April 14, 2021 in Publications

The COVID-19 Journey

Few events throughout A.G. Coombs’ 75-year history have challenged the status quo like the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges experienced by staff personally, and the Group as a whole, A.G. Coombs has led from the front as the building services industry navigates a new kind of normal.

December 4, 2019 in Publications

Survival at Sea

The Royal Australian Navy’s principle training establishment for naval personnel in Victoria, HMAS Cerberus has played a crucial role in preparing Australia’s defence forces for the rigours of sea since 1920.

November 8, 2019 in Publications

For the Care of our Kids

Behind the colourful walls of the Queensland Children’s Hospital are a range of mechanical services systems that maintain a world-class environment in which sick and injured children receive highly specialised care.

August 1, 2019 in Publications

Advance Australia Fair

Overlooking the nation’s capital, Australian Parliament House in Canberra is the heart of Australian parliamentary democracy and one of the largest public building projects to ever be built in the southern hemisphere.

April 15, 2019 in Publications

One Byte at a Time

Modular design and construction is rapidly changing the face of the Data Centre industry. As well as offering Data Centre operators the ability to fast-track construction to more quickly meet client demands, modularisation enables scalability and allows for capital expenditure to be aligned with tenant agreements and revenue.

January 7, 2019 in Publications

Service and Sport Align

Enjoying a successful relationship since 2013, the Richmond Football Club and A.G. Coombs are breaking new ground in the facility management of community sports and leisure centres throughout Victoria.

December 7, 2018 in Publications

UTS Central lights up Broadway

Having been involved in the construction of the Dr Chau Chak Wing and Vicki Sara buildings, A.G. Coombs’ technical expertise is again shining through on the latest project to transform the University of Technology Sydney’s city campus.

November 22, 2018 in Publications

Growler's Ground Support

Twelve EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft have recently joined Australia’s largest air force base near Ipswich in southern Queensland, providing a technologically-advanced new capability for the Australian Defence Force.

October 30, 2018 in Publications

Serving an Arena Ace

Thirty years after Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena first opened, the iconic sports and entertainment complex is undergoing a major refurbishment as part of a wider $700 million Melbourne Park redevelopment project.

April 6, 2018 in Publications

Barrack Place: putting people first

In achieving Australia’s first ever WELL Core & Shell Precertification at the Gold level by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™), the design of a new state-of-the-art commercial office building in Sydney’s CBD has put the wellbeing of building occupants first and foremost.

February 20, 2018 in Publications

Ready, jet, go

From 2019, the Royal Australian Air Force Base at East Sale will become the home of basic pilot training for the Australian Defence Forces as part of the $329.8 million construction project currently underway.

October 10, 2017 in Publications

New model supports higher learning

An abandoned TAFE campus in Melbourne’s outer east has been transformed into a vibrant and successful education setting with the help of an industry-first Managed Service Agreement between Box Hill Institute and A.G. Coombs.

October 10, 2017 in Publications

Banking on technology-based maintenance

It is one thing to use different technologies, yet quite another to integrate them successfully and produce meaningful outcomes. In fulfilling specialist maintenance for one of Australia’s big four banks, A.G. Coombs is applying a range of cutting-edge systems to ensure the most appropriate and expedient response no matter the location.

October 10, 2017 in Publications

Taking tall timber to new heights

At a height of almost 45 metres, 25 King will be the world’s tallest engineered timber office building when completed in late 2018 as part of the RNA Showgrounds redevelopment in Brisbane’s Bowen Hills.

October 10, 2017 in Publications

Critical Data Centres for OneSKY

By 2021, Australian skies will be managed by the most advanced and integrated air traffic control system in the world.

October 10, 2017 in Publications

Be Magazine 2017-18

This edition covers building Barrack Place, New OneSKY Data Centres, New RAAF training centre, new central energy plant-room for Cabrini Hospital, National museum of Australia maintenance, and much more....

June 6, 2017 in Publications

Australia’s Broadband Revolution

The 10 satellite ground stations will help to deliver broadband services to homes and businesses in remote and rural areas.

October 10, 2016 in Publications

Maintenance in the heart of Canberra

Old Parliament House, the High Court of Australia, and the National Portrait Gallery are three of the most iconic buildings in the heart of Australia's capital. Rich in history, and significant to Australia's past, present and future, each is very distinct in design, purpose and ongoing maintenance requirements.

October 10, 2016 in Publications

Building the new Monash Children’s Hospital

The new Monash Children’s Hospital is one of the biggest capital infrastructure projects to date for Monash Health. The new facility promises to deliver an indoor environment that enables exceptional care for children and adolescents, while delivering efficient and cost-effective operation.

October 10, 2016 in Publications

Melbourne’s New Academic Street

Melbourne’s RMIT students have said they love being part of the city but it is hard to find space to relax and enjoy campus life. They want more places to collaborate and study. They also want basic functions, such as enrolment and program queries to be managed easily and efficiently without waiting in a queue. Taking from these ideas, RMIT is transforming the centre of its flagship City campus to improve the student experience.

October 10, 2016 in Publications

Commissioning – beginning with the end in mind

Proper commissioning of building systems is a key component of project delivery, helping to assure the correct installation and operation of the systems that underpin the safe, effective and efficient operation of the building and its orderly transition from construction to operation

October 10, 2016 in Publications

Technical Tour-de-force at Darling Harbour Redevelopment

Featuring striking contemporary architecture, leading technologies and a unique combination of innovative function spaces and facilities, the new International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney is positioned as the Asia Pacific’s premier integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct. The scale of this $3.4 billion project and its groundbreaking features and technical challenges make it one of Australia’s most exciting and challenging urban redevelopment projects.

