The Importance of HVAC Dilapidation Reports

As part of any construction planning and execution process, businesses are always looking for proactive ways to safeguard their investment, create efficiencies, and effectively deliver to client requirements. One powerful tool in this industry is the HVAC dilapidation report, a comprehensive document that assesses the current condition of HVAC systems within a property before any adjacent construction or development work commences.

If you’ve been considering how to get the most from your next project, having a thorough understanding of your HVAC requirements is a must. This is where our Ascot Air HVAC dilapidation reports come in. These reports not only mitigate risks but also ensure compliance with regulations, contribute to long-term cost savings, and can facilitate smoother dispute resolution if required.

In the dynamic HVAC landscape, recognising the importance of dilapidation reports prior to commencing a project is not just best practice; it is a strategic imperative for sustainable and successful construction projects.

Understanding Current Performance

A HVAC dilapidation report serves several critical purposes. First and foremost, they allow for a comprehensive assessment of your existing system’s condition.
Before any construction or development work begins, a dilapidation report establishes a baseline evaluation of the HVAC systems’ state. This baseline proves invaluable as it accurately discerns whether any changes or damage occurred during or after the construction process.

By gaining clarity before any disruptions occur, you can identify pre-existing issues and anticipate potential challenges. Our team of experts are well-versed in recognising key indicators, thereby preventing costly oversights from the outset.

Risk Mitigation
Identifying potential risks to HVAC systems empowers us to take proactive measures. By addressing these risks early, we can minimise adverse impacts and ensure a smoother project trajectory.

The report will identify elements that may pose inherent risks to the construction project or existing building elements as HVAC systems are often intricately integrated into a building’s structure and can be susceptible to vibrations, dust, and other construction-related stressors.

Validating Design and Information

A HVAC dilapidation report is pivotal in validating HVAC system design and information during construction projects. It verifies design integrity by comparing existing conditions to specifications, confirming system capacity and efficiency.

The report identifies potential design flaws and assesses environmental controls. By documenting the baseline condition before construction, it attributes any changes to construction impact, aiding in design iterations.

Ensuring the New Works Will Comply

With an HVAC dilapidation report conducted by Ascot Air you can ensure that your system meets all relevant industry standards.

Compliance with these standards can not only a legal requirement, but also ensures that industry best practices are followed, contributing to the overall safety and sustainability of projects.

If getting the job done efficiently and effectively is a priority, don’t overlook the value of our comprehensive HVAC dilapidation reports as a strategic step in your next project.

With Ascot Air’s extensive experience, you can get your project underway with confidence, ensuring your HVAC system and air quality are the best they can be from commencement to completion.

Building G-14 Griffith University, Gold Coast Mechanical Services

Ascot Air recently completed a mechanical services project at Griffith University‘s Gold Coast Campus. We worked with Better Build Constructions on the state of the art Laser Printing Labs in Building G14.

The laboratories house specialised 3D printing equipment for the Bachelor of Industrial Design program. This includes a furnace room and 3D printing facilities.

Ascot Air delivered pressure controlled cooling, heating and dehumidification to AS3666:

  • Chilled Water Air Handling Units
  • Packaged Electrode Boiler Steam Humidifiers & Piping
  • Steam Manifold & Stainless Steel Ductwork
  • Nederman articulated arm extraction system
  • Industrial grade ARGON Gas System
  • Compressed Air System

We are proud to deliver a project that will deliver students a hands-on job ready education. A great article about the program and the part it plays in 3D printing innovation can be found here.

Greenslopes Hospital

Ascot Air were contracted to carry out the base building upgrade of the Jesse Vasey wing, which involved the refurbishment of the Main Central Zone AHU complete with new Chilled Water Coils, 10 No. Plug fans in lieu of the existing centrifugal supply fan. Other services included 2 x New Perimeter AHU’s commissioned to provide 100% outside air with chilled water pipework, steam pipework, controls and commissioning. We also provided booster pumps to the main chilled water plant in the basement of the Jesse Vasey Wing and room upgrade including Variable Air Volume boxes and controls additions.

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Redcliffe Cancer Care MBICC

Ascot Air were contracted to carry out the refurbishment of the existing Redcliffe Hospital Cancer Care Building . The project involved works to levels 2, 3 & 4. Particular challenges included the integration of  new VRV Air conditioning system with the existing Mechanical services systems installed over a decade ago, Ascot Air integrated seamlessly with the existing systems and the BMS controls.

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Caboolture Hospital

Ascot Air were contracted to carry out the new Mechanical installation for the new Caboolture Hospital Emergency Department. The project included the co-ordination of the Mechanical services within the restricted ceiling space, Ascot Air provided a full 3D Model of services to ensure an accurate installation

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Lutwyche Shopping Centre Redevelopment

Ascot Air have recently secured the mechanical services contract for the above redevelopment of Lutwyche Shopping Centre. The contract has been secured on a D&C basis where are engaged to drive the Mechanical services design to meet client brief. The project involves an upgrade the chilled water plant including new water-cooled chiller, cooling tower, 20 No. Air Handling units including other services.

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61 Mary Street – Base Build Upgrade And Fitout

Ascot Air were contracted to carry out the refurbishment and base build upgrade of the QIC building at 61 Mary Street, Brisbane. The contract was secured on a D&C basis where we worked closely with our internal engineering team, Ascot Air engaged consultant and client design team to produce a quality result achieving the required NABERS and Green Star rating. The project involved a base build upgrade of the condenser water system with pumps and new mains riser. Within Five separable portions we then completed a fitout of 17 Floors of the building, upgrading all relevant mechanical services.

University Of Queensland – Forgan Smith Building

Ascot Air were contracted to carry out the refurbishment of the existing West wing of the Forgan Smith building at the UQ St Lucia Campus. The project involved works to levels 2, 3 & 4. Particular challenges included the co-ordination of the Mechanical services within the restricted ceiling space, Ascot Air provided a full 3D Model of services to ensure an accurate installation.

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480 Queen Street

Ascot Air have completed a number of successful fit out projects in the 32 Level Premium grade Green Star office building. Working across six individual projects and five principal contractors we have delivered 11 floors of high grade fitout. Particular difference to most other Brisbane high rise buildings was the inclusion of Active and Passive chilled beams incorporating many km of reverse return pipework, controls.