Energy-efficient university precinct gets ASSA ABLOY security


A new energy-efficient precinct at the Science and Technology department at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane features high-security products from ASSA ABLOY Australia.

The 45,000sq m building has been built as part of the Science and Technology department’s Precinct and Community Hub project and is a showcase for sustainable buildings and designs.

Powered by a combination of grid power, natural gas and solar energy, the study center generates enough electricity for itself, while putting power back into the university grid. The building is also a water-efficient structure and can be researched and monitored by students and leading academics.

ASSA ABLOY Australia has supplied Lockwood 3P70 Pentagon series mortice locks, Lockwood 3570 series electric mortice locks, 1800/70 series DDA compliant furniture, and ABLOY PROTEC cylinder mechanism products, which have been installed on nearly 1,200 doors at the center.

Greg Rech, sales representative - specification, who has been in charge of the project, says: “Initially, we worked with the architects to deal with any issues. However, as the project progressed, the builder took more control, so our challenge was to communicate all our ideas and solutions to the builder.”

To overcome this challenge, ASSA ABLOY played a critical role as a bridge for communication between the architects and the builder, constantly keeping both parties informed of the project requirements and progress.