Point Advisory Welcomes Ben Sichlau

We are pleased to announce that Ben Sichlau has joined Point Advisory as a manger in our sustainability service line.

Having spent nine years working across sustainability, climate change, energy and air quality projects, Ben brings to Point Advisory a broad, cross-sector skillset with a focus on the quantitative and strategic aspects of sustainability.

Ben’s project management, stakeholder engagement, research and numeric experience compliments the full suite of Point Advisory’s of sustainability services.

Ben can be contacted here.

Nathan Dale presents at MelBim on Wayfinding in Hospitals

Nathan Dale presents at a recent MelBim event here in Melbourne on ‘Wayfinding Signage System in Hospitals’.

Nathan Dale, a director of Point Advisory, presents at a recent MelBim event here in Melbourne on ‘Wayfinding Signage Systems in Hospitals’ to a sold out crowd of over 300 people.

Speakers at the event included: 

  • Brian Renehan, GHD Woodhead
  • Nathan Lyon, Investa
  • Jon Mirtschin, Geometry Gym
  • Nathan Dale, Point Advisory

About MelBim

MelBIM is a not for profit group based in Melbourne, Australia that seeks to bring together the built environment community of Victoria, to share and exchange thoughts and knowledge relating to technology and innovation across the AEC+FM industry, with a particular focus on BIM.

The primary vehicle for achieving our objectives is the hosting of a bi-monthly event held at RMIT, Swanston Academic Building (SAB), City Campus. MelBIM events are free to attend and include education-based presentations from industry leaders on a wide range of BIM-related subjects.

Attendees of these events are provided a fantastic opportunity to network and engage with other professionals from backgrounds including Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Facility Management, Manufacturing, Planning, Quantity Surveying, Software Development/Vendors, AEC Services, Product Sales / Retail, Education and Government.

Further information on MelBim please visit http://www.melbim.com.au

For further information on wayfinding and BIM please contact us

Neil Salisbury appointed to the board of the Efficiency Valuation Organisation (EVO)

Point Advisory is pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Salisbury to the board of the Efficiency Valuation Organisation (EVO) in Washington DC

Point Advisory is pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Salisbury to the board of the Efficiency Valuation Organisation (EVO) in Washington DC.

EVO is a US based Non-Profit Organisation that helps organisations engineer and invest in energy efficiency projects worldwide.

Its vision is to have a global marketplace that correctly values the efficient use of natural resources and utilises end-use efficiency options as a viable alternative to supply options.

EVO develops and promotes standardised protocols, methods and tools to quantify and manage the performance risks and benefits associated with end-use energy efficiency, renewable energy and water efficiency business transactions.

Further information about EVO can be seen here http://www.evo-world.org  or contact us to learn more.

Point Advisory Exhibits at the Emissions Reduction Summit

Point Advisory exhibits at the Australian Emissions Reduction Summit, 5-6 May, MCG, Melbourne.

New ‘Sustainability Services’ Brochure

Point Advisory launches new ‘Sustainability Services’ offering that includes; energy management, climate change, environmental management, green building, product sustainability, audit and assurance services.

Point Advisory is a integrated sustainability solutions consultancy based in Melbourne, Australia specialising in a range of professional services to help our clients create value and maximise competitive advantage.

We partner with clients across a wide range of sectors to address their challenges and create customised solutions.

Our sustainability services include;

  • Energy Management
  • Climate Change Mitigation
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Management
  • Green Building Solutions
  • Product Sustainability
  • Measurement and Verification
  • Audit and Assurance

Or contact us if you’d like further information.

Point Advisory Welcomes Hany Nakhla

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Hany Nakhla as BIM Manager at Point Advisory

Point Advisory is pleased to announce the appointment of Hany Nakhla to our Sustainable Building Design team.

Hany has 20 years of experience as a technical project manager and has been specialising in BIM for the past 18 years. Hany’s experience in BIM workflows and system development began in 1996, where he worked for a global software developer (Bentley Systems) as Senior Analyst (BIM & CAD).

Hany has worked extensively throughout the Asia Pacific region alongside some of the largest architectural and engineering firms including Jacobs Engineering.

Hany Nahkla can be contacted here

For further information please contact Point Advisory

Point Advisory Welcomes Christophe Brulliard

Point Advisory Welcomes Christophe Brulliard

Date: 20th March 2015

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Christophe Brulliard as Principal Consultant at Point Advisory.

Christophe was previously Associate Director at Net Balance and has over 20 years of experience in finance, natural resources economics and policy, in particular carbon, water and climate change adaptation.

This reinforces Point Advisory’s capabilities in relation to Natural Capital, climate change mitigation and adaptation, economic evaluation and modelling.

Christophe Brulliard can be contacted here

For further information please contact Point Advisory

The AMCA Welcomes Point Advisory

The AMCA Welcomes Point Advisory

On 17th March 2015, the AMCA (Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association) welcomed Point Advisory on board as a new industry member.

Visit AMCA website: http://www.amca.com.au/

Who is AMCA?

The Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors’ Association (AMCA) is a nation wide trade association serving companies that operate in the commercial/industrial sector of the industry. AMCA has been serving the industry and its members since 1961.

Like all trade and employer associations, the AMCA exists to serve its members.

AMCA acts as the industry’s voice in dealing with governments at all levels, other construction and service industry groups and the unions.

AMCA is the only industry and employer association that is exclusively dedicated to the air conditioning and mechanical services industry.

Since inception, AMCA’s objectives have been to promote and protect the interests and welfare of the air conditioning and mechanical services industry, its members, and the public they serve.

