Sector

Life Science & Research

Creating safe environments in complex facilities

We understand the challenges, processes, and critical success factors involved in designing complex facilities from start to finish and beyond. Our experienced team have previously worked for tier 1 engineering firms on some of the largest and most advanced laboratory, pharmaceutical, biotech and research facilities across Australia.

With laboratory standards and building codes becoming ever more stringent, changing procurement and construction models and a demand to integrate sustainable features, designers’ challenges are increasing. We now need to do a lot more, with a lot less.

Project requirements can range from the need to upgrade an outdated facility to current codes, introduce fume extraction to an existing building, the requirement for operational flexibility or the delivery of a quarantine facility.

Director / National Education, Life Science + Research Sector Lead

Russell Evans

P: +61 3 9521 1195
M: +61 411 358 090
E: [email protected]

Laboratory Sector Lead

Nigel Doxey

P: +61 3 9521 1195
M: +61 408 079 338
E: [email protected]

The way we work

Providing a safe, well-engineered facility that achieves the intended functional, environmental, and built form requirements, permitting flexibility whilst complying with relevant codes and standards is key to our design approach.

Going above and beyond makes us different, and our ability to be an integral part of a project from start to finish and beyond is a key differentiator.

Early upfront involvement in the briefing and planning of the built form is critical for a project’s success. We are passionate about understanding the science – we listen, question, and collaborate with the end-users and other stakeholders to help them realise their vision and integrate their needs and the engineering services into all design aspects of the project.

Towards the end of the project, we provide verification services, including integrated controls and ‘real life’ scenario testing (without ‘live risks’) to check the building and systems are operationally ready – this is another critical ‘operational’ success factor.

Beyond completion, we continue to share our knowledge gained throughout the design journey with end-users, so they are completely comfortable and competent in their new environment. We provide post-project assistance to ensure the design intent is carried forward in real-life operations.

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Key Experience

  • Wet, dry, and microbiological laboratories
  • Chemistry research
  • Teaching spaces
  • Super lab and interactive technology
  • Bioscience and bioresources
  • Microbiological and biosecurity containment
  • OGTR requirements
  • Pharmaceutical and clean room technology

Sustainability

Complex facilities and laboratories are, by their nature, energy intensive.

The need to integrate energy-saving technology and reduce energy consumption in operation whilst not compromising safety, the built environment or compliance is ever increasing.

ADP understand the key areas where energy can be reduced or recovered, which include the design of the engineering services, the layout of laboratory equipment and freezers, fume cupboard design and operation and the way in which the laboratories are run and operated.

We work collaboratively with architects, clients, and laboratory managers/users to ensure the ability to maximise energy reduction is incorporated into the design and operation of these facilities.

Our ICT team can help you with all your technology and communication needs, from Infrastructure and ICT networking to agile workspaces, audio visual, security and surveillance, intelligent buildings, and mobile apps.

Technology

Delivering connected buildings

As the world accelerates towards a digital future, buildings need to ensure they have a resilient infrastructure in place and their assets are future-ready, with the flexibility and capacity to adapt to new and ever advancing technologies. Another critical consideration is showing prospective researchers that the facility can provide a seamless digital connectivity experience.

