Projects: Building Services

Case Study 1

Nexus 10 Building

Value: $9M
Client: University of Adelaide

Scope of Services
Capisce QS has been requested by The University of Adelaide to provide an Order of Cost Estimate based upon current documentation for the Nexus 10 Facility Building Services Upgrade located on Pulteney Street, Adelaide, South Australia.

The scope of works comprises of the following:

Electrical Services:

  • Upgrade of Main Switchboard (MSB);
  • Upgrade of Distribution Boards and submain cabling;
  • Upgrade of a Harmonic Filter Unit;
  • Installation of Azzo metering.

Mechanical Services:

  • Upgrade of Mechanical Services Switchboard (MSSB);
  • Removal of existing Trane Chiller and replace with Power Pax;
  • Replace existing Level 11 CHW induction boxes with Chilled Beams;
  • Install new VSD’s to existing condensor pumps;
  • Replace APAC AC units to Marjoribanks building and connect to CHW / HHW from Tower building;
  • Install individual A/C unit within Level 2 Communication Room.

Fire Protection Services:

  • Upgrade Fire Indicator Panel;
  • Upgrade EWIS Panel;
  • Installation of High Level Interface within BMS Panels;
  • Wet and Dry Fire Layouts Level 11.

Value Add
Capisce QS added value to the project by identifying the scope of works, methodology, and constructability method, and determining the most practical solution including consideration to cost implication. This provided the University of Adelaide the information and detail that the cost estimate was based on the understanding of the constructability in lieu of apply rates.

Case Study 2

Wakefield House

Value: In the order of $11M
Client: GHD

Scope of Services
Capisce QS has been engaged by GHD to prepare order of cost estimates from concept phase through to construction documentation for the upgrade to the existing Mechanical Plant (HVAC), incorporating the replacement of Cooling Towers, Chillers, Gas Fire Boilers, associated pumps, Air Handling units, Mechanical Services Switchboards, and BMS upgrades.

Associated works involved with the Mechanical Services included the upgrade the existing Main Switchboard, electrical infrastructure, replacement of the existing Standby Generator, and modification to the existing Fire Protection System within the facility

Value Add
Capisce QS worked closely with GHD to determine the most practical and cost effect solution for the upgrades / changeover of the existing equipment / plant. This involved the understanding of the time / down time, to isolate power or equipment, and apply the people hours required to disconnect, remove, and install new equipment. Providing a first principal solution / estimate, enabled the stakeholders to appreciate the actual cost required for the works to be carried out.

Case Study 3

Regional ASP Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade - Eyre & Far North Hospitals

Value: $4M
Client: Department Infrastructure Transportation

Scope of Services
Capisce QS has been requested by the Department for Infrastructure and Transport provide cost estimate from concept stage through to construction documentation for the upgrade of the existing Electrical Infrastructure to the Regional ASP Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade works for Eyre & Far North Hospitals, South Australia. The sites included Tumby Bay Hospital, Wudinna Hospital, Elliston Hospital, and Cowell Hospital.

The scope of works incorporated the replacements of Main Switchboards, Consumer Mains cabling, Distribution Boards, Sub-Main Cabling, and upgrades to existing Standby Generator.

Value Add
Capisce QS undertook the cost estimate by applying first principal estimating, and to look at each site individually. This allowed both the stakeholders and the engineers to understand the methodology required throughout the changeover and infrastructure upgrades. This allowed the design team to workshop the best way forward without compromising the design intent.

Other Civil Engineering Project Examples

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Project TitleDate
Wine Centre Electrical Lighting Upgrade2021
Woodside Barracks , Hampstead Barracks and TS Adelaide -Compliance upgrade project2022
Lenswood Cold Store – Fire Upgrade2022
State Administration Centre Precinct Electrical Upgrade2022
Regional ASP Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade - South East Hospitals2021
Low Load Chiller Replacement Mawson Lakes2021
Chiller Water Plant Replacement Hawke Building City West2021
Ingkarni Wardli Trigeneration Project2021
JDFPG Warehouse Air Conditioning Upgrade2020
TAFE SA - Digital Efficiency Project and Lighting2020
Rymill Park Infrastructure Upgrade2021
Civic Centre Lower Ground Floor HVAC Replacement2021
City of Adelaide Lighting and Switchboard works2021
SA Produce Market Fire Safety2020
Uniting SA Building Services Audit2020
Fire Detection Replacement Building D Magill Campus2020
Civic Centre Lower Ground Floor HVAC Replacement2021
The Hill & The Hub Recreation Centers HVAC Upgrade2021