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USYD WIC, L6 Fitout, Westmead Hospital

Project Description

The Westmead Health Precinct is poised to revolutionise medical education with its state-of-the-art teaching environment located on the sixth floor of the Westmead Innovation Centre (WIC). This advanced facility features a 16-bed simulation area integrating virtual reality and artificial intelligence technologies. Lifelike mannequins, capable of breathing, blinking, and speech, enhance the hands-on learning experience for students, preparing them for critical situations like cardiac arrests and patient interactions.

Kerfoot was entrusted with designing and constructing the electrical services for the project, covering power distribution, lighting control, security systems, and communications infrastructure.


Specific items within the scope of this project were:

  • Clarify Functional Brief & Finalised Concept Design
  • Designed Development and Documentation
  • Site establishment and preliminaries
  • Install New 250A MCCB on Existing MSB-L01-01
  • Distribution Boards
  • Sub-Main Supplies
  • In Ceiling Cable Management & Support
  • General Power Outlets Including Sub-Circuit Cabling
  • Body Protected Area Services
  • Testing and Certification of Body protected Systems
  • Medical Services Panels
  • Floor Boxes
  • Lighting Installation and Sub-Circuit Cabling
  • Emergency and Exit lighting Installation
  • Lighting and Emergency Lighting Supply
  • Lighting Control (Dynalite)
  • Communications Infrastructure
  • Patch Panels
  • Patch and Fly Leads
  • Earthing and Bonding
  • Security and Access Control
  • CCTV System
  • Intercom
  • Testing, Commissioning and Certification
  • Design Finalisation and As build Drawings
  • Workshop Drawings and O&M Manuals
  • Nurse Call System
  • Power Requirements for Medical Gasses
  • Power Requirements for Mechanical Services
    – 16mm 4C&E Sub-Main Cable (from MSB-L01-01 to MSSB)
    – New 63A MCCB on Existing MSB-L01-01 (Section F2)
  • Communications Infrastructure (Audio Visual)
  • Power Outlets Including Sub-Circuit Cabling (Audio Visual)
  • Distribution Board and Sub-Main Supply (Audio Visual)
    – 100A 48 Pole Distribution Board
    – 35mm 4C&E Sub-Main Cable (from DB-06-WIC to AV DB)
    – New 63A MCB on DB-06-WIC
  • Supply and Installation of LED Profiles in Innovation Gallery Corridor
  • Supply and Installation of LED Strip to Entrance Joinery
  • Power and Comms Provisions for StrykeCam HD Exam Light in HiFi Sim
  • Electrical Rubbish Removal from Site
  • Uni Strut System for Suspended Pipe in Video/VR/Project Rooms


Project Accolade:

  • Kerfoot executed a full design and construct project within a live university environment, successfully navigating different standards and requirements across university and hospital environments.
  • Implemented cutting-edge technology to transform the facility into a functional training environment and potential operational hospital.
  • Standout feature: 16-bed simulation area on the sixth floor integrating VR and AI technologies for immersive learning experiences.
  • Video recording facility for educational purposes and integrated lighting control to enhance learning conditions.
  • Incorporates energy-efficient design principles to minimise its carbon footprint and reduce energy consumption.
  • Advanced Building Management System (BMS) and Energy Management System (EMS) monitoring systems optimise energy usage.
  • Real-time energy consumption monitoring to identify areas for improvement and implement energy-saving measures.
  • In-house construction of the main switchboard showcases streamlined processes and quality control.

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