Services

  • HVAC systems
  • BMS & DDC systems
  • Passive and active ventilation
  • Energy management systems
  • Fuel storage and reticulation
  • Smoke hazard management
  • Heating systems
  • Supply authority liaison
  • Switchboards
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply
  • Emergency & exit lighting
  • Lightning Protection
  • Power distribution systems
  • Generators
  • Standby power distribution
  • General lighting
  • Earthing
  • Fire protection pumps and tanks
  • Fire sprinklers
  • Fire detection systems
  • Emergency intercom & sound systems
  • Fire hydrants & hose reels
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Main control and indicating equipment
  • Advisory and code compliance assessment and reporting
  • Supply authority liaison
  • Domestic hot & cold water
  • Stormwater Water
  • Waste and sewerage
  • Rainwater Systems
  • Natural Gas Systems
  • Sustainability Strategy
  • Building Physics & Modelling
  • Carbon, CC Resilience
  • Human-Centred Design
  • Green Building Certifications
  • Compliance
  • Data and Communications Infrastructure
  • Active Networking
  • DAS solutions
  • WiFi Solutions
  • Security and Surveillance
  • Intelligent Buildings
  • Mobile Apps and integration.
  • WIRED building assessments
  • Data Centre Design
  • Interior and Landscape lighting design
  • Sports lighting
  • Custom light fixture design
  • Modelling of lighting solutions
  • Daylighting simulations
  • Lighting controls
  • Residential automation
  • Home theatre
  • MATV/ IPTV systems
  • Lighting control integration
  • Public address systems
  • Hearing augmentation systems
  • Background music systems
  • Video Wall Design
  • Noise and vibration assessments
  • Building acoustics
  • MEP acoustics
  • Environmental acoustics
  • Industrial acoustics
  • Construction / demolition noise and vibration
  • Performance Based fire safety design
  • Fire Engineering Reports.
  • Analysis of fire safety systems
  • Analysis of fire loads and ignition sources
  • Analysis of radiant heat and fire spread
  • Analysis of evacuation conditions
  • CFD fire and smoke modelling
  • Dynamic egress modelling
  • Liaison and negotiation with Fire Brigade and authorities
  • Temporary construction phase reports
  • Passenger lifts
  • Goods lifts
  • Escalators
  • Moving walks
  • Lift modernisation / Replacements
  • Detailed passenger lift traffic analysis
  • Kiosk Substations
  • Chamber Substations
  • LV direct supplies
  • Asset relocation work
  • Management of commissioning and handover of projects
  • Independent Commissioning
  • Agent (ICA) for Green Star
  • Commissioning plans
  • Functional testing
  • Operational performance evaluations
  • Management Plans
  • LOD 100 to 500 documentation
  • Existing asset digital data collation
  • Development guidelines

Services

Mechanical
  • HVAC systems
  • BMS & DDC systems
  • Passive and active ventilation
  • Energy management systems
  • Fuel storage and reticulation
  • Smoke hazard management
  • Heating systems
Electrical
  • Supply authority liaison
  • Switchboards
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply
  • Emergency & exit lighting
  • Lightning Protection
  • Power distribution systems
  • Generators
  • Standby power distribution
  • General lighting
  • Earthing
Fire Protection
  • Fire protection pumps and tanks
  • Fire sprinklers
  • Fire detection systems
  • Emergency intercom & sound systems
  • Fire hydrants & hose reels
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Main control and indicating equipment
  • Advisory and code compliance assessment and reporting
Hydraulics
  • Supply authority liaison
  • Domestic hot & cold water
  • Stormwater Water
  • Waste and sewerage
  • Rainwater Systems
  • Natural Gas Systems
  • Sustainability Strategy
  • Building Physics & Modelling
  • Carbon, CC Resilience
  • Human-Centred Design
  • Green Building Certifications
  • Compliance
  • Data and Communications Infrastructure
  • Active Networking
  • DAS solutions
  • WiFi Solutions
  • Security and Surveillance
  • Intelligent Buildings
  • Mobile Apps and integration.
  • WIRED building assessments
  • Data Centre Design
  • Interior and Landscape lighting design
  • Sports lighting
  • Custom light fixture design
  • Modelling of lighting solutions
  • Daylighting simulations
  • Lighting controls
Audio Visual
  • Residential automation
  • Home theatre
  • MATV/ IPTV systems
  • Lighting control integration
  • Public address systems
  • Hearing augmentation systems
  • Background music systems
  • Video Wall Design
Acoustics
  • Noise and vibration assessments
  • Building acoustics
  • MEP acoustics
  • Environmental acoustics
  • Industrial acoustics
  • Construction / demolition noise and vibration
Fire Engineering
  • Performance Based fire safety design
  • Fire Engineering Reports.
  • Analysis of fire safety systems
  • Analysis of fire loads and ignition sources
  • Analysis of radiant heat and fire spread
  • Analysis of evacuation conditions
  • CFD fire and smoke modelling
  • Dynamic egress modelling
  • Liaison and negotiation with Fire Brigade and authorities
  • Temporary construction phase reports
Vertical Transportation
  • Passenger lifts
  • Goods lifts
  • Escalators
  • Moving walks
  • Lift modernisation / Replacements
  • Detailed passenger lift traffic analysis
ASP3/HV Electrical
  • Kiosk Substations
  • Chamber Substations
  • LV direct supplies
  • Asset relocation work
Performance Management
  • Management of commissioning and handover of projects
  • Independent Commissioning
  • Agent (ICA) for Green Star
Commissioning
  • Commissioning plans
  • Functional testing
  • Operational performance evaluations
BIM
  • Management Plans
  • LOD 100 to 500 documentation
  • Existing asset digital data collation
  • Development guidelines
Digital Reality Capture
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