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The Faculty of Information and Communication Technology

The new state-of-the-art building of the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology was made possible through European Regional Development Fund and Government of Malta funding, amounting to around €17 million. The aim behind the building is to provide the University of Malta with a Faculty of ICT geared for excellent grade education and for interacting with national and international ICT players, on both academic and industrial levels, and from both research and collaborative perspectives.

The building has no open able windows but it is fully climate controlled through a centralised controller. The internal climatic conditions, such as temperature, introduction of fresh air and extraction will all be managed by an automated system. Heat recovery units have also been installed in key areas such that the fresh air being introduced inside the building is pre conditioned by the extract air resulting in increased overall efficiency. The rooms shall be furnished with presence detectors in order to switch off lights and air conditioning systems automatically if the room is vacated. The underground parking will be automatically ventilated. It is envisaged that this centralised climate control system, together with the use of advanced outer façade materials, will significantly reduce the energy demands of this building thus helping minimise the environmental impact that the addition of another building on campus will have.

In general, the air-conditioning units are of the VRF type with inverter driven compressors in order to optimise running efficiency under partial load conditions.

Although the building houses its own dedicated electricity sub-station to ensure a stable supply of power, it is also equipped with a standby generator for emergency power provision and shall be suitable to run the essential loads.

Another feature of the building is its own rain water harvesting. Even in case of water supply interruption, the building can rely on its own voluminous subterranean water reservoir. This water reservoir shall be used to provide second class water in flushings, provide water for irrigation purposes as well as for fire fighting systems.

The type of light fittings shall vary depending on the application and location, but in general they shall all provide a high lumen output per watt and are therefore energy efficient. 

The building is furnished with a PV array on the roof which shall serve the dual purposes of providing shading to the roof, thereby decreasing the fabric heat gain and also generate power for direct use by the building.

The building is also furnished with security and safety systems including a fire detection system, fire fighting system (with inert gas suppression in the server rooms), CCTV and access control.

The structure itself is a four-floor edifice offering approximately 6700 sq m of floor space in total, configured as two blocks connected via a central multi-storey entrance, lobby, stairwell, and lift area, with a ramp-accessed underground level 70+ car park. Yet, attention was given to the overall skyline of the University’s Msida Campus, by making sure that the elevation of the building did not in any way encumber the view from any of the existing University buildings. The various areas in the new building will include teaching labs, research rooms, tutorial rooms, undergraduate study areas, post-graduate rooms, research labs, and more.




Posted on Monday, 11 March 2013
News:

Camilleri and Cuschieri have been chosen as the MEP Consultants for the New Island Hotels Tourist Complex at Hal Ferh, Ghajn Tuffieha - C&C Consulting Engineers have completed in the name of their Clients, Bank of Valletta Limited, the first part of a larger project of installing Photovoltaic Panels  - 

C&C Engineers win a Green Award for their MEP design Of Golden Sands Resort and Spa - Camilleri and Cuschieri win Tender for Design of PV Systems and Intelligent lighting systems for the Private Schools Association - 

Professor Joseph Mifsud, Ing. Carmel Cuschieri of Camilleri and Cuschieri Consulting Engineers and Hoter Ltd were the proud winners of the 11th edition of the Malta Engineering Excellence Awards (MEEA) 2012 - 

Camilleri and Cuschieri Consulting Engineers were responsible for the design and supervision of all of the MEP works associated with the project including the Electrical, Mechanical and Plant for the Lifts as well as for the refurbishment of the Lascaris Ditch.  - 

This was not just another project done by C&C as designing services for radio and television studios is a rare and unique opportunity especially when this is done for the number one radio and TV station on the Island.  - 

The first 2013 activity for Camilleri and Cuschieri staff was held on the 2nd February. We went to the Badger raceway to challenge each other in a Badger Karting race. - 

The University inaugurated an €8 million state-of-the-art IT Services building, Rector Juanito Camilleri – an IT expert and a prime campaigner for added funds for the University – said this investment would not have materialised if EU funds had not been made available by the Government. - 

The new state-of-the-art building of the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology was made possible through European Regional Development Fund and Government of Malta funding, amounting to around €17 million. The aim behind the building is to provide the University of Malta with a Faculty of ICT geared for excellent grade education and for interacting with national and international ICT players, on both academic and industrial levels, and from both research and collaborative perspectives. - 

And here we go… it is time for another activity… - The University of Malta have just completed the refurbishment of the lighting and HVAC systems of the library. With the new extended opening hours these systems play a very important part in the overall building efficiency and hence its running costs. C & C were tasked with this refurbishment and the objective was to optimise the design to reduce running costs.  - 

Summer is here and also the first heat wave so we decided to have an indoor activity this time to stay in an air-conditioned environment.  - Earlier during the year, the air conditioning strategy of the property was reviewed and decision had been reached to replace the aging R22 chillers. A number of options using VRF units, Chillers, DX units or a combination of systems were being considered.  - 

The new building for the University's Faculty of ICT was recently inaugurated - December is here and everyone starts feeling the festive fever coming. - 

The University of Malta have just completed the refurbishment of the air conditioning installation for the Faulty of Engineering.  - Visit to MP3-Italia stand at the Mostra Convegno EXPOCOMFORT 2014 in Milan - 

The University of Malta has just opened its new Home Economics Lab at the Junior College campus. C & C were entrusted with the holistic design of the lab including both the MEP installations as well as furniture and appliances. The overall layout was jointly established with the Home Economics Department at the Junior College as well as the UOM Estates and Works Department. - 

Over the summer period, Radisson BLU St Julian's embarked on a project to change their aging R22 water cooled chillers to R410 air cooled heat pumps.  - 

CSL is a Systems Integrator in Malta specializing in the following:  - During the Annual Squash Presentation which was held on Saturday 30th August - 

Camileri and Cuschieri have just participated in the Young Engineers Employer of the Year Award organised by CIBSE in association with ASHRAE -