|Address:||5 Chan Street, Belconnen
Canberra ACT 2617
The design of Orange building started in mid 2006, the first building to be replaced from the old Benjamin Offices South. The building was designed to meet the energy performance of 4.5 star ABGR (NABERS) while conform with very competitive budget. From the beginning the project had to be designed and constructed around existing basement and ground floor of the Benjamin Offices complex which included carpark, plant rooms and amenities. The design required extensive site investigation and design coordination. After 2 years of design, development and construction the base building was completed in February 2008. The subsequent fitout for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) was delivered in stage, floor by floor, and completed in November 2008.
Rudds involvement spanned the main services from electrical, mechanical and fire to security and vertical transportation.
The building has central cooling and heating plant as well as centralised air handling plant. The cooling is provided via two multi circuit screw type water cooled chillers sized to satisfy part and full load also providing required redundancy of minimum 50%. The heating is provided via two equally sized high efficiency natural gas fired hot water heaters.The building has multiple zones for perimeter and centre, the main zoning is also supplemented via on floor sub-zoning using variable air volume (VAV) boxes. Innovative approach was chosen for air distribution where by using Dadanco infuser technology energy savings of more than 15% on fan energy where achieved. The building has central control and monitoring system able to monitor electrical, hydraulic and mechanical services with remote access for diagnostics and energy performance reporting.
The project main goal was to achieve the energy performance rating while keep the total cost of the project within the budget. At present, current energy use the building is running at 4.5 stars, excluding the mandatory Federal Government organisation inclusion of 6.7% Green Power.
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.