Jubail Industrial College Support Facilities (DOME)

Jubail Industrial College Support Facilities (DOME)

Application/Building Type: Auditorium & Training Center, Educational Facility
Name: Jubail Industrial College Support Facilities
Location: Jubail, Eastern Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Contractor: APTC Contracting Co. Ltd.
Featured Products: USGBoral Sheetrock
All-Purpose Joint Compound
USG Drywall Ceiling     

USG Boral’s team has designed and supplied the material required for the installation of a 25 m or 81.4 feet diameter gypsum Dome with its steel suspension system and a finished surface area of around 540 m2 or 5800 ft2 in the Auditorium and training center of the project’s support facilities.

USGBoral’s Dome design fulfilled our requirements and we are happy to deal with USG Boral team. USGBoral team gave the right solution and helped us overcome the obstacles we were facing.”          

Walid Sidki,
Project Manager
APTC Contracting Co. Ltd

A Pre-Engineered, Customized Solution

The USG drywall suspension system offered a precise and efficient solution. The USG drywall suspension system is a pre-engineered system that allows contractors to create unique, curved, domed and conventional flat drywall ceilings without cutting or curving support structures in the field. Since it is easy to install, a lower-skilled workforce were required to install it, while still achieving a high-quality finish.

The hanging system was composed mainly of wire hangers, however threaded rods were custom made and installed as well to give the structure more rigidity and stability in order to achieve structural integrity. Hangers were anchored to the top concrete dome structure with special accessories. The installed hangers carried the curved main tees and other parts of the dome.

USG Boral Sheetrock® All Purpose Joint Compound was used to finish the joints of the installed wallboard.

Solution Values

- Installation guideline provided a great tool for on-site training for installation crews

- Quality finish by using USG Boral Sheetrock® All Purpose Joint Compound

- Lighter-weight solution

- Design, engineering and commercial support provided to the contractor over a period of 1 yr

- Pre-engineered factory-curved solution significantly reduced field labor

The resulting feature is one of the largest domes created using a drywall suspension system and USG Boral Sheetrock® All Purpose Joint Compound in the country. The resulting feature will hopefully impress thousands of visitors.