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Advisory note on COVID-19 and HVAC

A.G. Coombs has published an advisory note that explores how COVID-19 may interact with HVAC systems and the steps that should be taken to reduce the spread of the virus. Although the note confirms that – according to the most recent information – COVID-19 is mainly spread through respiratory droplets, it also indicates that there […]

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AIRAH statement on COVID-19

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has suspended all scheduled events up until May 31, 2020, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH, says the Institute is closely monitoring developments regarding the coronavirus. “Unfortunately, as a result of COVID-19, AIRAH has had to make the decision to […]

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NSW Net Zero Plan

The NSW government has released its Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020–2030. It is the foundation for NSW’s action on climate change and goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Under the plan, the NSW economy will see over $11.6bn of private investment and 2,400 new jobs. Energy and Environment Minister Matt Kean says […]

Education News

$1.3bn coronavirus aid package for apprentices

The government has committed $1.3bn in wage subsidies to help small businesses retain apprentices displaced by the coronavirus downturn. As part of Australia’s COVID-19 response, the subsidies will support small businesses with funding of up to $21,000 ($7,000 per quarter) for every apprentice. The intention is to help small businesses get back on track after […]

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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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LGBTQI+ inclusion in engineering

Aurecon, Pride in Diversity and Engineers Australia have jointly launched a new community in Sydney to promote LGBTQI+ inclusion in engineering. Interengineer will be an independent industry group designed to promote LGBTQI+ inclusion through networking and advocacy activities, says the media release. The group’s formation would allow for additional support and resources towards the engineering […]

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Grosvenor appoints new COO

Grosvenor Engineering Group has announced the appointment of Graham Hindley to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Hindley is a qualified engineer, industrial relations and commerce professional. He spent 20 years in senior management roles in Sydney, Malaysia, China and Germany working for engineering and manufacturing companies. Managing Director at Grosvenor Engineering Group, Nicholas Lianos, […]