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December 2014


We Believe There is a Better Way…

10 Dec 2014
Change is in the air at AE Smith, as a new CEO brings fresh energy, takes stock of AE Smith’s past achievements, builds on our strengths and looks for new and better ways to help our customers

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CSIRO Gets New Chiller in Record Time

3 Dec 2014
When constant temperature is vital and a fast turnaround between old and new equipment is of the essence, AE Smith won’t disappoint

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Good Things Come in Small Prefabricated Packages

1 Dec 2014
Hot on the back of delivering a 16 metre, 10 tonne giant prefabricated module at Monash University’s Green Chemical Futures building, AE Smith has again proved “there is a better way” this time manufacturing 8 significantly smaller “prefab modules” as part of an onsite power, turnkey cogeneration solution AE Smith is delivering at 567 Collins Street for Leighton Contractors

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November 2014


Optimising Asset Performance to Deliver Investment Returns

12 Nov 2014
In the past two years, AE Smith has won five projects with a major retail property group in Brisbane, with each project having its own complexities - from constrictive building dimensions to minimising disruptions during Christmas shopping. With each successive project, the AE Smith Brisbane team proved a solution and service-based approach is the key to success

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AE Smith Perth Helps Ronald McDonald House Charities Raise $785,000

8 Nov 2014
AE Smith was delighted to be a Gold Partner sponsor of the 21st annual Ronald McDonald House Charities Ball - the most successful charity ball in Australasia

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Dementia Training for Technicians Leads to Improved Service Delivery in Residential Aged Care

3 Nov 2014
In a first for a mechanical service company, AE Smith commissioned peak body Leading Aged Services Australia-Victoria (LASA Victoria) to provide specialist dementia training to all its Service Technicians to help improve relationships and service delivery to residential aged care customers

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October 2014


Prefabrication Minimises Disruption at Redcliffe County Court

24 Oct 2014
When AE Smith Project Manager Michael O’Farrell commenced on the Redcliffe Court House project he looked to offsite prefabrication to minimise disruption

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AE Smith Finalists Two for Two in 2014 AIRAH Awards

13 Oct 2014
After considerable deliberation from the judging panel, the finalists of the 2014 AIRAH Awards were recently announced

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September 2014


120 kg of Seeds to Bring Back a Forest

23 Sep 2014
This year, Greenfleet is revegetating 180 ha of overgrazed land in Central Victoria, using 120 kilograms of native seeds

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Win-Win Maintenance Agreement to Rely On

3 Sep 2014
With more than 1000 students, and 140 staff members, Mater Dei College (MDC) in the northern suburbs of Perth needs heating and cooling it can rely on

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BIM Success Starts at the End

2 Sep 2014
Successful Building Information Modelling (BIM) must start with the end in mind, according to AE Smith National BIM Operations Manager Mark Jacobson

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August 2014


Inside Every House There’s a Story

20 Aug 2014
Thanks to the generous support of people and organisations just like AE Smith, Ronald McDonald House (RMH) Monash continues to keep their doors open for families like Clements and Torney

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A Winding Road to Success for “Unbelievable Mentor”

12 Aug 2014
Indigenous apprentice Lionel Sing had a few false starts to his career before landing on his feet at AE Smith in Townsville, but his patience paid off with a win in Training Queensland’s Indigenous Apprentice of the Year Award for Regional Queensland

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July 2014


From the Top of Melbourne to South East Asia, Support Never Waivered

29 Jul 2014
Building a strong relationship between customer and contractor is the key to a successful outcome, according to Peter Jones. And as the former General Manager for Melbourne’s tallest apartment building and existing customer – the Eureka Tower – he should know

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Change Brings Opportunity

22 Jul 2014
AE Smith Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Andrew Permezel today announced to staff three important changes to the AE Smith Executive leadership team

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Winning Team Helps Lend Lease Stay Safe

17 Jul 2014
AE Smith places the highest value on the safety of our staff and our clients, as three Brisbane mechanical plumbers from the Queensland Construction AE Smith team have proven with their success in a pilot Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) training course championed by Lend Lease

