ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering
|Sector:||Education, Health & Research|
|Location:||Australia - Canberra|
- 15,461 sqm four storey new construction
- Laboratory facilities including stable labs, specialist equipment rooms, cleanrooms
- ISO 5, ISO 6 and ISO 7 standard cleanrooms
- Large 250 person auditorium, boardroom, seminar and teaching spaces
- Seismic restraint and vibration protection technology
- Winner - Project of the Year: 2022 ACT Master Builders Awards
- Winner - Project Displaying Technical Difficulty or Innovation: 2022 ACT Master Builders Awards
ANU’s world-class research facility wins ACT Project of the Year
Currently on site at the Research School of Physics and Engineering (RSPhys) located within the Australian National University, Canberra, Benmax is partnering with Hindmarsh Construction on the delivery of HVAC mechanical services for the new $200 million purpose-built facility. RSPhys is the leading institution in Australia for physics research and its applications, and the ultra-modern facility will replace the ageing building infrastructure currently housing the school.
To be completed in staged works, the four storey building combines administrative and teaching spaces, large 250 person auditorium, boardroom and seminar areas, with critical laboratory spaces including stable labs, specialist equipment rooms, cleanrooms (ISO 5, ISO 6 and ISO 7 standard) and microscope rooms. Seismic restraint and vibration protection technology, as well as complex systems to handle dangerous gases and chemicals, feature throughout the construction to maintain the integrity of the building and the important work of its occupants.
The experience of the Benmax team in completing numerous laboratory projects, in both Australia and New Zealand, has been invaluable in the construction of the ANUs latest technical laboratory facility. The team are currently undertaking one of the final stages of the project – the demanding testing processes needed for the complex commissioning phase – required to ensure the building performs as it should and that all systems are working together effectively. Works are expected to be completed in late 2022.
Since achieving practical completion, the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering project has gone on to receive two significant industry accolades and we congratulate our project partner Hindmarsh on their achievements:
- Winner – Project of the Year at the 2022 ACT Master Builders Awards
- Winner – Project Displaying Technical Difficulty or Innovation at the 2022 ACT Master Builders Awards