Jackson Lane Pty Ltd was engaged as architect and principal design project manager for a new blast resistant control building at the Bulwer Island Refinery. The task included preliminary cost impact studies for a range of blast load criteria developed from quantitative risk analysis carried out by the client. Our assignment covered concept studies, preliminary design, detailed design, preparation of construction bid packages, pre-qualification of tenderers, bid review, contract administration and quality audit.
We were responsible for all architectural and engineering design inputs other than process control instrumentation. The building is a 1000 m2 blast resistant concrete structure housing refinery process control electronic equipment. It is intended to operate continuously and provide an assured level of security for refinery operations under all circumstances of plant failure. The building’s HVAC system is interfaced with a complex fire and gas detection system to initiate isolation and secure running in the event of external contamination.
The interior design has been given special attention to ensure comfortable working conditions within a windowless building. The project was completed on time and under budget and is currently in successful operation.