CFD Study for Monklands Replacement Hospital

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CFD Study for Monklands Replacement Hospital

CFD Study for Monklands Replacement Hospital


The heating solution for the Monklands Replacement Hospital project, of which we are providing M&E design and Sustainability consultancy, is using air source heat pumps (ASHP) located on the roof of the energy centre for the development.

To get a little technical, the ASHP are generating circa 16MW of heat, which we understand to be the largest array of units currently being designed in the UK. With the discharge air from the ASHP being around 7°C below the ambient temperature, we had concerns with regard to the micro-climate that would be generated around the ASHP and the possibility of re-circulation across the heat pumps which reduces the efficiency of the installation.

We commissioned a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) study, working in collaboration with JG Consulting, to test design to achieve the optimum layout based on varying ambient temperatures, wind speeds from various directions as well as taking account of the impact of the adjacent buildings.

The study is ongoing but the initial findings are being honed to create the optimum configuration.


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Infrastructure Resilience: DataVita DV2 UPS Testing

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Infrastructure Resilience: DataVita DV2 UPS Testing

Infrastructure Resilience: DataVita DV2 UPS Testing


Commissioning is an important part of completing any project but in a critical environment such as a data centre it is even more important that each item is first commissioned and then tested in conjunction with all other systems to prove the interaction in a number of failure modes. This is known as Integrated System Testing (IST). It’s a complex process of predictive response and recording that ensures reliability when it matters most.

DataVita’s new DV2 facility saw Vertiv’s first deployment of Lithium-Ion batteries in Scotland. A lot of consideration went into the specification of both the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) and the battery as energy efficiency, space efficiency and safety were paramount. The UPS can operate at 97% efficiency on double conversion or 99% on dynamic online mode. Coupled with the energy efficiency of the battery arrangement, this will significantly reduce the operating efficiently and drive down the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE).

Addressing concerns surrounding the fire risk associated with Lithium-Ion batteries, the specification called for additional safety measures. A robust battery management system prevents overcharging, deep discharge, and overheating to protect the batteries. Complemented by advanced fire detection and suppression mechanisms, these measures ensure not only the reliability of the facility but also the safety of personnel.

As part of commissioning, we load bank tested the Vertiv UPS – a task that presented unique challenges, especially considering the facility’s basement location.

The successful commissioning of the UPS allowed the facility to then move into full IST.

As the data centre landscape evolves, DataVita’s commitment to cutting-edge technology and safety measures sets a new standard for the industry. At Wallace Whittle, we’re experienced and ready to deliver robust data centre design.


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Principal Electrical Engineer, Edinburgh

Job Description

Job Title: Principal Electrical Engineer
Directly reports to: Director
No of Direct Reports: 0
Location: Edinburgh

Position Summary:

Technically competent engineer, with excellent communication and time management skills and a track record for consistent project delivery, with strong technical knowledge.  Good team ethic approach and the ability to financially control and project manage.

Responsibilities and authority:

  • Liaise with and provide project focal point for clients and lead and/or support consultants to ensure that client interests are most effectively fulfilled
  • Interlink and work effectively with all others affecting or affected by your work
  • Adopt a responsible attitude to project manage and actively undertake training and development of subordinate staff
  • Ensure application and maintenance of all Quality System procedures
  • Ensure documentation issued from Wallace Whittle in respect of a project has been processed in accordance with all relevant procedures
  • Manage multiple projects including organisation of trainee staff and project delivery to time and cost requirements
  • Carry out all personal management duties including weekly recording of man-hour commitments to individual projects and reporting on a monthly basis particular project fee input information
  • Comply with all security procedures and commercial in-confidence restrictions associated with work duties
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the highest possible standards of design by maintaining a good working knowledge of proved building services systems and new developments in the Building Services Industry
  • Preparation and/or development of client brief
  • Development of project cost plans
  • Assist where necessary in the estimation of project in-house resource requirements
  • Assist in the development of project pre and post tender programmes
  • Carry out surveys of existing facilities and prepare survey reports
  • Prepare design calculations in accordance with all relevant standards and legislation adopting all necessary standard formats and procedures
  • Prepare sketch drawings in sufficient detail to enable draughtspersons to produce satisfactory detail drawings as required for tender, construction or other purposes
  • Prepare particular project specifications and schedules adapting standard specification information where possible
  • Prepare bills of quantities in accordance with current Standard Method of Measurement documents
  • Assist clients in the selection of appropriate methods of contracting works
  • Technically vet tenders and provide advice to clients on acceptance
  • Carry out site supervision duties as necessary to ensure works are installed in accordance with contract documentation and good engineering practice
  • Assist in the financial control of contracts including the preparation of interim and final project valuations
  • Prepare feasibility studies and any specialist studies as required by the project brief
  • Justify systems selection by means of investment appraisal techniques
  • If required by the project brief, prepare presentation material and carry out presentations to client
  • Liaise with other design team members, internal and external, and represent the business at meetings
  • Collaborate and work effectively with all others affecting or affected by your work
  • Regularly review personal and subordinates forward programme workload; develop and frequently review priority lists of programmed tasks
  • Check adequacy and accuracy of information and documentation produced by others
  • Ensure application and maintenance of all Quality System procedures
  • Carry out all personal management duties including weekly recording of man-hour commitments to individual projects and reporting on a monthly basis particular project fee input information
  • Manage projects including organisation of subordinate staff and project delivery to time and cost requirements
  • Comply with all security procedures and commercial in-confidence restrictions associated with work duties
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the highest possible standards of design by maintaining a good working knowledge of proven building services systems and new developments in the Building Services Industry
  • Undertake project risk assessments to ensure safe installation and operation and comply with CDM legislation
  • Undertake all other duties as may be required to assist in the fulfilment of the primary objectives of the Directors
  • To contribute to ensuring operations are conducted in accordance with the relevant ISO and national legislation

