City centre upgrade wins property award.
A $76 million job - the country's biggest building makeover - last night won the Property Council's top award.
Precinct Properties' upgrade of its ANZ Centre on the corner of Albert, Swanson and Federal Sts was judged the most successful and the most challenging job, beating 78 other finalists.
The top-to-toe refurbishment of the A-grade office tower added considerable value for its owner and tenants and won the Rider Levett Bucknall supreme award.
The project required detailed and innovative planning for the work to be completed without disruption of the day-to-day operations, the judges said.
Other awards went to properties in Kaitaia, Warkworth, Auckland, Tauranga, Whakatane, Wellington, Carterton, Porirua, Greytown, Christchurch, Timaru and Wanaka.
Story by the New Zealand Herald. Photo by Dean Purcell.
The University of Auckland.
As the BMS controls service provider for The University of Auckland, BTL provide design advice, engineering resources, commissioning resources and a 24/7 service response. BTL and Siemens have combined to provide a customised solution to best fit the needs of the University, offering the latest product technologies combined with a high level of customer service and support.
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest BMS control site with over 80,000 control points connecting their Leigh, Tamaki, Grafton and City campuses. The Siemens Building Management System allows their Property Services staff to manage the system from any one of the 14,000 workstations on the campus, from home and from wireless laptops and iPads. BTL have successfully integrated control and mechanical systems (some 30 years old) to provide a seamless user experience.
Our current University projects include;
- Tamaki Campus BMS controller upgrade
- Medical School Upgrade where BTL are nominated working directly for Fletcher Construction
Westfield New Zealand.
BTL provides nationwide BMS service and support to all Westfield centres throughout New Zealand. With a variety of control brands such as Alerton, Schneider Electric, Honeywell and Siemens within their centres, the priority for BTL was to standardise on cost saving procedures that could be applied to all centres irrespective of the control brand used.
Cost saving procedures focus on items such as;
- Customer training
- Energy saving techniques
- User friendly graphical navigation
- Alarm response
- Preventative Maintenance
These procedures were then standardised to create a service platform against which centre performances could be measured.
Meeting deadlines to satisfy the requirements for the 2011 Rugby World Cup was paramount for success of the Eden Park project. Achieving this required strong team work between all construction parties involved. BTL worked together with BECA, Numecon Contracting Ltd and Callander Electrical.
Integrating the Qwerty system in the West Stand with the Siemens system in the North and now South and East Stands was achieved with the cooperation of Eden Park. Utilising the Eden Park Ethernet infrastructure, BTL implemented the latest technologies for high speed control communications and connectivity.
Laboratory application with high level integration, reporting and data achieving for FDA and quality assurance.
With the official opening of Labtest New Zealand in August 2009, BTL were able to offer Labtest a customised solution focused on reliability of data acquisition, precise space conditioning control and prioritised alarm response. It was also important for the building management system to be flexible and up to date with the latest technologies allowing future satellite sites to be networked.
Simultaneous user access via a Web based application allows Labtest users to access the building management system virtually anywhere, anytime. To minimise the effects of faults, critical alarms can be sent via email, SMS text or mobile phone.