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Lyell McEwin Hospital (Australia)

Building IT Management - 2006



Customer profile:

  • The Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide, Australia, is an important cornerstone of Australia’s national health service
  • It has been continually enlarged and expanded since opening in 1959
  • In 2006, the hospital was undergoing the final phase of a major $85 million redevelopment project to create new departments including an intensive care unit, birthing suite and medical imaging facilities

Customer objective and constraints:
An advanced Building IT management system was needed that could integrate a wide range of complex monitoring subsystems and critical services such as:

  • Fire and mechanical control
  • Access control and security intruder detection
  • Wandering patient alarm system
  • Intercoms and CCTV
  • High level interfacing for chillers, diesel generators, power meters, fire panel and specimen handling system


Implementation methodology (main phases):

  • TAC provided the technical expertise to reduce construction and building management costs
  • To reduce high cabling costs for multiple networks, TAC proposed a single integrated cable backbone

Solution overview (services, products, systems, architectures...):

  • TAC’s Building IT solution is an industry first in Australia – and quite possibly the world
  • It offers total integration with voice, data, video and control systems all residing on a common structured cabling system
  • The cable backbone offers higher bandwidth to guarantee stable and secure transmission of data


Customer benefits:

  • Better security in a comfortable environment
  • Hospital staff have 24/7 access to building and critical systems information
  • Lower construction and building management costs
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Five-year ROI with systems maintenance management