Practical Technical Services Across all Building Systems

With a strong mix of specialist expertise and depth and breadth of practical experience, A.G. Coombs Advisory is a leading provider of technical services for all building systems.

To support this capability, Advisory taps into over 70 years of experience in designing, delivering, operating and maintaining the technical systems of many of Australia’s leading and iconic buildings.

Key to Advisory’s capabilities are our people – industry-leading specialists in all the technologies found in modern buildings; experienced in commercial buildings, healthcare, educational, entertainment and industrial facilities, data centres, campuses and precinct developments; and through concept development, design, specification, installation and commissioning to ongoing operation and maintenance of building systems.

Technical Advice

The efficient and safe operation of modern buildings fundamentally depends on a range of integrated technologies. A.G. Coombs Advisory is a leading provider of dependable expert advice and ongoing support across all systems throughout their lifecycle.

Technical Advice
  • Air conditioning and mechanical systems
  • Building automation and control systems
  • Electrical power including uninterruptable and standby systems
  • Photovoltaics and other energy supply alternatives
  • Lighting technologies and controls
  • Fire suppression systems, sprinkler, gaseous, water mist, foam
  • Fire detection and alarms
  • Fire safety engineering
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Specialist systems
System Troubleshooting and Upgrades
  • System fault finding
  • Rectification, upgrade and replacement advice
  • Maintenance reviews
  • Compliance reviews
  • Energy metering and reporting
  • R22 refrigerant phase-out
Asset Management
  • Asset and lifecycle planning, budgeting and reporting
  • Multi building / portfolio change program development and program management
  • Energy efficiency programs
  • Maintenance reviews
  • Base building technical support
  • Integrated Fire Mode Testing programs and delivery

Energy Services

Improving energy efficiency and reducing exposure to rising energy prices is important for many organisations. From a fundamental understanding of how building services components and interdependent systems use and waste energy, A.G. Coombs Advisory has a suite of well proven methodologies to reduce energy consumption and cost.

Energy Efficiency Advice and Upgrade Management
  • Technical assessments for savings potential
  • Testing and monitoring
  • Energy and cost modelling services
  • Data Centre PUE assessments
  • Implementation planning; design, specification, procurement
  • Project Management; technical and non-technical elements
Energy Metering Systems
  • Metering systems design and specification
  • Installation standards, protocols and validation
  • Metering and reporting systems for NABERS, GRESB and environmental rating tool certification
  • Green Star performance
Energy and Carbon Reporting
  • Comprehensive reporting tools and reporting
  • Validated energy accounting tools and reporting systems to international protocols for EPC’s, NGERS and EEO reporting
Building Energy Optimisation Programs
  • Analysis of existing system performance
  • Optimisation programs
  • BMCS tuning and monitoring upgrades
  • Comprehensive reporting tools
Energy Supply Alternatives
  • Co-generation, Tri-generation, Fuel Cell, Solar Thermal, Solar PV
  • Feasibility studies, detailed budgeting and benefits analysis
  • Design, installation, and project management
  • Operational and maintenance regimes
  • Technology independent advice and ongoing support
Energy Efficiency Maintenance and Operations
  • Operational strategies for complex energy systems
  • Energy efficiency focused maintenance strategies

Project Services

A.G. Coombs Advisory offers independent and senior multidiscipline expertise in supporting technical projects and in managing and assuring the commissioning and delivery of projects with critical performance and environmental outcomes.

As an independent part of the A.G. Coombs Group, the Advisory team provides impartial advice to support your building project.

Design Review
  • Value engineering
  • Constructability reviews
  • Commissioning reviews
  • Documentation process and protocols
Commissioning Management
  • Complex data centre and other critical environment projects
  • Large scale developments with challenging technical outcomes
  • Projects with tight timelines and high performance requirements
  • Factory acceptance testing
Green Star Independent Commissioning Agent
  • Detailed constructability and commission-ability design reviews
  • Sophisticated commissioning assurance system applied to all parties
  • Building tuning overview and assistance
Building Information Modelling and Model Management
  • BIM modelling and model management
  • Building information strategies
  • Building information management services
  • BIM execution planning

Download our Advisory Brochure…

Appointing A.G. Coombs Advisory as ICA [Independent Commissioning Agent] on the [Melton Library] project has been of great benefit to the project. Working independently, A.G. Coombs Advisory has liaised closely with the designers, builders and Council to achieve optimal results at best cost and reduced complexity, and with a sustainable design. The team has a valuable ability to provide advice and knowledge across all disciplines, and has made a significant contribution to the Library’s 5 Star Green Star achievement.

Leigh Ryall, Capital Projects Coordinator, Melton City Council