Campus infrastructure upgrade

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    City campus

    Project overview

    RMIT’s commitment to energy conservation and sustainable work practices are reflected in the University’s campus infrastructure upgrade. The campus infrastructure program encompasses 23 individual projects, which are scheduled for implementation and completion over a five-year period.

    The campus infrastructure upgrade includes the upgrading, renewal and addition of a mechanical plant and equipment to meet the growth in both the City and Bundoora campuses and to meet the various energy and carbon reduction targets set by the University.

    In 2010, the following campus infrastructure upgrade works are being rolled out:

    1. Chilled water pipe extensions under Swanston Street
    2. Building 8 heating and cooling valves replacement and systems upgrade
    3. Cooling tower and instrumentation works
    4. Building 12 central chilled water plant upgrade, including chilled water pipe loop to the southern corner of the campus

    RMIT’s upgraded, energy-efficient central plant will have a substantially expanded capacity and will generate chilled water that will be reticulated around the campus for the purpose of cooling all connected buildings.

    A key objective of the implementation of the central plant is to significantly reduce carbon emissions.

    1. Building 10 hot water system
    2. Black water treatment plant

    The Black Water treatment plant will be located in Building 10 (376-392 Swanston Street) on the City Campus and will treat 5000 litres of sewerage per day using the latest available technology to produce Class A recycled water.

    The recycled water will initially be used for garden irrigation and display fountain use and ultimately will be extended to toilet flushing in Building 10.

    Project update

    January – May 2010

    1. The installation of chilled water pipes under Swanston Street is now complete.

    2. The installation of Building 8 heating and cooling valves are now complete.

    3. The cooling tower and instrumentation works are now complete.

    4. The Building 12 central chilled water plant upgrade tender process (to appoint main contractor) is underway.

    5. The building 10 hot water system project will begin in the final quarter of 2010.

    6. The installation of the Black Water treatment plant is scheduled for completion in July, 2010.

    September 2009

    Construction works are underway for the following:

    • Chilled water pipe extensions under Swanston Street
    • Building 8 heating and cooling valves replacement and systems upgrade
    • Building Automation System (BAS) upgrade works
    • Cooling tower and instrumentation works

    Works are earmarked for completion in December, 2009.

    April – May 2009

    The chilled water pipes down Building 12, the chilled water extension to level 3 in Building 8 and the main plant room instrumentation works are all virtually complete.

    The chilled water pipes under Swanston Street have also progressed.

    March 2009

    The chilled water pipes down Building 12 and the chilled water extension to level 3 in Building 8 are 80 per cent complete. The main plant room instrumentation works are also nearing completion and infrastructure works are on schedule.

    Consultants

    RMIT Project Manager

    Jason Jones and John Garkinis

    RMIT Manager, Client Relations

    David Howard