Archive for the ‘Hydraulic Services’ Category

Prince Alfred Private Hospital

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Warren Smith & Partners are excited to have been engaged by Macquarie International Health Clinic to provide hydraulic, fire, civil, and water servicing coordination services to the Prince Alfred Private Hospital development.

This development will not only provide 376 private hospital beds, seventeen new operating theatres and associated renal dialysis and central sterile services departments within a seven storey building, but also provide 8000 square meters of consulting within a separate nine storey tower. Retail, medical imaging, a GP clinic and urgent care centre will also be provided.

We look forward to the successful delivery of one of NSW’s largest private hospitals.

Port Macquarie Mental Health Unit

Monday, May 29th, 2017

We are delighted to be given the opportunity to improve the Port Macquarie Base Hospital’s (PMBH) ability to deliver quality care for communities across the Mid North Coast.

As it stands the PMBH is forced to transfer a significant number of their mental health patients out of the area due to an undersized mental health unit and insufficient bed numbers.

Warren Smith & Partners will be delivering fire and hydraulic services for the new Port Macquarie inpatient Mental Health Unit which will not only double the number of available beds but include purpose designed features to cater to elderly and younger persons.

 

Healthcare Capability Statement

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

You can download our Healthcare Cabability Statement here.

Press Release: Greenland Centre Tower, Sydney

Monday, May 15th, 2017

We are pleased to announce that we will be working alongside one of Australia’s largest and NSW’s newest plumbing company, CDC Plumbing and Drainage, on Sydney CBD’s tallest residential tower, Greenland Centre.

Warren Smith & Partners will be providing hydraulic services workshop documentation to assist in the delivery of the 235-metre residential building at 115-119 Bathurst Street. The project is set to become not only the tallest, but the most prestigious apartment tower in Sydney; featuring 479 apartments and a 2000 Square metre Creative Hub which will be leased for 99-years to the City of Sydney.

We are extremely excited to commence work on this iconic Sydney project alongside CDC, Probuild, and Greenland Australia.

Domestic Hot Water Presentation to AHSCA

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Warren Smith & Partners’ Hydraulic Technical Manager, Tom Wise, delivered a very informative presentation on ‘Domestic Hot Water Circulation Systems’ at the AHSCA’s most recent general meeting on Tuesday 9th May.

The presentation covered the basics of domestic hot water circulation systems as well as Tom sharing his knowledge on:

  • The importance of keeping the velocity in the system down to mitigate erosion – corrosion;
  • Common dos and don’ts found in hot water systems such as the sizing the balancing valves and where to locate the hot water return pump;
  • Steps to sizing a domestic hot water circulation system including how to calculate the flow rate and friction loss;
  • Ensuring you select the correct pump to meet your design velocity, including tips on how you can improve where the system curve meets the pump curve; and
  • Information on the range of balancing valves and hot water circulation pumps that are available and what each of their benefits/applications are.

The presentation was well received in the room and opened up debates and discussions within the audience regarding the topic.

Press Release: Two MQ, Melbourne Quarter

Friday, April 7th, 2017

April 7, 2017: New consultancy role awarded to Warren Smith & Partners

Warren Smith and Partners have been awarded the Hydraulic and Fire Services consultancy role by Lendlease for Two MQ, the second stage of Melbourne Quarter. We are pleased to continue the long relationship enjoyed between ourselves and Lendlease on this Melbourne based project.

Two MQ is a 29 level commercial tower above ground, which includes 4 levels of basements and retail, main lobby level, 2 levels of plant space and 23 levels of commercial space. There is also Melbourne Square, a significant area of public domain over Werundjeri Way fronting onto Collins Street that we will be involved in designing.

Hydraulic services scope of work includes:

  • Sanitary plumbing and drainage,
  • Hot and cold water
  • Natural gas, and
  • Stormwater drainage

Fire service scope of work includes:

  • Combined fire sprinkler/hydrant system
  • Fire hose reels
  • Automatic smoke detection and alarm system
  • EWIS, and portable fire extinguishers

Fire Fighter for a Day

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Report by Jonathan Mousdell

Last Wednesday 29 April 2017, some of the members of our Hydraulic and Fire services teams attended the Fire & Rescue NSW State Training College at Alexandria. Team members included Jonathan, John, Daniel, Tom, Chris, Chinmay, Mark, Ralph, Manu, Oscar and Roman.
The guys were taken through a hands on approach into what fire fighters have to deal with when attending an emergency, in the vision that when designing fire systems we may have a better understanding of how their operations are carried out.
It was a great afternoon and we’d like to thank FRNSW for the opportunity.

Team Bowling Night

Friday, February 17th, 2017

The Hydraulics drafting team went Tenpin bowling on November 16, 2016, and we can say that bowling was definitely the winner on the day. From all accounts everyone enjoyed themselves. Secrets & pins were spilled. One secret that can be divulged here is Rocky was in a under 5 semi-professional left handed amateur one-pin bowling league in China. But was disqualified for being found to be 23 at the time and right handed.
Rocky’s experience in the one pin league put him good stead in the early frames, however when everyone had warmed up, pure luck took over from Rocky’s experience and all scores were level half way going through the first game. The quiet achievers Jane and Sonia slowly built momentum to be in the race, however equipment failure prevented them from coming home strong. In investigations after the games it was discovered that Jane and Sonia’s bowling balls were not Internationally Sanctioned bowling balls and were incorrectly weighted which forced them into the gutters. Scott came out of the gates early with blinding bowling, but the pace could not be sustained and he suffered a minor gluteus maximus strain. Roman was the dark horse, slowly building momentum to be close at the end of the first game. However when all the pins were cleared, dust settled and fashionable kicks were returned to their rightful place the clear winner was Tristan, who bowled the perfect game. No one can exactly remember the score but word on the street is it was close to 600.

Good fun was had by all, due to the credo that what “goes on at tenpin stays at tenpin” the photos below have been altered to protect the guilty. In unfortunate news Rocky has been officially fired as team photographer.

Sonia, carefully surveying the competition…

Then Calmly knocking down all the pins