Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

A combined smoke and natural ventilation system from SE Controls Africa is helping create a comfortable and safe environment for visitors at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Smoke and Environmental

The award winning discovery centre was opened by the Gauteng Department of Education to help educate school children in mathematics, science and technology in the Gauteng province. The venue has also held competitions for the final of AQALIBRIUM and the SAICE-WRC Schools Water competition. 
The new West Wing building will greatly expand the facilities that are available to accommodate the discovery centre’s growing collection of educational resources. The three-story building also has two additional laboratories, four conference suites, a large exhibition area and additional office space, whilst a 75 parking bay basement car park provide ample and safe visitor parking.
The combined smoke and natural ventilation system uses SE Controls’ own SECO N 24 40 24V DC chain actuators, OS2 control panels, MCP fireman’s override switch, standalone rain sensor and thermostats.
Russell Cramb of SE Controls South Africa explained: “Our client required a smoke and natural ventilation solution but as ventilating through the roof was not an option in the building, we were able to provide the solution through a combined system using window automation and having our OS2 control system integrate into the BMS system for optimal operation.”
SE Controls specialises in the design, and supply of advanced smoke ventilation and natural ventilation solutions to meet the needs of architects, contractors, building services engineers and facilities managers worldwide.