News & Views

29th August 2016

2016 NECA TAS Excellence and Apprentice Awards

29 Aug 2016

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The best Tasmanian (TAS) electrical and communications contractors and apprentices were recognised at the annual electrical industry Excellence and Apprentice Awards hosted by peak Australian industry body the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA).

In the Excellence Awards, NECA TAS awarded ten major awards across six categories and in the Apprentice Awards there were four award recipients. Finalists, were presented in front of 250 industry representatives including contractors, suppliers, educators and government representatives at the pinnacle showcase of the electrical and communications industry at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart.

NECA Tasmania President, Anthony Damen congratulated the winning companies and apprentices for their excellence and commitment to the industry in Tasmania and noted the quality, significance and complexity of the engineering achievements on display.

“NECA members continue to play a critical role in some of the largest and most diverse construction jobs in the state and have once again showcased their excellence and ability to complete these jobs on time,” said Mr Damen.

 

Excellence Awards

Category

Company

Project

Status

Energy Efficiency and Environment

Klimate Solutions

SEMF Hobart- New Office Project

WINNER

Industrial - Small Project

Klimate Solutions

Australia Post- South Eastern Mail Distribution Centre

WINNER

Industrial - Small Project

Degree C Pty Ltd

McCain Foods Smithton Potato Stores 13 & 14

FINALIST

Industrial - Medium Project

Degree C Pty Ltd

Lion Burnie Cheese Factory Waste Water Treatment Plant

CERT OF COMMENDATION

Industrial - Medium Project

RBD Electrical & Instrumentation

Hydro Tasmania Fisher Power Station Upgrade

WINNER

Voice/Data

Klimate Solutions

SEMF Hobart - Data, Fibre and Telecommunications

WINNER

Commercial - Small Project

Fusion Electrical & Communication

T's Chinese Restaurant

FINALIST

Commercial - Small Project

Mekina Technologies Pty Ltd

George Town Community Hub

FINALIST

Commercial - Small Project

Degree C Pty Ltd

Burnie Aquatic Centre

WINNER

Commercial - Medium Project

Contact Group

North West Regional Hospital Redevelopment

WINNER

 

Apprentice Awards

Category

Apprentice

Host Company

Status

Commercial/Domestic

Brad Burston

Degree C

WINNER

Commercial/Domestic

Jeremy Jacobs

NECA Education and Careers / Power Play Electrical

FINALIST

Commercial/Domestic

Luke Tickner

Contact Electrical

FINALIST

Industrial

Thomas Riley

NECA Education and Careers / Frontline Electrical

WINNER

 

Energy Efficiency and Environment

Klimate Solutions - SEMF Hobart- New Office Project

SEMF Hobart - New Office Project 40 Molle Street, Hobart Value $100,000. Commenced November 2015 – Completion 20th April 2016.  SEMF had the concept of converting the heritage listed circa 1900 building into a contemporary interior for their executive office and consultancy space within the parameters of a heritage building.

Input and brief from Klimate Solutions was sought to maximise the structure and unique character of this building, whilst providing a compliant and energy efficient electrical solution and delivering SEMF with a showcase of the latest technologies and a clear identity as a leader in this market space.

The unique design of this building allowed for uncluttered open plan offices, and glazed meeting rooms, allowing the rustic nature of this building’s structure to be brought into focus and supporting the organisation’s commitment to a traditional, innovative, sustainable and efficiency culture.

 

Industrial - Small Project

Klimate Solutions - Australia Post- South Eastern Mail Distribution Centre

Klimate Solutions was contracted to design, supply and construct cost effective and energy efficient solutions and to provide heating cooling and ventilation for this complex mail and freight sorting and distribution centre. This included the removal and upgrade of the existing plant, electrical equipment and control and wiring systems, which needed to be undertaken without disruption to this busy 24/7 facility. This involved working both internally and externally in the centre, with a critical factor being able to keep all of the heating, cooling and ventilation electrical services operational throughout the duration of the project.

 

Industrial - Medium Project

RBD Electrical & Instrumentation - Hydro Tasmania Fisher Power Station Upgrade

The Salamanca Wharf Hotel, in the highly popular Battery Point, contains 22 studio rooms and apartments. The brief from the client was for a state of the art, luxury fit out and an electrical installation that would allow the property to be strata titled at some stage in the future.

Built on a very small site, with stringent noise restrictions, and restricted working hours, a major challenge was a German designed Car Stacker - only the second of its kind to be installed in the Southern hemisphere. A Building Management System was also installed to analyse and monitor energy consumption.

 

Voice/Data

Klimate Solutions - SEMF Hobart - Data, Fibre and Telecommunications

SEMF had the concept of converting the heritage listed circa 1900 building, 40 Molle Street into a contemporary interior for their executive office and consultancy space within the parameters of a heritage building. Klimate Solutions provided input and a brief for maximising the structure and unique character of this building, whilst providing a complete data fibre, IP communications and telephone, MATV, video conferencing, equipment services and facilities whilst providing SEMF with a showcase of the latest technologies to enhance their new facilities.

The office needed to communicate effectively both internally and externally to clients and stakeholders worldwide. This involved a new NBN fibre connection, two 45 server racks in the main office, one secondary 45 Ru rack for the IP phone and video conferencing facilities. A complete free to air and pay MATV system was installed with HDMI interlinks to all monitors and video conferencing equipment.

 

Commercial - Small Project

Degree C Pty Ltd- George Town Community Hub

Scope of work was to supply and install complete electrical installation, including main site switchboard, power reticulation, lighting, power, data, fire detection and mechanical electrical. Design/construct or engineers design used: Pitt & Sherry, Tasmanian Consulting Services

 

Commercial - Medium Project

Contact Group - North West Regional Hospital Redevelopment

The Contact Group was engaged to provide the full suite of electrical industry requirements to the new and existing upgraded facilities to ensure North West Regional Hospital was transformed into a state of the art medical facility capable of providing latest technology medical procedures and treatment to the population of the North West Coast of Tasmania.

 

-ENDS-

 

 

Media enquiries and interviews

Barry Jackson – National Marketing and Communications

E barry.jackson@neca.asn.au

D 02 9962 6904

M 0457 767 328

 

Notes for editors

 

  1. NECA is the peak industry body representing the interests of electrical and communications contractors Australia-wide.
  2. NECA is run by electrical contractors, for electrical contractors.
  3. We have 5,000 contracting companies as members – and they in turn employ over 50,000 people Australia-wide.
  4. NECA employs almost 350 people across its seven chapters (Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia).
  5. The chapters provide NECA members with a range of services including: Industrial Relations, Health & Safety, Legal, Technical, Training, business-support services, product discounts and advocacy representation in Canberra with Government, Industry bodies and Training bodies.
  6. NECA wholly-owns its Legal firm, Group Training and the NECA Colleges (in WA) and EcoSmart Electricians – and has joint ventures with a superannuation company (NSW) and one of the national cabling registrars (ACRS).
  7. NECA also employ around 2,000 apprentice electricians and provides training to a further 2,000.
  8. For further information go to www.neca.asn.au.

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