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PCC Annual Conference

chrisb posted on 11 October 2019

In August both Christchurch and Auckland offices descended on Rotorua for the Annual PCC conference. Focus of the conference was bringing the team together understanding our common values and enjoying each others company in a social setting. 

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Datacom wins APAC DCD Data Centre Operations Team of the Year

chrisb posted on 08 October 2019

Congratulations to Gordon Penver and his team who  won the APAC DCD Data Centre Operations Team of the Year in Singapore in September 2019.

The award was recognition for delivering four major projects across four cities simultaneously: Orbit, Kapua, Abel and Gloucester. The main outcome of the Orbit and Kapua projects was to add more data centre capacity while at Abel and Gloucester the goal was to upgrade the infrastructure as well as add capacity.

All four projects were delivered with no unexpected customer downtime or outages, and customers did not lose access to the data centre. The projects delivered on the goal of upgrading capacity without disrupting customer access.

PCC worked on these projects with Andrew Cairney as technical lead across all projects with John Green managing the services and commissioning on the Christchurch Project  and with the team of Matt Klee, Mo Ashan, Chris Burrows leading the way on the North Island projects. 



Datacom Gloucester St Complete

chrisb posted on 20 December 2018

Well done to John Green and Troy Foster who have helped Alex Fearon and his Fletcher Construction team complete the Datacom Gloucester St project ahead of time. The Project included new generator and electrical infrastructure as well as a new Data Hall.  John was the onsite building services manager while Troy managed the commissioning process. 


Welcome Stefen Setiawan

chrisb posted on 20 December 2018

Stefen Setiawan has joined our Auckland team, Stefen has an engineering degree from Monash University and comes to us with previous experience as a building services co-ordinator and mechanical subcontractor. Welcome Stefen. 


St Georges Hospital Phase 3

chrisb posted on 13 September 2018

Stuart Wilson is being kept busy at St Georges Hospital Christchurch in the role as Services Coordinator for the complex Stage 3/Cressy Wing project working for Higgs Construction. The project includes the construction of a new building including the usual complexity of hospital projects, numerous operating theatre suites plus the additional facets of a new energy centre and connections for the existing site and BMS upgrades to existing buildings.  The team is currently completing the construction of the basement with first fix services due to start in earnest in early 2019.


Building Tuning the Next Phase

chrisb posted on 13 September 2018

As the commissioning of a building is completed so starts the next phase of the life for the building services, that being building tuning. As part of our scope on most of our commissioning projects we are required to lead the 12 month building tuning phase. Generally this is not done well or at all with the project momentum lost at practical completion leaving a building at best commissioned but not tuned to suit its occupants. We have been spending a lot of effort refining our building tuning delivery so that it is not just us and the BMS contractor looking at the BMS data each month but a fully collaborative approach with the owners facilities team, the key sub trades and the main contractor all feeding into the process.  We are still working on a best for industry practice but we are having success on projects such as the Wakatipu, Rolleston, Aranui and Ormiston high schools, the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct and at the University of Canterbury projects. Andrew Cairney is leading this for us with assistance from Troy Foster and Jarrod Tucker.  


Another High Rise Complete

chrisb posted on 13 September 2018

Congratulations to David Corbett and his team from Scarbro Construction on the successful completion of the Queens Square apartment building on Queens St in Auckland.  This project is the second similar project completed by Scarbro for Conrad properties and showed the benefit of keeping teams together with most of the Scarbro team as well as their subtrades and consultants being carried over from the initial Queens Residences project completed in 2015. The consistency in personnel lead to a smooth delivery and a very high standard of finish that Scarbro can be proud of. We are now starting “The Vincent” apartment building with the same team which is currently at the foundations stage.


Senior Team to ARBS Sydney 2018

chrisb posted on 13 September 2018

In May the Senior Leadership team spent 3 days in Sydney attending the ARBS Convention. This is largest building services convention in the Southern Hemisphere and along with attending numerous presentations on leading edge building services topics we were also lucky enough to have a walk through the Bangaroo district energy scheme which feeds a large 200,000m2 precinct with 7MW chillers using the Darling harbour seawater as its condenser cooling. 

 


Senior Leadership Team Announcement

chrisb posted on 29 October 2017

Congratulations to Dexter Balgos, John Green, Ian Grant and Andrew Cairney who will join Chris and Carl to form the PCC Senior Leadership Team.   The mentoring and training of our staff as well as ensuring we keep to our processes are critical to maintaining our high standards of delivery on our projects. With the construction industry being as busy, fluid and unpredictable as it is at present,  we see now more than ever the importance of empowering and using all the fantastic skills and experience of our highly regarded team.  Our senior leadership team will work closely to keep setting the bar of delivery higher. These are exciting times for us all and we look forward to the impact this team will have not just on our business but the industry. 


