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NZIOB Charitable Trust Awards

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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

Heli Lift Carlton Gore Road

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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.

Westfield Newmarket

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Chillex Group are proud and excited to be part of the team that will be building Auckland’s $790 million Westfield Newmarket project, Scentre Group’s largest in Australasia.

The Chillex team are primed and ready to start working their magic on the mechanical services for this new build.

Watch this space for progress.

International Alliance of Mechanical Contractors Association Annual Conference

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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


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After 27 years in the air conditioning mechanical contracting industry Pat Mulligan has decided it’s time to retire. Chillex have been lucky enough to have had her experience for the past 6 years. Thank you Pat for your hard work and dedication to Chillex over the years. All the staff and management wish you well for your retirement. Make sure you pop in to Chillex for a coffee and chat when you are in the area. Enjoy your retirement – you’ve certainly earned it!!


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Crane Lift

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Neither the hail nor the strong winds were able to deter Chillex’s resolve from performing a typical Sunday morning crane lift at Giltrap Prestige.

Another brilliant effort by Chillex Maintenance and NZ Crane for safely placing the chiller into position without a hitch.

Simon Moerenhout

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Simon Moerenhout (aka Minister, Si)

Your work colleagues have nominated you for a Big Shout Out and would like to say a HUGE THANKS for all you do for us. Simon works tirelessly running around delivering materials to all the teams on site, juggles incoming and outgoing goods from an extremely busy workshop and makes sure all safety equipment is up to scratch before it goes to site. You don’t have to ask Simon when it comes to the end of job and the final clean up needs to happen – he is always there ready to lend a helping hand . We all really appreciate the huge effort you make.
Thanks Simon you take a lot of work load off our shoulders we would be lost without you.

Trench Warfare in Construction

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Trench warfare construction
If you have 5 mins to spare in your busy work schedule take a few moments to read this article which was published on by John Beveridge on 24 August 2017. It makes for interesting reading.

Trench Warfare in Construction – NZ Herald Article

If you’re wondering how it is possible NZ’s biggest building company is struggling to make ends meet in the middle of a building boom, you are not alone.

It seems incredible that, at the peak of the biggest and most sustained building boom, our largest publicly-listed building companies are reporting big losses on projects.

If this is what’s happening at the top of the food chain you can be sure there are similar problems everywhere. The construction industry is at war with itself over scarce talent and skills. The incentive to use cheap sub standard materials is a rising temptation.

Following on from Fletcher’s shock and awe losses, a retirement village builder reported construction industry woes had cost it 5 to 10 per cent on projects. But they have advised shareholders not to be concerned about shrinking margins as they would be passing those costs on to buyers of their product. Lucky them being able to shunt the problem to elderly retirees… Read More

Apprentice Training

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Chillex Group and Refspecs (Refrigeration Specialties) ran a joint apprentice training session in Refspecs’ Auckland warehouse. Year 1, 2 3 & 4 R+A apprentices from CCCANZ companies Chillex, Climate Control, DCP Air Conditioning and Cool Comfort were present. This session covered TX Valve superheat setting, EPR and CPR settings and understanding the operating envelope of the compressor. The training was carried out by industry in a safe & supervised hands on environment aimed at creating a “real life” scenario rather than just a visual or text book task.

Both Chillex and Refspecs are committed to the on-going training of engineers in the HVAC&R trade under the CCCANZ umbrella for companies involved in the HVAC & R sector.

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