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20 year industry local appointed to lead new Rockhampton office for national HVAC contractor AE Smith

16 Jul 2014
AE Smith has announced the opening of an office in Rockhampton. This will further strengthen their presence across Regional Queensland, with AE Smith teams already well-established in Townsville, Mackay and Cairns

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The Value of a Service Provider Who Cares

10 Jul 2014
AE Smith have been invited to speak at the 2014 Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) National Congress about the benefits of a training initiative aimed to educate all service staff on the condition of dementia

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Building the Business Case of Energy Efficiency

9 Jul 2014
Doug Binns, AE Smith Service General Manager Business Development is uniquely qualified to help AE Smith customers build a business case that speaks in their CFO’s language

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Nothing Small about State-of-the-Art RMIT MicroNano Research Facility

7 Jul 2014
Nanotechnology can be defined as ‘engineering at a very small scale’. The term can be applied to many areas of research and development - from medicine to manufacturing to computing, and even to textiles and cosmetics. It’s the precise nature of this science that necessitated the stringent design and delivery requirements at RMIT University’s Melbourne city campus in the construction of the new state-of-the-art MicroNano Research facility

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AE Smith Sponsor 5th Annual Modular Construction & Prefabrication Summit

3 Jul 2014
As modular construction and prefabrication gains popularity, project managers from across sectors are met with new operational difficulties and structural challenges that threaten to offset the benefits, this event focuses on strategies to mitigate these threats

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Optimal Turns to AE Smith as Capstone Microturbine Service Agent

2 Jul 2014
AE Smith have become an Australian service agent for the Optimal Group authorised to commission and service Capstone microturbines, an innovative and compact onsite power plant solution

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Adaptive Response for New AE Smith Website

1 Jul 2014
Smartphone, tablet or desktop; the new “adaptive design” AE Smith website changes automatically to ensure every visitor has the best viewing experience regardless of their online device

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WIN a $730 Milwaukee Power Tool Combo

1 Jul 2014
Subscribe to Cool Breeze for your chance to win a Milwaukee power tool combo valued at $730*

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June 2014


AE Smith Delivers Northcott a 15% Energy Saving

25 Jun 2014
Three months after AE Smith completed the energy upgrade, Northcott has already reduced energy usage by 15%

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Family Room Fundraising Drive in Townsville

19 Jun 2014
The Ronald McDonald Family Room program gives families visiting a sick child a comfortable haven where they can take a break and relax during their visit. Here, we are able to offer a welcoming environment for the family, with the space and facilities to make everyday life caring for a sick child just that little bit easier

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Clear Safety Advantage Ahead

18 Jun 2014
Late last year the AE Smith safety team made the decision to trial a new Australian innovation – the Clearview hard hat

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May 2014


How to Save Energy Without Spending CAPEX

19 May 2014
Invited to present at the Facility Management Association (FMA) “Ideaction” 2014 conference this May in Sydney, AE Smith National Sustainability Engineer, David Odd talked about achieving and maintaining consistent NABERS ratings in existing buildings using intelligent modelling, monitoring and maintenance

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Photo Collage May 2014

16 May 2014
Team AE Smith

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The “I” of the BIM

15 May 2014
Albert Einstein said, “Information is not knowledge.” But knowledge about information; insight for contractor and customer alike is critical to unlocking the true value of “I” in BIM for the construction industry in Australia

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No Gambling with Energy at Crown

14 May 2014
30% energy savings delivered in trial to improve refrigeration performance at the Crown Melbourne

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Tapping Airport’s BMS to Publicly Display its Energy Use

5 May 2014
Responding to the Shire of Ashburton’s wish to promote both their main industry as well as the energy efficiency of their new Onslow airport (some 1,400 km north of Perth by road), AE Smith developed a web-based energy reporting dashboard for public display in the airport concourse

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Our People Matter

1 May 2014
Employee Assistance Program available to all AE Smith team members that need help

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April 2014


Helping the Community Beat the Heat

28 Apr 2014
As a Lieutenant with the Country Fire Authority (CFA), AE Smith’s Jason Harcourt has an important leadership role to play in the community

