ANU Phenomics Facility

ANU Phenomics Facility

Project Overview

Sector: Education, Health & Research
Location: Australia - Canberra
Year Completed: 2004

Project Features

  • PC2 Laboratories
  • Central heating and chilled water system
  • Pressurised ductwork installation
  • Medical gas installation
  • Energy recovery systems
  • Steam system
  • Compressed air system

Project Details

The Australian Phenomics Facility is an international research facility and is used to expand upon world-leading research being carried out at the John Curtin School of Medical Research.

Benmax was awarded the mechanical services contract for the building consisting of two separate functional areas, the North Building, a four level (three levels occupied, Level 4 plant space) PC2 rated research facility, and South Building being a three-level personnel support and office space.

The buildings functional tolerances, including PC2 laboratories, are for strict bacterial, environmental and scientific controls to minimise any infiltration or migration of contaminants. Mechanical services are required to achieve high standards to meet microbiological controls in animal holding and laboratory areas. The building planning segregates clean and dirty product, which is fundamental to experimental integrity.

The services within the building had to comply with the requirements of the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) PC2 requirements for small-scale animal work, and with all Australian National University Design Standards relating to mechanical and electrical services installations.

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