M2 and the Plasso


O'Connors successfully facilitated the creation of an innovative space allowing collaboration between staff and students.

Scope of Works:

The M2 building at the University of South Australia’s Mawson Lakes campus was to be designed to facilitate engagement between student, researchers and industry stakeholders through creating a series of flexible and open spaces which stimulated innovation.

Project Successes:

O’Connors successfully:

  • Co-ordinated the drafting and construction of the intensive building services packages
  • Installed all mechanical services systems including 100% outdoor air units with heat exchangers, providing conditioned air to the occupied spaces through a mix of active chilled beams, fabric ducting, underfloor and more traditional air distribution systems.
  • Energy efficiency was maximised through the use of evaporative pre-cooling pads for the air-cooled chillers, high efficiency condensing boilers, and the provision of variable speed drives throughout to allow fan and pump losses to be minimised. Additional laboratory systems provided included specialist gases, fume cupboards, corrosive and flammable store ventilation ducting, bench-top fume extraction systems and oxygen depletion monitoring.
  • Commissioned and certified a Cell Therapy clean room suite with complex pressurisation regimes
  • Targeted a 5-star “As-Built” rating under the Green Star – Education v1 rating tool.

Latest News

OCONNORS RAP reaches implementation phase

I’m excited to share with you that we have had our reconciliation action plan (RAP) formally endorses by Reconciliation Australia as a #Reflect RAP.  
 Reconciliation Australia now officially accredits OConnors RAP and recognises us as a member of the RAP network.
We now commence our all-important implementation phase with a commitment to tangible actions, such as increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, participating in external events and raising cultural awareness within our organisation. 
Our RAP is an aligned with our family culture and companies’ core values. It is becoming part of One O’Connors and is supported at all levels of our organisation.  Our vision is that through our actions, we can contribute to our nation’s shared goal of a reconciled, just and equitable Australia. Please find attached a copy of our reconciliation action plan.
I would like to thank all those involved in driving us to this stage, in particular Alberto O’Connor, Mark Liddy, Tammy Giles, Vincent Campagnale, Sarah Gorman, Clare Tippins, Jarrod Varley, Elizabeth O’Connor,  Dylan Cooper and James Tedmanson. 

 Regards, Andrew O'Connor, Managing Director

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