Premis Solutions has recently been commissioned as the managing contractor for the construction of a new anatomy lab at Griffith University. The project includes the demolition of existing nursing labs and mechanical plant rooms and the construction of the new anatomy lab and mechanical plant rooms. Construction will take place with an occupied area on the 2nd floor of the building.
The current space contains anatomy and nursing areas, preparation rooms, cold rooms, washing and storage space. The cold room includes refrigeration panels in the ceiling within the anatomy lab to manage heat temperatures within the roof cavity. To ensure cleanliness in this environment, stainless steel and chemical resistant finishes have been utilised.
When the new lab space is in use it will be kept at a constant negative pressure. To maintain this negative pressure two plant rooms on level 2 will be in use. One plant room will be for fresh air and cooling, while the other plant room will house an exhaust. The new air handling unit will be required to increase in size. As the space allocated is currently smaller a structural deck will be constructed to position the new unit within the plant room.
Existing flues/fans within the exhaust plantroom will be removed to allow for new extraction equipment servicing the anatomy lab. Due to size and weight of the new equipment the fan and flue will be craned into the plantroom. Mechanical ductwork is to be installed within the central benches to reduce smells and fumes within the laboratory space.
The project is due for completion in February 2018.