All that glitters is platinum

DESA Australia’s reputation for quality electrical projects has been further enhanced after winning the prestigious Schneider Electric Clipsal C-Bus Platinum Partner of the year award.

This award was within the Commercial Large Projects Category in recognition of the great C-bus project rolled out by DESA Australia for Coles Tooronga Head Office.

Even though nominated and confident of the high quality of work, it still came as a surprise to the team, who weren’t expecting to take home the award.
We were certainly not expecting to be honoured by Clipsal. I would have worked on my acceptance speech little more!” said DESA Australia General Manager Daryl Clapton.

The project involved the implementation of Cbus for the control of all lighting and integration with the Schneider BMS system at the Tooronga facility. This provided Coles with a fully automated, flexible and energy efficient lighting solution.

It was a substantial project that took around 9 months to complete. All the works had to be done on weekends as we were pulling out existing switchboards and replacing them with new switchboards. This could only be done after hours,” said Daryl.AwardSpeech

It’s also an unusual building with a really large footprint broken into ‘modules’ – up to 10 modules per level. When you look at it, even though it’s only 4-5 floors high, the work involved was equivalent to an inner city office tower”.

A lot of planning went into delivering the project on time and on budget. All the switchboards were built off-site and had to be configured to suit each module.

What started out sounding like a reasonably easy task, ended up being a fairly complex system of programming to make it do what it was supposed to do,” said Daryl. “The guys did a great job to ensure each module was operational within such a small window of time”.

The award is a great acknowledgment of DESA’s technical ability and demonstrates how the internal divisions are able to engage with each other to provide an award-winning outcome for DESA clients.

About DESA Australia

DESA Australia is a leading provider of infrastructure services to corporate business, government and the Australian Defence Force.

Founded in 1989, DESA Australia is a privately held company with offices in all major Australian capital cities, delivering high tech communications and electrical cabling solutions. DESA Australia has specialist skills in Data Centre, Security, Wireless, Audio Visual, Voice and Network infrastructure design, installation and maintenance.

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