Victoria University of Wellington Laby Building
|Sector:||Education, Health & Research|
|Location:||New Zealand – North Island|
- Construction of new NMR Laboratory with associated seismic requirements
- Below ground level site under existing building
- New HVAC systems including air conditioning FCU and associated fresh air piped services connected from existing services
- Pre-work air and water balance of existing services to establish availability of key design performance parameters
- Interconnections to existing laboratory air systems
- Systems commissioned and integrated into the building operating system
Located at the Victoria University of Wellington Kelburn Campus, Benmax completed work on the construction of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Laboratory positioned within the School of Chemistry and Physical Sciences.
One of the largest NMR suites in New Zealand with five magnets operating between 400 MHz and 600 MHz, the new laboratory is situated within the basement area of the existing Laby Building and houses three new NMR spectrometer machines, along with an accessible work area for staff and students.
Awarded the mechanical services contract by LT McGuiness, the project required significant seismic design works, for new and existing services, to ensure the integrity of experiments conducted at the facility would not be compromised, as well as detailed coordination with existing building services.
Mechanical services work for the project consisted of pre-work air and balance testing of existing services to establish the availability of key design performance parameters, new HVAC systems including air conditioning, FCU and associated fresh air piped services connected from existing services, interconnections to existing laboratory air systems, and commissioning and integration into the existing building operating systems.