09 - 10 April, 2019 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia
Mark Gobolos, Principal Structural Engineer at Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec

Mark Gobolos

Principal Structural Engineer
Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec

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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

The  $250m UniSA Cancer Research Institute stands as the gateway to Adelaide’s world-class Biomedical Precinct. The 16 level research facility features an iconic precast concrete façade that references the original precast in the neighbouring UniSA campus, and it has a unique organic footprint that responds to some particularly complex site constraints including:
  • A future underground railway below the building
  • A public roadway that passes below the building
  • A major sewer and stormwater easement that could not be diverted around the building
  • A live railway within 15m
  • A live dual lane vehicular traffic bridge to link with at higher levels, and
  • A sloping site
In this session, Mark and Christina will share the importance of a collaborative design approach and how a structural engineer’s role is critical to defining the shape and functionality of a research facility from day one.  With a vibration sensitive animal house, multiple levels of wet and dry research labs, large interconnecting atriums and collaboration spaces, science galleries, and retail tenancies the structure performance of the UniSA Cancer Research Institute was critical to the success of the project, including:
  • Vibration
  • Wind
  • Earthquake
  • Rail Impact
  • Deflection
  • Thermal, and
  • Acoustic Performance

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