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Helping Go the Extra Mile

26 Apr 2014
Working in administration, Annie Nguyen knows a thing or too about helping those around her at the Melbourne Service AE Smith office. So it was no surprise to her colleagues to hear that Annie was going the extra mile to help orphans in Uganda too

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Happy 21st

24 Apr 2014
Ronald McDonald House (RMH) Monash celebrated its 21st anniversary of providing a “home away from home” for families who need to travel to receive care for their child at Monash Children’s Hospital in Melbourne

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2014 AE Smith Service Recognition Awards

14 Apr 2014
Coinciding with the 2014 AE Smith Service Training Event in Melbourne, Aldo Cevaal, Group General Manager Service took the time to acknowledge some outstanding performance and celebrate success

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Cardinia Creek Now Open to the Public

10 Apr 2014
Greenfleet has worked with Parks Victoria since 2010 to plant some 33,000 trees and transform 12 ha of this new park into a native, biodiverse forest in the outer eastern suburb of Berwick, Victoria

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Leverage Drafting to Deliver Projects On Time

2 Apr 2014
At the heart of any successful HVAC project is a consistently documented plan informing manufacture and construction

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March 2014

Prefabricated Giant Made to Order

28 Mar 2014
What’s 16 metres long, weighs 10 tonnes and has 500 metres of pipe snaking through it?

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Powering the Health of a Nation

27 Mar 2014
AE Smith’s trigeneration and energy services expertise was recently on show at Australian Healthcare Week in Sydney

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A Change in Management

25 Mar 2014
With HVAC typically accounting for 60-70% of base building energy consumption, there’s no escaping the reality that to maintain a NABERS rating, it’s critical to maintain HVAC at optimal efficiency levels. Reinforcing the critical value of HVAC maintenance, recent IPD data shows a clear difference in annual returns for buildings above and below the 4 star NABERS mark

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American Auto-Matrix Award

20 Mar 2014
AE Smith was recognised with an Award for Outstanding Sales Success by American Auto-Matrix in their Spring 2014 issue of AAM Magazine

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Improving Building Performance

12 Mar 2014
At Total Facilities 2014 in Melbourne, inside the High Performance Buildings Pavilion, AE Smith National Sustainability Engineer and accredited NABERS assessor David Odd was invited to share his experience on achieving and maintaining high NABERS ratings in existing buildings

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AE Smith Ready to Help James L Williams (JLW) Customers

7 Mar 2014
The liquidators of James L Williams have entered into an agreement with AE Smith where AE Smith will provide immediate assistance to service customers of James L Williams

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Robot Seal Helping Dementia Aged Care Residents

3 Mar 2014
AE Smith recently helped Masonic Care Queensland purchase two therapeutic robotic seals to stimulate dementia patients

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February 2014


Building owners get smart about energy savings using BuildingIQ and AE Smith

10 Feb 2014
AE Smith have become a key Australian strategic partner of BuildingIQ, the unique “pay as you go” energy management solution that predicts and optimises energy use in commercial buildings, resulting in significant energy savings for building owners and their tenants

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Fast Lane

4 Feb 2014
AE Smith helps race hopeful track to success

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January 2014


Remote Location Project Expertise 5,000km West of Mackay

31 Jan 2014
Organisation is the key to successful remote location project delivery

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King George Central

29 Jan 2014
In 2009, Leighton Properties, developers of the 28,000sqm King George Central commercial building project declared the ambitious target to achieve a 6 Star (As Built) Green Star rating and 5 Star NABERS rating

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Continuous Support Recognised

13 Jan 2014
Environmental charity recognises AE Smith with Huon Award

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Miles for Smiles

7 Jan 2014
Four Australian riders have embarked on a 60 day, 12,000km charity ride on vintage Royal Enfield motorcycles through Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Australia to raise money in aid of the charity Interplast

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Swing for Charity with Lend Lease

6 Jan 2014
AE Smith helped Lend Lease raise $60,000 late last year for MS Australia at the Lend Lease MS Charity Golf Day at Moonah Links Golf Club

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