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Hello & Welcome

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Andrew Permezel seated front left

Hello & welcome to the first edition of “Cool Breeze” AE Smith’s new quarterly newsletter

Dear all

Cool Breeze is a quarterly newsletter designed especially for you, your team mates and friends of AE Smith. It will help keep you up-to-date and informed about things happening in and around AE Smith.

I hope you enjoy the Cool Breeze newsletter and decide to contribute. Cheers

Andrew Permezel, CEO

B r e e z e

AE Smith’s quarterly newsletter for staff and friends

In addition to good news stories from teams across Australia and New Zealand, every issue will also feature a special Safety 1st update championed by Danny O’Reilly. I encourage you to embrace the newsletter and make it your own. Comments, feedback and suggestions are warmly welcomed and can be directed via phone to Raymond Lee or email him direct at coolbreeze@aesmith.com.au.

darwin gold coast mackay melbourne tasmania townsville new zealand

Winter 2008: > Hello & welcome > Putting Safety 1st sets new record > Keeping cool and creating warmth at Ronald McDonald House > AE Smith fights greenhouse gas emissions > Facility 1st… an AE Smith company > Mark Lovelady 30 years service

Cool Breeze is a newsletter published by AE Smith & Son Pty Ltd ABN 54 004 274 793 for its staff and customers. Subscription is free and available directly from AE Smith. AE Smith 21-29 Miles Street Mulgrave VIC 3170, Australia

©2008 AE Smith & Son Pty Ltd. Important Notice: The information contained in this newsletter is given in good faith. To the maximum extent permitted by law, neither AE Smith, its employees or contractors accept any liability for loss or damage arising as a result of any person acting on information contained in this newsletter. This newsletter should not be used or relied on as a substitute for detailed professional consultation with AE Smith.

> The I.Team > Peter Kinsella appointed to lead CIBSE

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air conditioning

mechanical services environmental controls

energy & water services

Winter 2008


Brisbane Service

Perth

Safety 1st… the AE Smith way Townsville

Putting Safety 1st sets new record New Safety milestones are being reached throughout AE Smith, with a record 100 Loss Time Injury (LTI) Free Days achieved company wide (picture above: Brisbane Construction team).

Melbourne

“It’s the first time since company records have been kept that we’ve turned over a three month LTI milestone,” comments National Safety Manager, Danny O’Reilly. “Thanks to a heightened awareness of injury and incident potential, teams across the company are truly demonstrating that we are putting safety first,” he adds.

Sydney

“As part of CIBSE’s charter to contribute to the evolution of building design, construction and maintenance it’s important we ensure costs are not a barrier to stimulating thought and imagination through education,” adds Peter. With over 10 years at AE Smith leading the Melbourne based Engineering team, Peter is also a Green Star Accredited Professional, a director of ARBS and also holds an Honours Degree in Building Services Engineering from London South Bank University, UK. For more information on CIBSE membership and education visit the AE Smith website and follow the links.

In particular, Tasmania, Victoria and Perth Service teams, plus Facility 1st and Corporate branches have all achieved 500 LTI Free days, while Tasmania Construction and Facility 1st have passed the 1000 LTI Free milestone! But while incidents have reduced by half compared to this time two years ago, Danny warns about becoming complacent:

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Facility 1st

Melbourne Service

Peter Kinsella appointed to lead CIBSE Cairns Peter Kinsella

New Regional Chairman for Building Services Peak Body

Congratulations Peter on your distinguished appointment.

AE Smith’s Melbourne based Engineering Manager, Peter Kinsella has been appointed as the Australia & New Zealand Regional Chairman of the Charted Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). As the international professional body for the building services profession, CIBSE has a membership of over 17,000 in 80 countries.

“We’ve become very good as a team recognising potential for incidents on site and analysing why incidents have happened to try and avoid them in the future - but we must become equally conscious of the behavioural element that contributes to injuries,” adds Danny.

