SEED Engineers have completed a wide range of building projects for various sectors. Please browse through our portfolio to see the work we did, the challenges we faced, and the solutions we provided to meet our client’s requirements.
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Auburn Ambulance Station FitoutThe heritage building of the Auburn Ambulance Station is being trasnformed into a state of the art pub and restaurant. The work for the fitout involved designing energy-efficient and cost-effective mechanical services including VRF air conditioning system, energy-recovery air conditioning system, and kitchen ventilation system. This involved CFD odour modelling to ensure that occupants of adjacent apartment building would experience no odour nuisance outside their balconies. Veritech grease filters and COANDA hoods were used to ensure that no grease or odour (below compliance) is exhausted into the local atmosphere.READ MORE
Montrachet BakeryThe work for Montrachet Bakery involved designing an effective and affordable kitchen ventilation system with a horizontal discharge onto the street. This involved CFD odour modelling to ensure that no bystanders or customers would experience odour nuisance outside of the bakery, thus reducing the chance of any complaints made against Montrachet. Veritech grease filters and an Electrostatic Precipitation Filter (ESP) was used to ensure that no grease or odour (below compliance) is exhausted into the local atmosphere.
Chandler ResidenceThis 5 bedroom house, including home offices, is a residential home with a difference. It is designed with a large rammed earth wall in the centre of the home to provide natural heating and cooling to the building.
Toowong TowerThe client required a refurbishment of selected mechanical plant equipment for the office tower at Toowong Village.
Stromlo Aquatic CentreSEED was approached to assist with the mechanical design of the new aquatic centre at Stromlo. The leisure centre consists of: an eight lane 50 metre lap swimming pool, capable of being split into 2 x 25 metre short course swimming pools; a twenty metre program/warm water multipurpose pool for swimming classes, exercise, and rehabilitation activities; supplementary facilities to support the pool including front out house areas, amenities, plant/store rooms, and general circulation areas; and a spash park and gym.
Lincoln Square South – Student Accommodation – University of MelbourneSEED Engineers has been engaged to deliver the complete mechanical services design and engineering consulting of the facility as part of the D&C contract. Starting from developing the concept design, all the way to IFC design including equipment selection and on-site coordination with other disciplines and construction advice, finishing with As-built drawings, certification and documentation. Additionally, SEED Engineers has provided ESD services including energy feasibility analysis of different systems, energy modelling, performance solution involving carpark CO CFD modelling.”
Moorleigh Community Village – Emergency Warning System“The work for Moorleigh Community Village in Bentleigh East VIC involved designing an code compliance fire detection emergency warning system via existing smoke alarm security system. This site does not require full fire detection system as per NCC requirement and it is never part of the building certification. However, the building committees reviewed the site as a potential risk to senior members of the community hence decided to request a full code compliant emergency warning system that interface with existing smoke alarms via security system.”
Atrium Thermal Comfort – Proof of Concept 120 Collins St MelbourneThe mechanical contractor (AG Coombs) proposed a design utilising low-level displacement ventilation below the bench seatings within the Atrium at 120 Collins St, Melbourne. SEED Engineers conducted a CFD thermal comfort modelling to confirm the proposed mechanical design meeting the comfort requirements both in summer and winter.
King Island Meat Co.“The King Island Meat company is a restaurant and a meat smokery located in Paddington, NSW. SEED Engineers was engaged to design an effective and cost-efficient kitchen ventilation system with a vertical discharge. This involved CFD odour modelling to ensure that no bystanders or customers would experience odour nuisance outside due to the cooking and meat smoking, thus reducing the chance of any complaints made against King Island Meat Co. Veritech grease filters and an Ozone generator were used to ensure that no grease or odour (below compliance) is exhausted into the local atmosphere, in addition to an innovative swirl diffusion mechanism that ensures effective dilution with outside air, immediately upon discharge.”
Hillsong Church HighlandsThe work for Hillsong Church at Highlands involved Electrical, Mechanical, and later Hydraulic Services designs and documentation for the Hillsong Church Tenancy new build and tenancy fit-out in part of an existing Home Improvements Warehouse at Narang. This involved the Services design works from our initial D&C engagement through to full tender package plus the construction assistance phase. Electrical Services The electrical services design works included general lighting, architectural lighting, intelligent lighting control system, exit / emergency lighting, assistance with the procurement of the audio-visual lighting in the Auditorium and other activity Rooms, general power, special purpose power, telecommunications, assistance with the procurement of full audio-visual and IT infrastructure, with coordination and collaboration with the Hillsong Church experts, and assistance on the Security Services. The electrical services construction works assistance included value engineering works for the lighting and power systems, responses to the site electrical technical queries, review of the electrical shop drawings, and assistance with resolving the site coordination of any electrical issues. Mechanical Services The mechanical services design works included comfort air conditioning of Foyers, Lobbies, Offices, Green Room, Guest Lounges, Youth Rooms, Kids Rooms and Café, and specialized air conditioning of Rack Rooms, Guitar Amplification Rooms and an Auditorium. General ventilation of Stores, Toilets, Showers, Cleaners Rooms, and specialized ventilation of a UPS System Room complete with Hydrogen Sensor. The mechanical services construction works assistance included value engineering works for the MSSB and power supply, responses to the site mechanical technical queries, review of the mechanical shop drawings, and assistance with resolving the site coordination of any mechanical issues. Hydraulics Services The hydraulics services design works included a design review of the previously designed BA stage documentation. A full rationalization of the hot water requirements to allow the use of storage type HWU’s instead of instantaneous type HWU’s, thereby greatly reducing the maximum electrical demand. The hydraulics services construction works assistance included value engineering works for the HWU’s, responses to the site hydraulics technical queries, review of the hydraulics shop drawings, and assistance with resolving the site coordination of any hydraulics issues.
