Client: The University of Queensland
The University of Queensland’s fire laboratory is a key facility, internationally regarded as one of the few locations in the world to allow testing, teaching and research on fire materials from small scale to full structural. Our brief was to relocate the laboratory on campus, factoring a number of complexities into our design solution.
Extraction methods and the selection of the laboratory’s new location were important considerations. The AEB Building was chosen in part due to its height on campus which afforded the opportunity to locate the exhaust system at a higher level and minimise the impact of odours arising from material testing. Our design also included extensive mechanical systems into the building to ensure that all technical and operational activities of the laboratory could be undertaken.