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Property Council of Australia names its six developments of the year

The Property Council of Australia has unveiled its leading six developments from across the country as part of its 2020 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards program. “While 2020 has been a challenging year, celebrating Australia’s finest projects and the people who create them serves as a powerful reminder,” says the […]

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Project management expertise the key to revival?

A leading engineering consultancy and training provider suggest that one of the possibly overlooked keys to Australia’s economy recovery post-COVID-19 could be project management expertise. As federal and state governments allocate billions of dollars’ worth of shovel-ready infrastructure projects in an effort to boost local economies, the “Specialist project management – the engine of successful […]

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ARBS partners with NABERS on scholarships

The ARBS Education and Research Foundation has partnered with NABERS to provide scholarships to HVAC&R sole traders studying to become accredited energy and water assessors. “The ARBS Education and Research Foundation is committed to supporting further education of people employed in the HVAC industry, along with practical research into contemporary industry issues,” says ARBS Foundation […]

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IWBI launches WELL Health-Safety Rating

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has launched the WELL Health-Safety Rating for all building and facility types. The tool is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating system focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols and design strategies to address a post-COVID-19 environment. The WELL Health-Safety Rating is one of the earliest outcomes of IWBI’s Task Force […]

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AIRAH and IRHACE seal MoU

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) and the Institute of Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers of New Zealand Inc., (IRHACE) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding. Although the two member bodies have co-operated on initiatives and knowledge sharing for many years now, the arrangement has always been an informal one. […]

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Study on spread of COVID-19 in air conditioned bus

The coronavirus could be transmitted over a longer distance than previously thought, especially within an enclosed air conditioned environment, according to a study by a team of Chinese government epidemiologists. The research by the Hunan-based team throws into question the official guidelines from China’s health authorities on COVID-19 prevention to keep “a safe distance” of […]

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25 King scores WELL Certification

25 King Street Brisbane has been awarded Queensland’s first WELL Core and Shell Certification at the Platinum level. Led by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), WELL is a global rating system for advancing health and wellbeing in buildings. The sustainable structure has also earned 6 star Green Star Design and As Built ratings. Dubbed […]

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ACADS-BSG finds new owner

Building services software developer ACADS-BSG has found new ownership. The 38-year-old tech firm is now in the hands of Peter Glodic. Founded in 1981, ACADS-BSG is a building services software developer that provides building professionals with technological tools to design and check building services such as air conditioning for both new and existing buildings. More […]