THE NEW BALLINA COAST HIGH SCHOOL
Ballina Coast High School — $50M new school, 69 classrooms.
We were the Electrical and Lighting Design consultants responsible for the design and documentation of the Electrical Services including power and lighting.
With the lighting design we wanted to seamlessly fit with the architectural brief, and help create form, colour and texture throughout the project. We Also simulated the lighting design in the AGI32 Revit add-on to verify we met all the required lighting levels stipulated in the Australia Standards.
From an Electrical Engineering perspective first and foremost we were guided by our state government design guide known as the EFSG. Also as this is public infrastructure we look to a design life of our systems in the order of 40 years! So only the best components are used, with proven track records on serving their warranties.
Energy efficiency and local solar generation is a given on all modern designs and was no different on this project. Gov specs allow a max of 100KW of solar PV on projects like this, and this is what was installed.
In terms of smarts and building control we don’t want control for control sake, so we address where control can provide added value to the end user and make sure the controls are simple yet robust for the test of time.
NEW ENGLAND CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH EDUCATION, TAMWORTH
EPA were engaged as the Electrical Design Consultant for a new campus for the University of Newcastle in Tamworth, NSW. Located in close proximity to the Tamworth Base Hospital, the campus provides an education facility and several new student accommodation buildings. The education facility consists of tutorial spaces, a student learning common, lecture theatre, and simulation laboratories for both allied health, medical, and nursing students.
EPA were responsible for the Design, Documentation, and Contract Administration of all Electrical Services associated with this project.
The building has been designed to ‘breathe’ by including natural ventilation strategies, and lessens artificial light through the widespread use of skylights and clerestory windows.
St Aloysius Catholic Primary School
Electrical Projects Australia were engaged by the Catholic Schools Office to complete the Design and Documentation of the electrical works associated with the new primary school, located in Chisholm.
The new school is a two stream primary school (K – 6) with an eventual capacity of 420 students and has been named after the patron saint of young students and youth generally, St Aloysius Gonzaga.
LAKE CATHIE PUBLIC SCHOOL
Design and Documentation of the Electrical Services for new school infrastructure including the administration building, library, hall, canteen, and cola.
BUILDING THE EDUCATION REVOLUTION (BER)
EPA were engaged by Bovis Lend Lease and REED Constructions to undertake the Design and Documentation of the Electrical Services for over 90 schools within the Northern Sydney, Central Coast, and Hunter regions, and Design and Documentation of the Electrical Services for over 300 schools within the New England and North Coast regions.