Peter’s appointment as this region’s new Chairman comes at a time when an environmental spotlight on the built environment is firmly on the national agenda.

The next phase of the Safety 1st training and education will focus on the behavioural side to risk and hazard assessment and management.

“The building services industry is facing a major change of focus from lowest price tendered work to projects that place building efficiency and sustainability front and centre - it’s an exciting time to be at the coalface,” comments Peter.

For more information about Safety 1st email Danny O’Reilly at safety1st@aesmith.com.au or call him on 0413 153 838.

Peter’s vision for CIBSE in Australia and New Zealand is to help provide information and education for members that’s relevant, available and affordable.

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“Our injury history is showing that sprains, strains, cuts and lacerations are by far the biggest offenders in our workplace.”

New Zealand

Mackay

Winter 2008 3


Life is full of opportunities Good luck Kim as you leave the I.Team on 6 August to explore an exciting new opportunity with a fast growing global electronics company. Don’t forget your AE Smith friends as you jet set across Asia in your new job.

Ronald McDonald House Community Support

Keeping cool and creating warmth at Ronald McDonald House

AE Smith proudly provides pro bono air conditioning and mechanical service to Ronald McDonald House in Auckland, Monash, Perth and Townsville.

AE Smith in Perth is helping create a welcome respite for families at Ronald McDonald House near the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.

Picture above right: Ronald McDonald gives a cheer with the Melbourne Service team.

Joining other corporate supporters of the House, AE Smith have agreed to provide free air conditioning service and maintenance ensuring the House is kept cool in hot Perth summers and warm and cosy in winter. “We pride ourselves on providing a home away from home for families who are facing what is often the greatest challenge of their lives,” says Alison Salmond, House Executive Officer. “Making the House as comfortable as possible with the help of supporters like AE Smith is a very big part of this goal,” she adds.

Additionally, remote internet access is now available and air conditioning training software by Kotza International has been introduced in Melbourne and Perth to assist technicians’ trouble shoot air conditioning related problems out in the field.

Denver’s Top 4 Tips (cont):

But Denver insists that everyone has a role to play with managing their own technology resources .

Just get on line and be sure to remember this address https://exchange.aesmith.com.au

“A little PC house-keeping of your own (such as managing your own “My Documents” folder and keeping the size of your email Inbox to a respectable size) goes a long way towards improved system performance – and we can work together towards getting the maximum out of our Business Systems ,” comments Denver.

3.

4.

You can access your emails anywhere

Turn off your monitor at the end of the day

Help save energy (and the environment) one monitor at time. Did you know average power consumption of a LCD monitor is 20W.

General Manager of AE Smith in Perth, Graeme Stewart was delighted to provide free services to Ronald McDonald House as a way of fostering the organisation’s strong family values. The special relationship means the House will no longer receive bills for air conditioning service and maintenance, saving up to $10,000 every year.

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RMH Auckland

The I.Team! RMH Monash Denver’s Top 4 Tips:

AE Smith’s I.T. team - using technology to help deliver results!

1.

You can easily access Citrix when you’re at other AE Smith branches

Denver Lewis relishes the challenge of managing information technology for AE Smith’s 320 PC users, 16 servers and nearly a dozen business applications.

All you need is a spare machine and just follow these simple steps:

“As AE Smith’s main business is air conditioning and not IT, our focus is always on finding the best systems to maximize business delivery,” comments Denver, AE Smith’s IT Manager.

> > > >

2.

Log on as yourself Open Internet Explorer Go to http://citrix Log on and click on “Farm Desktop 100%” Teach yourself… easy tutorials available on the AE Smith intranet

Log onto the AE Smith intranet site and browse to “Corporate - IT”. You’ll find a host of helpful tutorials like setting up your email signature and setting up Citrix at home.

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With nine branches, nine site offices and a multitude of different departments, Denver enjoys the issues that surround developing and introducing new technology to a fast growing business. Already this year, Denver and his right hand man IT Officer , Kim Lim have implemented a host of new systems from processing credit card payments via mobile phones, gateways so AE Smith employees can access emails from home and a Help Desk portal.

