Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services have recently completed the extension to Birmingham City University’s student support facilities at the Curzon Building.
Engineering Services have worked alongside Willmott Dixon to deliver this new hub for experimental and social learning.
BIM Level 2 has been embraced on this project, promoting cross project working and communication through the the use of collaborative software. Engineering Services have provided the design, installation and commissioning of various mechanical, electrical and public health systems worth £7.5m.
This project has achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’, by implementing energy efficient services. These include a displacement ventilation solution for the heating and cooling and include low pressure heating, BMS, electrical distribution, small power, fire alarm, data, security, photovoltaic, lighting and audio visual installation. The new services infrastructure has been connected to the existing facilities at the Curzon building, including the Biomass boiler. In order to achieve a ‘smart’ building status, specialist systems such as lighting, communications, security and power are fully integrated.