Well Done Mountain Ian

chrisb posted on 29 October 2017

Congratulation to our Ian Grant who ran the 2017 Auckland Half Marathon in a time of 1hr 41 minutes. Fantastic effort from our Man who prefers the bush and mountains rather than the main road. Look forward to his efforts in the 42km West Coaster in December.


New York Marathon - Catwalk Trust

chrisb posted on 24 September 2017

Both Carl and Chris have been training over the last few months to run the New York Marathon in November this year. Both are running for the Catwalk Trust a who are in search of a cure for spinal injuries. Catwalk is a charity that is very real for Chris and Carl and it affects the family of their good mate Dave Pretorius who is forever running his marathon in order to see his daughter Holly walk again.  The team of 20 or so running will be hard to miss in their Catwalk Tri Suits. 

If you can support Carl of Chris please go the the Catwalk Go-Fundraise page in the links below

https://catwalk2017newyorkmarathon.gofundraise.co.nz/page/ChrisBurrows0

https://catwalk2017newyorkmarathon.gofundraise.co.nz/page/CarlDRose



Welcome back Julie and Hello to Kingsley

chrisb posted on 24 September 2017

Julie Jenner has returned to the team after 6 months of maternity leave. Fantastic to have Julie back around the office. She will be managing the Waiparuru Hall project as well as the closeout of the Victoria Residences apartment building.  

Kingsley Tam has recently joined the Auckland team and will be providing support to Carl on his ICA projects. Kingsley is a mechanical engineer who comes to us from and Oil and Gas background having recently returned from working in Perth, Australia.  

 


NZIOB Awards 2017

chrisb posted on 29 August 2017

PCC congratulates Jimmy Corric for winning the NZIOB  award for projects $10-$20 million for the Mason Brothers Building.  Jimmy was an outstanding project manager who really embraced the commissioning element of the project. Our Leigh Reynolds was the services co-ordinator on this project for NZ Strong and we are very proud to be associated with it.

Congratulations also to James Reed from Dominion Constructors who we have working along side on the Waiparuru Hall on his achievement of being the NZIOB Young Achiever and excellent result. 

The Rototuna Junior and Senior high Schools that we  were appointed ICA for, also received the top award for projects between $50  and $100 million. 

 

 

 


PCC Conference 2017

Kelsies posted on 21 August 2017

In early August we flew the Christchurch team up to Auckland for the annual PCC Conference 2017. Our team-building activity for the day was an escape room at The Great Escape - the winning team was Dexter, Leigh and Andrew who were also the smallest team. Well done guys. 


Troy Foster Joins the Christchurch Team

chrisb posted on 19 July 2017

We are proud to have Troy Foster join the team in Christchurch. Troy comes to us with a very strong electrical, security and controls back ground with previous experience including working on the new ChristchurchHospital project as well as work with Honeywell on the Christchurch prisons.  Troy has bolstered our team overseeing the commissioning on the Justice Precinct project and is also currently helping out on another iconic Christchurch project, the Christchurch town hall redevelopment.  

 Troy's contact details are troyf@commissioning.co.nz and phone number 027 267 0798

This now brings our full time presence in Christchurch to four engineers. This team also will help us cover our current workload in Queenstown and Dunedin. 


Queenstown - Not a bad place to work

chrisb posted on 19 July 2017

In July we made our first ICA visit to Wakatipu high school which is the final school of the PPP2 Schools project. With the Remarkables overlooking the.school and with 360 degree views of mountains it is. fantastic place to turn up to work.


Tough Guy & Gal Challenge 2017

Kelsies posted on 11 July 2017

Well done to the Airlab and Pacific Racing Team who participated in the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge last weekend. Congratulations to Leigh for coming 5th in his division and overall with a time of 36:42. What a great effort from the whole team and we look forward to getting even more muddy next year.

   


Speights West Coaster

Kelsies posted on 17 February 2017

In December some of the team had an outing to Bethells Beach for the Speights West Coaster Trail Run. Chris, Ian and Leigh completed the gruelling 30km run along the coast, which is part of the Hillary Trail. Well done Leigh for finishing in 4 hours 15 minutes, and Ian and Chris for finishing in just under 6 hours. Dexter, Anahita, Matt, Rasem and Kelsie completed the 6km - congratulations to Anahita for coming first in her division. We're all looking forward to doing it again in 2017.

