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Rock gods in glass

Western Australian glass company Cooling Brothers has supplied DigiGlass panels that pay tribute to one of the greatest rock groups of all time – Led Zeppelin. The images of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are a part of “Legends Corner” for Rock Art Building-01 in Melbourne – a permanent public art exhibition. The installation is […]

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ARBS Awards winners announced

The much-anticipated ARBS Awards ceremony was held at the ICC Grand Ballroom in Sydney on Wednesday, May 9. A panel of industry experts evaluated the nominations based on various criteria such as leadership, sustainability, performance and innovation. The award winners were: The ARBS Young Achiever Award 2018 Jason Harrison, Airmaster Australia The ARBS Product Excellence […]

Events and conferences

Grab the ARBS app!

With ARBS less than a week away and more than 300 exhibitors set to fill the main hall of the International Convention Centre in Sydney’s Darling Harbour, the AIRAH team have been busy preparing a plan of attack. That job has been made a lot easier by the ARBS app, downloadable from the ARBS website. […]

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A trade cooler than the rest

The Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE (GOTAFE) in Victoria has produced a fantastic video to promote the industry and the benefits of choosing a career in air conditioning and refrigeration. “Typically, people wanting to become tradies select the more commonly known trades such as plumbing, carpentry and electrical,” says Kate Storer from GOTAFE. “Being a […]

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Nidec to acquire Embraco

Japanese firm Nidec has announced it will acquire Embraco, Whirpool Corporation’s compressor business, in a deal worth US$1,080 million. While Nidec has traditionally been known as a major manufacturer of electric motors, it has recently added compressors to its product portfolio, first with the purchase of the Secop Group in 2017, and now with the acquisition […]

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A.G. Coombs issues advisory note

After a very dry start to the year across much of mainland southeastern Australia, A.G. Coombs has issued an advisory note: Managing Resilient Buildings – Preparing for Dust Storms. “It is important particularly during the drier months in Australia to plan for extreme weather events such as dust storms,” the company says. “In September 2009 […]

Features

Thermal Delight podcast

The 99% Invisible website has produced a podcast dedicated to HVAC&R. The program starts with a brief history lesson and looks at the work of budding engineer Willis Carrier, who is credited with inventing modern air conditioning in 1902. It tracks the rise of air conditioning as a mainstream commodity, and its impact on building […]