The Thomas Street Building 7 development is a $130 million specialist teaching centre with a heavy focus on Audio Visual integration. The highlight of the building is a 200 seat super lab, enabling 15 teachers to interact with students via wireless audio and two way video, with any student’s work being able to be shown on either the screens around the room or on the individual student displays on the desks.
Innovative design options used by Alder Technology Consulting has reduced a $4million AV budget to just over $3 million, with specification clauses allowing UTS to lower this further during construction. UTS was so happy with the works supplied that they immediately engaged Alder Technology Consulting to develop expression of interest documents for associated projects which were initially going to be completed in house. On the back of this, Alder Technology Consulting was selected to design and manage the Audio Visual installation at the Building 10 renovation. This involved complex medical training labs integrating simulation dummies, recording systems and traditional Audio Visual presentation systems.
UTS projects have a history of being delivered on tight timelines, with renovations or new builds requiring a quick design and construction to meet target dates at the beginning of a semester. Alder Technology Consulting has consistently shown with UTS and other clients an ability to deliver to these timeframes whilst still maintaining the quality required.
In February 2016, the Annual Crestron Excellence in AV awards were held, with Alder Technology Consulting winning Audio Visual education project of the year for their work on the UTS Building 7.