   


Welcome Matt and Andrew

Kelsies posted on 17 February 2017

Welcome to Matt Klee and Andrew Cairney who have recently joined our team. Both are friends of the team already with Matt and Andrew  having worked alongside us on several Data Centre Projects. Matt is a mechanical engineer who has specialised in large scale generator installations. Matt will be working alongside Dexter on the Auckland Airport project.  Andrew has a diverse background with a bachelor degree in Science as well as a NZCE.  Andrew has a wealth on construction experience in particular his experience on services intense projects such as the Datacom data centres and Waterview tunnel vent buildings.


PCC 10 Year Anniversary

Kelsies posted on 21 October 2016


In September the team spent the day at Simunovich Olive Estate in the Bombay Hills to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Pacific Coordination & Commissioning. What all started with Michael James requiring some help at North Shore Hospital has grown into what we have today, a fantastic group of 12 engineers spread across Auckland and Christchurch working on some of the biggest and most complex construction projects.  We all had a go at some clay and pistol shooting, archery and knife-throwing before enjoying a late lunch and drinks at Bracu restaurant. Thank you to all of those who have supported us over the last ten years including our clients, partners and most importantly our past and present team members.

   

   


NZIOB Awards 2016

chrisb posted on 30 August 2016

Congratulations to Jimmy Corric and his team at NZ Strong for winning the $25-$50 million division at this year's NZIOB awards for their work on the LynnMall Redevelopment project.  Our Dexter Balgos worked with NZ Strong on this complicated project comprising of new state of the art cinema's, restaurants and retail areas.  We have continued this Strong relationship with Jimmy's team with Leigh Reynolds currently working on the Mason Brothers project which is part of the Wynyard Quarter precinct. 


New Team Members

chrisb posted on 30 August 2016

Welcome to the following team members who have joined us in recent months. Mohammed Ahsan has joined us in the Christchurch office and is currently working on the PPP2 School project with Hawkins at the Aranui and Rolleston Schools.  Rasem Naji and Kelsie Stewart have joined us the Auckland office. Rasem is assisting on the Independent Commissioning Agent projects and Kelsie has joined our growing Operation and Maintenance documentation team.  


New Zealand Commercial Project Awards 2016

chrisb posted on 15 May 2016

Congratulations to Michael Cairns and his team at Scarbro Construction who took out the supreme award at the 2016 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards for the University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering  Research Building 906.  We worked with Scarbro on this project as their services co-ordinators and we were very impressed with their attention to detail, their collaborative approach to the project and most importantly their attitude towards commissioning. Very well deserved. 

We would also like to congratulate the following projects  which we are proud to have been involved in, who also took out awards on the night:

200 Victoria St West, Auckland - Services Co-ordinators for Dommion Constructors

323 Great South Road, Greenlane, Auckland - Services Co-ordinators for Fletcher Construction 

Endeavour School, Hamilton - ICA for Ministry of Education 

Kathleen Kilgour Centre Radiotherapy Unit, Tauranga - Client ICA 


Introduction a familiar face with a new name - Julie Jenner

chrisb posted on 15 May 2016

It is a great pleasure to see the return of Julie from her overseas holiday where she returned to Ireland to marry Alex Jenner.   Congratulations Julie and Alex we are all very proud and pleased for you both. So no more Julie Teehan, no more confusion is her name Julie or Juliet and welcome on board Julie Jenner. 


Leigh Reynolds Joins the Team

chrisb posted on 05 April 2016

Leigh Reynolds has recently joined the Auckland team and is working on our 125 Queen St and Mason Brothers projects. Leigh has recently returned from Australia where he has been working in commissioning roles on large scale oil and gas projects. He brings a wealth of valuable commissioning experience and we look forward to his contribution to the team.   


Welcome Ian Grant

chrisb posted on 22 January 2016

A belated welcome to Ian Grant who joined Pacific Commissioning in early November 2015. Ian comes from a switchboard manufacturing and industrial controls background and brings a wealth of electrical knowledge to our commissioning team. Ian is currently leading the commissioning management of the SKYCITY Generator Replacement Project for Fletchers which involves the installation of 5MW of standby generators and associated HV switchgear. 


Precinct Downtown - ICA

chrisb posted on 22 January 2016

We are looking forward to working as ICA for Precinct Properties on the construction of the new 39-level Downtown skyscraper commencing 2016. We are also pleased  to be working again with Fletchers and building services designers Norman Disney & Young on this exciting project that will transform the Auckland waterfront.