“We hope in some small way our support increases their capacity to care for sick kids and their families and makes their stay a little more comfortable,” comments Graeme. AE Smith Perth joins their Melbourne, Townsville and New Zealand colleagues who have also engaged in providing free air conditioning service and maintenance support to Ronald McDonald House Monash, Townsville and Auckland respectively. “We’re proud to say AE Smith has created a special relationship with Ronald McDonald House across Australia and New Zealand - and we’re hoping to roll this out to other cities in the coming years,” adds Graeme.

RMH Perth

For more information visit the AE Smith website and follow the links to Ronald McDonald House.

RMH Townsville

Winter 2008 5


10,000 Trees by 2010 with Greenfleet New Zealand go one step further While AE Smith’s major tree planting initiative is gaining momentum offsetting an estimated 1,500 tonnes of CO2 emitted from 160 AE Smith company vehicles every year… the New Zealand AE Smith team have gone one step further and purchased an entire service fleet of dedicated LPG utes from Ford. . “Investing in more efficient technology is a key part to reducing an organisation's greenhouse impact and converting a fleet of company cars to LPG means around 10% less emissions.” Sara Gipton, CEO - Greenfleet.

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AE Smith fights greenhouse gas emissions “We’re always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact,” says AE Smith Group General Manager, Aldo Cevaal. “One of the most important areas is reducing and offsetting the CO2 emissions that we generate as a business. Greenfleet help us by promoting new technologies that can lead to lower CO2 emissions and by undertaking reforestation projects that remove CO2 from the atmosphere,” he adds. The partnership will help AE Smith achieve a goal of planting 10,000 trees by 2010 as part of a bid to help reduce the impacts of the air conditioning industry on the environment. “There are several reasons for choosing Greenfleet as our partner; firstly they are a Federal Government Greenhouse Friendly™ Approved Abatement Provider. In addition, their planting projects use a mix of native trees local to the areas planted that help prevent soil erosion, reduce water salinity and provide a habitat for native animal species,” comments Aldo. Here are some ways that you can also reduce your own personal carbon footprint:

While 30 years at the same company has seen him witness vast changes and groundbreaking projects, Mark believes the people he’s met along the way are the highlights.

Mark and Julie Lovelady at the AE Smith Christmas Party, circa 1987

“I’ve certainly seen construction work change tremendously as well as simply how we run an office, but the different people I’ve been fortunate enough to work with is the most rewarding part of the last 30 years at AE Smith,” Mark adds.

You know what they say… “Behind every good man stands an even better woman.”

And for those looking to follow in Mark’s footsteps and work their way “from the ground up”, he offers simple advice: “Set your sights high and remember that people will always recognise hard work.” On behalf of the entire AE Smith team, “Congratulations” Mark on this fantastic milestone and we hope you’ll remember us when you’re having fun on your well earned long service leave. Some of the Brisbane Service team, circa 2008

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Greenfleet is now a Greenhouse Friendly™ Approved Abatement Provider

Mark Lovelady 30 Years Service Mark Lovelady, circa 1978 Congratulations Mark from all your AE Smith friends and colleagues on achieving 30 years service.

Celebrating 30 years with AE Smith, Mark Lovelady reflects on his progression from Apprentice to General Manager

> Consider your transport needs - try walking, cycling or using

Environmental Action

“I never originally planned to become a general manager, but the great support and opportunities to progress means you can do well,” says Mark.

> Keep your car well maintained and drive smoothly > Consider choosing a supplier of accredited “green” energy > When replacing appliances look for those with the highest

AE Smith is the first and only HVAC company to be a supporter of Greenfleet (a not-for-profit environmental pioneer and Government Approved Abatement Provider).

