A group of 13 intrepid Chillex members were given the awesome opportunity to go on a fishing Charter with Ultimate Charters aboard the Koru. The Charter left Westhaven on Saturday 29th of September and the team were taken out to some great fishing spots for the day. There was plenty of cold ales and food, resulting in the group enjoying both the fishing and entertainment. Overall the day was another great way for the team to bond and get to know each other outside of work. Definitely something we would all recommend doing more of in the future. The only pity was the fishing stories were bigger than the fish we caught!!
On behalf of the group we would like to thank Chillex for a great day.
Well done to Loni for coming out of his time and passing his HVAC apprentice. What better way to celebrate than eating a whole pavlova and downing a huge pint of larger. Loni now sets the new Chillex apprentice record coming in at 1.24 minutes. He’s going to be a hard act to follow.
The Chillex Westfield team have been busy preparing for the first AHU to be installed on level 1. Reinforcements were required from the Chillex Services team to help out with the installation. Thanks to all the great team work the job went without a hitch. Only another 12 to go! Awesome work lads!
Holyoake Industries Ltd put on a fantastic factory tour for 25 budding apprentices. Apprentices from 7 companies Chillex, Cool Comfort, Economech, Airmark, 1st Mechanical, Thermal Solutions and A.E. Smith Projects congregated at Holyoake’s factory last Thursday. Scott Holyoake was there in addition to Ewen and Karl. Everyone was provided afternoon tea, and all the boys got a backpack filled with goodies. What an excellent example of suppliers supporting the industry. Thank you Holyoake Industries.
It all started on an early sunny Sunday morning – J. A. Russell Ltd’s annual poker run for their petrol head customers who want any excuse to take their V8 cars out for a blast around the country side. After a great cruise around the highlights of West Auckland and surrounding area we ended up at MOTAT where a fully catered lunch was waiting for us and of course one or two quiet ales. This year all money raised for this event went to Mercy Hospice in appreciation for all the wonderful work they do for the Auckland Community. .
Subsequent to the poker run the good folk at Chillex Maintenance, Lewins Electrical and J. A. Russell Ltd joined forces to donate a new 7KW hiwall to Mercy Hospice for their accounts office. Chillex Maintenance supplied the hi-wall unit, Lewins Electrical installed and wired up the unit and J. A. Russell Ltd supplied electrical materials needed to get the job done. Mercy Hospice were very grateful and here is what they said:
“Thank you so much for joining together to help Mercy Hospice. We are very grateful to all of you for supporting our services by providing and installing a new air conditioning unit for our future Chapel (currently being used as office space).
“The team using this space are now cosy and warm and this summer they will be able to throw away the portable fans and keep cool. We also realise that it was not the easiest of installations with the wiring having to travel up, in and around the ceiling but they made it look easy, were totally obliging and breezed through it with no fuss!! 100% Recommend!!
Thank you again for being part of our hospice community and for your generous and thoughtful support.”
(From left: Malcolm Harrison, Sentre Group; Valerie Papyn, Chillex Group; Cam Crawford, Chillex Group; Paul Brockett, Evamores and Ken McKenzie, Innerscape)
This Kiwi crew headed over to Melbourne last week for another fantastic event put on by the Australian Mechanical Contractors Associations (AMCA), BIM-MEP AUS Construction Innovation 2018 Forum. BIM-MEP is an industry led initiative which serves as a touchstone for BIM innovations in our sector not just in Australia but globally. It was great to have the New Zealand contingent attend the Forum which gave us the opportunity to hear from Australian and international speakers to help build our own individual and organisational capacity as well as inspire new strategies and methodologies that can be embedded within business practices.
This year Chillex Group are proud to be one of the sponsors for the NZIOB Charitable Trust Awards. This year’s event will be a Night at the Trots held at Alexandra Park on 21 September 2018.
The NZIOB Charitable Trust Awards were established in 2017 by the New Zealand Institute of Building Charitable Trust to support worthy individual endeavors for the betterment of the construction industry.
This very special event will assist in raising funds for the NZIOB Charitable Trust, whose purpose is to establish and award scholarships/prizes, and to fund research and innovation that relates to the construction industry.
So grab a group of friends, staff or clients for a fun night at the trots. Click on the attached link for information on booking a table www.nziobcharitabletrust.org.nz/events
Another exciting helicopter lift for Chillex Maintenance. Eight VRF condenser units needed to be moved from an existing platform to a new modified cantilever platform on the adjacent wall. The most critical part of this project was disconnecting all systems on the Friday prior to the helicopter lift and then ensuring all systems were reconnected and back up and operating again on Monday morning ready for business as usual. Thanks to all the team involved with this project this was successfully accomplished 3 days ahead of schedule.
Cam Crawford, Director of Chillex. will be attending the International Alliance of Mechanical Contractors Association annual conference which is being held in San Antonio, Texas in late March 2018. Rob Pegler from Economech is also attending as a CCCANZ representative. This is the first time the New Zealand Mechanical Contractors Association have been specifically invited to the International Alliance Conference. Cam and Rob will be representing the CCCANZ at the conference which looks to be a 5 day event packed fully from morning until dusk with meetings and seminars that relate specially to international mechanical contracting. Keep a look out for their report which will be given to the CCCANZ on their return and also posted on the Chillex blog. It will be interesting to see how other countries survive and prosper in an ever changing contracting industry