Our Expertise

We've got the expertise – from concept to completion.

Project Management – Years of combined experience and talent have made our project management team among the most accomplished in the industry. All have done the hard yards, learning every facet of the industry through a combination of formal and informal on-the-job training. In the process they’ve developed an exceptional eye for detail and, perhaps more importantly, the instinct to know what works, when and why. Back this up with our internal administration and management systems and you have a reliable recipe for success on every project.

Mechanical Engineering – The science of air conditioning is both complex and intricate and requires specialist engineering knowledge to construct a successful system. We are well known throughout the industry for the science behind our designs, enabling us to undertake all kinds of engineering functions including:

  • Heat load calculations for system sizing
  • Complete system design, including ductwork, pipe work and equipment selections
  • Energy auditing and building performance tuning
  • Energy modelling for NABERS ratings and energy auditing
  • CFD modelling for Green Star credits, BCA alternative solutions and flow visualisation
  • NCC compliance assessment and certification

We have a number of Registered Building Practitioners and are dedicated to ensuring our engineers are up to date with current practice. In fact, we put a lot of time into research and development of current HVAC design practices and solutions, both in-house and through our alliance with RMIT, to ensure we can offer the best and most accurate solution for your challenges.

Technical Expertise – D&E utilises Building Information Modelling (BIM) to engineer, draft and coordinate both renovation and new construction projects. This process allows better coordination, faster QA checks and ultimately quicker and more accurate installation on site. We are working with the AMCA’s BIM-MEPAUS initiative to provide consistency in design to fabrication modelling for consultants, contractors and suppliers alike.

Design & Estimating – Our specialist team of designers are skilled at transforming concepts into reality. No matter your budget or brief, we will design a solution that suits your requirements and delivers value for money.

Prefabrication – Our pre-fabrication facilities in our factory at Rowville and Geelong can help reduce overall costs, time and labour for your project. D&E uses the most advanced and efficient fabrication techniques and equipment.

Manufacturing – We have our own dedicated sheetmetal and pipework facilities in Victoria, employing around 100 staff. Here, we produce every kind of ductwork and piping from virtually any material, using high quality drawings and MAP software. We have an active safety document and review process. This in-house capability means we are not reliant on external suppliers and can have total hands-on control over cost, quality and delivery for your project. We pride ourselves on meeting your project's lead time requirements

Commissioning – Adhering to construction phases and deadlines is an absolute we apply to every project. Throughout every stage of construction, we closely monitor and assess quality, budgets and progress to ensure that the final handover is on time and meets all commissioning standards. We have a team of rapid response technicians available 24/7 to resolve any issues. You and your project are our priority.

Our Service Difference – D&E delivers an expert, hands-on service for both existing buildings and post-construction phase new builds, designed to ensure you get the greatest return on your investment. We provide full life-cycle support, including designated account managers, specific maintenance planning, plant tuning for comfort and efficiency optimisation and prompt response times for reactive works.

Our expert team of designated maintenance managers are on hand to provide:

  • Scheduled routine works
  • Programming and forecasting scheduled works
  • Breakdowns and ad-hoc repairs
  • Emergency repairs
  • Plant tuning and optimisation
  • Recording and reporting, measuring against Key Performance Indicators
  • Auditing and quality assurance on maintenance items
  • BMS Validation
  • Subcontractor management (where required)

The maximum service life of a plant and equipment can only be achieved when the service provider is committed to providing the highest standard of service delivery. That’s why we focus on core maintenance procedures that enhance plant longevity and reduce reactive works.

On top of this, we drive collaboration with every client. We hold structured reporting and management meetings to ensure we always have your key goals and objectives at the core of what we do.