The Design of the Remote Operations Centre consisted of 3800m2 of covered building which included the main control floor area consisting of 103 consoles/workstations, generator room, two data rooms, two air handling unit rooms, two UPS and battery rooms, offices, meeting rooms, breakout rooms, boardroom, conference room, locker room and toilets.
The second of the plant rooms was designed as back up in case the first ceased to operate. The externals consisted of a transformer room/fuel tank and switch room and a bitumen carpark to accommodate 174 parking bays. 90% of the building consisted of a 600mm access floor to accommodate all the data cabling and power requirements to each workstation from the data rooms and distribution boards respectively. This in itself was a challenge to co-ordinate.
The most significant challenge of the construction phase was the co-ordination of services as there was always limited space and time to accommodate the fast track nature of the project. Another important consideration during the construction phase was the highly specified acoustic rating, which meant all ceilings consisted of a three tier approach including a rain barrier ceiling, two layers of fyrcheck plasterboard and then either the metal pan ceiling on grid with insulation above or the mineral fibre ceiling tiles on grid.
The project was completed on time, due to the efforts of all involved from the design team to the construction team, for a very satisfied client.
WESTRALIA AIRPORTS CORPORATIONARCHITECT:
PETER HUNT ARCHITECTS
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The contract comprised of a new bus depot, administration office building and workshop facilities for Public Transit Authority c/- Swan Transit.
Contract works commenced with the demolition of existing structures and carparks. The construction was a composition of timber and steel frame, tilt-up panels, along with structural steel gantries and walkways to a main workshop with a facebrick two storey administration building.
Also included in the scope of works is a wash down and refueling facility. Difficult ground conditions, including existing contaminated soil, was encountered during the in ground works which had an impact on the program which was closely monitored and controlled at all times through a combined effort between all concerned.
The finishes in and around the administration building are of a high standard utilizing full height internal partitioning and external hard landscaping which includes a BBQ hardstand area for drivers.
SWAN TRANSIT-PERTH TRANSPORT AUTHORITYARCHITECT:
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