SE Controls installed more than 40 of the new OS2 TipTronic controllers at the Urban Sciences Building (USB).
Newcastle University’s multi-award winning Urban Sciences Building (USB) is using a combined smoke control and environmental ventilation solution that incorporates a SHEVTEC control system, which was engineered by SE Controls.
As energy efficiency and sustainability are key aspects of the building, these principles were also carried through to the glazed façades, curtain walling, environmental ventilation and smoke control systems.
Cladding and glazing systems specialist, Dane Architectural Systems, were involved from the start and used Schueco FW 60 + SG, with AWS 114 ventilators including TipTronic concealed actuators.
To ensure they could meet the demanding design intent of the system, which required these vents to be linked to the BMS for managed day-to-day ventilation, Dane Architectural turned to SE Controls a specialist contractor capable of providing a fully compliant solution.
As the Automatic Opening Vents (AOV) have specific zone requirements and operate in banks of 3 for normal ventilation needs, SE Controls designed the operation of the smoke control system to maintain the functionality and flexibility of the TipTronic control, while integrating with the system and providing effective smoke ventilation to the building in the event of a fire.
To achieve this, SE Controls worked closely with Dane Architectural to develop the new OS2 TipTronic SHEVTEC Controller, which is dedicated to Shueco’s TipTronic actuator system, enabling it to provide effective smoke and heat exhaust ventilation (SHEV) to the building.
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