We found this article on Interest.co.nz an interesting article so thought we’d share it. It raises the topic of seismic restraint of services, such as air conditioning, within commercial office buildings. The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) would also like engineers to check whether these ‘non-structural’ components – air conditioning units, fire-sprinklers, phone and…
When the University of Otago wanted to strip out the 3-storey, 45-year-old Science 1 building in the Dunedin Campus Science Precinct and create new state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories and facilities, Jacksons were engaged as independent commissioning agents.
In 1994 Jackson’s Otago & Southland Branch Manager Howard Healey prepared a report on the underground powerhouse ventilation systems for the powerstation’s then-owner ECNZ. In 2010, current owner Meridian Energy engaged Healey to provide a condition assessment of station’s ventilation systems as part of the powerstation’s half-life upgrade (it was built in 1971).
Our Hawke’s Bay team are very proud of their new office space, located on the corner of Queen Street and Hastings Street. When Jacksons became aware of a proposed business HQ development, targeted to provide a central hub for professional engineering and financial businesses, our ears pricked up. Our team of four had outgrown their…
In March 2016, Jacksons undertook a services renewal of the Hastings District Council’s Civic Building, to replace all air conditioning, lighting and electrical services. Work was to be staged, one floor at a time, so as to provide minimal disruption to the 180 occupants of the building.
We were tasked with designing the mechanical services for another underwater restaurant in the Maldives – our second of this nature and the largest to date!
We were initially asked review the refrigeration tenders Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Ltd had received for their build of a cold-storage and warehousing facility near Auckland Airport. Our role mushroomed from there.
We were asked to come up with a concept and design for the ventilation and air conditioning systems of an underwater restaurant in the Maldives – a world first.
Neil Finn’s Roundhouse Studios is a state-of-the-art recording facility. We were asked to install an air-handling unit that would provide comfortable conditions for the musicians using the studio.
We were asked to work with STACK Interiors to progressively upgrade the 12-storey building, floor by floor. This building comprises of 11 levels of office space and a ground level with a café, reception and waiting area.