AE Smith provides proactive management of MCG
Working very closely with the site the team service the venue’s many cool rooms, freezer rooms, domestic fridges, the main holding freezer, under bench fridges, and ice machines.
AE Smith’s specialised commercial refrigeration technicians and mechanical services team are permanently based on the grounds, providing full time support.
The AE Smith team readily collaborate with other suppliers in order to achieve the best outcome for the client, and have the ability to influence the best outcome by recommending trusted suppliers with experience and expertise.
AE Smith designs and manufactures custom-designed solutions, creating innovative refrigeration solutions, including an ‘Energy Efficient Refrigeration Control’ system to regulate energy efficiency.
Over the years, there have been many improvements made to the MCG, such as the installation of an open protocol Building Management System (BMS) to allow the MCC team to have greater control and management of all refrigeration systems.
The AE Smith MCG team complete regular condition reports on all MCG equipment, with a full inventory. Keeping a range of consignment stock onsite, if anything breaks down, the team can fix it immediately, without any issue or delay. Having consignment stock onsite limits travel and inconvenience, and minimises the downtime of sourcing parts.
In 2015, AE Smith serviced the AFL Grand Final at the MCG, addressing general HVAC and refrigeration issues on the day.
Three AE Smith Technicians, Tristan Reichelt, Sauro Benedetti and Lucas Boucher, were present onsite for an extended shift.
The team successfully addressed general Refrigeration and HVAC issues and as a value-add, assisted our client in managing the raising and lowering of the netting and support poles behind the goals.
The team are often praised for their hard work and preparation in ensuring a smooth operating day:
“The smooth operation of the MCG on Grand Final Day is due in no small part to all the hard work that has been put in by all Facilities staff and Contractors [including AE Smith] during the AFL Home and Away season as well as throughout the AFL Finals Series. To stage a Grand Final attended by in excess of 100,000 patrons and to have so few facilities related issues on the day is a credit to all of you.”
Peter Wearne General Manager Facilities, MCC