Sector

Living

Creating environments where people want to live, stay and play!

With the shift in how we live and where we live and the uncertainties surrounding domestic and international travel, we work with clients to create, innovate, and discover new ways to deliver and future-proof high-performing, efficient buildings with the flexibility to adapt. Embracing consumer demands for better quality and connected amenities, ‘living’ developments are being reimagined into lifestyle end-destinations. 

Whether your development is a residential tower or luxury hotel, student accommodation, senior retirement living, a Build-to-Rent or affordable housing, our team of visionary engineers, consultants and designers focus on placemaking, social engagement and people-centred design to deliver above and beyond our clients’ expectations. 

ADP can provide you with crucial insights into engineering innovations to deliver a top-grade development leveraging the latest technologies and the best in practice design principles. In addition, we will provide project-specific advice relating to building efficiencies and infrastructure with reduced life-cycle utility costs along with highly desirable, flexible spaces to attract future residents or guests.

Director / National Living Sector Lead

John Vollugi

P: +61 3 9521 1195
M: 0401 857 998
E: [email protected]

INNOVATORS IN

Residential

With an increasing population, decreasing land availability and housing prices shooting through the roof, developers, architects, and engineers have had to raise the bar to meet market demands and buyers’ expectations. With a growing trend in vertical villages, developers are pushing the envelope to provide more exclusive and better-quality amenities to attract future buyers and tenants.

Our team collaborates with our partners to develop innovative and clever design solutions to maximise floor plate efficiency and provide high quality, sustainable, and cost-effective building design.

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Build-to-Rent

With a rise in tenant demand to live closer to jobs and services, the Build-to-Rent (BTR) model offers those unable to afford a home an attractive and attainable option for housing in their preferred location.  With a targeted demographic of millennials and downsizers with high expectations, our team will deliver excellent design and sustainable and energy-efficient buildings to support quality amenities that encourage social networking and connectivity.

ADP has extensive experience designing BTR developments. We are delivering some of Australia’s BTR firsts and are uniquely positioned to both develop your sustainability strategy, as well as provide engineering advice to ensure your asset is serviced to align with your portfolio strategy.

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Hotels & Resorts

From a building design and services perspective, hotels are a unique asset as they run 24/7 and can require similar resilience to a hospital – to ensure guests are not impacted by unexpected events. Therefore, sustainability and cost-effective energy efficiency solutions are crucial in design considerations while still providing guests with great comfort and indoor air quality.

Another critical factor is the use of technology to provide a seamless, intuitive guest experience. From pre-check-in to check-out, guests can curate their stay through the touch of a button on their mobile phone – whether it is a preferred room temperature, wake up call, booking hotel amenities or requesting an extra personal touch. Many of the ‘typical’ services design strategies have evolved since Covid-19. Our team has been actively involved in developing these solutions to improve the safety of both guests and staff.

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Senior Retirement Living

Over the last decade, we have seen a shift in the Senior Living sector. Today’s affluent baby boomers demand higher quality living spaces and access to hotel style amenity and services, with the backup of care provision.

Central to many Senior Living developments is the emphasis on providing quality amenity and common areas to actively promote a strong sense of place and community that is more connected and socialised. Our team are passionate about designing developments which actively improve quality of life, be it creating control systems that provide occupants full control over temperature, lighting and ensuring indoor air quality throughout.

Easy access to technology has become key, with Covid-19 highlighting the real need for great internet access to people can stay in touch with loved ones remotely as well as easy connection to staff off-site.

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Student Accommodation

Pre-Covid-19, Australia was the third most popular global destination for international students studying abroad. Considered a growing property investment sector, the inclusion of student housing in mixed-use developments is an increasing trend. Some view it as fundamental to activating areas and providing social diversity to communities.

Right now, access to the latest technology is critical for millennials. Our team will provide your building with the services and communications infrastructure to enable students to easily connect to smart-building features, making every part of student living easy, safe, and seamless. For owners, low maintenance and ease of serviceability are imperative, and we can provide clever and efficient building services design, with quality services to allow for future-proofing and to maintain life cycle costs.

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Affordable Housing

With the cost of living increasing, affordable multifamily housing is reaching crisis level. For the people who are the heart and soul of our communities, such as our essential workers, housing needs to be made available that that is both close to work and affordable. Access to good quality, affordable housing is fundamental to enhancing equality of opportunity and people’s wellbeing.

