in the AgilePM Practitioner Course at Melbourne can call Project Laneways Melbourne at 039038 9236 or book online to secure their seat.   For more information on the AgilePM Practitioner Course: https://www.project-laneways.com.au/certification-courses/agilepm/practitioner   For more information on the AgilePM Foundation Course: https://www.project-laneways.com.au/certification-courses/agilepm/foundation Keystone Stars in Narellan Town Centre’s Expansion 2017-01-27T08:11:01Z keystone-stars-in-narellan-town-centre-s-expansion Keystone Architectural Linings & Acoustic Solutions has played an important role in the recently completed extensive re-development of the Narellan Town Centre in Sydney. The Centre required decorative wall and ceiling panels to suit varying areas and Keystone provided wall and ceiling products Key-Beam, Key-Nirvana, Key-Lena, Key-Solid MDF and Key-Endura giving it a perfect finish. The expansion project aimed at revitalising the Narellan precinct by acting as a catalyst for high quality developments in the area and surrounding suburbs. The expansion has doubled the mall’s floor space from 35,000sqm to 70,000sqm. The Town Centre’s external sky bridge, two entrance lobbies and sweeping retail facade were designed to create a gateway landmark that embraces the restaurant precinct and civic plaza. Keystone’s work is visible throughout the project. Featured in the main escalator lobbies ceiling is Key-Beam custom manufactured in balsawood with Laminex Sublime Teak finish to the face and edge of the beams. Keystone’s special clip system was used for the beams. Key-Solid MDF feature in ceiling panels cut to size in Laminex Sublime Teak finish to the face and edges. Key-Nirvana custom triangular panels in various finishes can be found at the fresh food precinct feature ceiling. Key-Endura perforated external soffit panels were custom shaped to follow the curve of the building. Besides this Key-Lena was cut and shaped for the ceiling panels that were finished in Dulux Natural White and Dulux Monument in 100 per cent gloss. These panels feature insert recess in Natural Timber veneer ‘Red Oak’. There are also Key-Lena custom grooved panels featured in skylight walls and finished in Dulux Tranquil Retreat. Australasian design firm The Buchan Group provided architectural and interior design services to the project. The Buchan Group’s project director Anthony Palamara said, “The new building will redefine Narellan Town as a new central hub and town centre for Sydney’s south west. In terms of standout features, this adjoining sky bridge is the pinnacle of the centre’s extraordinary design as it links the north and south retail precincts seamlessly and effortlessly for shoppers.” The Keystone team expressed that it is a matter of joy and great pride for them to have been a part of a project such as the Narellan Town Centre at Sydney. It is believed that the expanded Town Centre will create 1750 new jobs and rival other major shopping centres in the area, including Macarthur Square in Campbelltown. To view pictures of Keystone’s contributions to the Narellan Town Centre: https://www.bookmarc.com.au/au/supplier/Keystone/projects/108830/narellan-town-centre/photos/108831/triangle-ntc Keystone Celebrates with Winner of the NABD Design of the Year 2016 2016-11-21T03:37:53Z keystone-celebrates-with-winner-of-the-nabd-design-of-the-year-2016 Keystone Architectural Linings & Acoustic Solutions are delighted that the winner of the prestigious NABD Design of the Year 2016 is their client M G Design & Building!   M G Design & Building used two Keystone products including plywood ceilings and acoustic panels in their award-winning design. The acoustic panels played an important role in the success of this design project.       The Building Designer Association of Victoria (BDAV)News Magazine reported, ‘To make a large open-plan glass, concrete and stone space work acoustically Mark invested in the expertise of a sound engineer before installing the acoustic panels in the ply ceiling. “I’ve been to other restaurants where you can hardly hear anyone talk, but in this large open area where there’s 60 odd people or more, you can hear your conversation clearly with the people at your table without any problem,” says Mark.’ BDAV announced the NABD Design of the Year Award for 2016 in October.   Keystone specializes in designing and delivering innovative finishes and substrates that create beautiful, functional and high performance acoustic systems. With 40 years of experience behind them, this Australian-owned enterprise, does more than supply plywood. They have earned a reputation for excellence in designing and manufacturing functional perforated panels and ceiling acoustic tiles.        With one more feather in their cap, Keystone is now focusing on crossing more frontiers as it constantly evolves, growing and providing solutions that transform commercial spaces into sophisticated architectural pieces. Blending aesthetics with practicality is one of their fortes.   Catherine Pomiecko, Project & Marketing Manager at Keystone Acoustics said, “Keystone brings new life into a predefined architecturally specified product when our unsurpassed manufacturing ability combines with the way we work with architects and designers.”   Kathi Adams, one of the company’s many happy clients said, “We engaged an acoustic consultant who specified the use of a variety of ceiling and wall treatments, all supplied by Keystone Acoustics which delivered not only amazing sound, but also gave us a finished look that is stunning. Keystone Acoustics worked with us from the beginning and provided exceptional service and advice, which resulted in a look and quality of sound that has not only met, but exceeded our expectations.” For more information about the NABD Design of the Year Award for 2016 check: http://www.mgdesignandbuilding.com.au/bdav-news-october-2016/ To know more about Keystone Acoustics visit http://www.keystoneacoustics.com.au/   Beauty Is Highly Functional At Keystone 2016-10-16T21:26:43Z beauty-is-highly-functional-at-keystone Keystone Architectural Linings and Acoustic Solutions are a family owned and operated supplier and more importantly manufacturer of architecturally designed wall and ceiling panels, with their primary focus on acoustics and other environmental factors. As they say, “Keystone is bringing new life to a predefined architecturally specified product. When combining the way we work with architects and designers with the unsurpassed manufacturing ability of keystone.”   