Gramlick appointed Chair of Standards Australia

Tracey Gramlick has been appointed Chair of Standards Australia, becoming the first woman to serve in the position in the organisation’s almost 100-year history. Gramlick brings to the role more than 35 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, research and development, advocacy, management and marketing roles in several ASX-listed, private, not-for-profit and government enterprises, and […]

Legislation Updates

Update to flexible duct standard

The draft standard AS 4254.1 Ductwork for air-handling systems in buildings, Part 1: Flexible duct is open for comment until November 18. The document provides standardised requirements for the performance testing, manufacture and installation of flexible ducts in order to improve their thermal performance. It is particularly relevant for specifiers, manufacturers, regulatory authorities and installers […]

Public Comment

Draft standard for pliable building membranes

Standards Australia has released a draft titled “Pliable building membranes and underlays: Materials” for public comment. The document sets out the requirements for materials for use as pliable building membranes (also known as sarking or underlay), when used either independently or as a facing to other materials, such as insulation materials, and as control functions […]


Heads-up on heating from Standards Australia

As winter approaches and people start heating homes and other buildings, Standards Australia has sent out a message to raise awareness about safety and energy efficiency. Standards Australia notes that standards set out requirements for the safe design, use and energy consumption of heaters and similar electrical appliances heavily used in winter. It also points […]

Legislation Updates

The standard of safety

As the industry works towards delivering a safer and higher quality built environment, Standards Australia has highlighted AS/NZS ISO 45001: 2018 as an ideal tool for improving occupational health and safety. The standard ISO Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use was adopted by Standards Australia as AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018 […]

Adrian O'Connell

O’Connell confirmed as Standards Australia CEO

Standards Australia has announced the appointment of Adrian O’Connell as its new Chief Executive Officer. O’Connell has been Standards Australia’s acting CEO from March 2019 and was formerly Deputy CEO and General Manager International and Corporate Services since 2014. “The board is delighted to confirm Adrian as our Chief Executive Officer,” says chairman Richard Brooks. […]

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Legislation Updates Public Comment

Shape the future of Standards Australia

Standards Australia (SA) is working towards making its content more accessible to stakeholders and users, and is seeking input on how it distributes content. As part of this process it has released a Distribution and Licensing Policy Discussion Paper that is open for review. SA entered into a new distribution agreement with Techstreet recently, after a ruling that SAI […]

Techstreet and Standards Australia

Standards Australia partners with Techstreet

Techstreet has entered into an agreement with Standards Australia to become a distributor of Standards Australia’s content. Earlier this year, Standards Australia announced it was looking to expand its options for distributing content, after a court ruled that SAI Global would no longer have exclusive rights. Techstreet positions itself as a “technical information superstore” and offers […]

Bronwyn Evans

CEO steps down from Standards Australia

Standards Australia’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Bronwyn Evans has announced that she is leaving Standards Australia on Friday, March 8. Dr Evans has been the CEO of Standards Australia since October 2013. Standards Australia chairman Richard Brooks thanked Dr Evans for her significant contributions during her time as chief executive. “Bronwyn has been CEO through […]