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 […]

General News

Hot tips from A.G. Coombs

The efficiency of condensing water heaters or boilers has made them a popular choice for new installations and as plant replacements. Recognising this, A.G. Coombs has issued an advisory note providing advice on the design, selection, installation and maintenance of such units. “Condensing boilers achieve higher efficiency by using the waste heat in flue gases […]

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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 […]

General News

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 […]