VAE have been engaged by BAC to upgrade the Mechanical plant including Chilled Water Pumps (CHW), Air Handling Units (AHU), Mechanical Electrical, and Building Management System (BMS) in the PL3 plantroom at the Brisbane Airport Domestic Terminal.
A full scan of the plantroom and 3D modelling of existing services was carried out to ensure duct and AHU installation were 100% detailed, eliminating the need for site measurements.
Working collaboratively with BAC and the airport stakeholders, VAE have demolished and replaced three AHUs within the PL3 plantroom, removing redundant plant via a louvred façade, and installing the prefabricated pipework for the new plantroom equipment.
These works were completed during the 12-hour permissible shutdown window between 1800 – 0600hrs, minimising the impact of construction work on the operational airport.
The time-lapse below shows this work being undertaken.