One of the following must be used:
Project Manager & Making Good
Several owners are either overseas or want someone to run the upgrade for them and/or make good after the installer has finished (repair gyprock, paint etc). The following Project Manager has worked at Iora:
Plummnworx - Brett Robson
M: 0416 211 330
He can also arrange gyprocking and painting.
Or just painting:
Peter Armstrong (Asst Caretaker)
M: 0413 683 351
Relocation of Condensers
Owners of units 16, 19, 20, 23, 31, 32, 43, 46, 47, 48, 50 and 51 have been advised there was a need to relocate the brackets installed for their condensers because of the potential visual impact of the original positions.
The above owners are asked to please ensure that their installer is provided with the appropriate drawing for their block in addition to the full set of drawings available from the Iora website.
AC Upgrade Project
PREPARING FOR SUMMER
There are Executive Committee meetings scheduled for early August and early October. If you want to have your AC upgrade installed before next summer you best have your by-law application considered at an EGM ahead of the August meeting. Leaving it to October will mean you will be trying to get your upgrade done when the rest of the world is trying to do the same thing. We urge you to make your by-law application in time to the August EGM – which means submitting it to Strata Partners by FRIDAY 11 JULY 2014.
One installer has been able to offer an AC upgrade that installs the inside unit in the old AC cupboard. However a problem with this configuration is that the condenser is oversized (1000mm x 370mm compared to our specification of 900mm x 350mm maximum). As this is a low cost solution and likely to be preferred by a lot of owners we are prepared to be flexible for owners wanting to use this approach. We have checked whether the oversized condenser can be used without interfering with neighbouring condensers. To date it has not been a problem. We will continue to examine each oversized condenser application and will approve provided it does not interfere with a neighbour’s condenser.
If you want to make an application involving an oversized condenser associated with having the inside unit in the old AC cupboard, note that the condenser is oversized on the checklist you will submit with your application and we will see what we can do.
13 June 2014
Commencing Your Upgrade
Once you have received your Authority to Proceed and your installer is ready to start, please advise our caretaker Marc Wilkinson (0416 116 738) so he can set up lift and floor protection to minimise likelihood of common area damage.
DA Compliant AC Upgrade - Update
We are completing project execution with only some temporary firestopping and cosmetic covers to be finalised.
Project execution has required some changes from what was originally planned. To accommodate this, the DA Compliant Info Packs have been updated and are now available below.
Please download version 4 of the Info packs for your building. You will also need to download the corresponding installation drawings which are available separately.
Info Pack version 4 for DA Upgrade SOUTH BLOCK
Info Pack version 4 for DA Upgrade WEST BLOCK
Info Pack for EXEMPTUpgrade
Installation Drawings for EAST BLOCK:
Installation Drawings for NORTH BLOCK:
Installation Drawings for SOUTH BLOCK:
Installation Drawings for WEST BLOCK:
Robert Dunn #8
18 March 2014
The holes, pipeways and condenser brackets will be indentified by unit number.
Your installers will need to provide the clamps to fix pipe to pipe racks.
Your holes will be temporarily firestopped and your installers will have to remove the firestopping, install pipework then permanently firestop the hole and certify it has been done to the appropriate standard.
Foyer Inspection Hatches and Cosmetic Covers for Refuse Room Pipework
So installing the metal inspection hatches will not delay installers, the BC will purchase them and issue to installers with installation instructions. The BC will paint the hatches at a later date. Cosmetic covers for pipework in rubbish rooms to be one of the last things to be done.
Owners Responsibilities (extracted from the Info Packs available on the Iora website)
Just a reminder of BC requirements of you and your installer:
- The sound level of the condenser should be no more than 52dB(A).
- Pipework insulation should meet specific requirements for a Class 2 building. Your installer will need to confirm that the insulation proposed to be used is compliant with Section J5 of the Building Code of Australia and will meet Fire Test criteria AS1530.3.
- Only one condenser is to be installed per unit and the condenser size must not exceed 900mm width and 350mm depth.
- If your condenser uses 3 phase power no problem. If single or double phase, your electrician will need to certify the electrical load was balanced when the electrical connection was made.
Existing AC Upgrades
There are 2 types:
- Those with condensers installed outside the plant room and sit on the membrane. These will have to be raised off the membrane so that the membrane can be replaced or repaired in the future.
- Those with condensers in the plant room. Owners should consider moving these outside the plant room because the heat load on a hot summer day may cause the condensers to kick out.
The BC will have condenser brackets for purchase for these owners and will provide holes in the plant room wall for condensers to be moved out.
26 February 2014
Acoustic Report for Groundfloor Units
Re: A/C upgrade/Exempt Development
Dear owners and occupiers,
Dan Deng, the acoustic engineer, inspected the A/C upgrade/Exempt Development units on Monday 23rd September.
See a copy of this report. It recommends/approves condenser locations from an acoustic standpoint.
Thanks for your assistance,
Bill Thomas #72