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About Us

When you come to Meinhardt you get new ideas that work. It is what we call ‘Practical Imagination’. Meinhardt is a multi-disciplinary engineering and professional technical services consulting firm. Formed in Australia in 1955, our Australian business operates throughout the country and internationally with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and Perth. We are part of the Meinhardt Group of more than 30 offices in 5 continents across the globe. We place great emphasis on collaboration and share and transfer knowledge, expertise and resources between offices.

Practical Imagination Practical Imagination is our brand promise to you. It’s not just about what we do. But the way in which we do it. Our clients tell us that they appreciate dealing with our personable, approachable staff who provide them with clever, practical ideas and solutions which save time, money and provide better project outcomes. So that’s what you get when you come to Meinhardt.

A Global Track Record Annually, the Group undertakes projects worth an estimated US$15 billion and ranks among the largest independent engineering firms globally by revenue. Some of our key projects include Marina Bay Financial Centre (Singapore); KL Sentral Station (Malaysia); TAMAR Development (Hong Kong); MGM Grand Ho Tram Integrated Resort (Vietnam); Xintiandi (China); The Dubai Mall (UAE); Muscat International Airport (Oman); and the Rialto Towers (Australia). In the last 5 years we have won more than 90 awards globally.


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The Personal Touch When we speak to clients, they tell us that it is our people that make the difference. They tell us that they are personable and enjoyable to work with. That is why we ensure our teams always have the right mix for your project; people with the technical know-how and expertise; people with creativity and imagination; and people who are approachable, friendly and responsive.


Meinhardt is a pivotal member of the delivery team for the Brewery Yard precinct at Central Park and has responded with imagination and sensitivity to the challenges presented by the adaptive re-use of this major heritage item.� Frasers Property Australia

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Our Capabilities

Our Capabilities When it comes to building services engineering, we tackle client issues as a business problem. How can we apply known systems, technologies and regulations in a way that is best suited to give you the optimum, most creative outcome? We work closely with your architects to create engineering solutions that help the functionality of your developments without being intrusive and with your contractors to ensure our designs are practical to build and cost-effective. Our senior staff take a ‘hands on’ approach, retaining project ownership and regarding relationships with clients as the highest priority so you can be assured of a personal service.


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Our designs will incorporate the latest building materials and energy systems technology for environmentally sustainable outcomes. We will recommend best fit solutions for the various elements of the building backed up by our experience and computer modelling of heat loads and system performance and daylight models.

What Will You Get? Our building services engineering team provides the following services: ¡¡ Mechanical engineering ¡¡ Electrical engineering ¡¡ Fire protection services engineering ¡¡ Hydraulics engineering ¡¡ Communications services engineering ¡¡ Security services ¡¡ Electrical ¡¡ Vertical Transportation ¡¡ Fire Performance Engineering ¡¡ Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) / Building Sciences, including: —— Building Certification (including Green Star, LEED and Nabers) —— Energy Efficiency and Demand Reduction —— Energy Performance Contracts ¡¡ Building Information Modelling (BIM)

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Our People Glen Pederick National Leader – Building Services (AUS) p: +61 3 8676 1200

Glen leads the Meinhardt Building Services team across Australia. He has over 20 years experience in commercial, retail, residential and education projects and has developed particular skills in mechanical, fire and vertical transportation design. He has extensive expertise in sustainable design and is a NABERS rating scheme certified assessor and a Green Star Accredited professional. Glen is a member of the Council on Tall Buildings and the Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Advisory Group.

