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Methodist Ladies College

Methodist Ladies College is located in the Perth suburb of Claremont. The school is a prominent landmark sitting high on the banks of the Swan River. The school has been a leader in educating girls and young women for over 100 years. MLC has undergone significant building programmes in recent years which included a new middle school along with a gymnasium.

Air conditioning has also been a high priority for the school. Project Air Conditioning was selected to provide its design and construct expertise along with its installation knowledge and skills. Air conditioning was barely invented and not considered when the original buildings were constructed and Project Air Conditioning delivered a number of innovative and energy efficient solutions to ensure the equipment did not intrude on the heritage importance of this historic site.

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I write to commend you and your Project Air team. My tour of the Boarding House revealed fine workmanship; the modern addition to our heritage building is unobtrusive yet overwhelmingly positive for our girls and their families. The team's care on site to maintain the integrity of the building, meet all requests with a gracious response, ensure daily cleaning and deliver on time was impressive.

Rebecca Cody, Principal, Methodist Ladies College

I am writing to commend you and your staff for the work completed in placing air conditioners at North Parmelia PS. I was in attendance over the holidays when much of the work was completed and witnessed first hand the work of your team. The project is drawing towards a conclusion so I felt it opportune at this time to reflect on the good work done by Project Air at North Parmelia.

Peter Elsegood, North Parmelia Primary School

We appreciate your support of our school and thank you and Project Air once again.

J Reid, Weld Square Primary School

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Ashdale Secondary College, Western Australia

State of the art comfort in high tech learning hub                                    

Ashdale Secondary College in Darch, Western Australia opened in 2009. The college has state of the art facilities to accommodate the student of the 21st century. Provision of wireless internet in every classroom allows students access via laptops and tablets to extend their connectivity to universal learning environments.

Since the college opened it has undergone a number of staged building programmes to cater for the exponential population growth in Perth's north east corridor.

Project Air Conditioning was the successful tenderer for the $1.5 million energy focused air conditioning project regulated by the WA Department of Finance, Building Management and Works.

The company delivered the project to its government client on time and has completed the liability period with no defects.

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Keeping the heritage value of the school intact was an important challenge for Project Airconditioning and this was expertly implemented with a minimum of fuss to the school.

Patrick Bourke, Principal, Beckenham Primary School

Just a word of thank you from the staff and children who are enjoying a nice cool working and learning environment, thanks to your company and workers who made every effort to minimise the disruption to daily school life, it was a really good job well done.

Bob Atwell, Seaforth Primary School

Spotless are a national company offering infrastructure and facility management to the private and public sectors. Project Air Conditioning is a registered preferred contractor with Spotless and has demonstrated over an extended period strong organisational competency in its service provision to Spotless. I also acknowledge their commitment to occupational health and safety.

Ken Ferguson, Spotless

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Business and community training partnership

Youth benefiting from cooperative arrangement                                         

The cooperative relationship that exists between Project Air Conditioning and Mercy College has been an organic one for more than a decade. The majority of air conditioning retrofits to existing and newly constructed buildings along with supporting the school with a routine maintenance programme for the air conditioning equipment has been carried out by Project Air Conditioning.

The school has also utilised Project Air Conditioning in a training capacity for students on work experience. Students who express a desire to enter the trades sector will join Project Air Conditioning for on the job training to gain some pre vocational experience. In return Project Air Conditioning apprentices also get on the job training during their installation works and maintenance visits.

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WA state school air cooling programme

Welcome cooling to every public school in WA                                              

Project Air Conditioning has completed its significant contribution to the $52 million WA state air cooling programme. Air Conditioning and ducted evaporative air-cooling systems were installed in 489 schools in two stages across the Perth metropolitan area.

The work programme was regulated by the Department of Finance, Building Management and Works on behalf of the WA Department of Education and Training.

It was universally expressed by school communities that the initiative would create more comfortable conditions for students and staff. A spokesman for the department has signalled the continuation of the programme throughout the state in the years to come.

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Evaporative Cooling to Non Specialist Classrooms Value Management Study. Thank you for contributions to the above study. We believe we have achieved an acceptable outcome, our challenge now is finish the project which includes get policy adopted within the Education Department.

John Gartner, Department of Contract and Management Services, Goverment of Western Australia

Hi Paul Air Conditioner has been installed and the electrical side hooked up. Thank you for sorting this so quickly for me. The cage is still to be installed. Also I wanted to let you know all 3 of the gents that did the work were extremely pleasant and professional. Please pass on my thanks to them. Thanks again Paul.

