ARBS 2018: A.G. Coombs showcasing the ICC Central Energy Plant, Using Analytics to Deliver Energy Efficiency, Better Building Management Information from BIM and Understanding Safety-in-Design Risks

April 27, 2018

ARBS is Australia’s only international trade exhibition for the HVAC & R and Building Services industries. Hosting over 350 exhibitors and in excess of 8,000 visitors ARBS 2018 will provide unrivalled access to everything HVAC & R in the southern hemisphere.

This year’s ARBS event will take place in Sydney on 8-10 May 2018.

The cutting-edge speaker series is always a must-see to learn about all the latest technologies, standards and industry best practice. A.G. Coombs will once again be contributing to the series, involved in four of the sessions.

Sydney ICC Central Energy Case Study & Tours

Case study presentation and behind-the-scenes tour highlighting the unique features of Sydney ICC’s central energy plant. Presentations will be delivered by the lead consulting engineers and contractors behind the $1.5 billion redevelopment. The session will explore challenges faced throughout the project and the key lessons learnt.

Shane Durkin, Engineering Services Manager, A.G. Coombs, Michael Dagher, Technical Director – Buildings, AECOM, and Barry Abboud, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls.

The Business Value of BIM for Manufacturers and Suppliers

This session will explain how manufacturers and suppliers can gain improved benefits when working more collaboratively with specialist contractors’. The AMCA in partnership with industry leaders have developed a best practice standard BIM-MEPAUS that promotes integrated project delivery within the Australian building services industry. Manufacturers are front and center in devising an industry approach that ultimately improves supply chain efficiency.

Shannon Thomas, Executive Manager – BIM-MEPAUS, AMCA and Warwick Stannus, Group Engineering Manager, A.G. Coombs & BIM-MEPAUS Technical Director.

Optimising HVAC Using Analytics to Deliver the Promise agcoombs-andrewsmithinline_397x484

There is a common misconception that installing a new Building Management and Control System (BMCS) or other energy efficient plant and equipment into a building will simply work from day one and deliver the desired performance and efficiency. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and applies to both new and old building stock alike. This presentation will provide an understanding of the importance of the proper design, implementation, commissioning and tuning of the BMCS. It will explore the concept of “Open Approach” versus Open Protocols, and address the emergence of Building Analytics and the part this new 24/7 functionality can play in achieving the best outcomes in system performance, asset lifecycle and energy efficiciency.

Andrew Smith, Leader, Building Technologies, A.G. Coombs.

Better Data for Building Management – Delivering the BIM Promise

Digital information management including Building Information Models promise significant improvements in the extent and usefulness of information available to Building Managers. This presentaion will provide a realistic overview of the type of functionality that is currently available in the digitised facility and how this may be used to improve building management and outcomes for occupants and owners. It will offer practical ways for Building Managers to help ensure that the potential benefits from digital information management and BIM are delivered.

David Oakeshott, Leader – Technical Advice (QLD). A.G. Coombs Advisory.

Safety-in-Design – Do You Understand the Risks? – at ARBS Sydney 2018

This presentation will focus on the risk-management process and deliverables required to meet the safety-in-design regulations, as well as addressing a number of common safety-in-design issues related to maintenance access and safety using real world examples.
Safety-in-design is an important and emerging issue for our industry, there are clear responsibilities that now must be now must be discharged and in this, opportunities to avoid leaving difficult and expensive to resolve safety issues. See also the Fifth Estate article

Warwick Stannus, Group Engineering Manager, A.G. Coombs Group.

More information on the ARBS 2018 and the Speaker Series can be found on the ARBS website.
For more information on A.G. Coombs’ leading building services solutions, please contact us.

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