ANU Research School of Social Sciences

ANU Research School of Social Sciences

Project Overview

Sector: Education
Location: Australia - Canberra
Status: In Progress

Project Features

  • Research / education facility
  • New construction
  • 12,000 sqm six storey facility
  • State-of-the-art design

Project Details

Benmax is currently on site working on our second major project at the Australian National University (ANU) located in Acton, Canberra. In 2018, the ANU commenced construction of a new 12,000 sqm state-of-the-art facility to house the ANU Research School of Social Sciences. Benmax secured the HVAC mechanical services contract for the six storey build that will consist of dedicated learning spaces, public forum areas, seminar and lecture rooms, quality office accommodation and an auditorium.

Due for completion in early 2020, the building has been designed to adapt to future workplace, teaching and learning advancements while providing the collaborative and multidisciplinary research and education environment required for today.

A key component of this project has been the use of prefabricated and preassembled equipment by the Benmax team. This process has supported improved delivery time frames and safer project delivery on site. The increased use of prefabrication and modular fabrication across construction sites is advancing the building industry and putting productivity and safety at the forefront. Our team continues to examine ways in which these tools and technology can be best applied to projects to benefit clients and construction teams.

Unfortunately, due to the significant storm event that impacted Canberra in January 2020, the new building sustained hail damage and now requires large scale repair work to be undertaken. This has delayed the completion of the project with the building now due for handover mid 2020.

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