New Laboratory for PCB Machine
In 2013 Hatz was engaged to create a new PC2 laboratory to house a PCB machine. PCB is the acronym for Printed Circuit Board. The Melbourne School of Engineering purchased the PCB unit to provide senior students with a system to produce high resolution PCBs to test designs, materials and new theoretical results. The PCB machine is an automated $1M, 2T machine and was instrumental to new teaching methods being developed in the faculty of Engineering. The lab is housed in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Building at the Parkville campus of the University of Melbourne. The lab was designed to PC2 laboratory standards and was pressurized to reduce dust infiltration. Dust has been found to affect the operation of the PCB processes. The mass and size of the machines required the design of oversized doors and the development of a transportation method to allow the machine to be hoisted into location.
Hatz coordinated the consultants to document the PC2 lab and acted as Superintendents during the construction phase. Hatz worked closely with the stakeholders and consultants to prepare the brief, design, and cost estimates. Once the project was funded, Hatz developed the documentation, tendering and then administered the construction phase to final completion and handover. The laboratory was completed in 2014.
Client: University Of Melbourne
Location: University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus, Victoria, Australia
Role: Architecture, Project Management
Scope of work: Full Services
Size: 60 sqm
HATZ: Steve Hatzellis
Project Management: UOM Capital Works Project Management
Consultant Engineers: TD&C, Cortese Consultants
Head Contractor: Roubaix Projects