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James Cameron, Executive Director

How to build better client relationships using DA19

The DA19 HVAC&R Maintenance Manual is an important tool for anyone working in HVAC maintenance.

Published: 24 February 2021


How HVAC employers can benefit from the JobTrainer initiative

AMCA members can access subsidised wages for apprentices and trainees through the JobTrainer fund.

Published: 23 February 2021


Protect your super from scammers

Be alert to the fact that scams exist and protect your identity.

Published: 22 February 2021


Apply for Mechanical Services licence early: QBCC

Lodge your application before 31 October 2021 to ensure it’s assessed in time.

Published: 19 February 2021


QLD ministers break ground at Beenleigh training facility

Attendance of three senior ministers highlights importance of QLD training facility redevelopment.

Published: 19 February 2021


The Crucial Women in Construction (CWIC) initiative

The CWIC initiative aims to support and celebrate women in the building and construction industries.

Published: 19 February 2021


Register now for one of our annual AMCA Golf Days

The AMCA Golf Day is one of our most highly anticipated events of the year. Register now.

Published: 16 February 2021


Automatic Mutual Recognition of Occupational Registrations

The AMCA welcomes measures to improve the mobility, but cautions against blanket implementation.

Published: 15 February 2021


Inspire the next generation of draftspersons

Inspire the next generation of mechanical services draftspersons by becoming a trainer and assessor.

Published: 5 February 2021


Members offer for DA19 available until 30 June 2021

The AMCA and AIRAH are pleased to announce that AMCA members can buy the new hard copy edition of DA19 HVAC&R Maintenance at the AIRAH members rate.

Published: 5 February 2021


The Women in STEM Cadetship and Advanced Apprenticeship Program

Applications are now open for the Women in STEM Cadetship and Advanced Apprenticeship Program.

Published: 10 December 2020


Updates to the Supporting Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy

Medium businesses are now eligible for the Supporting Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy.

Published: 9 December 2020


The Victorian Training Achievement Awards 2020

On November 27, the AMCA celebrated an outstanding group of young leaders in the HVAC industry.

Published: 8 December 2020


AMCA welcomes new President and Vice President in NSW

The AMCA is pleased to announce the appointments of the NSW President and Vice President.

Published: 7 December 2020


Mental health resources for Australian workers

The National Mental Health Commission has created resources to promote mentally healthy workplaces.

Published: 2 December 2020


Women & Leadership Australia scholarship deadline extended

Women in construction have a final opportunity to register their interest in scholarship funding.

Published: 1 December 2020


NSW consultation open regarding registration of design practitioners

Changes to the registration requirements for design practitioners in NSW will change the landscape.

Published: 27 November 2020


NSW awards night a welcome chance to celebrate

AMCA NSW welcomes the chance to get together while celebrating the future leaders of our industry.

Published: 26 November 2020


Are you eligible for the Boosting Apprenticeships Wage Subsidy?

New apprenticeships wage subsidy available for eligible businesses. Find out more.

Published: 25 November 2020


AMCA Queensland celebrates the career of Graham Mackrill

AMCA members and guest gathered to celebrate the outstanding career of Graham Mackrill.

Published: 25 November 2020


Awards postponed but celebrations continue

AMCA South Australia celebrates our finalists in the Michael Barnes Apprentice of the Year Awards.

Published: 25 November 2020


Construction impacts of COVID become clearer

Sharp decline lead by health, education and commercial building.

Published: 25 November 2020


ABCB releases first NCC CPD courses

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has released the first of their new NCC CPD courses.

Published: 23 November 2020


National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 to be delayed

The ABCB announced that NCC 2022 will be delayed by four months.

Published: 16 November 2020


Penalties to be introduced for unfair contract terms

The government has agreed to strengthen protections for consumers and small businesses.

Published: 12 November 2020


Michael Crook inducted to ARBS Hall of Fame

Former AMCA NSW President recognised for his commitment to industry improvement over many years.

Published: 6 November 2020


Government backs business to get economy moving

Measures targeting business take effect immediately in the hope of stimulating investment and jobs.

Published: 7 October 2020


Industry insiders fear for the health of construction

Fairer risk allocation and more collaboration the key to improving the health of construction.

Published: 28 September 2020


New project trust regime to commence in Queensland on 1 March 2021

Read on for details about new statutory trusts framework, including project trust accounts.

Published: 25 September 2020


Scheme to help small businesses get paid on time

The federal government is supporting small businesses by helping to ensure they get paid on time.

