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This project involved the installation of two new diesel generators and several UPS units into an existing facility, all the while ensuring the facility remained fully operational during the installation. Both the design, which was undertaken in accordance with Defence Standards, and project management of the overall project were performed by Rudds Consulting Engineers under a Head Consultant arrangement. Other parties involved in the design process included:
Design and documentation was required to upgrade the critical power systems in the DIGO Bendigo facility. Rudds undertook the design and performed the role of the Head Consultant to project manage of the overall job. Critical Power systems were installed including two new diesel generators, associated fuel storage, reticulation and pumping plus several UPS units and the associated switching and reticulation.
The project was made significantly more complex due to the sensitive nature of the facility and the need to maintain operations with the exception of two extremely short duration shut downs. An important consideration which must be highlighted is the highly developed teamwork which was absolutely essential allow this project to be a success. The importance of this teamwork cannot be overstated. The complexity and limitations imposed by working in such a secure and operational environment necessitated very close coordination and exceptionally competent contractors.
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.