AIRAH Awards
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Finalists announced for AIRAH Awards 2021

AIRAH has announced the finalists for the 2021 AIRAH Awards, highlighting the leaders of the HVAC&R and building services industry across 12 categories. Due to the uncertainty around ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, AIRAH made the decision to reschedule the Awards Gala to Thursday, February 17, 2022 (to be held at Doltone House, Pyrmont Point, NSW). In […]

Events and conferences

Building Physics Forum announces virtual program

A range of speakers covering matters critical to building performance has been named for the Building Physics Forum 2021. Originally scheduled to take place in Brisbane, the Forum will now be held as a live-streamed virtual event on Tuesday, October 12. As an applied science, building physics addresses air movement, thermal performance, control of moisture, […]


New course focuses on sustainable HVAC

AIRAH has released a new accredited course that delves into sustainable heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and operations. Created with the support of the ARBS Foundation, the Professional Diploma in Sustainable HVAC Design and Operation is a modular online program that offers an advanced level of professional development for HVAC&R and building services […]


Ventilation as important as vaccination say experts

As Australia ponders the challenge of reopening with COVID-19 still present in our communities, the discourse from government has focused on vaccination targets. But increasingly, the public is demanding a more thorough response to the pandemic, incorporating other critical measures. Over the past weeks, one measure in particular has become front-page news: ventilation. “Vaccination is […]

National Skills Week
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National Skills Week celebrates vital workers

Celebrating the value of apprentices and trainees across Australia, National Skills Week is taking place from August 23–29. National Skills Week is an initiative of SkillsOne, and highlights the talents and skills of apprentices and trainees across multiple industries. Industry and training organisations are encouraged to get involved. The theme this year encourages Australians to […]

Events and conferences

AIRAH updates 2021 conference schedule

Continuing precautions and restrictions around COVID-19 have led to AIRAH adjusting its 2021 conference schedule. Still slated for Sydney, AIRAH’s The Future of HVAC Conference 2021 will be moved from its originally scheduled dates of September 8–9 to November 29–30. It will also be live-streamed. AIRAH’s Building Physics Forum, originally scheduled to be held in […]

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Roll-out of professional registration begins in NSW and Victoria

July 1, 2021, marks a major step in the national professional registration era, with the NSW and Victorian governments beginning to phase in registration schemes for engineers working in these states. New South Wales has introduced the Design and Building Practitioners Regulation. Although this applies only to multi-storey (and mixed use) residential buildings initially, the […]