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CIBSE Ireland 50th Dinner & Awards

As part of the CIBSE Ireland 50th celebrations the Institution will host a gala dinner in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin 4 on Friday, 30 November. Dress code is business suit/smart casual.

This dinner will replace the annual lunch for 2018 and promises to be an even greater extravaganza with an attendance of 700 plus anticipated. Tickets are currently on sale but demand is exceptional so, if interested in attending, log on www.cibseireland.org now.

The programme for the evening will commence with the CIBSE Ireland welcome reception sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric Ireland at 6pm. This will be followed by dinner, some very brief addresses, the presentation of the CIBSE Ireland Awards (see below), and entertainment by Mario Rosenstock.

Networking will then continue within the ballroom and the dedicated private bar area well into the late/early hours with music by the Velvet Tones.

CIBSE Ireland Awards — As 2018 marks CIBSE Ireland’s 50th anniversary, the Institution has devised a new awards scheme designed to recognise, and promote, best practice in respect of the design and installation of building services. It takes in both new-build and refurbishment across commercial and industrial (non-domestic) projects. These awards are open to the design consultant and mechanical or electrical contractor, and submissions must be a joint entry by both the consultant and contractor.

Buildings that are eligible for submission include —  hospitality, leisure, health, commercial, industrial, retail, pharmaceutical, educational facilities and office buildings.

There are three categories for the CIBSE Ireland Awards, and they are sponsored respectively by Daikin, Hevac and Wilo. These are — Up to €2 million; Between €2 million and €5 million; Over €5 million. Applicants may enter only one project per category.

Projects can be located anywhere in the Republic of Ireland and entries must be submitted by the design consultant/project engineer on behalf of the design and contracting teams.

Projects must be “practical completed” by 31 December 2017 (i.e. available for client use in January 2018) to be eligible for inclusion.

 

Dave Clarke appointed GM at Core Air Conditioning

Dave Clarke, newly-appointed General Manager at Core Air Conditioning

Dave Clarke has been appointed General Manager, Core Air Conditioning Ltd. Dave has been with Core for four years, having previously worked within the sector for a number of other market-leading manufacturers and suppliers.

Core AC has expanded considerably in recent years and Dave’s appointment is part of a structural re-organisation that sees him take responsibility for the day-to-day running of the business, while Austin McDermott (company founder and Chairman) concentrates on strategic issues and looking after key accounts.

Core AC supplies the complete range of Carrier, Vertiv, Mitsubishi Electric, Novair and Clint HVAC products in Ireland. It also provides a complete services package to clients including commissioning, breakdown call-out cover and full preventative maintenance on all makes of equipment and systems.

Building Services News will have an in-depth interview with Dave in our next issue.

CIBSE Ireland crowns Daly ‘King of the Sandwich-makers’

A triumphant Fergus Daly shows just how much the coveted CIBSE Annual Lunch “King of the Sandwich-makers” title means to him.

Always competitive, Fergus Daly undertook the sandwich-making contest at the recent CIBSE Annual Lunch in Croke Park with his usual enthusiasm and left Eamon McGrattan trailing far behind in his wake. “Who cares if the trophy was an imitation Gold Sandwich made of two slices of stale bread sprayed with cheap gold paint and stuck to a paper plate“, said Fergus, “it’s all about the winning. I’ve won many trophies for a variety of sporting endeavours over the years but, to capture this coveted title in the holy ground of Croke Park is something I will cherish to my dying day.

”To be fair, Eamon was a worthy opponent but my sandwiching-making technique, honed over years and years of dedicated practice, is unique. I think the stack of beautifully-presented sandwiches you see before me on the competition podium speaks for itself.

”That said, I must acknowledge the contribution of my colleagues, and our guests, at the Mitsubishi Electric table. Their encouragement and support was phenomenal. Don Hoban was particularly supportive, especially when Pat Lehane unsportingly threw me a curve ball just minutes before I was called to compete. I’ve told the organisers I’ll not defend my title next year unless Lehane if barred from the competition area.

“But to finish on a high note … here’s to sandwich-makers everywhere”.

CIBSE Ireland ‘Florida Scramble’ Success

Overall winners — Alan Hogan, Heat Merchants with Team Winthrop Engineering members Michael Murray, Donal Clavin, Barry Hennesy and Darren Kavanagh.

This year’s primary gold sponsor was Heat Merchants, with Wilo (longest drive) and Mitsubishi Electric (nearest the pin) the two silver sponsors, and a broad cross-section of the industry sponsoring all of the individual tee boxes.