Published: 24 September 2020


NCC CPD compliance course now available

The Australian Building Codes Board has released a NCC CPD course for compliance practitioners.

Published: 23 September 2020


NCVER report shares experiences and outcomes for trade apprenticeships

NCVER has released a report that shares the experiences and outcomes for trade apprenticeships.

Published: 22 September 2020


New government initiative promotes energy efficiency training

Find out more about a range of energy efficiency training providers and options are available.

Published: 21 September 2020


Business advice: How to start a HVAC service company

If want to start your own commercial HVAC business, there are some important steps to take.

Published: 17 September 2020


Is your HVAC specialist provider an AMCA member? This is why it matters

If you need a commercial HVAC specialist, make sure they're a member of the AMCA.

Published: 10 September 2020


Mandatory registration for engineers in NSW

A mandatory registration for engineers in NSW has been introduced. Here's what you need to know.

Published: 1 September 2020


Mental health and the HVAC industry

Mental health is a critical issue in the construction industry. Here's how to help your co-workers.

Published: 31 August 2020


AMCA responds to National Registration Framework for Building Practitioners

NRF first step towards better quality, but much depends on implementation by states and territories.

Published: 28 August 2020


What you need to know about the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW)

Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 introduces mandatory registration for engineers in NSW.

Published: 27 August 2020


AMCA proudly accepts Industry Appreciation Award from Holmesglen

Industry award further recognition of AMCA's training and education strategy.

Published: 26 August 2020


Help shape future policy on HVAC technicians and contractors

Complete this survey on how the HVAC industry operates and you could win!

Published: 25 August 2020


AMCA cautious but optimistic on licensing recognition

National licensing recognition can deliver gains, but hasty implementation a risk.

Published: 21 August 2020


COVID-19 Guidelines for Victorian Building Industry: Version 7

Version 7 of the COVID-19 Guidelines for Victoria's Building Industry is now available.

Published: 21 August 2020


AMCA welcomes new Chief Executive Officer, Scott Williams

The AMCA is pleased to announce Scott Williams as its new Chief Executive Officer, starting on 10 August.

Published: 6 August 2020


What do I get for my AMCA membership?

Members of the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association (AMCA) get unrivalled access to critical information, training, and support.

Published: 31 July 2020


COVID-19 Guidelines for Victorian Building Industry: Version 6

Version 6 of the COVID-19 Guidelines for Victoria's Building Industry is now available.

Published: 29 July 2020


Healthy buildings: what they mean for the HVAC industry

The healthy building movement promotes the health and wellbeing of its occupants, but how does it impact the HVAC industry?

Published: 21 July 2020


Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Reform

QLD government makes changes to the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 to ensure fair payment of trade contractors.

Published: 20 July 2020


COVID-19 Guidelines for Victorian Building Industry: Version 5

Version 5 of the COVID-19 Guidelines for Victoria's Building and Construction Industry now available.

Published: 15 July 2020


Specialists not subbies: the benefits of becoming a HVAC specialist

If you’re looking for a rewarding career, consider becoming a heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) specialist.

Published: 13 July 2020


Prioritise needs of employers in review of education and training system

An effective training and education system must recognise the pivotal role of employers by providing incentives and removing impediments, making it easier to invest in the training of staff.

Published: 9 July 2020


New CPD to build industry understanding

NCC CPD courses will be launching in mid-late 2020, giving building and plumbing practitioners an opportunity to undertake online, self-paced and affordable training to advance their knowledge of the NCC.

Published: 30 June 2020


Reflections and update from Cbus CEO, David Atkin

In a new video, Cbus CEO, David Atkin reflects on what’s been an unprecedented 12 months.

Published: 29 June 2020


Tax for HVAC tradies: what work-related expenses can I claim?

As tax time rolls around, it’s time for workers in the HVAC industry to prepare their tax returns. Here are the work-related expenses you can claim.

Published: 26 June 2020


COVID-19 Guidelines for Victorian Building Industry: Version 4

Latest version of the COVID-19 Guidelines for Victoria's Building and Construction Industry now available.

Published: 26 June 2020


QBCC warns licensed contractors to submit Annual Financial Reporting now

If you're a licensed contractor in QLD and you haven't submitted your Annual Financial Report to the QBCC yet, there’s still time—but be quick.

Published: 24 June 2020


Guidelines to managing safety-in-design in the HVAC industry

Safety-in-design is a statutory responsibility for all those involved in building services design and construction, so it is important that we have effective end-to-end procedures that manage our safety-in-design responsibilities.

