Events and conferences

Vying for AIRAH’s innovation accolade

In the lead-up to the AIRAH Awards 2020, HVAC&R News is profiling finalists in the various categories. The AIRAH Awards recognise excellence and achievement in Australia’s HVAC&R industry. This year’s awards ceremony will be conducted online on Tuesday, November 10. Following an independent judging process, finalists across 11 categories have now been announced. The Excellence […]

News

COVID-19 treatment facility completed inside 12 weeks

A Melbourne building that formerly served as part of the Peter MacCallum Hospital has been converted into a specialist 84-bed COVID-19 treatment facility inside three months. Completed as part of the Victorian government’s $1.9 billion health funding boost, St Vincent’s on the Park has substantially increased Victoria’s ability to deal with pandemic patients. Head contractor […]

Advisory note
Education

A.G. Coombs expands COVID-19 advice

A.G. Coombs has expanded on its recently published advisory note exploring how COVID-19 could interact with HVAC systems, and has released a series of advisory notes. The note series provides further information and advice about COVID-19 and HVAC systems. The COVID-19 Advisory Notes Series includes: Building Services Operation and Maintenance in COVID-19In the COVID-19 situation […]

News

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 […]

Future Leader
Features

Meet our future leaders

AIRAH recently announced the finalists for its annual industry awards, and one category that always attracts great interest is the Future Leader. Sponsored by A.G. Coombs, the Future Leader award recognises emerging leaders in any facet of the HVAC&R industry, and may include engineers, designers and drafters, project managers and supervisors, tradespeople, commissioning and maintenance […]

Health and Wellbeing
Legislation Updates Public Comment

Health and Wellbeing regs up for review

The Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 are scheduled to expire in December 2019 after 10 years of operation. New regulations have now been drafted, along with a regulatory impact statement (RIS). According to A.G. Coombs’ strategic development director Bryon Price, F.AIRAH, the primary area of interest for buildings and facilities relates to the […]

News

Securing your BMCS

Building services specialist A.G. Coombs has published an advisory note about building management control systems. “In modern buildings, building management and control systems (BMCS) are responsible for the operation of critical systems including air conditioning, ventilation, lighting, backup power supplies and, often, building security and access. “These critical systems can be let down by compromised […]

Events and conferences

AIRAH Award winners announced

The stand-out projects, people and products of the Australian HVAC&R industry took centre stage at the black-tie AIRAH Awards presentation dinner held at Melbourne’s Central Pier on Thursday, November 15. Recognised as Australia’s premier annual HVAC&R awards ceremony, the AIRAH Awards celebrate the industry’s exemplar projects, high achievers and ground-breaking research. Winners were announced across […]

Features

AIRAH Awards finalists – Excellence in Sustainability

In the lead-up to the AIRAH Awards gala dinner on November 15, HVAC&R News is profiling finalists in some of the different categories. The AIRAH Awards recognise excellence and achievement within HVAC&R, with initial nominations coming from those working within the industry. Click here to see all the finalists for the 2018 awards. The Excellence in Sustainability award, sponsored […]