RAAF Base Edinburgh Building 497/550 Security Upgrade Project – Construction of a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility

Construction of a new Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) at RAAF Base Edinburgh.

Lucid were engaged as the services engineers for the project, providing mechanical, electrical, fire and hydraulic services. Lucid were also engaged by Badge to complete the design and provide support during construction, commissioning, handover and takeover.

The Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) was proposed to be constructed inside an existing facility. Lucid undertook a detailed site survey of existing equipment which would potentially be obstructed by the new SCIF, e.g. air conditioning units, concealed space smoke detectors, sprinklers and the like. Design solutions were developed so that safe access could be maintained to the equipment. These solutions considered the strict acoustic, intruder resistant and tamper evident nature of the SCIF located below the safe access systems.

The SCIF was effectively integrated to the existing facility without major capital expenditure to relocate or remove infrastructure.