Leading the industry

As the leader in the Australian building services industry and a provider of world-class outcomes for its customers, A.G. Coombs has a long-standing reputation as an innovator and industry pioneer.

In an ever-changing world, innovation is key to success.

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

A.G. Coombs is a recognised global leader in the development and application of BIM to building services design, manufacture, installation and commissioning. The benefits of BIM are realised through all stages of a project; from design, enabling large-scale prefabrication and virtual build simulation, to construction and installation, very significantly reducing coordination issues and waste, and supporting improved site safety, through to enhanced commissioning, operational and maintenance practices, ultimately resulting in improved systems performance. A.G. Coombs is also a key contributor to the BIM-MEPAUS industry initiative.

Integrated Prefabrication

A.G. Coombs has pioneered the application of large-scale prefabricated services methods in Australian building construction. Vertical and horizontal services modules, and plant rooms in whole or in sections, are constructed in A.G. Coombs’ integrated prefabrication facility and transported to site for installation. All system components including mechanical, electrical, controls and fire protection elements can be installed, pre-tested and pre-commissioned, reducing site time and improving quality, program, safety and performance outcomes. On major building projects, A.G. Coombs’ prefabrication methodologies result in the transfer of thousands of hours of complicated site installation into a controlled factory environment, with the need to work at height virtually eliminated. Our prefabrication methodologies have been recognised by a number of government and industry safety and innovation awards. See them here.

Building Energy Optimisation Programs

A.G. Coombs tunes building energy systems in leading national property portfolios. Typical results see a ½ to 1 Star NABERS Energy improvement with a simple payback in less than one year. Several cases have seen 2+ Star improvements. Technical capabilities include programming down to code level through to innovative multi systems strategies. This can include embedded processes to cap energy usage whilst maintaining systems performance / internal conditions. Multiple automated reporting options are available for the full range of stakeholders.

Energy Efficiency Maintenance

We maintain a large number of 5 and 6 Star Green Star and 5 Star NABERS buildings using a unique energy efficiency focused maintenance approach that delivers system performance, asset protection and minimised environmental impact.

Carbon Roadmap® Energy Efficiency Upgrades

A.G. Coombs’ Carbon Roadmap® building upgrade process uses leading planning tools to develop and deliver fully warranted energy efficiency and environmental building outcomes. We have experience and expertise in the successful upgrades of occupied buildings for a number of leading property investors.