The decision to have a holiday voucher to the value of €1000 for the hole-in-one competition made for great excitement as each of the 104 golfers on the day knew that one of them was going to go home very much in the holiday mood. As it happened, Brian Harrison was the lucky winner and Alan Hogan of Heat Merchants on hand to make the presentation during the after-golf meal.

Indeed, an additional benefit of the Florida Scramble format is that virtually everyone stays on for the meal and presentation of prizes so the atmosphere is electric right up to the departure of everyone at approximately 7pm.

Apart of their generous overall sponsorship, Heat Merchant’ prize selection was also excellent and went down very well with all the winners.

Given the beautiful weather and near-perfect condition of the course, scoring was high with Winthrop Engineering emerging triumphant to claim first prize and the much-coveted PJ Doyle Perpetual Trophy. Second was the Air Movement team with Unitherm coming in third.

Longest drive was won by Declan Sherlock of Team Air Movement while Mark Fallon of the Team Heat Merchants A  won nearest the pin.

All credit to the CIBSE Ireland team on the day for making it such a special occasion, and particularly Declan Kissane who handled the registration and scoring, and then acted as MC for the evening.

Adam Dent of the CIBSE Ireland Committee made the presentations as Chairman Paul Martin, who was present for most of the day, unfortunately could not make the presentations.

 

 

Hoctor Refrigeration celebrates 35th anniversary

Liam Hoctor, founder and Managing Director, Hoctor Refrigeration

Liam Hoctor, founder and Managing Director, Hoctor Refrigeration

As with all refrigeration apprentices at the time, he spent 12 months in Cork at the AnCO Training Centre, staying in digs in the city and getting paid £10 a week. The class of 1975 was a talented group with many now running their own businesses in the sector, just like Liam.

Liam more or less fell in to a career in refrigeration through family connections but, having done so, he found he enjoyed it immensely, was obviously good at it, and went on to take a leading role – in partnership with Mitsubishi Electric – in the introduction of modern-day air conditioning to the Irish marketplace.

On completing his 12-month stint in Cork Liam returned to Butler Refrigeration’s Thurles Branch and then subsequently moved to head up the company’s Limerick Branch. However, having gone straight from school to work, Liam had an urge to travel and so resigned his position, bought a Renault 6 for £100, and headed off across Europe. While the car died and was abandoned in Cologne, Liam went on to have a great many adventures travelling all over Europe.

He then considered going to America but, given the border stamps on his passport – including Turkey and Greece – the American authorities considered him a risk and so his visa was refused. So Liam returned to Ireland and considered his options, before setting up Hoctor Refrigeration. As with most similar operations he started out trading from home, specialising in refrigeration for local shops, small supermarkets, local factories, etc.

In the early 1980s the nature of the refrigeration market changed significantly with the more established companies gaining “preferred supplier status” with the larger companies, thus making it difficult for smaller operations to get work.

Coincidentally, air conditioning was coming more to the fore. Technological developments, coupled with a demand for greater comfort in offices and retail outlets, created a demand for competent installers. Mitsubishi Electric was at the vanguard of this development and, recognising that refrigeration specialists were the ideal partners, it set about appointing a nationwide dealer network. Hoctor Refrigeration was appointed to cover the Midlands.

Working closely together for the past 35 years, Hoctor Refrigeration and Mitsubishi Electric have grown and strengthened that partnership. In the early days in particular Mitsubishi provided the training and marketing support to help Hoctor Refrigeration develop the air conditioning side of the business, and that close working relationship continues to this day.

The marketplace of 2017 is unrecognisable when compared with that of 35 years ago when Liam Hoctor first set up in business. However, the fundamentals are still the same. Today’s Hoctor Refrigeration is as renowned as ever for the quality of the service it provides and the technical excellence of its engineers.

Congratulations to Liam and all the team at Hoctor Refrigeration.

Mitsubishi Electric appoints Sean Campbell

Sean Campbell

Sean Campbell

Mitsubishi Electric Ireland has appointed Sean Campbell as Technical Pre-Sales Engineer for its Ecodan range of heating. Sean joined in April 2016 and has extensive experience in the industry, having spent 16 years working on project sales in heating and more recently in refrigeration and air conditioning. In his new role Sean will be responsible for developing customer support as Mitsubishi Electric strengthens its position in the heating market.

“Our Ecodan range of heat pumps are all A++ rated, meaning they are the best choice for meeting Part L compliance. Sean is enjoying the opportunities of supporting our customers as our heating division grows from strength to strength”, said Richard Sherlock, Field Sales Manager of the Air-Conditioning and Heating divisions for the Irish Branch.

