The finalists for the ARBS 2018 Industry Awards have been announced.
The Awards, now firmly entrenched as the pinnacle of achievement in HVAC&R and Building Services, attracted nominees from across all sectors. A panel of industry experts evaluated the nominations based on various criteria such as leadership, sustainability, performance, and innovation, and selected the finalists.
The finalists for the ARBS Young Achiever Award, which recognises those under the age of 35, who have “demonstrated outstanding achievements in the industry with a focus on future leadership, enterprise, drive and commitment” are: Laura Fortuna from Cold Logic, Firas Shawash from Exova-Defire, and Jason Harrison from Airmaster Australia.
The finalists for the ARBS Product Excellence Award, which recognises “new technologies or re-application of existing technologies in product manufacture that demonstrate innovation and fitness for purpose for the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services sector”, are: the YORK YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller (Johnson Controls), the FireboxTM (Trafalgar Fire Containment Solutions), and the ACDHUM-LD (Air Change).
The finalists for the ARBS Software/Digital Excellence Award, which recognises “innovative software or digital solutions to enhance business operations and customer experience in the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services sector”, are: the Tuggeranong Office Park Building Services Network (Airmaster Australia), Fujitsu General Online Parts Store (Fujitsu General Australia), and Clarity (HydroChem).
The finalists for the ARBS Project Excellence Award, which recognises “standout Australian HVAC or Refrigeration projects that demonstrate innovation and a sustainable approach”, are: the F. Mayer Refrigerated Cold Storage/Distribution Centre (Strathbrook Industrial Services & Danfoss Australia), Spotlight Retail Group (SEDAC Building Energy Management), and ICC Sydney (A.G. Coombs Group & AECOM).
The finalists for the ARBS Outstanding Industry Education/Training Award, which recognises “an outstanding contribution to training, education and leadership within the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services sector”, are: the Refrigeration & Climate Control Centre of Excellence (AMCA & Box Hill Institute), the Professional Diploma of Building Services–HVAC&R (AIRAH), and the Mobile CO2 Training Unit (Danfoss Australia Pty Ltd).
The finalists for the ARBS Outstanding Service & Maintenance Award, which recognises “service, installation or facility management companies in the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services sector who demonstrate excellence in delivering and maintaining customer service initiatives, improving standards and performance of equipment”, are: Airmaster Australia, A.G. Coombs Pty Ltd and City Holdings Australia.
The nominees for the ARBS 2018 Hall of Fame, which recognises individuals “who have significantly contributed to the development of the HVAC&R and building services industry in recognition of outstanding service, contribution and commitment above and beyond the call of duty”, are: Stephen Gilchrist (CIBSE ANZ), John Bosci (AIRAH), Mark Padwick (AREMA), David Seedsman (AMCA) and Warren Cole (RACCA).
The ARBS 2018 Industry Awards will be presented at the ARBS Industry Awards Gala Dinner at the ICC Sydney on Wednesday 9 May.
More information on the ARBS 2018 Industry Awards, include where to purchase tickets, can be found here.
This story and the accompanying image were provided courtesy of ARBS. This story was edited slightly prior to publication.