PC2 Laboratory ICA

chrisb posted on 27 October 2015

PC&C have been awarded the ICA contract for the PC2 laboratories at the Harley Gray Clinical Services Building at Middlemore Hospital. We look forward to working again with Beca (2015 ACENZ Innovate award winners for the Harley Gray Building), RCP and the CMDHB Projects and Engineering team on this project.


King Edwards Barracks - ICA

chrisb posted on 21 July 2015

It is great to be working for Ngai Tahu Properties again providing Independent Commissioning Management on this exciting central Christchurch development. We also look forward to working with the design team of Warren & Mahoney, Powell Fenwick and Aurecon.


2015 Property Council Awards

chrisb posted on 22 June 2015

Congratulations to the following projects that received 2015 Property Council New Zealand awards: 

  • Whakatane Hospital, 
  • Kathleen Kilgour Centre, Tauranga
  • Ricoh Head Office (200 Vic), Auckland
  • Ormiston Primary School, Auckland
  • 45 Queen St Redevelopment, Auckland.

PC&C are proud to have provided independent commissioning management and building services co-ordination on these projects.


PC&C awarded another key Christchurch ICA role

chrisb posted on 10 June 2015


PC&C have been appointed as ICA on the University of Canterbury Christchurch Regional Science & Innovation Centre.

The centre will provide teaching spaces such as state-of-the-art research laboratories and support facilities. The new facilities will provide teaching, research and support space for five of the seven departments or schools – namely the School of Biological Sciences, the departments of Chemistry, Geography, Geological Sciences and Physics and Astronomy

 


PC&C awarded ICA role on University of Auckland Science Centre

chrisb posted on 10 June 2015

We are very pleased to have been awarded the Independent Commissioning Agent role on the University of Auckland Science Centre Building 302. B302 will be a newly constructed 10 story building located on the corner of Symonds and Wellesley streets that will include 4 levels of laboratories with the other floors providing for office, meeting and support spaces.

Carl D'Rose will be leading the commissioning team for PC&C. Having recently completed the new B906 Structures building  at the UOA Newmarket site on the construction team he has a good understanding of the UOA needs and requirements with respect to building commissioning.

We looking forward to working with UOA, RCP, Beca, Protech, Batchelor Associates, Architectus, Labworks and Fletchers on delivering this complex project for UOA.


PCC pick up Christchurch Justice Precinct ICA

Pacific Commissioning posted on 10 June 2015

We are very pleased to have been appointed by the Ministry of Justice as the Independent Commissioning Agents on the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.

“The Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct is one of the anchor projects of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Agency's (CERA) city Recovery Plan. It is also the first major public building to be built in Christchurch by the government since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Its location will play a critical role in defining the southern edge of a more compact and vibrant city centre”. [http://www.justice.govt.nz]

We are looking forward to working with the Ministry of Justice, the design team and Fletchers on delivering this exciting project for Christchurch.


New Engineer for Christchurch

chrisb posted on 22 March 2015

To help us deliver our upcoming  workload in Christchurch we are pleased to welcome Stuart Wilson to the team.  Stuart is a Christchurch local who has a BE from Canterbury University and joins us from working in the communications/ network field.  He will be working along side John Green. Email for Stuart is stuartw@commissioning.co.nz


Welcome Anahita

chrisb posted on 22 March 2015

We are pleased to welcome Anahita Dubash to the team. 

Anahita has been with us since late 2014 and is working very hard keeping up with the burgeoning workload of operations and maintenance manuals and building user guides.  Contacts for Anahita are anahitad@commissioning.co.nz or 021 139 9025

 


2014 PC+C Marathoners

chrisb posted on 10 November 2014

Once again PC+C was well represented at the Auckland Marathon. Carl and Chris both lined up for the half marathon completing it in 1h38min and 1h41min and Kyle completed his first full marathon in 3hrs 28s.  


Big Pour CHCH Bus Interchange

chrisb posted on 24 September 2014

Not that we usually get excited about concrete but when you make the news on the radio and TV it is a big deal. Yesterday over 240 trucks were lined up to complete the pour of the Christchurch Bus Interchange .  John Green was there on the day ensuring the under slab services were all correct and is working on this project on the Thiess-Southbase Joint Venture team providing services design management. The project is set for completion mid 2015. 


Congratulations to Bryce Marx

chrisb posted on 19 September 2014

Congratulations to Bryce Marx and his team on the ANZ tower project who recently won the NZIOB Award for Excellence in the over $50 mil category. Bryce led the Fletcher Construction team on this demanding inner city project that involved the refurbishment of 23 floors of the ANZ tower as well as the construction of a new podium area. PC+C are proud to be associated with this project with Daniel Heynen and Carl D'Rose  providing building services co-ordination and commissioning management on Bryce's team.  