Contact: Mitsubishi Electric Ireland. Tel: 01– 419 8800; email: sales.info@meir.mee.com; www.mitsubishielectric.ie

CIBSE Ireland Annual Golf Outing

CIBSE Square logoThis year’s CIBSE Ireland annual golf outing will take place at Castlewarden Golf Club on Friday, 2 September 2016 with Mitsubishi Electric as the headline sponsor. Located at exit 6 off the N7, this is a new venue for the event and one that is readily accessible.

The shotgun start format introduced so successfully last year will be repeated so all participants will tee off together at 12noon on the day. They will then sit down to a meal and the presentation of prizes late afternoon with the proceedings concluding at approximately 5.30pm.

Today’s Castlewarden golf course bears little resemblance to the original design and now comprises a 6704 yards, par 72 golf course that is of Championship standard. The original course design in 1990 was the work of well-known professional and course designer Tommy Halpin with Bobby Browne and the late Tom Craddock responsible for various alterations and improvements over the years. In more recent years, the design services of Tommy Halpin were again enlisted for some improvement projects relating to modification of some greens, tee boxes and the re-alignment of fairways.

While Mitsubishi Electric is the headline sponsor, there are still other sponsorship opportunities such as Nearest the Pin and various hole sponsorships.

Log on to cibseireland.org for full details and to book your participation. It can all be done online so takes but a few minutes.

 

 

Fergus Daly joins Mitsubishi Electric

Fergus Daly, Area Sales Manager for Eastern Region, Mitsubishi Electric

Fergus Daly, Area Sales Manager for Eastern Region, Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric Ireland has appointed Fergus Daly as Area Sales Manager for the Eastern Region. Fergus has extensive industry experience having worked in the industry for over 15 years with Crystal Air, Dean & Wood and Hitachi.

In his new role Fergus will be responsible for managing and developing Mitsubishi Electric’s customer base in the East of Ireland. His enthusiasm and knowledge of refrigeration and the market will bolster Mitsubishi Electric’s position as market leader.

“Fergus is well respected in the industry and his appointment further strengthens the team and our commitment to supporting our partners in the air-conditioning sector. These are exciting times in the industry and for Mitsubishi Electric”, said Richard Sherlock, Field Sales Manager of the Air-Conditioning and Heating Divisions for the Irish Branch.

email: sales.info@meir.mee.com; www.mitsubishielectric.ie

Mitsubishi Electric Appoints O’Neill

Daragh O’Neill as has been appointed Operations Manager for the air-conditioning and heating divisions of Mitsubishi Electric in Ireland.

Daragh O’Neill, newly-appointed Operations Manager for the air-conditioning and heating divisions of Mitsubishi Electric in Ireland.

Daragh O’Neill has been appointed Operations Manager for the Air-conditioning and Heating Divisions of Mitsubishi Electric in Ireland. Daragh has worked with Mitsubishi Electric for over 22 years and has held various positions throughout this time.

In 1993 he first assumed the role of Service Administrator but was quickly promoted to Internal Sales in 1995. By 1997 Daragh was appointed External Sales Manager for the Eastern Region.

Some of Daragh’s new responsibilities as Operations Manager include coordinating the internal sales team, pre-sales design and application support, logistics, marketing support, technical operations and post-sales support.

Daragh sees increasing the productivity and efficiency of the internal structure and organisation of Mitsubishi Electric as a basis for the future success and growth of the company. Commenting on his new role, Daragh says: “I look forward to the challenges this role presents and I am happy that the changes within the organisation mean I will take on more and more responsibilities”.

Mitsubishi Electric & Féile na nGael

Mitsi Celbridge imageFéile na nGael is the annual GAA tournament encompassing all 32 counties in Ireland and consisting of hurling, camogie and handball. This year it was held in Ulster over the weekend of 19 to 21 June with over 152 clubs and 3,000 players participating.

The young women of Celbridge Camogie represented County Kildare in the U14 camogie tournament and their participation was made easier with the support of Mitsubishi Electric ireland.

“Mitsubishi Electric recognises the role sport plays in the personal, social and cultural development of young people in communities. It helps teach people from a young age important skills such as team work and leadership, and we are proud to support the Celbridge girls in any way we can”, said Ciarán Moody, General Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Ireland.

For their part the girls did themselves, their club, Celbridge and Mitsubishi Electric proud by making it to the final. Unfortunately they were beaten but the tournament was still a very successful and enjoyable journey for all concerned.