The QUT Wet Laboratories project involves alterations to a portion of each existing building, being blocks E, M and R, to accommodate new wet laboratories at the QUT, Gardens Point campus, in Brisbane. The fit-out occurred in the following floors –
- E Block – alterations to portion of levels 2 and 4;
- M Block – alterations to portion of levels 5 and 6; and
- R Block – alterations to portion of levels 1, 2 and 4.
The refurbishment design lead to a building code non-compliance in that the rating of the existing incipient fire spread ceiling was compromised. The fire engineered design resolved this non-compliance by providing performance based alternative solutions.
The scope of work also included the design and specification of the fire sprinkler system and a fire safety audit on the passive fire rating