Published: 11 June 2020


Ventilation can help reduce risk of airborne transmission of COVID-19

HVAC systems can help reduce the risk of airborne transmission, but should be considered as just part of a broader strategy to limit the risk of COVID-19 infection.

Published: 1 June 2020


AMCA welcomes new Executive Director in QLD and NSW

The AMCA is pleased to announce that Adrian Shackleton started work this week as Executive Director of both AMCA Queensland and AMCA New South Wales.

Published: 28 May 2020


Industrialised Construction: The way to rebound from COVID-19

New white paper says the industrialisation of construction can help lead the sector through the COVID-19 while transforming the industry into a higher-performing and more sustainable model.

Published: 8 May 2020


Building owners and managers advised to prepare HVAC systems for the return of workers

Before reopening after a period of shutdown, building heating and cooling systems should be thoroughly inspected and serviced to avoid health and safety risks.

Published: 6 May 2020


WorkSafe webinar on industrial manslaughter

WorkSafe Victoria will be hosting a free webinar on the Industrial Manslaughter legislation, which comes into effect 1 July.

Published: 29 April 2020


ATO extends time to enrol for the JobKeeper scheme

The ATO has extended the time to enrol for the initial JobKeeper periods from 30 April 2020 until 31 May 2020.

Published: 27 April 2020


COVID-19 Guidelines for Victorian Building Industry: Version 3

Latest version of the COVID-19 Guidelines for Victoria's Building and Construction Industry now available.

Published: 21 April 2020


With Cbus, you are not alone

Cbus Chair, Steve Bracks AC and CEO, David Atkin, have recorded a message about how Cbus is set up to manage super through these turbulent times.

Published: 21 April 2020


ASHRAE statements on COVID19 and HVAC

ASHRAE has published two statements regarding COVID-19 and the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems in buildings.

Published: 14 April 2020


QLD Government releases coronavirus FAQ

QLD government confirms ESM should continue throughout COVID-19 pandemic.

Published: 9 April 2020


Technical guidelines issued by the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority

The Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority (VHHSBA) has recently updated Health Technical Advice which provides important information for HVAC project delivery and service and maintenance activity within the Victorian health sector.

Published: 8 April 2020


AMCA welcomes statement from Victorian Treasurer

QLD government confirms ESM should continue throughout COVID-19 pandemic.

Published: 8 April 2020


​COVID-19 Guidelines for the Victorian Building Industry

Statement released from the Victorian Building Industry Consultative Committee regarding practices on building sites.

Published: 6 April 2020


Government announces $130b JobSeeker Payment

the Federal Government announced a new $130 billion JobKeeper package, which aims to keep workers connected with their employers and keep Australians in jobs.

Published: 3 April 2020


COVID-19: Cbus response to the COVID-19 outbreak

Cbus continues to do all it can to assist members, employers and sponsoring organisations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Published: 27 March 2020


COVID-19: ATO website updated with latest news

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has updated its website with essential information about tax and superannuation changes.

Published: 27 March 2020


COVID-19: Building and construction industry employers and unions unite on COVID-19 safety message

Victorian industry unites to stress the need to follow strict hygiene and social distancing measures to ensure sites can be kept safe and stay open.

Published: 25 March 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19) declared global health pandemic

The World Health Organisation has formally declared COVID-19 a global health pandemic. Public health officials and experts are encouraging all individuals, businesses and the community at large to do their part to respond to the emerging public healt

Published: 18 March 2020


Cbus works hard to keep members covered

Cbus and other industry stakeholders have engaged closely with government to ensure at risk workers retain automatic insurance protections.

Published: 26 February 2020


NSW Government to recognise Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme

NSW Minister for Better Regulation, Kevin Anderson, has announced major changes to the regulatory regime for fire protection systems.

Published: 25 February 2020


Update your Red Card to nationally recognised White Card

Are you eligible to transfer your Victorian 'Red Card' to a nationally recognised 'White Card'?

Published: 19 February 2020


QLD Government responds to building fairness reform recommendations

The Queensland Government has either accepted or accepted in principle all 20 recommendations proposed in the Building Industry Fairness Reform Report.

Published: 18 February 2020


Expressions of interest needed for fan engineering program

AMCA Tasmania is seeking expressions of interest for a training program targeted at fan engineers who currently work in the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning industry.

