Chiller Replacement: PACE (870)

6 Jan 2023

Please be advised there will be mechanical services works located in PACE (870) as part of an upgrade to the building chillers (located on the roof level plant deck).

This is an important upgrade to ensure that PACE (870) maintains a reliable air conditioning system to the building.

Affected areas


  • Start: Monday, 9 January 2023
  • Finish: Friday, 17 March 2023
  • Times: 6:30am to 4:30pm daily

Work details

The key activities for the PACE Chiller Replacement Project that may have potential for some noise/ vibration are:

  • Civil works- preparation of the crane pad for lifting (Works location: Grassed area at rear of PACE building). There will be excavator/ backhoe/ compactor equipment in operation. 
    Of these, we believe the compactor would be the only machine that may possibly transfer some vibration to the building itself. 
    It is not possible to quantify the potential vibration transfer to the building however we expect this to be minor given the ground conditions and distance from the building.
    • Estimated works dates: Monday 16/1- Saturday 21/1

  • Impact drilling for installation of fixings into concrete (Works location: Roof top plant deck)
    • Estimated works dates: Multiple short periods during installation works 28/1- 19/3

  • Crane Lifts (Works location: Grassed area at rear of PACE building & Roof Level Plant deck)
    • Estimated works dates: Saturday 28/1 & Saturday 11/2

  • Remediation works to grassed area- Bobcat operation etc (Works location: Grassed area at rear of PACE building)
    • Estimated works dates: 14/2 - 2/3

We expect the noise levels from earthmoving equipment and crane lift external works to be no worse or similar to the ongoing adjacent Cross River Rail construction activities.

Project details

UQ PACE Chiller Replacement


David Muir-McCarey, Project Manager, Infrastructure: