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Tropical climate control at Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns

The Shangri-La Hotel is a 5 star international resort hotel overlooking the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. The hotel is a tropical haven for guests who come from all parts of the world to see the wonders the region has to offer. The comfort of the guests is paramount to a successful leisure business.

The continuous performance of the air conditioning and refrigeration is essential. Some years ago the hotel chose Project Air Conditioning to facilitate all aspects of the mechanical equipment routine maintenance and mechanical refurbishment work. The refurbishment work being undertaken by Project Air Conditioning is a progressive upgrade of chilled water air handling units throughout the resort. In recent times the work at the hotel has included the removal and installation of large capacity air handling units.

We submitted a proposal to replace the old units with a more efficient system. We assembled the units onsite and transited the parts up 3 floors in the hotel to the plant room. The process required the Chilled water lines to be frozen whilst we removed and installed the new units and pipe work. All units are now in service and operating correctly. In addition to the air conditioning, Project Air Conditioning delivers a round the clock breakdown alert of all the hotels cool rooms, freezers, ice machines and other refrigeration equipment.

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Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth

Project Air Conditioning was asked to carry out a mechanical services project for the Pan Pacific Hotel in Perth. Calorex heat pumps were installed.The existing space heating and hot water boiler system was well past its prime and needed to be replaced by new energy efficient technology. Occupied buildings present many challenges when retrofitting mechanical equipment and particularly so in multi story situations. However our trades people installed the heat recovery equipment and managed all the logistics associated when working in a fully occupied international hotel.

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Bethanie

Curtin Care aged care facility is located in the popular seaside suburb of Cottesloe. Managed by Bethanie the complex sits high on the dunes overlooking the Indian Ocean. Bethanie has been a leader in high level health care to the elderly for sometime. Each of their facilities are highly maintained with various building improvement programmes in recent years .

Air conditioning has always been a high priority for the Bethanie Group. Project Air Conditioning was selected to provide its design and construct expertise along with its installation knowledge and skills to the Cottesloe care facilikty for the last two years. 

Due to a highly corrosive environment the existing air conditioning equipment had failed due to corroding of the heat exchanger condenser coils. 

Our engineering team selected Toshiba VFR equipment. Because of the seaspray we applied post manufacturing polyurethane coating which has a 40% aluminium component to improve heat transfer.

Our initiative meets the Australian Standard ASTMB117 and we expect the new equipment to operate satisfactorily and efficiently for many years to come.  

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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 cannot speak more highly of this company. From the word go, Project Air Conditioning took control of what was always going to be a challenging project and transformed the space heating and potable hot water infrastructure into an integrated effective and efficient system through their excellent installation techniques and high quality workmanship.

Chris Booth, Australian Climate Technologies

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.

Gerrard Murphy, Mirvac

As a builder involved in commercial development projects the air conditioning and mechanical component can be quite significant. Timelines have to be met for all trades and I have found Project Air Conditioning to be exceptionally cooperative and responsive in their attitude towards getting the job done.

Phil Osborne, Osborne Construction

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Botanica Bar and Restaurant

Indoor ambience and comfort

The Botanica is an impressive and relaxing meeting place for people in the heart of the bustling commercial hub on Scarborough Beach Road at Innaloo.

Project Air Conditioning carrried out a full design and construct for the developers of the Botanica which included a significant part of the adjoining tenancies of this substantial leisure and retail site. The air conditioning included Toshiba VRF equipment in various sections along with ducted evaporative cooling systems in others.

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The Pier retail and leisure complex, Cairns

Climate control changes at the Pier

The Pier shopping and leisure complex is located overlooking Trinity Bay and the Marlin Marina, next to the Esplanade. It is a short walk to the International Reef Fleet Terminal. The Pier is unlike any other shopping centre in Cairns offering a great mix of designer fashion brands and local labels, boutique beauty services, art galleries and specialty shops, bars, entertainment and waterfront dining.

Some major refurbishment works have concluded with Project Air Conditioning managing all aspects of air conditioning retrofits in various tenancies.

 

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the work Project Air Conditioning Qld has carried out on behalf of Isis at the Pier Shopping Centre site. You and your staff have conducted yourselves professionally throughout the entire project and the finished product speaks for itself, a job well done.

Stefan Metayer, Project Supervisor, Isis Hotel Projects Pty Ltd

I have found Project Air Conditioning to be a competent contractor in their service delivery. Moreover the rate of our equipment breakdown has reduced significantly.

Mark Yates, Manager, Property Services, Racing and Wagering WA

We are very happy to recommend Project air as we have had nothing but great service and back up at all times.

Wayne Evans, Cyclemania

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Perth Zoo engineered and contract managed by Project Air Conditioning Queensland Pty Ltd

Group resources combine for Zoo administration air conditioning upgrade                                            

Combining group resources the Queensland arm of the Project Air Conditioning group of companies has completed the upgrade of air conditioning in the administration facility at Perth Zoo. Toshiba VRF equipment specifications, project logistics and safety management plans were submitted to the Zoological Parks Authority. Project Air Conditioning then successfully carried out the works by removing the worn out equipment and replaced it with the latest in air conditioning technology.

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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

Project Air Conditioning has become a major business partner with Priolo Corporation over the past several years. They are our preferred air conditioning service provider. Our relationship with Project Air Conditioning is a valued one.

Tony Priolo, Priolo Corporation

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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Clifton Village Shopping Centre

Beachside retail between Cairns and Port Douglas

Clifton Village is a beachside neighbourhood retail centre anchored by Coles Supermarket. The centre was expanded in 2011 to accommodate a Country Target further broadening the appeal of the centre. With nearly 8000 square metres of retail space and located just off the Captain Cook Highway between Cairns and Port Douglas the centre has a wide variety of choice with over 25 specialty retailers including CBA, Australia Post and an open coffee house in Centre Court.

Clifton Village also has 9 additional tenancies in 2 pad sites which include a service station. Project Air Conditioning has for some time now managed and maintained the sites air conditioning systems which includes re-works or new system installations in the event of tenancy changes or building refurbishment and additions.

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Harris Scarfe Department Store, Bunbury

Project Air Conditioning serving the regions as well as the cities

Although located in Perth and Cairns, the Project Air Conditioning management team has always held the view that if their clients wanted them to travel outside their home bases to carry out design and installation work for them they would be prepared to do so.

Recently Project Air Conditioning has been working as far and wide as Melbourne, Brisbane, Townsville, Karratha and Port Hedland. The company is about to mobilise part of its engineering and trades team to Papua New Guinea.

The Harris Scarfe department store at Bunbury is one such early example in Project Air Conditioning history of the flexibility and mobility of its skilled workforce to serve regional areas.

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My immediate and extended family have had many years of dealings with Project Air Conditioning. Whenever we've had an air conditioning requirement either in homes that we have built or our business premises, we have always called in Project Air Conditioning to find a solution and install the equipment they have recommended. At Tiles Expo your Tile Boutique Dealer we are in the building products and service industry and generally can determine reliable companies. Through my experience I have found Project Air Conditioning to be extremely professional and competitive.

Mark Salomone, Company Director, Tiles Expo

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

Hi Steve The aircon is great, moreover David was fantastic mate, very professional and friendly, a real asset to the business.

Ben Talbot

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Gold Class entertainment

Refurbisment sets a new standard for cinema goers

Built engaged Project Air Conditioning to provide its mechanical services capabilities during the upgrade and fitout of Event Cinemas (formerly Greater Union Cinemas). The recently completed Gold Class at Innaloo in Western Australia has seen the leisure complex draw many people in the wider community through its doors to enjoy the entertainment on offer.

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We have been very lucky over the years to be associated with many fine tradespeople like you and this development is the pinnacle of what we all have achieved. This award is as much your award as it is ours and we thank you very much for your dedication to a quality product.

Paul and Alice Stubber, Maxim Constructions

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 would not have anyone other than Project Air Conditioning install or maintain air conditioning at my properties.

Garrod Keightley, Moeschi Hair Salon

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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

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Kentucky Fried Chicken

Project Air Conditioning has recently completed the supply and installation of air conditioning, refriigeration coolrooms and walk-in freezers at the new Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet at Treendale, Western Australia. Treendale is a new suburb just north of Bunbury and is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia.

Actron split ducted air conditioning equipment was installed into the kitchen and dining areas so as to provide a climate controlled environment for customers and staff. The construction of this world famous brand food outlet was carried out by local builder Smith Constructions which called upon Project Air Conditioning to look after much of the mechanical and refrigeration services and controls . Because of the fast build time, Project Air Conditioning deployed its installation, refrigeration and electrical teams in early February 2015 and met construction deadlines with commissioning of all plant in the last week of March.

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Holiday Inn refurbisment

Project Air Conditioning has been engaged by leading builder, Jaxon Constructions to deliver a comprehensive mechanical services overhaul as part of a major refurbishment underway at the Perth Holiday Inn. More than 170 guest rooms are undergoing a major interior transformation which also includes the removal of the existing chilled water air handling units and the retrofit of new equipment throughout the complex.

Many trades people are in involved across numerous disciplines so as to achieve the time lines in getting the hotel back to normal trading conditions.

Our project management team and tradespeople are working closely with Jaxon's and their other trades to ensure all facets of the project goes like clockwork.

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Chris Booth, Australian Climate Technologies

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Gerrard Murphy, Mirvac

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Phil Osborne, Osborne Construction

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Stefan Metayer, Project Supervisor, Isis Hotel Projects Pty Ltd

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Mark Yates, Manager, Property Services, Racing and Wagering WA

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Wayne Evans, Cyclemania

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Tony Priolo, Priolo Corporation

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Linda Hamilton and Pauline England, Buildcraft

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Mark Salomone, Company Director, Tiles Expo

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Ken Ferguson, Spotless

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Ben Talbot

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Paul and Alice Stubber, Maxim Constructions

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Rod Balaam, Norman Disney and Young

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Garrod Keightley, Moeschi Hair Salon

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Brenton Siviour, The World Bank, CPDF delegation

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