Key Projects

Residential Experience

171 Collins Street, Melbourne: Major CBD office / retail development

222 Margaret St, Brisbane: 90 storey, 300m high residential tower and the tallest in Brisbane

80 Albert Street, Brisbane: Capri Hotel for Frasers Property Freshwater Place Stage 1, Melbourne: High rise Commercial Office Tower Melbourne Airport: Various, including Co and Tri-Generation Plant Projects


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35 Spring Street, Melbourne: 45 storey residential tower Freshwater Place – Residential North Tower, Melbourne: 72 storey residential Tower Nord Apartments, Melbourne: Boutique apartment building

Mathew Burke Discipline Leader – Building Services (NSW) p: +61 2 8252 0403

Mathew has 20 years’ experience in the delivery of building services. With experience gained internationally he provides direction, strategic thinking and though leadership in system concept design, detailed design documentation, project delivery and construction administration. His project experience extends from luxury residences, executive commercial fit-outs, highrise residential, healthcare and retail developments to large power, water and infrastructure projects. Mathew has a strong commitment to incorporating environmentally sustainable water, energy and operational initiatives into his designs Mathew is also a qualified licensed plumber with the Department of Fair Trading and brings a strong, practical buildable element to all of his projects

Key Projects

Residential Experience

Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, UTS Sydney: Teaching and faculty building designed by acclaimed architect Frank Gehry

Village Quay Residential – Sydney: 165 residential apartments, 2 car park levels and retail tenancies

Westfield Shopping Centre, Kotara: $70m upgrade to major retail complex

139-143 Parramatta Rd Camperdown: 162 apartments over 4 individual tower buildings with 26 low-rise architecturally designed town houses, 2 car park levels and retail tenancies

Reliance Rail PPP, Sydney: State-of-theart train maintenance facility Maquarie University Hospital & Clinic, Sydney: includes 183 beds, 12 operating theatres and research space

Kalpataru Villa Spa Development, India: 9,760 apartment units Funtasy Island Resort Development, Indonesia: 507 resort apartments and self-contained villas

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Our People Bob Ellis General Manager - South Australia p: +61 8227 1544

His expertise is in the design of air conditioning systems, fire services, commercial and industrial refrigeration (including Ammonia systems), mechanical ventilation, natural gas, hot and cold water service pipework reticulation systems. He also has specialist expertise in the design of critical air conditioning & ventilation systems for defence, communication and computer facilities Bob is a Green Star accredited professional. He is also a Fellow & Accredited Practitioner AIRAH (Australian Institution of Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heating) and Member ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air conditioning Engineers). Key Projects

Residential Experience

Gawler B – 12 School: Project Team Leader for design, documentation & construction of a $12m new facility at Gawler.

Hindmarsh Square Apartments: Project team leader for the design & documentation of all services to serve a 12 storey hotel/apartment building.

Nestle – Dennington & Smithtown: Project Engineer for the design & documentation of 2 off 40 tonne per day ice builder tanks plus a 1300 kW Bauderlot Cooler to provide the milk factory with chilled water at 1C. SA Water – Berri: Design Engineer for the provision of a new air conditioning system to serve a 3 storey office block at Berri SA.

Beachport Apartments: Project Team Leader for the design and documentation of all services for a 4 storey apartment building at Port Noarlunga. ECH Aged Care Projects: Project Team Leader responsible for project coordination and design of Mechanical and Fire Services for seven sites Barunga Village: Project Team Leader responsible for project co-ordination and design of Mechanical and Fire Services.


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Bob Meggitt Building Services Leader, (QLD) p: +61 7 3018 5050

Bob brings extensive experience managing and leading engineering design teams on major projects within Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. His personal commitment to the project team reflects his primary motivation – the fulfillment of clients’ needs.

Key Projects

Residential Experience

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane: $215m restoration project required a total replacement of all building services to cater for the demands of 21st century users.

Hayman Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef: Electrical, communications and security services for iconic redevelopment. Bob was also resident engineer prior to the resort’s opening.

Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand: $300m development of 36,000sqm with additional 10,000sqm extension. Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane: $170m project including 5 major exhibition halls of 5000m2 each and 2000 seat ballroom. The Majestic Centre, Wellington: 33 level 23,000m2 premium grade commercial office development and the tallest building in Wellington.