While Mark sought out extra business study opportunities to help his development into management roles, he also sites the positive culture of AE Smith and guidance from mentors such as Graham Buderus (Northern Regional GM Construction) and Mike Mulherin (GM Mackay) for his career progression. “I’ve always admired the leaders in the business and the support within AE Smith is pretty special,” comments Mark. Since starting with the company as a sheet metal apprentice in 1977, Mark has worked his way through a full range of roles - from roof plumbing, stores, purchasing, administration and sales to Townsville General Manager (GM) and now GM of AE Smith Service in Brisbane. In all, Mark has been a GM for the last eight years.

public transport

efficiency rating

> Dry clothes outside; tumble dryers are typically the single biggest consumer of energy in the home

> Insulate to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer While these simple things have the potential to significantly reduce your emissions, consider offsetting your personal greenhouse gas emissions from the energy you do use by supporting an organisation such as Greenfleet.

Picture above and right: Ella Ozberk and Raymond Lee get their hands dirty at a Greenfleet tree planting day inside the Ostrich enclosure at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

The Greenfleet website (www.greenfleet.com.au) has calculators to help work out your personal CO2 emissions and the number of trees that Greenfleet will need to plant to offset this. You’ll be surprised at how little it takes to offset your greenhouse gas emissions and donations are tax deductible. “We all have a responsibility to do our bit and together we can make a real difference.” adds Aldo.

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New Team ready to take on New Challenges The new Facility 1st team (R to L) Michael Kiraly, Lee Jones, Blaine Cooke, Wayne Long and Damien Cleven (Craig Broughton and David Mason absent) Facility 1st control solutions include:

> > > >

Environmental Management Systems (lighting, air conditioning) Energy Management Systems Security and Access Control Systems CCTV and Remote Monitoring

Facility 1st - adding value to AE Smith Facility 1st - the automated controls division of AE Smith – has announced a new team that’s poised to add even more value to AE Smith teams around the country. Led by General Manager, Michael Kiraly, the new look Facility 1st team includes the appointment of Wayne Long to Project Manager. His 10 years experience with both AE Smith and Facility 1st as a commissioning technician will bring a wealth of expertise to this senior role. Meanwhile, Blaine Cooke has just joined the team from TAC and Johnson Controls as Project Manager; and Lee Jones has returned from a year-long overseas sabbatical to rejoin Facility 1st in the commissioning controls field. Additionally, we’re also supported by David Mason an undergraduate Mechanical Engineer; and Damien Cleven and Craig Broughton as contractors during our busier times. “Our small but dedicated team has a diverse skill base and range of expertise which places us in a great position to contribute to some exciting new projects,” comments Facility 1st General Manager, Michael Kiraly.

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“We’re keen to work in partnership with AE Smith teams to help deliver on various projects. We’re already working together with Construction and Service teams in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney,” adds Michael. In Melbourne, Facility 1st is teaming up to deliver ABGR (Australian Building Greenhouse Rating) solutions for a range of national property portfolios including Opus Property and Charter Hall as well as collaborating with Victoria Construction on the RACV Healesville project. Facility 1st is also adding value to the latest major project secured by AE Smith Sydney, the George St Cinema complex, while they’re also supplying controls product to the large scale 444 Queen Street project currently being developed by the Brisbane Construction team. For more information on Facility 1st and how we can add value to your next Construction or Service project contact Michael Kiraly on 03 9271 1942 or email michaelkiraly@facility1st.com.au.

Did you know that Facility 1st is a wholly owned AE Smith company Facility 1st is the Australian “Master Dealer” for the American Auto-Matrix brand of building control systems and has been since 1989. Facility 1st has also recently added the Tridium range of products to its stable. Tridium is a global software and technology company whose primary technology product is the Niagara Framework®. Niagara is a software infrastructure that allows Facility 1st to develop superior internet-enabled equipment systems and “device-to-enterprise” application solutions for its customers.