Education and Experience:

  • Preferably BEng (Hons) Degree in Building Services Engineering / Electrical Engineering
  • Chartered or working towards chartership with IET/CIBSE
  • Relevant industry experience appropriate to Principal Engineer level
  • Competent in AutoCad, Electrical design software and knowledge of Revit

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training

Essential:

  • Technically Competent
  • Project management
  • Good numeracy, literacy and computing skills
  • Ability to manage your own time and prioritise at busy times
  • Ability to produce neat and accurate technical drawings
  • Ability to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organise projects
  • Excellent communication skills within a team environment
  • Ability to present and explain the thought process behind your own design work
  • Competent in the use of Autocad Software and knowledge of Revit Software
  • Competent in the use of Word and Excel
  • Ambitious self-motivated individual with good team ethic, looking to excel and aspire
  • AMTECH / HEVACOMP/Mepworx proficient
  • DIALUX / RELUX proficient
  • Online collaboration tool knowledge
  • Works well with minimal supervision

Desirable:

  • Understanding of mechanical building services, energy and thermal modelling

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Senior Electrical Engineer, Edinburgh

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Electrical Engineer
Directly reports to: Associate / Director
No of Direct Reports: 1
Location: Edinburgh

Position Summary:

To support the management team in producing robust design solutions including drawing and written deliverables with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities and authority:

  • Produce Electrical Design drawings, calculations (Amtech, Hevacomp, IES, Relux, Dialux), reports, specifications and schedules
  • Contribute to BREEAM or equivalent legislation
  • Contribute to Building Regulations Part F/ Part L / Section 6 compliance modelling
  • Witness test the proving and commissioning procedures of final installations
  • Assist the development of trainee engineers
  • Work to internal and external project programs effectively
  • Work to company Quality Assurance management systems
  • Support Senior/ Associate Engineers and Management

Education and Experience:

  • Engineering degree preferred. Minimum Engineering HNC/D or equivalent qualification.

Specific skills, knowledge, competencies and training

Essential:

  • Competent in AutoCad and knowledge of Revit
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external design team members
  • Undertake non-intrusive surveys of existing installations
  • Undertake main plant area spatial allowance exercises
  • Ensure industry knowledge is kept up to date with new legislation, standards and regulations, product development and new technology
  • Attend and contribute to design team and project meetings
  • Collaborate and work effectively with all others affecting or affected by your work
  • Carry out all personal management duties including weekly timesheets
  • Comply with all security procedures and commercial in-confidence restrictions associated with work duties

Desirable:

  • Chartered or studying towards Chartership and maintain CPD requirements
  • Quality checking/review of trainee staff work and equivalent grade engineers
  • Liaise with lead and/or support engineers to ensure that discipline designs are completed to expected quality and programme

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Highlighting: Fit-Outs

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Highlighting: Fit-Outs

Fit-Outs


WWe spend more than 90% of our time indoors and we know that the quality of our environment impacts our health and how we feel. In turn, our health and wellbeing impact our productivity, so we understand how important it is to create a quality space to live and work.

At Wallace Whittle we adopt and adapt technology to provide the finest environmental engineering solutions and user experience. We are focused on people; our clients, their staff and those who occupy and use the buildings we help to design.

Office spaces have been at the forefront of hybrid working conversations, with employees expecting and deserving a space to thrive. We have wide-ranging experience across fit-outs, whether that be Cat A, Cat B or refurbishment. For many projects, carbon accounting is high on the agenda so sympathetic refurbishment or retrofitting can give tired spaces a new lease of life.

One of our most recent projects, Barclays Glasgow Campus, scooped up two awards at the British Council Office Awards – Corporate Workplace, and going on to win Best of the Best! That’s on top of the regional BCO awards for Corporate Workplace, Innovation and ESG.

Recent fit-out projects include:

  • Royal London, 80 Fenchurch Street
  • Barclays Glasgow Campus
  • Burges Salmon, Edinburgh Office Extension
  • Rathbones, Edinburgh
  • Virgin Money, Glasgow
  • OVO @ Cadworks Glasgow

And of course, our very own WW office upgrades in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh.


Get in touch with us today to discuss your next project or to learn more about our education expertise – [email protected]