A.G. Coombs Finalist in 2022 ARBS Industry Awards

May 17, 2022

This year A.G. Coombs with Aurecon are finalists in the ARBS Industry Awards for Project Excellence for their work at the landmark 25 King Street building in Brisbane.

The ARBS Project Excellence Award recognises standout Australian HVAC or Refrigeration projects that demonstrate innovation and a sustainable approach, and can show strong environmental credentials, such as energy efficiency, IAQ, noise control, water conservation and carbon emissions while demonstrating commercial viability that improves lifecycle costs and end user benefits.

Australia’s tallest engineered timber office building, 25 King has pushed boundaries in design, construction, indoor environment quality and sustainability.

The building’s superstructure utilises a combination of engineered cross-laminated timber and glue laminated timber. It is a commercially viable and more sustainable alternative to steel and concrete construction for mid-scale office buildings.

The large-scale prefabricated nature of the engineered timber construction presented a wide range of challenges to the HVAC design and installation teams. Solving these through innovation borne out of close collaboration between the teams provides a clear model for HVAC design and installation in the future application of this sustainable form of construction.

As well as demonstrating the potential future of low to mid-rise construction, 25 King delivers a wellness objective, creating a workplace that is both sustainable and healthy.

The project has achieved WELL Core and Shell v1 Certification at the Platinum level, Green Star 6-star Design and As Built v1.1 ratings, and NABERS 6 Star base building Energy, 4.5 Star Water ratings, 3.0 Star NABERS Waste Rating plus Climate Active Carbon Neutral certification.

The challenges presented by this large-scale prefabricated engineered timber construction were addressed through the close collaboration and innovation of Aurecon and A.G. Coombs, delivering a clear model for future HVAC design and installation in this sustainable form of construction.

The award will be announced at the ARBS Awards Gala Presentation Dinner Wednesday 17th August 2022 at the Crown Palladium, Melbourne.

For more info on 25 King Street, visit: www.agcoombs.com.au/our-experience/25-king-street-brisbane

For more information on the 2022 ARBS Awards, visit the ARBS Awards website.

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