Client: Sandrick Project Directions/ACU
The challenge for this project was turn a 167sqm, old arts room into a state-of-the-art Exercise Science Laboratory for the students at the Australian Catholic University in Canberra in just 6 short weeks. The space may be small, however, it had to accommodate a custom designed and built kitchenette, a seated lecture space for the students, a store room, and specialised state of the art exercise equipment.
Co-ordinating the vast amount of data and electrical services in this small space was always going to be tricky and had to be managed with absolute precision in order to have this project run smoothly.
The 40km/h treadmill required the three-phase power and connection into a German made electrical plug. The high level camera rail was installed to mount cameras within the room to precisely monitor exercise activity. Recessed, in built power boxes were to be installed within the flooring (this offers the flexibility of moving equipment around the room).
The flooring (Pulastic Sports Flooring) in this high-tech space is very unique and required a company based in Queensland to lay it for us. The flooring is from the Netherlands and is becoming a highly sought after material for institutions that are serious about exercise science. The actual laying of the floor takes between 7 – 10 days as it requires a multi-layer process of underlay, sealing, laying, more sealing and curing. The temperature of the room needed to be controlled at all times for the floor to cure correctly in Canberra’s cold climate.
The Project Team at Streetbuild handed over this project to a very happy client in August 2016 - on time and within budget. An Open day was held at the campus just a few short days later. Certainly, there were some very excited students there who are very much looking forward to studying in such a world class, unique facility.
Project Manager: Ryan Lotz
Contracts Administrator: Shiva Makam
Site Supervisor: Owen Little