Majura ACT 2906
|Tenant:||CAG, Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia|
The new Canberra Airport Terminal is one of the largest, most anticipated, private developments in the ACT. Transforming Canberra's antiquated existing terminal facility into a state-of-the-art modern concourse has been a complex, but truly rewarding task.
Providing new facilities for aeroplane parking, boarding, baggage handling and passenger processing at Canberra's busiest transport hub, while keeping existing facilities operational during the change-over period has been challenge Rudds has embraced and excelled in. Working together with a large project team of multi-disciplinary engineers and architects, the project has now delivered the second of a number milestones: Stage 2 of the Terminal Concourse is open to the public, as are both multi-story car park facilities and the new elevated road system.
Rudds provided a complete electrical and mechanical services package. Delivering on state-of-the-art tri-generation and back-up power systems incorporating 1.4MVA gas generators delivering clean power to the terminal precinct as well as working in parallel with 2MVA diesel stand-by gen-sets controlled via a high performance SCADA system for high power reliability. Fully automatic power control systems keep the precinct running optimally under a multitude of fault scenarios.
Specific Rudds involvement in the terminal precinct upgrades:
The 388 Elizabeth Street development involved the redevelopment of an existing auto rental facility. Part of the existing building was retained and façade restored (facing Elizabeth Street and Little La Trobe Street) whilst a new 2 storey structure was built.
Currently at 55 Southbank Boulevard exists a 6 storey commercial office building. Proposed for the property was a 10 storey, 220 bed hotel development. The proposed 10 storey hotel extension to the existing commercial building presented an interesting challenge for the entire design team, but the overall vision was exciting, innovative and sustainable.
5 Bodalla Place, or Compass House as it has been named for its ability to provide ‘a new direction in energy efficient building design’, is owned by the two Rudds Directors and has been purpose designed and built as the headquarters for Rudds Consulting Engineers by Rudds' own personnel.
The NATSEM International Microsimulation Centre provides many benefits to the University of Canberra. The building consists of 680m2 of office space, 467m2 of teaching space, 210m2 of accommodation, a large kitchen and the corresponding circulation space and amenities.