Our team provide, simple, logical, and cost-effective solutions in services design allowing ease of maintenance and reducing long term costs.

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With an increasing population, decreasing land availability and housing prices shooting through the roof, developers, architects, and engineers have had to raise the bar to meet market demands and buyers’ expectations. With a growing trend in vertical villages, developers are pushing the envelope to provide more exclusive and better-quality amenities to attract future buyers and tenants.

Our team collaborates with our partners to develop innovative and clever design solutions to maximise floor plate efficiency and provide high quality, sustainable, and cost-effective building design.

With a rise in tenant demand to live closer to jobs and services, the Build-to-Rent (BTR) model offers those unable to afford a home an attractive and attainable option for housing in their preferred location.  With a targeted demographic of millennials and downsizers with high expectations, our team will deliver excellent design and sustainable and energy-efficient buildings to support quality amenities that encourage social networking and connectivity.

ADP has extensive experience designing BTR developments. We are delivering some of Australia’s BTR firsts and are uniquely positioned to both develop your sustainability strategy, as well as provide engineering advice to ensure your asset is serviced to align with your portfolio strategy.

From a building design and services perspective, hotels are a unique asset as they run 24/7 and can require similar resilience to a hospital – to ensure guests are not impacted by unexpected events. Therefore, sustainability and cost-effective energy efficiency solutions are crucial in design considerations while still providing guests with great comfort and indoor air quality.

Another critical factor is the use of technology to provide a seamless, intuitive guest experience. From pre-check-in to check-out, guests can curate their stay through the touch of a button on their mobile phone – whether it is a preferred room temperature, wake up call, booking hotel amenities or requesting an extra personal touch. Many of the ‘typical’ services design strategies have evolved since Covid-19. Our team has been actively involved in developing these solutions to improve the safety of both guests and staff.

Over the last decade, we have seen a shift in the Senior Living sector. Today’s affluent baby boomers demand higher quality living spaces and access to hotel style amenity and services, with the backup of care provision.

Central to many Senior Living developments is the emphasis on providing quality amenity and common areas to actively promote a strong sense of place and community that is more connected and socialised. Our team are passionate about designing developments which actively improve quality of life, be it creating control systems that provide occupants full control over temperature, lighting and ensuring indoor air quality throughout.

Easy access to technology has become key, with Covid-19 highlighting the real need for great internet access to people can stay in touch with loved ones remotely as well as easy connection to staff off-site.

Pre-Covid-19, Australia was the third most popular global destination for international students studying abroad. Considered a growing property investment sector, the inclusion of student housing in mixed-use developments is an increasing trend. Some view it as fundamental to activating areas and providing social diversity to communities.

Right now, access to the latest technology is critical for millennials. Our team will provide your building with the services and communications infrastructure to enable students to easily connect to smart-building features, making every part of student living easy, safe, and seamless. For owners, low maintenance and ease of serviceability are imperative, and we can provide clever and efficient building services design, with quality services to allow for future-proofing and to maintain life cycle costs.

With the cost of living increasing, affordable multifamily housing is reaching crisis level. For the people who are the heart and soul of our communities, such as our essential workers, housing needs to be made available that that is both close to work and affordable. Access to good quality, affordable housing is fundamental to enhancing equality of opportunity and people’s wellbeing.

Our team provide, simple, logical, and cost-effective solutions in services design allowing ease of maintenance and reducing long term costs.

Sustainability

Providing healthy and nurturing environments to live, sleep and thrive

Our team provides sustainability strategies and cost-effective and energy-efficient solutions, providing occupants with great comfort and cleaner, safer indoor air quality.  The local and global lockdowns, restriction on movement and mandatory quarantining have highlighted the importance of thermally comfortable and cost-efficient homes and living spaces.

We believe that everyone should have access to a nurturing environment to live, sleep and thrive within.

ADP’s Technology team curate development wide solutions to ensure a seamless digital experience for the occupant, operator and building management teams.

Technology

Delivering intelligent and connected buildings

As the world accelerates towards a digital future, building owners need to ensure they have resilient infrastructure in place and their building assets are future-ready, with the flexibility and capacity to adapt to new and advancing technologies. There are many building systems which currently exist, requiring a robust backbone to service it, and there are more devices requiring such connectivity being invented every day.  Given many of our significant buildings may never be demolished, we need to consider not just the next 5-10 years, but the next 50.  Ensuring that our buildings are suitably considered for the technology of the future is a key responsibility for developers and engineers alike.

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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