Heritage Building Cabling

You do not want heritage building cabling contractors who will blow out a 200 year old wall!

Heritage building cabling to upgrade lighting in the Great Hall Sydney University

Heritage Building Cabling requires precise planning, design and action. Cabling is an important part of every building, but it’s not something you want to SEE. This becomes even more essential when dealing with a heritage building. Cabling should be hidden from view, or if it must be surface mounted, the pathway must be carefully designed to fit into the existing structure’s look, feel and architectural lines.

Elam have had the pleasure of working with every single Heritage listed building in Sydney University’s Camperdown Campus. This has given us years and  years of trialing, testing, discussing and designing heritage cable pathways. We have worked side by side with Heritage Building Architects to solve difficult cabling situations. Heritage Building Cabling requires an eye for detail and an art of disguise. Be careful who you put in charge of drilling holes into your precious Heritage Building for cabling!


Heritage building cabling to floor-box for power and data in Great Hall Sydney University

Recent Heritage Building Cabling Works within the last 12 months:

  • The Great Hall, Sydney University – Lighting project
  • The Nicholsen Museum, Sydney University
  • Anderson Stuart Building, Sydney University – entire comms room, fibre backbone and horizontal cabling replacement and upgrade
  • The Macleay Museum Sydney University – entire comms room, backbone and horizontal cabling replacement and upgrade
  • Physics Building – Sydney University
  • 50 Bridge St Department of Education – Installed all new fibre backbone
  • 23 Bridge St Department of Primary Industries – running fibre, data and power cabling. Needed detailed design works to penetrate structural walls.

Many of our recent projects required not only a couple of new data outlets, but entire cabling upgrade pathways! This is a massive modification to an old building that was not built to accommodate things like “internet” and “wireless” cabling. There has been many barriers and instances where we have had to think on our feet or go back to the drawing board. Take advantage of our lessons learned and call us in to have a look at your heritage building cabling requirements. We can give you a free quotation and discuss how our expertise can help with your project.

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Elam Sponsoring the Zoo

Continuing a long tradition in Elam is the sponsoring of Taronga Zoo. 2020 marks the 19th continuous year in which Elam has provided sponsorship.

“I am  passionate about protecting endangered animals and preventing cruelty” says Lyn Evans, Manager of Elam.

Taronga is a first class Quarantine and research facility. They go far beyond “showing” animals to the Public. Elam contributes to this important by reducing the costs of installing electrical, Data and Fibre Optic infrastructure.

In thanks, the Zoo gave Elam 50 x free Zoo entry passes; which were immediately passed onto Ronald McDonald House and The Smith family.


Helping Needy Children

As part of our ongoing  commitment others less fortunate, Lyn and the Elam team have again donated to the Smith Family in 2018.  The Smith Family assists many people that have never been able to afford to go to Taronga Zoo. Elam have made this possible with a donation of 30 x entry passes.  Joy Nel from Smith Family was on hand to receive the passes from Lyn. This is our 5th year of giving to the Smith Family.

Elam supporting the community

Some time ago Elam did some work for the Allowah Children’s Hospital at Dundas in Sydneys West. Lyn was impressed with the dedication of the staff and the care that the children receive.

As a result, Kathie Meyers from Elam met with Rowena and donated 30 x Zoo passes to be used by the families.

Elam Supporting Kids Through Ronald McDonald House

Following a long standing tradition in Elam, Taronga Zoo Entry Tickets were again donated to the Smith Family and also Ronald McDonald House in Parramatta.

50 x Entry tickets went to each organisation and will  put smiles on the faces of families that are facing hardship.

The pictures show Elam MD, Lyn Evans, handing over the tickets to Samantha from The Smith Family and Simone from Ronald McDonald House.

Samantha also sent a thank you email:

“Dear Kathie & Lyn,

Thank you for coming in today, it was a pleasure meeting with you. I would like to extend my appreciation for presenting The Smith Family with the Taronga Zoo tickets.

I’m confident any family who receives the kind gift will no doubt be grateful for the experience to which you were able to provide.

Again, thank you so much for the kind gesture and your support to The Smith Family, have a wonderful day.”



Elam Cabling Group Awarded Sydney University Contract

Elam Cabling Group is pleased to announce it was recently awarded the cabling fit out contract for the prestigious Physics Building on Sydney University’s main campus. Built in the early 1920’s, the historic building is of significance thanks to its iconic facade and is a prominent example of Australian architectural heritage. It houses the USYD School of Physics, one of the leading Physics departments in Australia. The School of Physics is the premier environment for physics education and is home to valuable research using state-of-the-art equipment.

With a 20 year track record in providing businesses with premium Power, Lighting and Data network solutions, Elam was selected to ensure USYD’s School of Physics extensive data cabling and electrical service requirements were fulfilled.elam_sydney-uni-1

Elam was tasked with not only installing to the latest cabling standards of Shielded Cat6A and singlemode fibre optic cabling, but also with maintaining the building’s important architectural heritage look and feel.

Elam’s project was unique for the following reasons:

– Communications Room. The installation required a new comms room be built entirely from scratch, including power, lighting, racking and cable pathways.

– Various Stakeholders. Elam worked to the demanding specifications of a large number of stakeholders, including 2 building companies, a heritage committee, architects, ICT, CIS, campus security, and of course the building’s multiple users including students and academics.

– 24/7 Connectivity. Elam were required to install and build all data cabling and electrical services while simultaneously keeping all projects and data online at ALL times.

Elam extraordinary efforts in this prestigious project did not go unnoticed. The installation was nominated in the Data/Comms Category of the highly-lauded NECA “awards of Excellence”. The awards Luncheon was held at The Star in Sydney in early September 2016, and the project was selected as a State Finalist (top 3) and subsequently received the “Certificate of Commendation” in front of a gathering of 500 people.2016-neca-state-finalist

Elam wishes to thank the University of Sydney for the chance to work on such an innovative and rewarding project, and looks forward to continue delivering Power, Lighting and Data network solutions for their clients in the future.

If you have any data cabling and electrical service requirements you wish to discuss, please get in touch with Elam Cabling Group by either visiting https://elam.com.au or calling 1300 495 916

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