Katoomba ( NSW ) Civic Centre – Electrical & Mechanical Upgrade

Katoomba Three-Sisters

This electrical, mechanical & heating upgrade project involved the replacement and upgrading of the Katoomba Civic Centre pelmet liighting, painting of the underside of the arcade area, new overhead radiant tube gas flue heating / ventilation to the Katoomba Library and convection gas fired flue heating and ventilation to the communal dining room. The works also included the fire rating and boarding of the columns within the Arcade.

Ryan Wilks completed these works in a timely manner and worked around the clock to reduce the impact on business and hazards to the general public. Where work was conducted during business hours, safety procedures were followed to eliminate all hazards to the public and ensure that business trade was not interrupted.

The project was successfully completed on time with no incidents.

 Project Highlights & Challenges:

  • Electrical survey / load measurement of the existing Arcade Distribution Boards.
  • Installation of new retro-fitted Pelmet Lighting / emergency lighting to the civic centre Arcade.
  • Fire Rating of Arcade Support Columns complete with Vitrepanel finish.
  • Removal of all existing lead based paint to all beams and underside of Arcade 1st floor concrete slab was conducted out of normal business to minimise disruption to the local businesses. The toxic based paint was stripped away with heat guns complete with vacuum attachments to contain all the redundant toxic paint. All these works were carried out under an approved Job Safety Analysis and SWMS.
  • Installation of new 300Kpa gas mains / metering to the centre from Katomba street mains.
  • Installation of new gas reticulation to the library and communal canteen.
  • Installation of new 4 x 20Kw flued radiant gas tube heating complete with programmable controller / temperature sensing to the library was conducted during a planned shut down period of the library. These works were completed within the nominated window .
  • Installation of new 3 x 8.6Kw floor standing flued convection gas heaters within the Canteen.
  • Installation of new Edmonds EP400 Wind / motor driven Ventilators to the library and canteen roof complete with custom designed Auto/Manual/Off controller & remote temperature sensing.
  • Testing & Commissioning.

Value $420k