The Goodwin, Kangaroo Point: High-rise apartment complex. Vic Central Apartments, The Terrace, Wellington: Conversion of 14 level CBD commercial property into student accommodation. Congreve House, Takapuna, Auckland: Multi-award winning private residence. Hayman Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef: Electrical, communications and security services for iconic redevelopment. Bob was also resident engineer prior to the resort’s opening.

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Our Projects

Capri Hotel Brisbane, Queensland

Systems’ Redundancy Significantly Improved

Architects: Cottee Parker Interior Designers: MOD

Minimised Changes to Reduce Costs

The Capri by Fraser project converts an existing CBD office tower into a 239 room hotel, featuring a mixture of studio and suite accommodation, plus a street-level restaurant and cafĂŠ, function rooms, gym and indoor pool facilities. The change in use of the building presented a number of unique challenges for the design team to ensure current building codes are met, while providing cost-effective solutions that minimised structural and building services changes. The brand-new indoor swimming pool makes us of an existing light-well for natural light, but also required one of the existing car park floors to be partially demolished and a new suspended slab and beam arrangement constructed.


Client: Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd , Singapore

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Different cooling load requirements meant an additional chiller and cooling tower have been installed at roof level, and the main switchroom has been extensively modified. Lifts and life safety systems have been upgraded to achieve code compliance via a Fire Performance Engineering approach, and overall building services systems redundancy has been improved significantly to suit hotel operations.

Nord Apartments Melbourne, Victoria

Cost-Effective Yet Green

Client: Synergy Property Syndications Architects: Hayball

Striking Yet Buildable Aesthetic

Nord Apartments, 81-85 Flemington Road is a challenging 19 Level apartment complex in North Melbourne. The building footprint is very narrow due to site restraints; while town planning and apartment sales require each apartment to be provided with one carspace, resulting in five levels of basement. The site is bound by Flemington Road to the North, an existing movement-sensitive structure to the West and an existing 10 Level apartment building to the East; all of which need to be retained by the new building’s retention system.

the architect’s vision for the building is realized, in a cost effective manner that reflects the client’s budget and the builder’s preferred construction methodology. ¡¡ Solar central hot water system ¡¡ Compact plant and riser space increasing floor space for carparks and apartments ¡¡ LED lighting ¡¡ 5 star AC units ¡¡ Contaminant levels controlled carpark exhaust fans ¡¡ Minimum 6 star rated apartments

We have worked closely with the client, architect and preferred builder through each stage of design to ensure

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Our Projects

Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, New South Wales

Fast Track Project

Architects: AB Concept with Guida Moseley Brown

International Collaboration

Tastefully redesigned and meticulously appointed with the latest in conferencing technology, the newly renovated Grand Ballroom at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney comfortably accommodates up to 850 guests. The project is part of a progressive upgrade by the hotel group to bring facilities up to modern international standards. The international nature of the team added complexity to the challenge and required meetings either in Hong Kong or in Sydney or via video-conferencing / tele-conferencing. Collaboration was integral to meeting the fast-track nature of the programme. Every milestone and deadline was strictly adhered to in order to deliver the final facility and meet reservations made by guests months in advance.


Client: Shangri-La Hotel

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The building services have been upgraded to match all latest occupancy and code requirements. The finished product is a state of the art modern and impressive ball room and adjoining pre-function facilities perfectly blended into the current interior dÊcor. The Grand Ballroom’s design is influenced by the structural elements of the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, combining modern Australian aesthetics with subtle indigenous motifs. The ceiling comes to life with four crystal chandeliers bordered with 2,148 ornate crystal rods and multicolour skylights that are customisable for any event.

