UTAS Accommodation Project
Masters Contracting Pty Ltd installed and commissioned heating, ventilation, air conditioning and gas services for the purpose built NRAS University of Tasmania Student Accommodation towers. The project included kitchen ventilation and toilet exhaust systems for 442 apartments, ducted exhaust ventilation for the 3-level carpark, pressurisation systems for five stairwells, and provision of commercial kitchen canopies and domestic style range hoods. Masters Contracting also provided air conditioning systems for selected areas and selected apartments, plus natural gas reticulation for domestic hot water, heating water and kitchen equipment.
A particular challenge came with pressure testing for leaks in 50 of the 442 apartments as they required a high level of sealing to reduce heat loss. “We also installed more than 1,500m of floor slab hydronic heating pipework into a pre-tensioned concrete slab and coordinated this with the reinforcement cables, mesh and conduits.