Royal Adelaide Hospital – HVAC & Fire Protection Completions and Commissioning

Project Overview

The Royal Adelaide Hospital development is set to radically improve the healthcare capacity in South Australia. At $2.3B, it is widely considered to be the most expensive building in Australia. The new hospital will boost the SA health system by 120 beds above the current 680 available.  At 11 stories high and with a 10 hectare footprint, it is South Australia’s largest hospital and will include parking for 2300 vehicles.

The hospital aims to be one of the most technologically advanced in the world, with a team of robots in action to deliver food, supplies and equipment. A state-of-art IT system will allow doctors to mine data from global medical databases to assist in providing world-class clinical care.

Scope of Work

EnerMech was provided with an extensive scope of work relating to electrical completions and commissioning of the state-of-the-art Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC), Fire Detection & Occupancy Warning, Fire Suppression and Interface with a vast number of automated building controls. This included the following key elements.

 

MEEP Cabinet, FEEP Cabinet, Hydrants & Booster Cabinet Installation

  • -Overseeing wet fire commissioning tests to ensure the correct operation of fire sprinkler valves, switches, valve tamper alarms and interfacing with major building services.

  • -System standards verification and rectifications of non-conformances.

  • -Confirming systems are in line with technical specifications.

  • -Coordination with trades, all levels of management, independent certifiers, state representatives and consultants.

     

    Assembly and Supply of MEEP Cabinet, FEEP Cabinet, Hydrants & Booster Cabinet

  • -Completions of assembly of cabinets and hydrants.

  • -Supply air fans, smoke spill fans and exhaust fans as part of the HVAC systems and coordinate the integration between fire alarms, fire matrix, HVAC and fire.

  • -Perform dry fire testing to ensure correct response and reporting at the fire indicator panel and confirm the as specified response and command of building functions. 

  • -Participate in the performance of Room Integrity Fan Testing for Gaseous Fire Suppression Systems and confirm the correct results were achieved.  

  • -System standards verification and rectifications of non-conformances. Confirming systems are as per the technical specifications.

  • -Coordinate inspection and testing activities between trades, all levels of management, independent certifiers, state representatives and consultants.

     

    Fire Detection, Control & Monitoring System

     

    Solution

    Drawing on EnerMech’s extensive electrical and instrumentation experience, a specialised team was assembled and deployed to perform all aspects of the scope. This included Dry Fire Experts and Dry Fire Commissioning Team, Commissioning team, Engineering (Electrical & Instrumentations), Controls Engineering specialists and BMS Technician.

    The EnerMech Team were a major influence in being able to address design  difficulties and resolve performance requirements to rapidly move this project on to completion thus providing the hospital with a world-class HVAC, Fire Suppression and Radio Broadcasting system.