The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, SAHMRI, is home to more than 600 medical researchers – SA’s first independent flagship health and medical research institute.


The unique pinecone inspired structure transforms the western end of the CBD into a focal point for health and medical research, fostering innovation and service improvements. A quick browse through the SAHMRI online news library gives you an insight into how life changing the research is. It is fantastic to see a facility here in Adelaide with global applications. At Acura, we place great importance on our research and development – continually sourcing and bringing the latest innovative solutions to market.


Fostering a sense of community is vital to achieving common goals. At SAHMRI, researchers transform their work into better health outcomes and benefits for Australians and globally. We understand that as a team we can do so much more to ensure we deliver the best in service to our customers. That is why at Acura, we work together to ensure your success on-site.


Acura supplied Gripple duct supports, to support the energy efficient HVAC system throughout SAHMRI. Our specialist product Snap Fire Collars were also supplied to ensure uncompromised fire safety, compliant with BCA standards and tested against AS1530.4 & AS4072.1. Along with Acura strut, we effectively covered the HVAC, plumbing and electrical trades.


The environmentally sustainable, triangulated dia-grid façade covers the entire surface of the building and responds to sunlight, heat load, glare and wind. In fact, SAHMRI 1 is the first laboratory building in Australia to receive the LEED Gold Certification. Sustainable building practises continue to shape the construction industry, and Acura has a range of products with low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) levels, to support green star projects.


The SAHMRI building is not designed to blend in to its surroundings. At Acura, we do things differently, getting services sorted in multi-storey developments. We look forward to the construction of SAHMRI 2.