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New Team ready to take on New Challenges The new Facility 1st team (R to L) Michael Kiraly, Lee Jones, Blaine Cooke, Wayne Long and Damien Cleven (Craig Broughton and David Mason absent) Facility 1st control solutions include:

> > > >

Environmental Management Systems (lighting, air conditioning) Energy Management Systems Security and Access Control Systems CCTV and Remote Monitoring

Facility 1st - adding value to AE Smith Facility 1st - the automated controls division of AE Smith – has announced a new team that’s poised to add even more value to AE Smith teams around the country. Led by General Manager, Michael Kiraly, the new look Facility 1st team includes the appointment of Wayne Long to Project Manager. His 10 years experience with both AE Smith and Facility 1st as a commissioning technician will bring a wealth of expertise to this senior role. Meanwhile, Blaine Cooke has just joined the team from TAC and Johnson Controls as Project Manager; and Lee Jones has returned from a year-long overseas sabbatical to rejoin Facility 1st in the commissioning controls field. Additionally, we’re also supported by David Mason an undergraduate Mechanical Engineer; and Damien Cleven and Craig Broughton as contractors during our busier times. “Our small but dedicated team has a diverse skill base and range of expertise which places us in a great position to contribute to some exciting new projects,” comments Facility 1st General Manager, Michael Kiraly.

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“We’re keen to work in partnership with AE Smith teams to help deliver on various projects. We’re already working together with Construction and Service teams in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney,” adds Michael. In Melbourne, Facility 1st is teaming up to deliver ABGR (Australian Building Greenhouse Rating) solutions for a range of national property portfolios including Opus Property and Charter Hall as well as collaborating with Victoria Construction on the RACV Healesville project. Facility 1st is also adding value to the latest major project secured by AE Smith Sydney, the George St Cinema complex, while they’re also supplying controls product to the large scale 444 Queen Street project currently being developed by the Brisbane Construction team. For more information on Facility 1st and how we can add value to your next Construction or Service project contact Michael Kiraly on 03 9271 1942 or email michaelkiraly@facility1st.com.au.

Did you know that Facility 1st is a wholly owned AE Smith company Facility 1st is the Australian “Master Dealer” for the American Auto-Matrix brand of building control systems and has been since 1989. Facility 1st has also recently added the Tridium range of products to its stable. Tridium is a global software and technology company whose primary technology product is the Niagara Framework®. Niagara is a software infrastructure that allows Facility 1st to develop superior internet-enabled equipment systems and “device-to-enterprise” application solutions for its customers.

Winter 2008 9


Greenfleet is now a Greenhouse Friendly™ Approved Abatement Provider

Mark Lovelady 30 Years Service Mark Lovelady, circa 1978 Congratulations Mark from all your AE Smith friends and colleagues on achieving 30 years service.

Celebrating 30 years with AE Smith, Mark Lovelady reflects on his progression from Apprentice to General Manager

> Consider your transport needs - try walking, cycling or using

Environmental Action

“I never originally planned to become a general manager, but the great support and opportunities to progress means you can do well,” says Mark.

> Keep your car well maintained and drive smoothly > Consider choosing a supplier of accredited “green” energy > When replacing appliances look for those with the highest

AE Smith is the first and only HVAC company to be a supporter of Greenfleet (a not-for-profit environmental pioneer and Government Approved Abatement Provider).

While Mark sought out extra business study opportunities to help his development into management roles, he also sites the positive culture of AE Smith and guidance from mentors such as Graham Buderus (Northern Regional GM Construction) and Mike Mulherin (GM Mackay) for his career progression. “I’ve always admired the leaders in the business and the support within AE Smith is pretty special,” comments Mark. Since starting with the company as a sheet metal apprentice in 1977, Mark has worked his way through a full range of roles - from roof plumbing, stores, purchasing, administration and sales to Townsville General Manager (GM) and now GM of AE Smith Service in Brisbane. In all, Mark has been a GM for the last eight years.

public transport

efficiency rating

> Dry clothes outside; tumble dryers are typically the single biggest consumer of energy in the home

> Insulate to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer While these simple things have the potential to significantly reduce your emissions, consider offsetting your personal greenhouse gas emissions from the energy you do use by supporting an organisation such as Greenfleet.

