The Centre of National Resilience, Brisbane (CNRB)

VAE Group were awarded the mechanical services for the Centre for National Reliance facility in Pinkenba Qld.

The Centre of National Resilience, Brisbane (CNRB) is a testament to innovation and efficiency in construction. This state-of-the-art facility comprises a diverse range of buildings, each meticulously designed and executed to serve a critical purpose in strengthening our nation's resilience during COVID.

Completely Offsite Constructed Modular Accommodation Buildings: Entire air conditioning systems were manufactured offsite and transported to the site as prefabricated units. VAE undertook the intricate task of interconnecting power, Building Management Systems (BMS), and common ducts for exhaust, among other crucial components. Our team expertise extends to commissioning these systems seamlessly, ensuring optimal performance.

  1. Partially Complete Offsite Modular Accommodation Buildings: These buildings were a ‘Shell’, where VAE ‘joined the dots’ to create a complete solution. VAE completed the final connections of duct and pipe, grilles and flex, vacuum systems, and refrigerant charging, and finally, commission the system.
  2. Main "Stick" Buildings: The backbone of the CNRB, these 12 distinct buildings (Grey in the below pic), house critical functions such as healthcare facilities, kitchens, drop-off points, and communication hubs. In these instances, VAE adheres to traditional installation methods, ensuring that the air conditioning systems meet the highest standards of reliability and performance.

The below image from the Building Management System (BMS), also completed by VAE Group, provides an idea of the scale of the project.

Image source: Multiplex