Department of Parks and Wildlife, Woodlands Laboratory, 2016

$330,000.00 estimated construction value

Although relatively small, the new botany laboratory at the Department of Parks and Wildlife Woodvale facility involved a high concentration of services and included fume cupboards, articulated bench mounted exhaust arms and a down draft sink. The laboratory space was fully air conditioned.

New standalone and dedicated laboratory compressed air and vacuum systems were also provided with air compressors and vacuum pumps mounted in external plantrooms, with pipework run to outlets in the fume cupboard and to bench mounted outlets.

Due to the risk of the exhaust plume entering the building via openable doors or windows, a steel support tower was provided which enabled exhaust fans to be mounted at high level above the existing roof line and for exhaust discharges to be to atmosphere well above the roof line and away from potential intakes.