Pacific Point Sydney, Australia

24/7 Reliability

Client: Denham Construction Architects: Woodhead

“More Than A Box�

Pacific Point Construction is a 12-storey apartment building with 3 retail units and 4-storeys of underground car parking. The design brief the team received outlined the D&C requirements, which included simple preliminary drawings. The proposed solution for the mechanical services posed key risks to both the contractor and the developer in terms of compliance, sales contracts and health. The designs for the mechanical ventilation of the 4-storey car park, to discharge exhaust air, proposed ducts at ground level, in the courtyard area in front of apartment balconies. This would have been extremely unpleasant for residents.

designs would expel the exhaust air at roof level and ideally at the highest point of the building. However, ducts for a 4-storey car park require significant space and because a number of apartments had already been sold there was no possibility of changing the floor plans without compromising sales contract agreements. Through a series of workshops with the contractor, developer and architect, we created a mechanical solution designed fully in REVIT, which overcame the spatial restrictions, worked within the existing designs, and delivered a fully compliant outcome without adding significant cost or compromising schedules.

In the first workshop we highlighted this as an imperative issue to be looked at first. Optimised car park mechanical

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Our Projects

RACV Healesville Healesville, Victoria

Dramatic Cost Savings

Architects: SJB Architects

Energy Use Reduction

The 15,000sqm resort facility includes accommodation units, restaurant, health recreation facilities and function areas, offered a unique opportunity to showcase practical applications of ESD principles. The building services systems incorporate a wide array of sustainability features. On-site ornamental lakes are used as low grade heat source/heat sink for heating and cooling. The system also uses direct cooling from the lake during suitable temperature conditions via a by-pass arrangement. Hydronic floor heating and cooling system provides well balanced temperature conditions supplemented by positive displacement ventilation system for appropriate fresh air supply and air change. Fully automated controls and monitoring ensure the optimum system performance under different operational conditions.


Client: RACV

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Solar boosters supplement the domestic hot water production. Perimeter lighting system with daylight compensation ensures the minimization of artificial lighting which works in tandem with motorised blinds to reduce direct sun penetration. The lifecycle costs were $4,504 compared with $5,923 for traditional systems; annual energy consumption was 56kWh/ m2 compared with 126kWh/m2; and C02 emissions were 577 tons compared with 873 tons. “Meinhardt adopted inventive and market-leading techniques to ensure optimum user comfort, overall operational efficiency and significantly reduced energy costs.� Tony Battersby – Director at SJB Architects

587-589 Elizabeth Street

Client: Austgroup Holdings Pty Ltd c/- Frank Choy Project Management Services Architects: Architects EAT

Melbourne, Victoria


On Time, On Budget

State-of-the-art residential boutique building comprising 55 one and two bedroom units spread over nine levels, with two ground floor retail stores. Design documentation was completed in REVIT, which has improved design collaboration, reduced errors and kept the project within budget and programme parameters.

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Beachpoint Apartments

Christies Beach, South Australia

Minimised Energy Costs

Optimised Natural Light

Beachpoint Apartments is a mixed use 4 level apartment development. The project includes a basement car park, ground floor retail tenancies and 37 apartments of varying configurations over the 1st, 2nd and 3rd levels. Each apartment has a north facing balcony opening from open plan living areas. Careful design and planning has ensured that each apartment will achieve excellent natural lighting to take advantage of cooling summer breezes and through controlled ingress of winter sun to create a heat sink within each apartment. All access corridors to apartments are also naturally lit and ventilated to minimize energy costs.


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Client: ECPM Architect: Greenway Architects

The Sail @ Marina Bay

Client: Glengary Pte Ltd (CDL & AIG) Architects: NBBJ in association with Team Design Architects


Several ‘Design Firsts’ for Singapore

Sets Safety & Sustainability Standards

With over 1,000 apartments, The Sail @ Marina Bay enjoys direct underground access to the Raffles Place mass rapid transit (MRT) station. The 70-storey tower is currently Singapore’s tallest residential building and among the most slender building in the world of such height. The design sets new safety and sustainability standards for all of Marina Bay. The innovative yet economical structural solution couples a shear-wall and foundation system—a first for the Singapore—to withstand seismic criteria, resulting in one of the safest buildings in the country. The exterior facade uses insulated low-E glass to reduce solar heat gain and lower air-conditioning demands—another first for Singapore residential towers— while taking full advantage of spectacular views with floorto-ceiling glass in many units.

