Environmental performance grants
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City of Sydney environmental performance grants

Round one of City of Sydney’s environmental performance grants is open from February 6 until March 11. The program offers a powerful incentive to act and make change by offering support focused on encouraging innovation and environmental leadership, and addressing some of the barriers that communities face when considering action. Through the grants and sponsorship […]

Engineering Reimagined - Aurecon podcast
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Aurecon debuts Engineering Reimagined podcast

Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has announced its foray into podcasting with the release of Engineering Reimagined. In it, Aurecon employees interview experts on topics that are “changing our world”. The series will focus on people’s envisioning of the future, as well as their roles within it. “We want our audience, and ourselves, […]

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Trajectory on track, but focus is on fire

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) met in Hobart on February 8 to discuss issues ranging from safety to energy efficiency. The BMF oversees policy and regulatory issues affecting Australia’s building and construction industries. It is made up of federal and state and territory government ministers who have responsibility for building and construction. It was thought […]

NCC 2019 Preview
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NCC 2019 Preview release

The NCC (National Construction Code) 2019 Preview has been released. Versions of all three volumes and the guide to volume one are now available to download as PDFs. The NCC sets the minimum acceptable standards for all new construction work in Australia. Since 2005, it has included provisions in Section J for energy efficiency, including […]

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Heatcraft renews support for WorldSkills

WorldSkills Australia (WSA) partner Heatcraft has announced its major sponsorship of the Refrigeration category for both the 2019 round of regional competitions and the 2020 WSA National Refrigeration Competition. It marks a 23-year association between Heatcraft and WSA. “This is a long-established affiliation that aligns firmly with our core business and values, being a heritage of […]

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Madew and Verwer earn Australia Day 2019 honours

Two building industry veterans and sustainability champions have earned Order of Australia recognition in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List. Outgoing Green Building Council of Australia CEO Romilly Madew and former Property Council of Australia CEO Peter Verwer were cited for their services to the Australian built environment. Madew, who has also served as deputy […]