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Dangrove Art Storage Facility, Alexandria NSW

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Warren Smith & Partners are delighted to have had been given the opportunity to provide hydraulic, fire and Sydney Water Services Coordination consultancy for the new Dangrove Art Storage Facility.

This 10,000m² state of the art storage facility houses Judith Neilson’s private contemporary Chinese art collection. With an impressive Great Hall of 90m long; Dangrove is able to accommodate events and display large artwork installations comfortably.

We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to work on this masterpiece.

Warren Smith & Partners golf day

Friday, November 17th, 2017

The second annual Warren Smith & Partners golf day took place at Pennant Hills Golf Club on Tuesday 24th of October. Glorious weather greeted the teams that participated, with the course in immaculate condition. 39 players partook in the annual event with 30 guests and 9 staff attending. The golf day was an extremely valuable experience and allowed us to spend some down time with clients and consultants that we normally only see in the work environment.

Congratulations to the prize winners and thank you to our guests for joining us, we hope to see you again next year!

New Director

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Warren Smith & Partners are delighted to announce Thomas Wise as a Director of the practice after 8 years of excellence in the Hydraulics team.

In addition Laura Shaughnessy has been promoted to Project Manager and Nicholas Watts to Team Leader – Sydney Water.

Tertiary and Research Capability Statement

Monday, July 31st, 2017

You can download our Tertiary and Research Capability Statement here.

Healthcare Capability Statement

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

You can download our Healthcare Cabability Statement here.

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.

Capability Statement

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

You can download our Capability Statement here

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.

AILA NSW Landscape Architecture Award

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Warren Smith and Partners were extremely proud to receive the 2016 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects ‘Landscape Architecture Award’ for our involvement in the Barangaroo Reserve project in the ‘Parks and Open Space’ category.

Our client was Barangaroo Delivery Authority.

We worked in collaboration with the following companies:

  • Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW) in assocation with PWP
  • Norcue Pty Ltd
  • Sydney Environment Soils Lab (SESL)
  • WMK Architecture
  • Robert Bird Group and Aurecon
  • Hyder Consulting
  • Webb Australia
  • Emery Studio
  • Judith Rintoul
  • Lend Lease
  • Regal Innovations
  • Troy Stratti