Our leading Engineering department is driven by highly skilled engineering and technical staff who focus solely on refurbishments, new works, retrofits, supply and installations of all HVAC systems. Offering a turnkey solution, the Engineering division has worked on some key projects, including:
- Nelson Mandela Square
- Four Seasons Hotel – The Westcliff
- Cape Gate Shopping Centre
- Centurion Mall
- SAPPI head office
Having over 35 years of industry experience, we have established solid relationships with our suppliers and are therefore able to negotiate the best rates for equipment with many of our top suppliers providing us with a 24/7 service.
These include: Advantage Air, Bearing Man, Danfoss, Duct Shop, Ductserve, Dunham Bush, Heating Centre, HPI, Industrial Valves, Johnson Controls, Kerr Valve, Lido Electrical, Performance Air, Peter Groves Air Conditioning, Rochas Hardware, Skyshot Climate Solutions, Specvalve, Systemair, TROX, Viking Air Conditioning and many more.
Our relationship with our suppliers has, and always will be paramount to us, as we cannot survive without them.
The operation of our Engineering division
The department is headed by our Engineering Manager, Gerhard Dirker together with our Project Engineer, Andre van der Merwe, who jointly manage the departments Engineering, Project Management, Estimating, Draughting and Procurement divisions.
Ampair’s Engineering Department does various projects from large scale multi-million rand projects to smaller refurbishments and shop fit outs. Our team of Project Managers and Site Managers run the various projects from start to finish. We are very well resourced with approximately 60 full time in-house suitably qualified installers varying from refrigeration technicians, electricians, ducting erectors, lagging and pipe fitters.
Our installation teams regularly receive training on new products and installation methods. We are suitably equipped for out of town projects anywhere in South Africa and neighbouring countries.
Our Engineering Department prides itself in being one of the best geared and skilled teams for refurbishment work as well as new installations. We have extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of HVAC contracting from Retail/Malls, Hotels, Data Centres, Casino’s, Office Blocks and Mixed-Use facilities.
We have a dedicated Estimating Division that is headed by Neil Bothma. This division focuses solely on quotes and tenders to ensure solid workflow. We also have in-house engineering skills to assist with design and supply projects as well as engineering submittals. Our Drafting Division works off the latest design software, including AutoCAD and Revit MEP for all shops drawings, design drawings and as built drawings.
Sammy Gambrah is our Quality Assurance Officer and does all our quality control and assurance. He also assists with skills development, training and commissioning.
We have qualified Technical Managers and Commissioning Technicians with all the required commissioning and verification instrumentation to ensure all projects are thoroughly commissioned and controls are thoroughly set up and programmed. We also design and build control panels as part of our value added services.
We have an internal Health and Safety Department and our Safety Managers are assisted by qualified Safety Representatives that are dedicated to the larger sites. We strive to ensure a safe working environment for all.