09 - 10 April, 2019 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

Mark Gobolos


Principal Structural Engineer
Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019


3:30 PM Cancer Research Institute Development Project Achieving LEED Gold Star Standards in Sustainable Architecture

In 2018, University of South Australia opened the doors to their new Cancer Research Institute located alongside the SAHMRI building. The $230m project delivered a unique 14-storey building which met the international standard LEED gold star rating and is the highest level achieved in Adelaide. Their design plan was largely driven by the need for open and flexible research areas, lab spaces and optimal floor designs to control vibration, thermal and acoustic insulations. In this session, Mark will run through challenges that the design team at WGA faced and measures taken to overcome constraints in location and design:

  • Considerations around infrastructure and its capacity to support future building expansions
  • Development of seismically rated anchors for the Australian market and followed through on innovations in design
  • Overcoming complex site constraints including the development of a future underground railway below the building
  • Exploring the best approaches to collaborating with stakeholders including building surveyors, geotechnical engineers, building services engineers, surveyors, planners and quantity surveyors

4:10 PM Next Generation “Super Lab” – What are the Key Characteristics?

“Plan for the future”. “Design for the Users”. “Invest in Sustainability”. – The mindset of today’s facilities and laboratory development have been established over decades of lessons learned frombuildings lacking the flexibility to adapt to rapid technological and research advances. With the convergence of research disciplines and playing a key role in transforming lab environments, it is affecting workflow, interaction, research approaches, support spaces, equipment demands and more. In this panel discussion will takea look at:

  • Key characteristics of a ‘super lab’ and how to efficiently manage the transition fromtraditional to modern workflow standards
  • Setting metrics to optimise shared working environments, from lab benches to work spaces
  • Features to increase wellbeing of users and attract new membership

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining James.

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