The new International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney, which will host ARBS 2018 in May next year, will also be the subject of a case study being presented as part of the Speaker Series programme at the event.

Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition, ARBS 2018 will showcase the future of the built environment with several new products and technologies on display. The trade show is being held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) from 8-10 May 2018, and is expected to feature more than 350 exhibitors and draw in excess of 9,000 visitors.

One of the highlights of the ARBS 2018 Speaker Series programme is a case study showcasing the unique features of the ICC’s central energy plant. To be delivered by the lead consulting engineers and contractors behind the $1.5 billion redevelopment, the session will explore challenges faced throughout the project and key lessons learnt. Presenters Shane Durkin, Engineering Services Manager, AG Coombs; Michael Dagher, Technical Director – Buildings, AECOM; and Nathan Scroope, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls, will provide details on performance levels achieved in the last 12 months and reflect on whether the project has delivered on expectations. 

Developed as a public-private partnership between the NSW government and a consortium of private companies, the ICC is constructed on the site of the old Sydney Exhibition Centre but delivers 40 per cent more exhibition space than its predecessor. The biggest combined exhibition, convention and entertainment precinct in Australia, the ICC project commenced in 2013, and took over 5.8 million hours to complete with the venue officially opened in December 2016.

Providing the industry an excellent platform for networking, the ARBS trade show connects industry professionals, engineers, contractors and technicians with global product and solution providers. Over three days, guests can see the latest products and services, talk to manufacturers and distributors, and explore how industry leaders design, control and innovate to sustainably and efficiently transform the built environment.

To book your place at the event, please visit the ARBS website.