University of Wollongong


Lab Refurbishment

Year
2016
Location
Wollongong, NSW
Design
Scientific Interiors
Category
Commercial
Project Budget
$1.3M

Introduction

This project involved the upgrade works of 9 rooms, all being part of Level 3 of the Sciences Building at the University of Wollongong.

ABOUT the Build

One of the major aspects of the works was the construction of a Metal Free Laboratory.  The refurbishment required demolition works and making good, salvaging, repairing, relocation of items for reuse, removal of redundant services, the upgrade and installation of mechanical systems, fire services, electrical power, lighting, data cabling and hydraulic services.  It also involved the installation of a new roof plant platform, the relocation and installation of new fume cupboards, bespoke evaporative cupboards, associated exhaust systems and ducting, installation of new steel stud plasterboard and walls, glazed partitions and joinery works.

We worked tirelessly with the Client and Project Architect to deliver this project on time and budget.  A project of this size always provides a few challenges along the way, and this was no exception – we accommodated over 40+ design variations in a co-operative and commercial manner.  All stages of work were quality monitored, from demolition, to construction, to commissioning, to handover inspections and reporting.  Co-ordination of services was maintained through regular meetings and reporting, contract management and administration.

Project Staging and our Programming of the works were key to this project’s success.  We are sure that the staff and students of UOW will enjoy the lab for years to come.

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