|Case Study: Samson Bond Store, Fremantle, Western Australia||3|
|Case Study: G & R Wills Apartment Building, Perth||4|
|Adrian Murphy, Mirvac Fini||5|
|Carolyn Marshall, Architect||5|
|Case Study: BHP BIO Project 4, Pretty Pool, Port Hedland, Western Australia||6|
|Case Study: Cottier Somerset Apartments, South Hedland, Western Australia||7|
|Gerrard Murphy, Mirvac||8|
|Simon Hardwidge, Visa Global Logistics||8|
|Tony Jackson, Metjak Pty Ltd||8|
|Case Study: Project Air Conditioning in World Bank case study||9|
|Case Study: "We need to know about worlds best practice"||10|
Port city undergoing the changes of life in the new century.
This imposing apartment complex is in the heart of Fremantle. The renovation of one of the largest and historically most significant buildings in Fremantle (The Samson Bond Store) is a fine example of transforming heritage sites once used for merchants in the port city to attractive and modern apartment living.
Project Air Conditioning completed the fit out of air conditioning during the renovation stages of the building.
Utilising Fujitsu air conditioning equipment on this occasion, Project Air Conditioning worked closely with the architect and builder to achieve the desired outcome.
From Warehouse to Apartments
The G &R Wills fashion warehouse is now a centre for graceful inner city living. Providing air conditioning and other services to modern apartments that have been carved out of a century old fashion warehouse and retail centre is a retrofit challenge for mechanical services. It is a challenge that Project Air conditioning met head on in a number of penthouse and multi level apartments in the Wills Building in King and Wellington Streets, Perth.
Barry Wiltshire, Project Air conditioning’s mechanical installation fitter, found that it took time to become familiar with the characteristics of the building. Installing air conditioning in several of the apartments, he discovered that every day brought a new problem which needed to be solved. However, his heavy involvement in the refurbishment gave him the feel for the building that was needed to employ the appropriate installation techniques.
Hitachi Inverter ducted units were installed to the apartments in a contract that required Project Air Conditioning presence on the site almost every day for more than six months.
Ellenbrook Retirement Village (Stage 7) Thank you for your contribution in making this project a success.
I have worked collaboritevley with Project Air Conditioning’s design personnel for many years now. Our association in fact goes back to 1991. I have always found them to be sympathetic to my house designs and their capabilities to design air conditioning systems to meet my client’s requirements have been most satisfactory. Their trades’ people also have a keen sense of quality and therefore the workmanship has been excellent.
I have enjoyed the long term association I’ve had with them. I have passed their names onto many friends and relatives down the years and I know these people have had their systems installed by Project Air Conditioning. They are very good team of knowledgeable people, performing a very good service. I would recommend Project Air Conditioning without hesitation.
BHP calls for quality apartment living
Project 4 was a design and construct contract aimed to deliver a contemporary development of nine x 3-level apartment blocks containing 45 apartments, a commercial tenancy and 96 car bays. This apartment complex set a new benchmark in the quality of accommodation available in Port Hedland through providing two-bedroom homes for BHP Billiton Iron Ore permanently located employees.
Project Air Conditioning was asked to complete a design and construct proposal for it's client, Jaxon Constructions. The company mobilised its workforce to site and completed its part of the project on time for hand over to BHP. Toshiba SMMS multi split units were installed along with mechanical ventilation systems.
Apartment trend in the Pilbara
This project is a design and construct of 112 apartments over three lots for the Department of Housing in an effort to alleviate the current shortfall in affordable accommodation in South and Port Hedland areas.
Project Air Conditioning is currently on site installing the SMMS range of multi split units by Toshiba.
The company is working closely with head contractor, Jaxon Constructions to ensure the apartment project is ready for completion on time.
The company’s engineering capabilities of selecting appropriate equipment and designing ducted systems along with their competency to install and commission equipment has fully satisfied myself and Mirvac.
Several years ago I undertook a major renovation in my Melbourne home. The house has some historic significance and all aspects of the renovation needed to be carried out with the utmost sympathy to the original structure. A friend of mine knew of Project Air Conditioning who are a Queensland and Western Australian based group of companies who apparently worked beyond their home bases, particularly for certain types of design, supply and installation work. Like most people my home is important to me and given the historic value of it I am very happy I chose Project Air Conditioning.
They have a very good reputation within the industry & I’m pleased that our company has been able to build an excellent working relationship in order to serve the various markets which Project Air Conditioning are involved in. They are a team of true professionals.
Brenton Siviour of international accounting firm McKessar Tieleman has been working with the World Bank to help small businesses in China to improve their marketing, financial and management systems and, following from that, their profits. The aim is to alleviate poverty by building small to medium business enterprises (SME). This will create employment, which leads to the creation of wealth.
The recent admission of China to the World Trade Organisation has exposed Chinese businesses to increased competition. Those businesses now say we need to know about world's best practice." Australia leads the world in business and entrepreneurial skills, so it was no surprise when the bank came to look for expertise. Mr Siviour began consulting with small businesses to improve their efficiency in 1996 with his own company, Siviour Corporate. He has continued this work for McKessar Tieleman following the merger of the companies in February 2000.
In June 2001, the World Bank invited McKessar Tieleman to analyse the needs of businesses in Sichuan Province, China. This led to Mr Siviour becoming involved in a pilot project, starting in April 2002, to help five companies develop their systems to world standards.
Consultants would be trained by McKessar Tieleman to go to Chinese companies and pass on the knowledge they had gained. This is both cost effective and has the added benefit that, while few of the Chinese business people needing help have any knowledge of English, the trainee consultants are fluent English speakers.
Project Air Conditioning was invited to be a case study for the trainee consultants on the basis of Mr Siviour's prior knowledge of the company. Mr Siviour explains: "Project Air Conditioning has perfected its customer service strategy. "Not only are they skilled in the technical aspects of air conditioning design and Installation but the way in which they perform their service.
"In my experience of studying and working with SME's in Australia and abroad, Project Air Conditioning's business processes and systems is an exemplary model of the methods required of organisations to effectively serve markets and sustain employment.
Port City apartment construction on the move
Project Air Conditioning has been engaged by the Georgiou Group to supply and install air conditioning at this new apartment complex at Fremantle.
Thanks to management and staff at Project Air Conditioning for their valuable contribution and the unprecedented access the company gave the Chinese delegation from the World Bank.
Project Air Conditioning was invited to be a case study for the trainee consultants from the Peoples of Republic of China on the basis of my prior knowledge of the company. Project Air Conditioning has perfected its customer service strategy. Not only are they skilled in the technical aspects of air conditioning design and Installation but the way in which they perform their service. In my experience of studying and working with SME's in Australia and abroad, Project Air Conditioning's business processes and systems is an exemplary model of the methods required of organisations to effectively serve markets and sustain employment.
I have no hesitation in recommending Project Air Conditioning. Their initial advice to us with regard system selection was sound and as a result we have a very discrete system, which as an interior designer, I was looking for a finish that was aesthetically pleasing.
Luxury living on the Swan River
Mirvac has left a distinct impression near the banks of the Swan River near Perth. The Burswood residential estate is a multi stage development in which Project Air Conditioning played an instrumental consulting and contracting role with supply and installation of air conditioning and mechanical exhaust systems to the vast majority of the properties. The project ran for over 3 years and is a showpiece for inner city living.