Choosing an air conditioning system for a hotel can be a harrowing experience. Recently an hotelier approached a number of contractors for air conditioning quotes. He received one quote for $40,000 while the others quoted $80,000. Would the $40,000 system meet his needs? As he is not an air conditioning expert, he approached me (Clive Blanchard) to review the quotes. Unfortunately the cheap quote did not meet his needs. However after an examination of those needs, I was able to come up with an alternative design which is saving $7,000 per year in running costs (compared to the most efficient quote he had received) but was still built for $80,000.
This example shows that employing a good Consulting Engineer will save you money while at the same time giving you confidence that you are getting what you need.
Links Hotel- major upgrade of the air conditioning and ventilation
Salisbury Hotel -major upgrade of the air conditioning and ventilation in the Gaming and Bistro areas
Kingsford Hotel- air conditioning of the gaming and TAB areas.
Finnsbury Hotel- air conditioning and ventilation of the strongroom
Hilton International Adelaide- a number of projects including replacement and upgrading of the kitchen evaporative cooler and ductwork.
I have a quality system, which is focused on meeting the clients needs at an economical price. My system ensures I keep up to date with relevant standards, EPA guidelines, etc. I am committed to delivering low energy use (and low running cost) systems within the clients' economic constraints. I review the safety of my designs prior to release for tender and prior to completion of the construction phase.
I have developed a suite of spreadsheets to rapidly size equipment and ducts from a minimum of design input for light commercial air-conditioning projects. Many of the calculations are made using basic fluid dynamics principles or using fluid dynamics relationships to computerise published data.
'In my judgement, Clive, you got it right. Thank you.'
Tony Harnett, Manager, Kingsford Hotel.
'We are very pleased with the way it worked'
Ken Butterworth, Taverner Hotel Group
Whenever possible I quote a job as a fixed price so that you know exactly how much you are committing for. Often risks can be minimised by doing the project in stages and only committing to the next stage once the scope of work is defined. Once you have explained your needs I will advise of the preferred way to proceed.