The building is BCA Green Mark Gold Certified (Singapore’s sustainable building criteria), integrating features such as a seven-story car park greenwall along a new pedestrian linkage connecting Raffles Quay to a proposed central park; improving the residents’ overall air-quality and living experience and creating a new public space for the City.

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Marina Bay Financial Centre Singapore

Multi-Award Winning

Architect: KPF

Green Mark Gold & Gold Plus

Located at the waterfront in Marina Bay, the new epicenter of Singapore’s financial and banking activity for the 21st century comprises five high rise towers with associated retail and extensive underground parking. The total space measures around 6 million square feet and encompasses two residential towers of 66 and 55 storeys and three commercial office towers up to 50 storeys. The Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC) towers are equipped with environmentally-smart building and design features. Both of the commercial towers have projecting horizontal louvers to shade occupants from Singapore’s tropical sun. Horizontal fins and continuous balconies serve as shading devices on the residential buildings and ensure formal continuity with the commercial towers. Capability

Client: Consortium of Hongkong Land, Keppel Land and Li Ka-shing’s Cheung Kong/Hutchison Whampoa

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A key identifiable sustainability effort includes having a District Cooing System (DCS), currently housed at One Raffles Quay. The chilled water is also supplied to Marina Bay Residences, Marina Bay Suites and other neighbouring developments. It greatly reduces the need for a chiller plant, which enables significant space savings, eliminates the need for cooling towers for individual towers, lowered construction risks and enables a higher service and energy reliability. Meinhardt has provided integrated engineering for the mega development which has won awards for Design and Engineering Safety Excellence (Merit), Construction Productivity and Green Mark Gold.

Tanjong Pagar Centre

Client: Belmeth Pte Ltd/ Guston Pte Ltd/ Perfect Eagle Pte Ltd Architects: Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill LLP



Optimises lettable area

The 290m project, which sits above the local metro station, will contain 1.7-million square feet of Grade-A offices, high-end residential apartments, a luxury business hotel, premier retail space and a sheltered event space in Tanjong Pagar City Park. It is set to be the tallest building of its type in Singapore when completed in 2016. The M&E services are all being designed using Building Information Modelling (BIM). In tandem with this, minimising the GFA for Plant Rooms to optimize lettable areas has been another key goal, while the team has also designed a flexible solution which can easily allow for the provision of future tenancy works.

The transit-oriented development uses passive technologies such as solar shading devices and natural ventilation to reduce mechanical loads, sophisticated power management and lighting systems, including T5 and LED lighting, rain water recycling systems and will employ photovoltaic panels to generate one percent of the building’s energy. The project has received Green Mark awards from the Singapore Building and Construction Authority, while GuocoTower, the 38-story office building portion of the development, has achieved LEEDŽ Platinum Precertification (Core + Shell) from the USGBC.

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Manila Bay Resort

Client: Universal Entertainment Group Architect: GF & Partners + Pimentel w/ Rodriguez Simbulan & Partners


Future-Proof Technology

Latest Sustainable Thinking

The key driver of the client is to deliver cutting-edge, future proof technology that will set a benchmark for this type of hotel/casino development

¡¡ Seawater Desalination System

The Casino & Hotel zone, including two luxury casino hotels hosting 450 and 600 rooms respectively, faces the flood control basin, creating a natural landscape in both the rainy and dry seasons. The core business of this project is the casinos, which cover 30,000 sqm and will provide the largest facility area in Manila.

¡¡ C entralized Generator system with heat recovery system (total electric power: 60MW & total cooling capacity : 6000TR)

¡¡ Seawater utilization for cooling water usage.

¡¡ Water reclamation from building waste water (about 80% recovery) & treatment for seawater seepage ¡¡ Rain water collection ¡¡ Siphonic Drainage System

New Ideas: ¡¡ Renewable Energy Generation System including Solar, Wind Power & Micro hydraulics


¡¡ Geo Thermal Heat Pump System

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¡¡ Heat pumps

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