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

Working alongside Construction Control, Benmax completed the mechanical services for the new international standard research facility at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.

Consisting of two separate functional areas, the South Building comprises of three levels of administrative and office space, while the four storey North Building is a PC2 rated facility containing multiple laboratory spaces.

The buildings functional tolerances, including PC2 laboratories, are for strict bacterial, environmental and scientific controls to minimise any infiltration or migration of contaminants. Building planning segregates clean and dirty product, which is fundamental to experimental integrity.

Mechanical services within the building are required to achieve high standards of air purity to meet microbiological controls in animal holding and laboratory areas and include central heating and chilled water, pressurised ductwork, medical gases, steam system and compressed air system.

The services within the building had to comply with the strict requirements of the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator, PC2 Certification requirements for small-scale animal work, and with stringent ANU Design Standards relating to mechanical and electrical services installations.

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