∞ The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is the industry leader of innovative Scientific Research in Australia. For almost a century this Centre for Excellence has produced leading research which has continued to push the boundaries of what is possible in science and technology on a global scale. With more than 5000 experts based in 55 centres nation-wide, extensive local and international networks and an ever-increasing wealth of intellectual property, CSIRO are Australia’s catalyst for innovation and a global force in transforming imagination into reality.
The CSIRO state of the art research facilities require meticulous maintenance and updating to advance in line with technology, and as such, a site upgrade at the Biomedical Translation Facility Laboratory in Clayton was required in January 2017. Nuvo Group was selected by Monaco Hickey to partner with them on the $2M upgrade due to their extensive experience in electrical works for specialised PC2, PC3 and PC4 laboratories. The project involved demolition of existing research facilities and design and construction of four new laboratories including an ISO 7/Class 10000 cleanroom, PC2 laboratory and a high temperature furnace room. The new facility will be used for materials synthesis & processing, device fabrication, surface modification, biological testing and evaluation.
∞ Size|200,000 Electrical^Location|Clayton, VIC^End Client|CSIRO^Master builder:|Monaco Hickey ^Consultants/Engineers:|Jacobs∞
∞ A highly experienced team comprised of A-grade electricians with specialised experience in similar lab environments was critical to job success. During the initial design development stage of the project it was identified that some of the mechanical components did not align with the electrical specification. Experienced Nuvo technicians were able to practically overcome the challenge by designing and constructing a low voltage system that would integrate the gas solenoids and sensors to isolate along with the associated rooms electrical supply. This resourceful and highly proactive approach enabled project objectives to be met with no disruption to project integrity, budget or timeline.
Additionally, a risk management strategy was implemented including a Critical Works Plan (CWP) and a detailed isolation procedure prior to isolations to cover off all installation work. As adjoining laboratories were fully operational it was extremely important to capture all potential risk factors and plan contingencies in advance. Nuvo engaged with all stakeholders including the client to develop a highly detailed methodology to confidently predict and control project delivery and collaboratively developed strategies to ensure all electrical works were delivered in a manner that safeguarded project integrity and ongoing laboratory operations.
The new facility reopened in May and provides state of the art laboratories for biomedical materials research, further empowering the CSIRO to focus on creating measurable economic, environmental and social benefits that better our world and Australia’s place in it
∞ Modification of existing MSSB^Modification of the existing MSB in plant room^Modification of the existing DB ^New Distribution Switchboards^New submains^New lighting systems including exit and emergency lighting^Modification of the existing Occupancy Warning System (OWS)^Security door control and access equipment.^Traffic light warning system.^Laboratory duress alarms.^Laboratory emergency stop buttons for robot arm PLC^Instillation of complete systems of power, including sub circuit wiring, bench and ceiling mounted ducting and power accessories.^Cat 6a structured cabling system.∞