A major milestone this year was the opening of Comdain’s new state-of-the-art corporate head office and operational centre in Epping, Victoria.
The new $9m facility showcases Comdain’s commitment to provide clients and partners with service delivery excellence, industry-leading IT and technology systems, and the latest innovations in energy and costs savings.
As well as providing an enhanced working environment for staff, the new office consolidates Comdain’s service offerings under the one roof with the Engineering team, Asset Management Services team, and the Systems Group all being at one convenient location.
The new 1500m2 office facility has been designed for further expansion with 800m2 of additional office space available when constructed for future growth. The new 2000m2 warehouse includes mechanical, tool storage and fittings area.
Some of the latest design features incorporated into the building include Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), with battery back-up providing continuous power if supply has been cut. Meeting rooms, which are named after the seven largest rivers in Australia, incorporate Evoko ‘touch and schedule’ fingertip booking intelligence for smart phones or tablets. To keep better connected, over 200 data points for phone, computer, print and communications have been installed. Energy and cost savings include use of scheduled and motion sensing LED illumination program controls to prevent lights being left on, insulation systems such as double-glazed windows and insulated walls, and energy efficient air conditioning systems. Use of recycled material featured heavily in the building’s design; with any waste produced during construction sorted into recyclable materials, and a rain tank installed to catch fresh water and used as a truck wash.
The external security system includes surround 22,000volt electric fencing with nine CCTVs incorporating high resolution cameras.
According to Comdain CEO, Peter Coen, the new office complex is in an ideal location for clients and networks. “With the co-location of our corporate and operational teams, the new Comdain facilities are placed for quick decision making, and service excellence,” he said. “Comdain understands the value of being hands on, so urban and rural environments have immediate access to leading engineering and asset management services.”
And what for the near future? Never to stop moving and growing, Comdain is now re-modelling their former Head Office and building a brand new training facility with room for 150 trainees.