October 10, 2016 in Publications

Maintaining for success – it’s all in the approach

Traditional task-based maintenance that is delivered piecemeal in separate parts can be costly, in terms of time, resources and money. Often, it pays to realise the benefits of taking a cohesive system-based approach.

October 10, 2016 in Publications

New Supercomputing Cluster for University of Tasmania

High Performance Computing (HPC) is a powerful tool for researchers. HPC clusters are, in effect, many computers connected together with a network and centrally coordinated by software. These machines achieve enormous computing power by using hundreds of individual processors (cores) to break up huge computing projects into many smaller pieces and are able to analyse, model or simulate massive datasets. They require reliable, safe, efficient and low maintenance power and cooling systems to support uninterrupted continuous operation.

October 10, 2016 in Publications

Preserving the past, protecting the future

Museum Victoria has been creating knowledge, educating visitors and building the State Collection for more than 150 years. The collection is an invaluable record of Victoria’s environmental and cultural history, and with nearly 17 million objects, documents, photographs and specimens, and along with the museum’s visitors and staff, demands the best in fire protection.

October 10, 2016 in Publications

Jupiters' transformation - a sure winner!

Jupiters Hotel & Casino is undergoing a $345 million transformation, creating a world-class integrated resort to celebrate the spirit of the Gold Coast that will offer a unique destination for visitors and locals.

October 10, 2016 in Publications

Specialist service means smooth sailing for SYC

Situated on the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay, the Sandringham Yacht Club is Melbourne’s premier sailing club, presenting worldclass sporting and event facilities right on the water’s edge.

October 10, 2016 in Publications

Be Magazine 2016-17

This edition covers Darling Harbour Redevelopment, Jupiter's Transformation, maintaining Barangaroo South, building the new Monash Children's Hospital, and much more....

October 8, 2016 in Publications

Cooling the cloud

A recent feature article in AIRAH’s Ecolibrium Magazine explores changes in best practice for HVAC design in data centres as IT equipment becomes more robust and tolerant to higher operating temperatures and humidity.

June 27, 2016 in Publications

How good projects go wrong

A recent article in CCN explores the presentation “When good projects go wrong”, which was delivered by Andrew Barr, Project Engineer at A.G. Coombs Advisory, at this year’s ARBS event in Melbourne.

May 30, 2016 in Publications

How BIM is changing the game

A recent article in AIRAH’s Ecolibrium Magazine provides an update on BIM, asking a panel of local and international industry leaders - including A.G. Coombs' Group Engineering Manager, Warwick Stannus - a series of thought-provoking questions.

May 6, 2016 in Publications

The Market Mover

After a decade of planning, Melbourne’s largest fruit, vegetable and flower market relocated to a new purpose-built facility in Epping, Victoria. A.G. Coombs was responsible for the installation of the new refrigeration system.

April 15, 2016 in Publications

Group Brochure

Focusing on the areas of Advisory, Projects, Service and Technical Management, A.G. Coombs provides a fully responsive, client-driven service that’s in tune with today’s needs.

April 10, 2016 in Publications

Projects Brochure

Teamwork and project management skills set the company apart.

April 10, 2016 in Publications

ITM Brochure

A high quality provider of Technical Facilities Management, specialising in technically difficult or different, complex and critical facilities.

April 10, 2016 in Publications

Service Brochure

Improved reliability, lower costs, reduced risks and energy efficiency.

April 10, 2016 in Publications

Advisory Brochure

Practical technical services across all building systems.

October 10, 2015 in Publications

Be Magazine 2015-16

This edition takes a look at the PEQ project, the Margaret Court Arena upgrade, installation and fire detection works with NBN, and much more...

April 13, 2015 in Publications

AIRAH Releases Crucial R22 Phase-Out Guide

AIRAH and the Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works have released the Management guideline for the phase-out of refrigerant R22, a free online guide prepared with industry input that offers advice on audit and asset management, as well as on technical options.

April 13, 2015 in Publications

Collins Class

A recent article in AIRAH’s Ecolibrium Magazine features Melbourne’s impressive 171 Collins Street project.

October 10, 2014 in Publications

Be Magazine 2014-15

This edition covers the progress at Barangaroo, a cool solution for Fed Square, managing commissioning for targeted outcomes, and much more...

October 10, 2013 in Publications

Be Magazine 2013-14

This edition covers Barangaroo South: The Beginnings, a bigger, better, Box Hill Hospital, Fire Protection Maintenance at Melbourne Airport, and much more....

October 10, 2012 in Publications

Be Magazine 2012-13

This edition reviews the redeveloped Hamer Hall, constructing Queensland’s new Oral Health Centre, maintenance at the Royal Children's Hospital, and much more...

October 10, 2011 in Publications

Be Magazine 2011-12

This edition revisits the Royal Children's Hospital project as it counts down to completion, lighting up the National Portrait Gallery, an improved Star Rating for 44 Market Street, and much more...

October 10, 2010 in Publications

Be Magazine 2010-11

This edition looks at Building Energy Optimisation at Pacific Highway, a mission critical fire upgrade at NAB, energy savings of up by 40% at the Kangan Institute of TAFE, and much more...

October 10, 2009 in Publications

Be Magazine 2009-10

This edition looks at A.G. Coombs and another New Royal Children’s Hospital, innovative works with Nextgen Data Centre, works at ANZ Headquarters, and much more...

October 10, 2006 in Publications

Be Magazine 2006-07

This edition covers stories on the Green Star Process at 500 Collins Street, ITM at the John Gorton Building, A.G. Coombs at Council House 2, and much more...