University of Sydney Engineering & Technolgy Precinct

Established in 2001, Unison Joints is an Australian owned business operating both nationwide and internationally, specialising in the manufacture and supply of innovative, sustainably sourced movement joint systems to meet the engineering and design requirements of construction projects.

Unison Joints were appointed by main contractor Laing O’Rourke to supply architectural cover plates and fire seals for the new Engineering and Technology Precinct at the University of Sydney.

All the products supplied by Unison Joints complied with applicable Australian standards and the national construction code and arrived onsite fully assembled and installation ready, saving time onsite.

The aluminium three piece mechanical cover plates were used to conceal large expansion joints between the new and old buildings which were required to deal with settlement, shrinkage, thermal, seismic and wind movements.

Unison Joints also provided fire blankets to stop fire spread within pressurised risers. A new clamping method had to be designed to ensure the blankets could withstand the riser pressure.

“It’s very common for us to design bespoke solutions,” said Bernie Scott, Managing Director. “We liaise with the designer or contractor to explore design alternatives and value engineer solutions.”

In addition to developing bespoke solutions, Unison Joints holds a large range of stock products which allows them to dispatch materials very quickly in most cases, helping builders meet challenging timescales.

Unison Joints offers a combination of excellent customer service, expertise and inhouse manufacturing and certification capability. “We never stop developing our products,” said Bernie. “We are always looking for ways to expand our product offering and deliver better solution for our clients.”

As Australia’s leading provider of cover plates, expansion joints and movement solutions for construction, Unison Joints have a close relationship with all leading contractors. Their prior experience with Laing O’Rourke includes Brisbane Airport, IKEA Logan, Brisbane International Convention Centre and many other projects.