Holmesglen outlines South East Water project
Holmesglen has outlined its significant partnership with South East Water at a presentation hosted at the Chadstone campus.
Entitled the 'South East Water Project', an initiative formed in late 2015, the collaboration coincides with the launch of the Holmesglen Centre for Applied Research and Innovation.
Holmesglen Plumbing and Construction Finishing Head of Department Dominic Hibbert explained the working industry relationship in front of an audience of educational peers.
The project has positive and potentially crucial associations for the plumbing and water industry, while marking Holmesglen's commitment to undertaking new learning opportunities. The basis of the project explores testing and reviewing a new process for reclaimed heated water.
"Issues around public health regarding the filtering and heating of water require careful consideration and testing. The project was identified as a candidate for applied research and a faculty wide approach was developed with implications for town planning, building surveying, building design, and architecture," an official synopsis read.
Since the project's inception, a test rig has been constructed within the Chadstone campus workshop and features a two-storey simulated domestic home to test the performance and operation of the new systems.
"The TAFE sector has the technical skills, and here at Holmesglen we have access to research capability with higher education and [the] methodologies developed, and together with Centre for Applied Research and Innovation this enables us to deliver added value," Mr Hibbert said.
Holmesglen believes the project will provide significant training opportunities for students and plumbing staff.