Curtin University Building 410

We are extremely excited that construction has commenced in earnest on the newest building on the Curtin Campus.

A transformative new teaching and learning building is set for completion in early 2016 that will include state-of-the-art learning and teaching facilities. The 410 will be a five-storey building at the northern end of the campus in front of the Curtin Business School, which will include a new ‘shared street’ to provide a place for pedestrians and cyclists in a low speed traffic zone. Levels 1 and 2 will include space for collaborative, interactive and flexible learning instances that provide both formal and informal spaces for students.

 

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One of the key mechanical engineering challenges of the project was managing the high ventilation rates required to support the building  occupancy, particularly given the a key energy focus of the Project. In order to limit the energy penalty on the building, SGK designed a sensible heat recovery system, with run around coils in the outside air and relief air paths. This allows energy that would otherwise be wasted, to be recovered and used to pre-cool the ventilation air. We also provided economy cycle bypass ducts to allow the heat recovery coils to be bypassed when in economy cycle, which reduces fan power.

Take a look at the time lapse video of the construction activities completed to date: