Brendan Pejkovic

Finalists named for AIRAH Awards 2023

AIRAH has named the finalists for its 2023 sector awards. The AIRAH Awards celebrate the major tasks, folks, items and initiatives at the vanguard of HVAC&R.

“The AIRAH Awards plan gives a further avenue to highlight and rejoice the huge function getting finished by the talented groups and individuals inside of our essential sector,” states AIRAH’s Schooling and Technological Services Manager Brendan Pejkovic, who oversees the AIRAH Awards.

“The engineers and technicians in HVAC&R commonly do their vital function away from mainstream interest and kudos. Having said that, we think excellence ought to be recognised and celebrated, which is the reason powering the AIRAH Awards.”

In 2023, finalists have been named throughout 10 types, which recognise excellence in fields ranging from retrofits and new builds to management and innovation.

Alongside with the 10 award winners, AIRAH’s highest honour, the James Harrison Medal, will also be offered to an outstanding specific at a black-tie gala supper on Thursday, November 30, in Sydney.

The 2023 AIRAH Awards finalists are:

Best HVAC Retrofit or Update

  • Customised – BHP South Flank
  • Airmaster – Dumas Household MSSB Up grade
  • Bridgeford Team – ESTA000 Connect with Centre
  • JMG Engineers – MyState Lender Arena
  • Glaciem Cooling – Woolworths Team HVAC Upgrade

Excellence in Variety and Inclusion

  • BGIS
  • CFM Air Conditioning
  • Woolworths Team

Excellence in HVAC&R Research

  • College of Melbourne – BREATH
  • College of Sydney – Open up Supply Multiplatform
  • Western Sydney College et al – CPENV

Excellence in Innovation

  • A.G. Coombs – Allianz Stadium
  • Exergenics – Chilled Water Plant Optimisation
  • Glaciem – Woolworths CO2 HVAC Methods

Excellence in Refrigeration

  • Elite Refrigeration – Burleigh Baker, Gold Coastline
  • PDF Engineering – Good day Refreshing
  • Metropolis Engineering – TCO2 coaching

Excellence in Sustainability

  • A.G. Coombs – Allianz Stadium
  • SEQUAL – Crimson Valley Mushrooms
  • Benmax – Snow Live performance Corridor

Foreseeable future Chief

  • Mark Allsopp, Affil.AIRAH
  • Siti Mustaffa, M.AIRAH
  • Nicholas Tassigiannakis, M.AIRAH
  • Dr Federico Tartarini, Affil.AIRAH

Products of the Yr

  • Design Specialties Australia – RS-5605

College student of the Year – Trade

  • Freddie Nona, Stud.AIRAH
  • Skye O’Keefe, Stud.AIRAH

WR Ahern Award

This award goes to the greatest complex paper by an AIRAH member printed in Ecolibrium more than the preceding 12 months.

4 papers are qualified for the WR Ahern Award in 2023.

James Harrison Medal

The James Harrison Medal is the maximum honour AIRAH can bestow on an particular person member. Named soon after refrigeration pioneer James Harrison, it recognises the optimum stages of specific accomplishment in the Australian refrigeration and air conditioning business.

The James Harrison Medal receiver is chosen by the AIRAH Board. It is not awarded each and every year.

AIRAH has also thanked the Awards sponsors: Gala sponsor Daikin, Foreseeable future Chief sponsor A.G. Coombs, Products of the 12 months sponsor HVAC&R Search, and WR Ahern sponsor Ecolibrium.

For more information and to sign-up for the AIRAH Awards 2023 party, go to the AIRAH Awards web site.

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New nationally recognised training on fire safety

Exceptional Training Centre (STC) and AIRAH have released a new nationally recognised teaching plan on fire safety.

Inspect, Check, and Repair Fire and Smoke Control Attributes of Mechanical Solutions Methods (UEERA0098) is aimed at fire protection experts performing in the HVAC&R sector.

“Fire and smoke regulate features are vital elements of developing security,” states AIRAH Schooling and Complex Products and services Manager Brendan Pejkovic.

“This software aims to assure men and women operating in this place are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to properly, effectively and competently carry out upkeep functions and repairs on hearth and smoke-handle capabilities of HVAC&R units.”

The curriculum covers style and design rules and programs. It includes inspection, tests, and mend of fireplace and smoke manage functions in mechanical solutions devices. Through an on line shipping design, the curriculum addresses theoretical foundations and simulated simple exercise routines.

Effective candidates are issued with a nationally recognised statement of attainment.

For additional facts and to sign up, stop by the STC web-site or contact

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