University of Southern QueenslandEdgy Building




Springfield, QLD


Badge Constructions


Design & Construct





VAE were afforded the opportunity to work below BADGE Constructions to deliver the mechanical services within the new EDGY Building (Education Gateway) at the University Of Southern Queensland’s Springfield Campus. The new building consisted of a working TV studio with supporting production rooms, flexible teaching spaces, executive offices and meeting rooms, laboratories, café and bookshop as well as multi-purpose media rooms with special purpose areas such as rehearsal rooms.

#The Project

The building was designed and built to achieve a 5 star rating under the Green Star Education V1 criteria. This system includes environmental improvements such as increasing the outside air rates within the building, improved air circulation, demand-based ventilation through the use of carbon dioxide monitoring and control, improved setpoint and control to raise the thermal comfort levels, exclusion of hazardous materials such as formaldehyde and products giving off high VOCs, and high efficiency HVAC systems to reduce the carbon footprint of the site. 


  • Advisory Services
  • Design
  • BIM Drafting
  • Drafting co-ordination
  • Audit


  • Prefabrication
  • Installation
  • BMS
  • Automation
  • Electrical
  • Co-ordination of Services


  • BMS
  • Bureau Performance Management
  • Maintenance
  • Compliance
  • Upgrades

#Smarter HVAC Solution

While the works were being completed, the University was undergoing a separate project involving their existing central energy project and experienced a major pipework failure (main chilled water line imploded) due to incorrect isolation of plant. The result was that the University had no air conditioning within any of their existing and operational buildings. VAE were asked if we could help and leapt to the University’s aid. The plant was back on line within 48 hours. Badge's services manager, Ian Smith, said that there was no other company in Brisbane who could provide the engineers, automation technicians and plumbers to rectify the problem that quickly.




BMS controlling central energy, plant replaced and reprogrammed in 48 hours.



Collapsed section of 350mm diameter chilled water pipe removed and new pipe installed within 48 hours.



System tested and commissioned to have system fully functional for Monday morning lectures.