They say crisis creates opportunity . . . and so it is for Andrew Hume (1999), the Director of Auscool Air Conditioning and Mechanical Services.

Recently, Andrew’s company was engaged by Erilyan Projects to supply and install all mechanical services for a Melbourne-based temporary modular resuscitation facility established to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Auscool was given ten working days to complete the project from start to finish . . . a project of this size would normal take around four to five weeks,” Andrew said.

“To assist with this very tight time frame the mechanical roof plant was pre-fabricated off site and dropped into position on the roof where we can then join all the pieces on site. We have had a team of guys working around the clock to have this building handed over to the hospital and ready for patients.

“We are extremely proud to be involved in this project and be able to provide a very important service to the hospital and the community.”

As with the rest of the construction industry, Auscool, which boasts around 100 employees, has been fortunate to have continued operations through the COVID-19 pandemic.

To quote Andrew: “Although things have slowed down on site due to social distancing rules in place we are still seeing a lot of new construction projects across all sectors coming onto the market”.

“We are very confident construction and the economy will bounce back very quickly once the coronavirus is under control and confidence is restored to the world,” he said.