|Address:||Miracorp Building, Av. La Paz 1049,
|Architect:||MSA And Associates|
|Tenant:||Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade|
The project was to establish a new fitout for the Australian Embassy in Lima, Peru. The fitout consists of 1296m2 of floor space for the Australian Embassy staff and support agencies in the Miracorp Building, located in the Lima suburb of Miraflores.
The fitout was designed to Australian standards but also had to be compliant with the local Peruvian standards for building construction and building safety Services. To achieve this the project was designed to 80% completion in Australia. The design was then completed in Peru by local architects and building services consultants.
The construction phase was managed by a local project management company. The design team met with the local consultants and extensively briefed the local team in the Australian standards requirements and the specific design requirements that result from the Department of Foreign Affairs briefing for the project.
Rudds Consulting Engineers initially assisted the Department of Foreign Affairs and trade in the site selection process. Rudds attended site inspections of four potential properties and reported on services issues and compliance of the potential buildings. The reports identified fire safety and services issues that were then discussed and negotiated with the building owners to eventually lead to selection of a building for tenancy.
Rudds design included Mechanical services, modifications to base building mechanical and supplemenary air conditioning and ventilation systems. Electrical Services included lighting modifications, general power and lighting reticulation, building security and public address systems.
The unique project features included the need to coordinate with overseas consultants and review for construction documentation that was to be produced in Spanish language for the construction contractors to build. Much of the communication with local consultants was achieved via the local project manager who provided language interpreter services. The work proceeded and was completed on time and on budget.
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.