RitecRetrospective: Citigroup Centre, Sydney, Australia

Citigroup Centre is a 243-metre (797 ft) skyscraper located in Sydney, Australia. Upon completion in 2000, it was the 8th tallest building in the country and is the second-tallest in the city when measured to its spire.

Built by Multiplex Constructions, Citigroup Centre was completed just a week before the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Because Ritec ClearShield® ‘non-stick’ easy clean glass surface protection was specified prior to construction, this was factory-applied in Brisbane by G. James Glass and Aluminium while quality assurance was carried out by Hi-Tec, a glass structure specialist.

ClearShield® application prior to installation proved to be a masterstroke, as the rest of the façade was made of exfoliated granite and any rainwater run-off was removed with minimum effort during the construction clean-down, also carried out by Hi-Tec. This saved time and helped to reduce delays. Beyond Day One, ClearShield® helps to save time during cleaning and the glass looks like new between cleaning cycles.

For more information, visit www.ritec.co.uk.

RitecRetrospective: Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand

Suvarnabhumi Airport, unofficially referred to as Bangkok Airport, is one of the biggest international airports in Southeast Asia and a regional hub for aviation. It is the 17th busiest airport in the world, eleventh busiest airport in Asia, and the busiest in the country. It also serves as a major air cargo hub.

Prior to the airport’s opening in 2006, award-winning Ritec ClearShield® ‘non-stick’, easy clean glass surface protection was specified.

Ritec ClearShield® is a unique glass surface treatment. It was applied to some 100,000m² of new glass prior to the airport’s construction, helping to protect against harsh contaminants such as cement, concrete and construction dust as well as any run-off during installation. As the treated glass meant any contamination was easier to remove from the glass, it helped reduce costs and delays during its construction.

As ClearShield® has proven durability, the treated glass resisted staining from jet exhaust fumes and other contaminants as well as remaining easier to clean for many years after the airport’s opening.

For more information about Ritec ClearShield®, visit www.ritec.co.uk.