Grafton Base Hospital – Ambulatory Care UnitThe project encompasses the construction of a new three storey building comprising of two levels of patient care, an undercroft area and a plant room. Healthcare facilities, by their nature, are complex, with a wide range of functional and services requirements that place a high demand on energy, water and materials.
Project Neon – Scalzo FoodsThe SEED QA system, which is developed inhouse for inhouse projects, is designed to guarantee complete elimination of re-work and wasting resources while achieving compliance with the engineering standards and sustainability requirements of the project. That is accomplished by conducting a series of workshops/sessions to lock-in data and information prior to proceeding to the next design stage. The peer review of this project lasted 6 weeks for the entire project and consisted of four workshops. Upon each workshop, SEED Engineers provided all involved parties with a roadmap and to-do tasks inline with a realistic timeline. SEED Engineers continuously reviewed all design submissions and provided the designer with highlighted issues in advance in preparation of each workshop. The peer review resulted in professional management and reporting from SEED Engineers and a fully complying design and calculations.
Mater – Steam and Heating Feasibility StudyThe Steam and Heating Feasibility Study’s Project Mission is to investigate and determine the most suitable transition plan to replace steam and heat generation at Mater’s South Brisbane campus towards less emissions-intensive, more socially and environmentally acceptable technologies, in line with the Mater Sustainability Program.
Autohaus NewsteadThe new Mercedes-Benz Brisbane facility at Breakfast Creek Wharf is a multi-level automotive centre constructed in Newstead. Designed by Cottee Parker Architects, the building houses a full-service dealership, a vehicle gallery, an AMG Performance Centre, and several unique dining options and function areas. With it’s unique mix of spaces and modern architectural design elements, the building has been designed to reinvent the customer experience for buying vehicles.
El Camino CantinaSEED was engaged to provide design expertise for the installation of a state of the art kitchen ventilation scheme and air conditioning for high occupancy restaurant at El Camino Cantina in Bowen Hills, Queensland. The project required a performance approach to achieve low flow solutions and our unique experience with recirculation hoods was vital for the project design.
163 Abbot Street, CairnsFor this project, SEED conducted a review of the plant and equipment sizing.
Nando’s Festival TowersSEED was engaged to provide advice about a smoke problem involved with the kitchen exhaust system.
Intercity Fleet Maintenance Facility, Kangy AngyThis project consisted of a natural ventilation study to determine thermal comfort with the use of roof ventilators and automated louvres.
Palladium TowerSEED was engaged in this project to model a proposed design for the adequate and efficient discharge ventilation of an eight-storey carpark. The proposed design deviated from DTS requirements by having below minimum exhaust separation distances to building openings as set out in the Australian Standards. To compensate for this, the design ensures that the discharge is soundly engineered.
Bohemia ApartmentsSEED was engaged for this project to design an appropriate, efficient, and sustainable air-conditioning and ventilation system for the inhabitants of the 94 apartment complex known as the Bohemia Apartments. This involved applying a performance strategy for a two level carpark which utilised jet fans and other mechanical ventilation techniques.
King’s Co-opWe provided mechanical design and kitchen ventilation for a single level bar and restaurant. This project consisted of a kitchen, 2 bar areas, and amenities.
Casa Cibo RestaurantWe provided mechanical design and coordination for the installation of mechanical services of a 2 level restaurant. This project consisted of 2 large 1000 kg wood fired pizza ovens, a kitchen, amenities, and 2 levels of dining area.
Projects Client: Air Conditioning Services Work Type: New-building design, Design for subcontractors Sector: Residential Size: 10 floors of apartments above a 4 level carpark / basement Disciplines Engaged: Mechanical The Challenges Faced Value for money and carpark head height were key considerations. Concept for already existing stair pressurisation was challenging; air discharge went straight out […]
Projects Client: Davies Climate Control Work Type: New-building design, Design for subcontractors, Performance approach, ICA Sector: Private health care, Aged care, Residential Size: 5000 sqm NLA Disciplines Engaged: Mechanical The Challenges Faced Value for money and ease of maintenance were the two key issues. The Solution Provided Using several performance approaches, we provided a design […]
Chu The Phat Restaurant
Projects Client: Aria Work Type: New-build design, Performance approach, Certification Sector: Retail, Kitchen Size: 500 sqm Disciplines Engaged: Mechanical The Challenges Faced One challenge for the project was the odour from the discharge into Fish Lane had to avoid odour nuisance. Another challenge was that the ceiling space for the hoods was less than 300mm […]
Spice Apartments, Broadbeach
Projects Client: AOM Work Type: New-building design, Performance approach Sector: Residential Size: 150 apartments Disciplines Engaged: Mechanical, Fire Detection, Electrical, Sustainability The Challenges Faced Value for money and speed of design were both considered important. The Solution Provided We were able to provide cost effective designs quickly that created competitive tendering. The car park used […]
Temple Palm Beach
Projects Client: Condev Constructions Work Type: New-building design Sector: Residential Size: 7 storey luxury penthouse apartments Disciplines Engaged: Electrical The Challenges Faced Value for money, budget, and appearances were all considered important. The Solution Provided We had a good working relationship with the builder and architect, and we were able to deliver our services on […]
Oceanside Early Learning Centre
Projects Client: Green Leaves Work Type: New-building design for a childcare centre Sector: Childcare centre Size: 740m2 single level Disciplines Engaged: Hydraulic, Mechanical, Fire Detection, Electrical, and Sustainability The Challenges Faced The Solution Provided
Projects Client: AOM Developments Work Type: New-building design, Performance approach Sector: Residential Size: 8 level apartment block Disciplines Engaged: Electrical, Mechanical, and Sustainability The Challenges Faced The Solution Provided