Health Innovation Building

The new Health Innovation Building, scheduled to open in 2018, will be an integral part of the South Australian Health and Biomedical Precinct on North Terrace, opening up a number of new health research, teaching and community engagement opportunities.BE Switchcraft provided the Main Switchboard through the electrical contractor NSG Boffa.

This included a high degree of engineering capability to meet project requirements and site spatial restrictions.

The Main Switchboard features:

  • 3000A Main Switchboard
  • 65KA fault level
  • High level metering
  • Comprehensive Building Management Systems

Lyell McEwin Health Services


Location: Elizabeth, SA

Scope of works
Main switchboards, main distribution boards, generating power change-over switchboards & general distribution boards.

Key challenges

  • Project requirements included comprehensive provisions for continuity of supply to all critical and essential services. spatial challenges
  • Extensive monitoring of the use of energy, remote ‘bms’ control of ‘lighting’ and ‘loadshedding’ throughout the installation facilitated prioritizing of energy requirements in case of ‘mains failure’ and ‘back-up’ supply and status monitoring.

Liberal use of ‘built-in’ and complimentary energy measurement devices throughout switchboards to provide client with energy data & control of the whole building as required.



Location: North Terrace  Adelaide SA

Scope of works
main switchboards, main distribution boards & general distribution boards

Key challenges
(i) D&C project with an extensive ‘in-house’ design component.

(ii)Sophisticated load-shedding controls to provide selection for Critical, Essential and Non-Essential power sections

(iii) Back Up supply with ‘Peak Lopping’ controls

(iiii) Extensive Load & Status Monitoring & Communication with BMS

(v) full discrimination of major switchgear components

liberal use of ‘built-in’ and complimentary measurement devices throughout switchboards to provide client with data & control of the whole building