Picture above and right: Ella Ozberk and Raymond Lee get their hands dirty at a Greenfleet tree planting day inside the Ostrich enclosure at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

The Greenfleet website (www.greenfleet.com.au) has calculators to help work out your personal CO2 emissions and the number of trees that Greenfleet will need to plant to offset this. You’ll be surprised at how little it takes to offset your greenhouse gas emissions and donations are tax deductible. “We all have a responsibility to do our bit and together we can make a real difference.” adds Aldo.

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Winter 2008 7


10,000 Trees by 2010 with Greenfleet New Zealand go one step further While AE Smith’s major tree planting initiative is gaining momentum offsetting an estimated 1,500 tonnes of CO2 emitted from 160 AE Smith company vehicles every year… the New Zealand AE Smith team have gone one step further and purchased an entire service fleet of dedicated LPG utes from Ford. . “Investing in more efficient technology is a key part to reducing an organisation's greenhouse impact and converting a fleet of company cars to LPG means around 10% less emissions.” Sara Gipton, CEO - Greenfleet.

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AE Smith fights greenhouse gas emissions “We’re always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact,” says AE Smith Group General Manager, Aldo Cevaal. “One of the most important areas is reducing and offsetting the CO2 emissions that we generate as a business. Greenfleet help us by promoting new technologies that can lead to lower CO2 emissions and by undertaking reforestation projects that remove CO2 from the atmosphere,” he adds. The partnership will help AE Smith achieve a goal of planting 10,000 trees by 2010 as part of a bid to help reduce the impacts of the air conditioning industry on the environment. “There are several reasons for choosing Greenfleet as our partner; firstly they are a Federal Government Greenhouse Friendly™ Approved Abatement Provider. In addition, their planting projects use a mix of native trees local to the areas planted that help prevent soil erosion, reduce water salinity and provide a habitat for native animal species,” comments Aldo. Here are some ways that you can also reduce your own personal carbon footprint:

While 30 years at the same company has seen him witness vast changes and groundbreaking projects, Mark believes the people he’s met along the way are the highlights.

Mark and Julie Lovelady at the AE Smith Christmas Party, circa 1987

“I’ve certainly seen construction work change tremendously as well as simply how we run an office, but the different people I’ve been fortunate enough to work with is the most rewarding part of the last 30 years at AE Smith,” Mark adds.

You know what they say… “Behind every good man stands an even better woman.”

And for those looking to follow in Mark’s footsteps and work their way “from the ground up”, he offers simple advice: “Set your sights high and remember that people will always recognise hard work.” On behalf of the entire AE Smith team, “Congratulations” Mark on this fantastic milestone and we hope you’ll remember us when you’re having fun on your well earned long service leave. Some of the Brisbane Service team, circa 2008

Winter 2008 11


RMH Auckland

The I.Team! RMH Monash Denver’s Top 4 Tips:

AE Smith’s I.T. team - using technology to help deliver results!

1.

You can easily access Citrix when you’re at other AE Smith branches

Denver Lewis relishes the challenge of managing information technology for AE Smith’s 320 PC users, 16 servers and nearly a dozen business applications.

All you need is a spare machine and just follow these simple steps:

“As AE Smith’s main business is air conditioning and not IT, our focus is always on finding the best systems to maximize business delivery,” comments Denver, AE Smith’s IT Manager.

> > > >

2.

Log on as yourself Open Internet Explorer Go to http://citrix Log on and click on “Farm Desktop 100%” Teach yourself… easy tutorials available on the AE Smith intranet

Log onto the AE Smith intranet site and browse to “Corporate - IT”. You’ll find a host of helpful tutorials like setting up your email signature and setting up Citrix at home.

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With nine branches, nine site offices and a multitude of different departments, Denver enjoys the issues that surround developing and introducing new technology to a fast growing business. Already this year, Denver and his right hand man IT Officer , Kim Lim have implemented a host of new systems from processing credit card payments via mobile phones, gateways so AE Smith employees can access emails from home and a Help Desk portal.

“We hope in some small way our support increases their capacity to care for sick kids and their families and makes their stay a little more comfortable,” comments Graeme. AE Smith Perth joins their Melbourne, Townsville and New Zealand colleagues who have also engaged in providing free air conditioning service and maintenance support to Ronald McDonald House Monash, Townsville and Auckland respectively. “We’re proud to say AE Smith has created a special relationship with Ronald McDonald House across Australia and New Zealand - and we’re hoping to roll this out to other cities in the coming years,” adds Graeme.

RMH Perth

For more information visit the AE Smith website and follow the links to Ronald McDonald House.

RMH Townsville

Winter 2008 5


Life is full of opportunities Good luck Kim as you leave the I.Team on 6 August to explore an exciting new opportunity with a fast growing global electronics company. Don’t forget your AE Smith friends as you jet set across Asia in your new job.

Ronald McDonald House Community Support

Keeping cool and creating warmth at Ronald McDonald House

AE Smith proudly provides pro bono air conditioning and mechanical service to Ronald McDonald House in Auckland, Monash, Perth and Townsville.

AE Smith in Perth is helping create a welcome respite for families at Ronald McDonald House near the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.

Picture above right: Ronald McDonald gives a cheer with the Melbourne Service team.

Joining other corporate supporters of the House, AE Smith have agreed to provide free air conditioning service and maintenance ensuring the House is kept cool in hot Perth summers and warm and cosy in winter. “We pride ourselves on providing a home away from home for families who are facing what is often the greatest challenge of their lives,” says Alison Salmond, House Executive Officer. “Making the House as comfortable as possible with the help of supporters like AE Smith is a very big part of this goal,” she adds.

Additionally, remote internet access is now available and air conditioning training software by Kotza International has been introduced in Melbourne and Perth to assist technicians’ trouble shoot air conditioning related problems out in the field.

Denver’s Top 4 Tips (cont):

But Denver insists that everyone has a role to play with managing their own technology resources .

Just get on line and be sure to remember this address https://exchange.aesmith.com.au

“A little PC house-keeping of your own (such as managing your own “My Documents” folder and keeping the size of your email Inbox to a respectable size) goes a long way towards improved system performance – and we can work together towards getting the maximum out of our Business Systems ,” comments Denver.

3.

4.

You can access your emails anywhere

Turn off your monitor at the end of the day

Help save energy (and the environment) one monitor at time. Did you know average power consumption of a LCD monitor is 20W.

General Manager of AE Smith in Perth, Graeme Stewart was delighted to provide free services to Ronald McDonald House as a way of fostering the organisation’s strong family values. The special relationship means the House will no longer receive bills for air conditioning service and maintenance, saving up to $10,000 every year.

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Winter 2008 13


Facility 1st

Melbourne Service

Peter Kinsella appointed to lead CIBSE Cairns Peter Kinsella

New Regional Chairman for Building Services Peak Body

Congratulations Peter on your distinguished appointment.

AE Smith’s Melbourne based Engineering Manager, Peter Kinsella has been appointed as the Australia & New Zealand Regional Chairman of the Charted Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). As the international professional body for the building services profession, CIBSE has a membership of over 17,000 in 80 countries.

“We’ve become very good as a team recognising potential for incidents on site and analysing why incidents have happened to try and avoid them in the future - but we must become equally conscious of the behavioural element that contributes to injuries,” adds Danny.

Peter’s appointment as this region’s new Chairman comes at a time when an environmental spotlight on the built environment is firmly on the national agenda.

The next phase of the Safety 1st training and education will focus on the behavioural side to risk and hazard assessment and management.

“The building services industry is facing a major change of focus from lowest price tendered work to projects that place building efficiency and sustainability front and centre - it’s an exciting time to be at the coalface,” comments Peter.

