Long-time industry stalwart Warwick Stannus, M.AIRAH, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2022.

With a strong background in both consulting and contracting in the HVAC&R industry, Stannus is recognised for his work in developing industry standards and his 19-year career at A.G. Coombs.

He started working at A.G. Coombs in 2003 in the newly created role of Group Engineering Manager. He went on to become a Design Engineer, and was instrumental in the development of many early Green Star projects in Australia. He was a key driving force behind A.G. Coombs’ work in large-scale offsite prefabrication of building services.

Stannus was also a primary instigator of the world-leading BIM-MEPAUS initiative in 2010, which digitised the design and delivery of building services in Australia. He has been recognised for his work over many years in developing innovative industry practices, and was a frequent contributor to industry journals and magazines.

In 2021, Stannus was awarded the Air conditioning and Mechanical Contractor Association’s (AMCA) Distinguished Service Award.

Stannus was also very involved in AIRAH. He spoke at several conferences, including most recently at the Australasian Building Simulation Conference 2017 and the Future of HVAC Conferences in 2014 and 2016. He also spoke at state division events and was published in Ecolibrium.

As a man who shared ideas and drove industry development, he will be sorely missed within the industry.

Feature image via A.G. Coombs.


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