Science, Engineering and Environment Building
Natural and Smoke Ventilation at The University of Salford’s state-of-the-art SEE Building
|Usage||Education & Culture|
|Solution||Controlled natural ventilation CNV , Smoke Extraction SHEV|
The University of Salford’s new Science, Engineering and Environment Building features testing and lab facilities, lecture theatres, study areas, offices, and a double-height workshop / testing facility. Large windows and an impressive atrium flood the spaces with natural light.
Modbus Enabled Window Drives
D+H UK supplied, installed and commissioned 411 chain drives and 143 lock drives. All drives are controlled via the Building Management System, utilising the inbuilt Modbus technology.
Modbus provides bi-directional communication on a single cable, significantly reducing wiring effort/cost.
Side-hung and bottom-hung windows provide controlled day-to-day ventilation, bringing fresh clean air into the whole building.
29 of the windows are dual-purpose EN 12101-2 certified NSHEVs (Natural Smoke & Heat Exhaust Ventilators).
Lock drives are present within 143 windows located throughout the building, providing extra security through automated multi-point window locking.
A seamless window design has been achieved by matching RAL coloured drives and brackets with the window profiles.
Two D+H multi-zone EN 12101-10 certified control panels operate all of the windows and ensure the NSHEVs operate in the event of a fire.
NSHEVs in the affected area will automatically open, drawing smoke and gasses out.
This system will keep escape and emergency routes clear, and provide smoke-free space for fire-fighting.
Natural Ventilation Operation
The movement of fresh, clean air vastly improves the quality of air throughout this spectacular educational facility.
These smart multi-purpose systems support the health, wellbeing and concentration of students and staff alike.