Theresa Turner, Aubin Grove Primary School

In consideration of difficulties faced in the installation, such as restricted access to work spaces, areas heavily congested with existing services and requirements for substantial builder’s works, Project Air’s efforts are commendable.

John Wilson, GHD Principal Project Manager

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Highgate Primary School

Maintaining our history near the CBD                                                      

Highgate Primary School is one of the oldest schools in the Perth metropolitan area with a rich and vibrant history. Highgate Primary School is less than 2 kilometres north from the centre of Perth city. The School opened on 1 November 1895 with 80 children.

Project Air Conditioning has been collaborating with the school and various state government building and heritage departments for many years to supply and install air conditioning. The objective has always been to provide comfort to students and teachers but ensure the fabric of the buidling remains intact and all mechanical equipment and components blend in harmoniously with the surrounds.

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We were most impressed with Project Air Conditioning. Their technical and project management people were highly professional in their attitude and in the preparation of Project's proposal. They also had a strong appreciation of the problems that faced us in fitting air conditioning to a building that was never meant to have it.

Kim Guelfi, Principal, Richmond Primary School

Their onsite management and installation staffs in particular have impressed me with their caring attitude and response to the schools operational requirements while always delivering the installation to a high standard with minimal defects or ongoing issues upon completion. I have no hesitation in referring Project Air Conditioning to other clients and in fact have done so on a number of occasions following my dealings with them in the DET State Air Cooling projects.

Rod Balaam, Norman Disney and Young

I wish to express my appreciation for the installation of the split cassette-air conditioning unit fitted to our Executive Boardroom. Please also extend this to your employees who I have found very professional and carried out all their work to a high standard. I would not hesitate on calling upon you for similar projects.

Nigel Leadbitter, Department of Housing and Works, Government of Western Australia

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Trinity Anglican School, Cairns, Queensland

Cool solution for Trinity in the tropics                                                          

Trinity Anglican School is a private Anglican School located in Tropical North Queensland. The school caters for students from Kindergarten through to Year 12 and TAS Kewarra Beach serves students from Prep to Year 7. Because of the regions climate it is essential to quality learning for all our classrooms and teacher support areas to be air conditioned.

The school has undertaken a major building programme which includes air conditioning installations into all areas of both school campuses. Project Air Conditioning has been engaged to supply and install new equipment to all learning areas of existing buildings as well as new classroom blocks under construction.

Project Air Conditioning supports the new along with the school's existing equipment with a comprehensive routine maintenance programme.

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Sacred Hearts Primary School

Urban craftsmanship from a bygone era                                                  

Sacred Heart Primary School is a Catholic, co-educational parish school comprised of 240 students from Pre Kindergarten to Year 6. The convent and school buildings are listed on the State Register of Heritage Places.

Renovations were carried out in the early 2000's to bring the school facilities to what are now enjoyed by the school community. The school leaders consulted with Project Air Conditioning to bring about an air conditioning solution to a number of buildings that were never designed for such modern day intrusion.

Project Air Conditioning carefully planned equipment selections and went on to install the systems in a manner that is unobtrusive among the magnificence of the Sacred Hearts site.

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Hale School

Hale School has embarked on a comprehensive building programme to ensure it's education objectives are achieved.

It is generally agreed among academics that a comfortable temperature controlled environment is more conducive to quality learning. This is particularly so if classrooms are air conditioned.

Project Air Conditioning has completed the consultancy phase with the Hale School leadership team followed by design, supply and installation of Toshiba SMMS VRF technology at this famous Perth school.

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North Cottesloe Primary School

Century old school has air conditioning installed                                     

Established in 1913, North Cottesloe Primary School has a proud history of achievement and a strong community spirit. The school community banded together to provide the necessary funds to have the school air conditioned.

Spotless FM which was appointed by the WA government Department of Finance, Building Management and Works to facilitate the project called upon Project Air Conditioning to provide a solution that gave strong consideration to the heritage value of the building fabric.

Projecty Air Conditioning delivered its solution successfully as it has done on many occasions in Perth's heritage listed schools.

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I have always been very impressed with the manner in which Project Air Conditioning deliver their services. During my association with the company they were very competitive, always innovative, ensuring our clients received value for money air conditioning systems and highly competent with their workmanship.

Mark Mackenzie, Spotless

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.