Members of the AMCA design, install and provide ongoing service of air conditioning and mechanical ventilation systems. Our members have:

  • years of experience in the industry
  • a proven record of achievement in the installation of commercial and industrial plant
  • worked on the most complex projects in Australia

The air conditioning and mechanical services industry is diverse, complex and at the cutting edge of environmental and energy efficiency issues. Our members collectively are responsible for:

  • $1.2 billion in value of new plant installed annually
  • $500m equipment service and maintenance work
  • The employment of some 8,000 people

AMCA has a ‘membership value’ proposition that members, in which every state they reside, we endeavour to provide a uniform standard of service. Our proposition is:

As a member of the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association your company will be part of a specialist Association that is directed by the needs of its members who are engaged in the building services industry. The Association is committeed to improving the commercial conditions of its members and providing them with the tools and resources to operate efficiently and profitably while meeting all of its regulatory and community responsibilities.

All members will have access to services that include:

  • industry specific training courses
  • workplace health and safety
  • human resource management support
  • industry publications
  • market intelligence
  • careers advice and information
  • contract guidance
  • regular newsletters

Industry Specific Training

Industry specific training is available to members and other industry personnel. For details of training available select the training tab from the home page.

Workplace Health and Safety

Change is a constant feature of the WHS situation over recent years and more responsibility is being placed onto employes. Recent amendments to the WHS and workers compensation legislation mean that there is a direct link between the performance on the job and the WorkCover premium that is paid. By improving your safety record, direct cost savings can be achieved. There is a big incentive for employers to get it right in WHS. AMCA is able to assist.

The AMCA ‘hands on’ service can positively assist members. Through its quarterly workplace safety incidence survey, members are able to evaluate the performance of their business against the industry average.

Human Resource Management Support

AMCA members bring the skills of their people to projects. Managing these people and allowing them to develop to their full potential is an important responsibility for management. AMCA has a range of people to advise and assist our members. These people are supported by a suite of industry specific publications.

Industry Publications

Each AMCA state organisation has developed publications which are useful and helpful to members in running their business.

For details of the publications available in each state contact should be made with the state office.

Market Intelligence

Having the correct statistical information at your fingertips is important for business planning, AMCA is able to help members with a range of important statistical information that is not available through any other source. This information is regularly circulated to members.

Careers in Air Conditioning

Bringing talented young people into the industry and training them is critical for the industry’s future. AMCA actively promotes apprenticeships and other training options through the dissemination of career information and promotes the industry and its opportunities at a range of career promotion events.

Contract Guidance

Through our relationship with a range of legal advisers, members have access to specialised knowledge on legal and contractual matters from the point of view of the specialist contractor.

When companies prepare their own documentation ‘on the run’ or sign up to a builders’ conditions, problems often occur. AMCA assists members in their day to day business operations through the provision of standard documentation and forms. The AMCA documentation prevents many disputes from occurring.

Regular Newsletters

Keeping members and the broader industry up to date with the latest trends and information is a function that we regard highly. To ensure that our members are up to date and hear the information first hand, AMCA conducts regular briefing functions by key people and organisations and distributes a range of newsletters and e-bulletins.

Become a Member

Interested in becoming a member?

Discover the extensive array of benefits to contractors and associate/industry members.

Contact your local AMCA office

AMCA Industry Initiative

BIM-MEPAUS launched with the aim of facilitating the implementation of Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery within the Australian Construction Building Services Sector. Visit the website

© Copyright 2013 AMCA – All rights reserved.

Breakfast Seminar, 4th March

Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) – What’s in it for you?

In this interactive session you will have the opportunity to learn all about EPDs from industry experts including the Green Building Council, hear about the Australasian EPD Programme and understand what’s in it for you.

Topics will include;

  • What are they?
  • Why would you get one?
  • How to go about it all?
  • Industry case studies

Speakers & panellists:

  • Jorge Chapa – Exe. Director, Green Star Development and Operations, Green Building Council
  • Rob Rouwette – President of the Australia Life Cycle Assessment Society
  • Alena Leonardi – Marketing Manager, WE-EF Lighting
  • Barbara Nebel – Managing Director, PE International in Australia & NZ

Wednesday 4th March 2015

7am – 9am (for a 7.30am start)

Point Advisory
‘The Glasshouse’
Level 17, 31 Queen St,
Melbourne VIC 3000

Free event, but seats are limited.

Sponsored by Point Advisory and PE International

RSVP to info@pointadvisory.com

Vibrant Gujarat 2015

The Global Business Hub – 7th Global Summit

Neil Salisbury, Managing Director of Point Advisory will be attending this year’s 7th Vibrant Gujarat Summit in India, The Global Business Hub.

The last Vibrant Gujarat summit in 2013 was a great example of a visionary approach of the Government of Gujarat towards inclusive and sustainable development. The sixth edition of the summit provided enormous prospects to the State to display its strengths, progressive stand, initiatives taken to improve governance, investor friendly climate and art & culture of Gujarat.

Six summits held so far have been a resounding success that immensely contributed to transformation of Gujarat into a “Global Business Hub“. The brand “Vibrant Gujarat” began as an “investors’ summit” has now evolved into an ideal platform for knowledge sharing, social and business transformation. The Summit gradually evolved into a round-the-year investment promotion exercise with events scheduled well in advance of the main Summit planned in 2015.

The prime focus of Government of Gujarat is Inclusive development and the key areas for development identified included: Innovation, Sustainability, Youth & Skill Development, Knowledge Sharing and Networking. Also, this Summit is an ideal convergence for other states and other countries to showcase their strengths, highlight business opportunities, facilitate knowledge dissemination etc. It also provides an attractive opportunity to its participants to understand the potential of Gujarat in various sectors. Besides, it provides platform to interact with policy makers, industry leaders, and renowned academicians from all over the world.