For more information about Safety 1st email Danny O’Reilly at safety1st@aesmith.com.au or call him on 0413 153 838.

Peter’s vision for CIBSE in Australia and New Zealand is to help provide information and education for members that’s relevant, available and affordable.

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“Our injury history is showing that sprains, strains, cuts and lacerations are by far the biggest offenders in our workplace.”

New Zealand

Mackay

Winter 2008 3


Brisbane Service

Perth

Safety 1st… the AE Smith way Townsville

Putting Safety 1st sets new record New Safety milestones are being reached throughout AE Smith, with a record 100 Loss Time Injury (LTI) Free Days achieved company wide (picture above: Brisbane Construction team).

Melbourne

“It’s the first time since company records have been kept that we’ve turned over a three month LTI milestone,” comments National Safety Manager, Danny O’Reilly. “Thanks to a heightened awareness of injury and incident potential, teams across the company are truly demonstrating that we are putting safety first,” he adds.

Sydney

“As part of CIBSE’s charter to contribute to the evolution of building design, construction and maintenance it’s important we ensure costs are not a barrier to stimulating thought and imagination through education,” adds Peter. With over 10 years at AE Smith leading the Melbourne based Engineering team, Peter is also a Green Star Accredited Professional, a director of ARBS and also holds an Honours Degree in Building Services Engineering from London South Bank University, UK. For more information on CIBSE membership and education visit the AE Smith website and follow the links.

In particular, Tasmania, Victoria and Perth Service teams, plus Facility 1st and Corporate branches have all achieved 500 LTI Free days, while Tasmania Construction and Facility 1st have passed the 1000 LTI Free milestone! But while incidents have reduced by half compared to this time two years ago, Danny warns about becoming complacent:

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C o o l

Hello & Welcome

brisbane cairns perth sydney

Andrew Permezel seated front left

Hello & welcome to the first edition of “Cool Breeze” AE Smith’s new quarterly newsletter

Dear all

Cool Breeze is a quarterly newsletter designed especially for you, your team mates and friends of AE Smith. It will help keep you up-to-date and informed about things happening in and around AE Smith.

I hope you enjoy the Cool Breeze newsletter and decide to contribute. Cheers

Andrew Permezel, CEO

B r e e z e

AE Smith’s quarterly newsletter for staff and friends

In addition to good news stories from teams across Australia and New Zealand, every issue will also feature a special Safety 1st update championed by Danny O’Reilly. I encourage you to embrace the newsletter and make it your own. Comments, feedback and suggestions are warmly welcomed and can be directed via phone to Raymond Lee or email him direct at coolbreeze@aesmith.com.au.

darwin gold coast mackay melbourne tasmania townsville new zealand

Winter 2008: > Hello & welcome > Putting Safety 1st sets new record > Keeping cool and creating warmth at Ronald McDonald House > AE Smith fights greenhouse gas emissions > Facility 1st… an AE Smith company > Mark Lovelady 30 years service

Cool Breeze is a newsletter published by AE Smith & Son Pty Ltd ABN 54 004 274 793 for its staff and customers. Subscription is free and available directly from AE Smith. AE Smith 21-29 Miles Street Mulgrave VIC 3170, Australia

©2008 AE Smith & Son Pty Ltd. Important Notice: The information contained in this newsletter is given in good faith. To the maximum extent permitted by law, neither AE Smith, its employees or contractors accept any liability for loss or damage arising as a result of any person acting on information contained in this newsletter. This newsletter should not be used or relied on as a substitute for detailed professional consultation with AE Smith.

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Winter 2008

COOL BREEZE winter 2008  

AE Smith's quarterly newsletter for staff and friends. Story features include: Putting safety 1st sets new record; Keeping cool and creating...

COOL BREEZE winter 2008  

AE Smith's quarterly newsletter for staff and friends. Story features include: Putting safety 1st sets new record; Keeping cool and creating...

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