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Druit Street Lights, Darling Harbour, Sydney

Monday, July 11th, 2016

 

Druitt St Bridge Looking East to Druitt StThe Druitt Street bridge was originally illuminated by metal halide lamps which were approximately 20 years old and the fittings were getting towards the end of their economic life, and failing. Internal wiring and componentry was deteriorating through heat and UV radiation and this was causing lamps to fail. Reflectors and cover glasses were damaged and this affected the light output. Because of the age of the fittings

Druitt St Bridge Opposite Urban Paddock

some had deteriorated beyond repair and therefore the overall illuminance on the bridge was reduced.

In December 2015 we commissioned David Becker Designs to review the existing metal halide fittings and recommend a suitable replacement. The subsequent specification and tender documentation was issued to 5 electrical contractors, however only two of those five contractors submitted tenders because of the complexities of the project. From those two tenderers Sydney Facilities Services were selected as the preferred tenderer.

Because the light fittings are produced by Hess in Germany there was an expected 12-16 week lead time for delivery, therefore in order to improve the overall light level on the bridge we installed temporary lighting to every second light post until the new fittings arrived.

It should be noted that the new lights have a number of benefits, the LEDs last 50,000hrs and it should be at least 12 years before any maintenance is required.

On the environmental front, the LED fittings use about 30% less energy compared to the old metal halide lights, and due to the superior optical precision of the LEDs there is less stray light into Tower No 3 and the night sky. The new light fittings are substantially smaller and lighter than the original.

Druitt St Bridge Looking West to CBW

Sydney Sandstone and Brick Structures

Friday, December 12th, 2014

There was a time, many years ago, when it was thought water was the most deadly enemy of any historic masonry building. That naive notion died within the first hour on our first rehabilitation project. The most deadly enemy is man and what he does in the name of maintenance and rehabilitation.
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Tackle tiles to keep your ceiling appealing and acoustically sound.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Until a problem rears its head, ceilings typically don’t catch your attention. A dusty, dirty, or stained ceiling, however, can negatively impact perceptions of the space. (more…)

Fall Arrest Systems

Monday, March 31st, 2014

The fall protection industry’s standard of excellence is Sayfa fall arrest Systems. What our
business means for your business is access to the best products and the leading experts (more…)

Common Water damage in High rise buildings

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

The most common water damage problems in buildings occur from balconies. Balconies that are newly built need to be secure from the walls,floors,Joints,Drains,Balustrade,Water exit points , Hobs , Sheet joints and movement joints. Liquid applied membrane systems for the Australian Climate are applied to balconies, as they are practical and economic products for a secure job.
Balconies that need repair work, (more…)

Audits & Energy Saving Upgrades

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Sydney Facility Service provides innovative, energy-efficient and cost-effective lighting systems to industrial and commercial businesses that are guaranteed to save you money.
4 steps to savings!

Step One: Audit & Lighting Schedule
Beginning with the development of a Lighting Schedule, our experienced staff will (more…)

T8 versus T5 Fluorescent: A Brief Analysis

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

1. What do the alpha numeric codes T5 and T8 actually mean?
Much has been made of the differences between T5 technology and T8 technology. I think it is wise to begin by discussing what T5 and T8 actually indicate. The letter ‘T’ in the lighting industry stands for “tubular.” This makes sense when one considers that fluorescent tubes are in fact tubular. The number directly following the letter “T” indicates the thickness or diameter of that particular tube in eighths of an inch. (more…)

Hoyts Eastgardens Sign Removal

Monday, February 10th, 2014

An interesting job we had last week involving planes, cranes and abseilers was the removal of the Hoyts sign at Eastgardens shopping centre. See time lapse video. (more…)

Facility Maintenance & Energy Efficiency Audit

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

For a complimentary 27 point facility maintenance and energy efficiency audit of your building or premises valued at $197, or just an obligation free discussion on simple and cost effective  maintenance solutions, please contact our office during business hours. (more…)

Office Furniture Maintenance

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Office furniture and fixtures are a significant investment for any business.  Proper care and maintenance is necessary to make sure that they last as long as possible.  Following are some tips on how to keep your office furnishings in top shape. (more…)

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