This reflects the passion held by the team to continually develop their products and refine how they do things, while maintaining the highest quality which has helped turn countless concept designs into reality with strong core values and the desire to produce quality and aesthetically pleasing products. The goal of revitalising their website and increasing their social media presence is to provide a clear understanding of what can be achieved, and they believe that the right architectural design can help people to impress clients, but Keystone also believe that beauty can also be highly functional.   Perforated panels can add timeless sophistication to any space while acoustic ceiling panels can help a commercial location fix sound levels. Whatever their customer’s needs may be, Keystone aims to exceed their expectations with their ready-to-install panels. All products can also be supplied with KA100 backing to provide even greater sound reduction.   Finished to the highest standard of quality, Keystone have earned a reputation for precision and product consistency, and they have an extensive list of eco-friendly and fire rated options that are fully customisable, making your space beautiful, functional and totally unique. Their advanced manufacturing capabilities allow them to offer custom-designed panels that fit clients’ requirements. Fixing apertures, slotting and radius corners can all be undertaken directly at their production facility, ensuring accuracy when a panel is to be fitted as part of a larger fabrication or structure.   So, for those who are looking for a stylish installation with the highest quality finish, Keystone will exceed their expectations and for more information on their acoustic solutions, please visit the website at http://www.keystoneacoustics.com.au/ . Keystone Takes Out The Ceiling & Partition Industry Award For Best Specialist Ceiling 2016-08-26T04:04:11Z keystone-takes-out-the-ceiling-amp-partition-industry-award-for-best-specialist-ceiling Keystone Architectural Linings & Acoustics Solutions recently completed a project, at the State Drill Core Reference Library in Tonsley Park, Adelaide, South Australia, that has won several prestigious Australian building awards See more at:http://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/projects/small-commercial/mining-outback-and-geology-inspire-thomson-rossi-s .   The building also took out the Commercial Architecture and Colorbond Steel awards at the awards ceremony. Reflecting the mining industry it represents through its architecture is at the heart of this new $20 million building in Adelaide. The South Australia Drill Core Reference Library holds 7.5 million metres of drill core samples collected over 130 years from across South Australia and has the capacity to display up to 2km of cores for inspection on a series of automated conveyor belts in the main viewing area.   The building, which opened on 17 February, also features conference rooms and a 3D viewing room, which uses virtual reality technology to give geologists a worms-eye view of geology and mineral deposits under the earth’s surface. The library brings together samples previously stored at four separate drill core libraries spread across South Australia. They are now kept in a massive storage warehouse at the rear of the building, featuring eight seemingly never-ending aisles that reach to the high ceiling. Keystone is committed to providing only the best quality ceiling, lining and wall panels and all their products are engineered for performance thanks to decades of experience perfecting their slotting, patterning and perforating techniques. Whether a space requires plain wall panels or depth and dimension need to be added to an area with perforated panels or acoustic ceiling panels, they can work to create an atmosphere that is both beautiful and functional.   For further information on soundproofing and Keystone please visit the website at http://www.keystoneaccoustics.co.nz .   Keystone Deliver Functional And Beautiful Design 2016-07-24T21:21:52Z keystone-deliver-functional-and-beautiful-design At Keystone Architectural Linings & Acoustic Solutions they believe that the right architectural design can always impress, but they also know that beauty can also be highly functional. For over 40 years Keystone has specialised in designing and delivering innovative finishes and substrates that create beautiful, functional and high performance acoustic systems. Australian owned and operated, Keystone is much more than a simple plywood supplier. Their broad range is constantly evolving, meaning that solutions can transform commercial spaces and facades into sophisticated architectural pieces. Keystone believe that creating a unique and interesting interior or exterior requires a considered use of space, the right materials and a cohesive design that brings it all together. When designed correctly the result is an eye-catching and positive architectural design. As suppliers of innovative plywood, plasterboard and fibre cement perforated acoustic panels they can provide a solution to suit their clients’ specifications. Sourcing and producing using quality materials and techniques means providing much more than a traditional fibre cement or plywood supplier can. Keystone’s engineers, architectural designers, CAD draftsmen and national project managers bring their clients’ visions to life, building to their requirements, overseeing and facilitating orders from start to finish and ensuring they are delivered on time and in full. They have earned a reputation for excellence in designing and manufacturing functional perforated panels and ceiling acoustic tiles, and their products are used in award-winning projects and acoustic systems. They have been used to create design elements that have the dual advantage of stunning aesthetics and practicality. Keystone is committed to providing only the best quality ceiling, lining and wall panels and all their products are engineered for performance thanks to decades of experience perfecting their slotting, patterning and perforating techniques. Whether a space requires plain panels or depth and dimension need to be added to an area with perforated panels or acoustic ceiling panels, they can work to create an atmosphere that is both beautiful and functional. For further information on Keystone and their products and services, please go to http://www.keystoneacoustics.com.au.