St Cuthberts Centennial Centre Completion

chrisb posted on 16 September 2014

Pacific Commissioning and Co-ordination would like to congratulate all parties involved in the successful completion of the St Cuthberts Centennial Centre. This project included a new 25m lane pool with a moveable floor as well as a smaller learners pool. The centre also encompasses a student support area as well as student fitness centre.

PC+C provided on site building services and commissioning management to Dominion Constructors who were the main contractors. Along with the suite of typical building services trades, this also involved the  management of the complex pool water treatment trade which included specialised plant including;

  • Natare Gen II control system
  • CO2 system for pH control
  • Cryptosporidium removal system fitted to each filter
  • Compressed air for the backwashing process
  • UV reactor – this stops the reproduction of microorganisms
  • Robotic vacuum system

 

 


MIT Manukau Campus & Transport Interchange - Opening

Pacific Commissioning posted on 23 June 2014

 

 

On June 20, 2014 we attended the official opening of the MIT Manukau Campus & Transport Interchange. We have been working as the Independent Commissioning Agent on this exciting project for the last 12-months so it is a pleasure to see it in it's final completed state; almost ready to accept some 5000 students for the up coming semester.


PC&C Marathoners

chrisb posted on 31 October 2013

This weekend a few of us at PC&C will be running in the Auckland Full and Half marathons. Carl will be running in the full marathon for the 4th time and Chris, Kyle and Julie will be lining up for the half marathon.

Good luck guys


James Dalglish up and running in Tauranga

chrisb posted on 25 September 2013

We are very pleased to announce that senior engineer, James  Dalglish has now moved to the Tauranga region and will service the Bay of Plenty area for us. Over the last 4 years we have had a presence in the Bay of Plenty which we have managed from the Auckland office. With James' relocation, it gives us the opportunity to service our projects locally as well as firmly establish ourselves in the Bay of Plenty. Currently we are providing co-ordination and commissioning agent services on projects in Tauranga, Rotorua, Hamilton and Whakatane,

To contact James please call 027 930 9964 or email jamesd@commissioning.co.nz


John Green up and running in Christchurch

chrisb posted on 05 August 2013

After spending a month in the Auckland office with the team, John Green has now relocated to Christchurch and will be heading up things for us down there . Before leaving for a stint in the UK, John spent time in Christchurch on the Christchurch Civic Building and also assessing damages to the building services of building post the Sep and Feb earthquakes. He now looks forward to being part of the rebuild effort and the challenges this will bring. For any queries in the Christchurch area please give John a call on 027 451 8545.


Welcome John Green and Kyle Calder

chrisb posted on 22 July 2013

Welcome to John Green and Kyle Calder who have recently re-joined our team.  John started with Pacific in 2010 before returning to work in Britain. John is an Electrical Engineer and is now back full time based in Christchurch, to lead our team down there. Johns' contact details are johng@commissioning.co.nz mobile 0274 518 545

Kyle has worked part time for Pacific as a student and now joins the team full time after completing his Mechanical Engineering degree. Kyle will work in Auckland and assist our senior engineers on independent commissioning agent and site co-ordination projects. Kyle's contact details are kylec@commissioning.co.nz mobile 021 024 19627


Welcome to our new brand

Pacific Commissioning posted on 18 June 2013

If you missed the press release, please download the PDF here.  Apart from the new look, our clients can expect “business as usual” as we continue to provide top quality service with the same expert team of commissioning engineers. It is something we have been working on for a while and something we are very proud of. We will be updating this news feed regularly with our news on projects, staff and the building services industry. 

To receive all our news updates, click on the orange RSS feed  icon above. We want it to reflect our culture and promote collaboration, excellence and innovation in the field of building services coordination and commissioning. 


2013 Property Council Award Winners 07-06-13

Pacific Commissioning posted on 18 June 2013

Pacific are proud to have worked on several RLB Property Council New Zealand 2013 Industry award winning projects including the supreme award winner, ANZ Centre Auckland, and best in category Geyser Building. Congratulations to all those involved.

  • ANZ Centre Auckland- Rider Levett Bucknall Supreme Award 2013 and Hays Commercial Office Property Award Best in Category
  • Geyser Building - Resene Green Building Property Award - Best in Category
  • Paykel Building - Trends Publishing Industrial Property Award – Merit
  • AUT Millenium Institute of Sport and Health - Warren and Mahoney Special Purpose Property Award – Merit

For more details click here.