The University of New South Wales (UNSW) was established in 1948 and is regarded as one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities. For over a decade, INTREC have had a strong presence at the University. Since 2008, we have completed over 200 projects within UNSW’s built environment.
In 2017, INTREC were awarded the UNSW Most Valuable Consultant/Contractor Award as a testament to the specialised capabilities of our highly committed team, who consistently work with the University to deliver high quality projects. Since the collection of this award, INTREC have continued to partner with the University, handing over approximately 50 projects in the last two years alone including research facilities, science laboratories, lecture theatres, library facilities, student accommodation, teaching and learning classrooms, office accommodation, amenities upgrades, infrastructure upgrades, DDA upgrades and façade upgrades.
Our team recently delivered INTREC’s most complex project to date at the UNSW Kensington Campus, which involved a major upgrade of the existing facilities and systems. The scope of works included the installation of a new Life Safety System to ‘Safety Integrity Level 2 – SIL2’ compliance, the modification of the mechanical system to improve containment and fire mode requirements, air quality improvements to provide the exhaust capacities required, as well as strict acoustic requirements.
Another large facet of the project was the upgrade of the Equipment Cooling Water (ECW) infrastructure and control system, to provide a pressurised flow and nonpressurised return cooling system to the H6 Energy and Technology Buildings. INTREC also increased the cooling capacity of the ECW for future use and provided a backup heat exchanger should a rooftop chiller fail. INTREC worked collaboratively with all stakeholders during the preliminary design and scope finalisation, as well as the delivery and maintenance phases of the works, ensuring that this technically challenging project was delivered to the highest standard.