University of Sunshine Coast – Moreton Bay Campus Expansion

The second stage of the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) Moreton Bay campus expansion has been successfully completed at the historic site “The Mill” in Petrie. This milestone achievement enhances the campus’s vibrant educational ecosystem, setting the stage for it to serve up to 10,000 students by 2035 with a diverse range of degree programs.

Scope:

Building & Energy Management System

Location:

Moreton Bay

Building Type:

Educational

Client:

Seda Services QLD Pty Ltd

Completion Date:

Early 2024

BMS I/O

Electrical Energy Meters

About this Project

Austec secured the contract to contribute to the realisation of the UniSC Moreton Bay Campus masterplan and sustainability goals. This involvement encompassed the supply and installation of the Building Management System (BMS) across three new structures—Buildings A2, A3, and A4. Each of these three-story buildings boasts its own distinct features:

Building A2 houses a sports hall, laboratories, a gymnasium, consulting rooms, and facilities supporting the car park.

Building A3 is designed with a recording studio, offices, and an Indigenous Space.

Building D (A4) incorporates teaching spaces, PC2 laboratories for teaching and research, offices, and various support facilities.

A highlight of this project is the secondary chilled water plant in Building A, which supplies a tertiary chilled water plant located within each of the new buildings, demonstrating Austec’s commitment to integrating sustainable and efficient energy solutions.

The BMS implemented across all three buildings enables comprehensive control and monitoring of the mechanical climate and ventilation systems, along with the associated electrical, hydraulic, and lighting services. This initiative ensures the seamless integration of the new buildings’ BMS with the University of the Sunshine Coast’s broader BMS IT infrastructure.

Furthermore, a virtual server hosted on the USC Sippy Downs IT infrastructure provides BMS operators with a web-based graphical user interface (GUI), facilitating the management of building services across the university’s expansive campus network. This project underscores Austec’s dedication to advancing the operational efficiency and sustainability of educational facilities.

All photos courtesy of the University of Sunshine Coast.

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