WA electrical industry honours brighest sparks

CLS Electrical’s Craig Strauch (left) receives the Domestic Residence title from Energy Super's Steve Scott at this year’s National Electrical and Communications Association’s WA Excellence Awards.
CLS Electrical’s Craig Strauch (left) receives the Domestic Residence title from Energy Super's Steve Scott at this year’s National Electrical and Communications Association’s WA Excellence Awards.

A GREENWOOD-BASED of bright sparks has received state honours for its electrical work on a challenging residential project.

CLS Electrical won the Domestic Residence project title at this year’s National Electrical and Communications Association’s (NECA) WA Excellence Awards in front of more than 500 guests at Crown Perth.

Business owner Craig Strauch and his team were contracted by architect Ariane Prevost to work on the new home in Swanbourne, which features recycled timber, rammed earth walls, off-form concrete ceilings, timber batten ceilings, face block work, Corten steel panelling, copper cladding and rooftop garden.

The Swanbourne home was a unique and challenging electrical project for the CLS Electrical team.

“This was a very challenging project due to the property’s unique design and elements,” Mr Strauch said.

“In addition to featuring a rooftop garden, the house incorporated many different building materials.

“A high level of collaboration with the architect ensured the finished product was absolutely perfect.”

Mr Strauch said the award win meant a great deal to the team because it recognised their effort and quality work.

“We’re quite proud to deliver a complete electrical scope of works from start to finish, with limited detail provided at the start of the project.”

The Swanbourne home where CLS Electrical completed a standout job.

The Apprentice Awards winners were also announced on the night.

The winners advance to the national NECA awards in Brisbane during November.

2019 NECA WA Excellence Awards winners

Domestic Residence Project

CLS Electrical Service for Jameson Rd, Swanbourne

Energy Efficiency Project

Lynx Integrated Systems for The Westin Perth

Industrial Small Project

Fredon WA Electrical for RAAF Pearce flight line shelters

Industrial Medium Project

MEEC for CBH throughput enhancement project

Industrial Large Project

Civmec for Gruyere gold project

Commercial Small Project

Calibre Electrical Contractors for Wickham community hub

Commercial Medium Project

Leader Cabling Systems for the City of Joondalup office fit-out

Commercial Large Project

Melchor Electrical for Woodside headquarters fit-out

Voice / Data Communications & Audio Visual Project

Engie Services – DESA for Woodside Capital Square communications fit-out

Work Health Safety Project

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering for Sino iron project

Work Health Safety Company

Programmed Electrical Technologies for programmed safety system Noggin

Small Contracting Business

MEEC

Apprentice Award winners

1st Year Apprentice

Emerson Johnston, Electrical Group Training

2nd Year Apprentice

Corree Corbert, Mineral Resources

3rd Year Apprentice

Laurina Fitzpatrick, Electrical Group Training

4th Year Apprentice (Commercial/Domestic)

Alexander Carmichael, Electrical Group Training

4th Year Apprentice (Industrial)

Elizabeth Dowsett, BHP

4th Year Apprentice (Communications)

Abraham Schutte, Electrical Group Training

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