Tony Jackson, Metjak Pty Ltd

I would like to personally thank the efforts of Project Air for your work on the recent APC installation projects in Port Moresby. Your workers Pete, Bruce and Nathan all not only proved their determined and effective work ethic, but also demonstrated strong interests in learning the APC systems. It was refreshing to be met with such professional and friendly manner, along with an eager willingness to seek, absorb and efficiently carry out instruction.

Chris Balsillie, Schneider Electric ITB

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Subiaco Primary School

Cool Subi School                                                                                         

Subiaco Primary School is one of a number of schools in Perth's western suburbs. The school sort the services of Project Air Conditioning to supply and install its air conditioning based on the company's experience with heritage listed buildings.

Project Air Conditioning made a comprehensive assessment of the requirements and proposed system solutions that would ensure the integrity of the various buildings would be maintained. Heritage experts were called in as part of the consultation phase and all work was carried out to the school community's satisfaction.

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Scotch College

Energy efficiency at Scotch College                                                          

The Project Air Conditioning team of design engineering and trade personnel have provided the air conditioning systems Scotch College required to fulfil the schools  progressive environmental comfort programme. The programme was managed in stages over a number of years with the latest in air conditioning technology being supplied and installed into the various school buildings.

Toshiba VRF systems were installed in a wide range of learning areas throughout the school and Project Air Conditioning efforts have been to the school's complete satisfaction.

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Shenton College

Modern education facility keeps the hot WA weather at bay                   

Project Air Conditioning has had a major influence on the student and staff comfort at Shenton College since the school opened in 2001. From classrooms to offices and right through to to the college's state of the art library, Project Air Conditioning has continually endeavoured to design, supply and install air conditioning and cooling systems that are fitted discretely but effectively into the school's contemporary architectural surrounds.

Through its due diligence, engineering and high quality workmanship Project Air Conditioning has gained the confidence and trust of the school management and its facility managers.

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Project Air Conditioning in World Bank case study

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.

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"We need to know about worlds best practice"

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.

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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.

Mr Eric Siew, General Manager, 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.

Brenton Siviour, The World Bank, CPDF delegation

They are always on time which is invaluable to a Builder. Project Air Conditioning's commitment to customer service is genuine and professional. I am delighted to recommend Project air Conditioning to anyone who requires a great team of people to get an air conditioning job done on time, on budget and of the highest standard.

Linda Hamilton and Pauline England, Buildcraft

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Perth Modern School

Steeped in tradition

Perth Modern School is an academically-selective co-educational public high school located in Subiaco, an inner city suburb of Perth, Western Australia. The school, established in 1911, caters for students with high academic ability.

Air Conditioning has been an important part of the schools building programme. Project Air Conditioning has had an association with the school since 2004 and has been called upon many times to design, supply and install air conditioning systems in various buildings at the school. From VRF to Digital Inverter systems Project Air Conditioning has always chosen equipment to maintain a balance between comfort and the aesthetic value of this famous Perth landmark which has heritage council covenants.

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New kitchen hoods and air conditioning installed in home economics classrooms at Cairns State High School

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Rosalie Primary School

School steeped in early Perth history has air cooling installed               

Project Air Conditioning worked closely with government appointed facilities manager, Spotless to ensure the air conditioning at the historic Rosalie Primary School in Shenton Park is installed in a manner that maintains the integrity of the original buildings.

Air conditioning has now been installed and integrated to the original and new buildings at this heritage school to the delight of staff, students and parents.

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Air conditioning evaluation and overhaul carried out at Mother of Good Counsel School, Cairns

An air conditioning programme is underway at the Good Counsel school at Cairns.

Project air conditioning has been engaged to design, supply and install split systems to a wide variety of classroom, administration and ammenities blocks.

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Rebecca Cody, Principal, Methodist Ladies College

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Peter Elsegood, North Parmelia Primary School

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J Reid, Weld Square Primary School

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Patrick Bourke, Principal, Beckenham Primary School

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Bob Atwell, Seaforth Primary School

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Ken Ferguson, Spotless

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John Gartner, Department of Contract and Management Services, Goverment of Western Australia

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Kim Guelfi, Principal, Richmond Primary School

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Rod Balaam, Norman Disney and Young

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Nigel Leadbitter, Department of Housing and Works, Government of Western Australia

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Mark Mackenzie, Spotless

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Tony Jackson, Metjak Pty Ltd

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Chris Balsillie, Schneider Electric ITB

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Brenton Siviour, The World Bank, CPDF delegation

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Linda Hamilton and Pauline England, Buildcraft

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