Louise Adams

Louise Adams appointed MD at Aurecon ANZ

Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has appointed Louise Adams as Managing Director Australia and New Zealand from February 2019. Adams was previously the Regional Director responsible for Aurecon’s South Australian and Victorian practice and the first female member to join the company’s global board. According to Aurecon, Adams has a passion for organisational […]

Legislation Updates

What to expect from NCC 2019

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has outlined some key changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019. The NCC sets the minimal requirements in the design, construction, performance and livability of new buildings (and new building work in existing buildings) throughout Australia. AIRAH’s Executive Manager – Government Relations and Technical Services, Phil Wilikinson, F.AIRAH, recommends the […]

News Products

Alinta Energy goes geothermal

Alinta Energy has revealed a major commitment to geothermal heating and cooling with the creation of Alinta Energy Geothermal. The new company division  was officially launched at the Fairwater housing estate in Sydney, where more than 800 homes will be served by geothermal heating and cooling in NSW’s first 6 star Green Star community. The development […]

Karen Rolton Oval

SACA’s high-tech HVAC

A new three-storey sports hub to support grassroots and women’s cricket has been built as part of a multi-million-dollar redevelopment of the South Australian Cricket Association’s (SACA) Park 25 in Adelaide. Designed by Cox Architects and constructed by Kennett Builders, the officially named Karen Rolton Oval has dramatically reduced the footprint of previous buildings while […]

Pacific HVAC Engineering

Pacific HVAC Engineering welcomes new shareholder

Pacific HVAC Engineering has welcomed a new shareholder to the business: Systemair AB of Sweden. The company’s two major Australian shareholders remain unchanged and continue to operate within the business. Pacific HVAC Engineering says it saw synergies between the international expertise, experience and knowledge of Systemair and itself. The synergies fit with the firms’ future […]

Legislation Updates

New residential AC standard

The installation and design of energy-efficient residential air conditioning is being given a helping hand following the publication of a new standard. AS/NZS5141, Residential heating and cooling systems – Minimum applications and requirements for energy efficiency, performance and comfort criteria will be published on November 26. Publication is the result of the combined effort of […]


NABERS calls for Independent Design Review panel members

NABERS has released an Expression of Interest for qualified professionals to become members of the NABERS Independent Design Review (IDR) panel for an initial period of three years. IDR panel members review design documentation and energy models created for NABERS Commitment Agreements. NABERS Commitment Agreements allow buildings that do not yet have existing energy use […]


Airtek announces CO ventilation system

Airtek has announced the release of its CO ventilation product. The company specialises in building automation systems and control systems, using BACnet protocol that is BTL tested and approved. Airtek says the challenge was to produce an uncomplicated solution that would still be informative and cost effective. “The introduction of a multi-page, colour touch screen with […]

Public Comment

Air Balancing and Water Balancing – open for review

AIRAH has released two draft revisions of Design Application manuals for public review. They are DA24 Water Balancing – A Systems Approach, and a new manual called DA04 Air Balancing – A Systems Approach. About The Application Manuals have been designed to provide a complete overview of air and water balancing and testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB), […]