Material Science & Engineering Building
In completing the interior fitout for the building, Cubic undertook a vast range of works. This included fitting the metal and blade ceilings, setting the ceiling and joinery ceiling in the building's Innovation Centre (where it also fitted operable walls) and installing thermal slab insulation. Additionally, Cubic fitted Hebel service risers, solid partitions (including for the labs and offices), glazed partitions doorsets and composite sheet panelling. Cubic's team also completed heavy duty and high density works in the building's basement engineering lab.
“We provided high detailing in and achievement of acoustic throughout the project between the engineering labs and office spaces,” Cubic’s Project Director Rick Muang adds. “The sequencing of works also allowed a fast track of high-volume services rough-in to the main service corridor and labs."
As expected with a project of this calibre, there were challenges, including an intense value engineering process with the stakeholder to ensure the required design outcomes fit within the cost plan. Cubic also introduced new products and solutions during the works.
“Both the one-way ceilings systems and acoustic blade ceilings are unique to this project in their as-built configuration,” Rick explains. “Acoustic sealants of penetrations into labs from the main service corridors also required specific detailing. We also successfully used Hebel PowerPanel to create fume cupboard risers and services risers.”
Year Complete: 2015
Area sqm: NA
Type of Work: Base Building & Integrated Fitout
Client: The University of NSW
Builder: Multiplex Constructions
Architect: Woods Bagot