Published: 18 February 2020


BIM use by mechanical contractors delivers business value

Join our webinar to learn how mechanical contractors are using BIM to reduce labour and materials costs while improving schedule performance and productivity.

Published: 12 February 2020


HVAC Centre of Excellence wins international award

AMCA and Holmesglen institute recognised for HVAC Centre of Excellence with CIBSE award in the category of Learning and Development.

Published: 12 February 2020


Register your interest for study tour in Seattle

Join a group of AMCA members for an invaluable study tour in Seattle that includes site tours of leading US contractors and global innovators, Amazon and Boeing.

Published: 30 January 2020


Queensland Government to release draft principles for Lean construction

Have your say on the Queensland Government's new draft principles for lean construction on government projects.

Published: 30 January 2020


Plans released for the future of building and construction in NSW

New plans to introduce new ratings system for industry professionals, powers for the building regulator.

Published: 30 January 2020


Smoke haze alert: Keeping your employees safe from bushfire smoke

As bushfires continue to burn across the country, the AMCA is encouraging all members to review relevant health and safety policies.

Published: 30 January 2020


Kickstart the new year with fresh goals

Whether you’re trying to get fitter, quit a bad habit or save a little more – here are a few ideas to help you and your employees put your best foot forward in 2020.

Published: 30 January 2020


AMCA announce Apprentices of the Year at Charity Dinner

Held at the beautiful Adelaide Zoo rotunda, AMCA South Australia proudly announced joint winners of this year's Michael Barnes Apprentice of the Year award.

Published: 18 December 2019


QBCC annual reporting requirements due 31 December

Due 31 December 2019, new reporting requirements aims to ensure every building contractor in Queensland has a strong, financially sustainable business.

Published: 18 December 2019


Government takes next step to strengthen protections against unfair contract terms

A new round of consultations has been announced to explore options to further enhance Unfair Contract Term protections for small business.

Published: 16 December 2019


Victorian research project aims to identify workforce supply challenges

Research project to inform recommendations for improvements to workforce supply and quality in the Victorian building and construction industry.

Published: 16 December 2019


New legislation to combat illegal phoenix activity

New legislation before the parliament would impose significant penalties of up to 10 years jail on company directors who are found to have engaged in illegal phoenix activities.

Published: 12 December 2019


Government seeks more harmonious workplaces

Government seeks feedback on ways to improve business productivity, grow wages and reduce industrial conflict through the promotion of harmonious and cooperative workplaces.

Published: 10 December 2019


Fatality highlights risks of working with pressurised pipe

AMCA members are reminder about the dangers of working with pressurised pipe and some of the control measures that can be used to protect workers.

Published: 5 December 2019


Members offer for DA19 available until 31 January 2020.

The AMCA and AIRAH are pleased to announce that AMCA members can buy the new hard copy edition of DA19 HVAC&R Maintenance at the AIRAH members rate.

Published: 2 December 2019


What do changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law mean for you?

Significant changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law have altered the existing Chain of Responsibility (CoR) obligations of companies involved in heavy vehicle transport activities.

Published: 15 November 2019


ACT industry gathers to celebrate at annual Gala Dinner

Industry in Canberra celebrate a year of achievement at annual Gala Dinner.

Published: 14 November 2019


​Building reform on agenda at industry forum

AMCA highlights the need for proposed building reforms to better reflect the procurement models and contractual arrangements that currently drive project delivery.

Published: 3 September 2019


AMCA appears at ACT inquiry into building quality

AMCA states the need for mechanical services to be a licensed trade; emphasises importance of training for new workers.

Published: 8 August 2019


AMCA meets with ACT government regarding mechanical services

Licensing and training on the agenda as AMCA meets with AMCA government to discuss building quality.

Published: 16 July 2019


End of financial year: What you need to know

The team at Cbus share a few tips about what you need to know before this end of financial year.

Published: 18 June 2019


Top issues facing small building and construction businesses

The Cbus Small Business Insights Report surveys more than 900 Cbus employers from the Australian building and construction industry.​

Published: 3 June 2019


What does the Federal Budget 2019-20 mean for you?

Based on their unique insight into Australian building and construction businesses, Cbus provides you with an overview of what the Federal Budget might mean for your business.

Published: 3 June 2019


Leading US health provider to present at Construction Innovation Forum

The AMCA is excited to announce that leading US health care provider, Mercy Health, will team up with ENGworks at this year's forum to present on how they are using an Enhanced Integration (EI) process to connect and optimise all aspects of the facil

Published: 24 May 2019


BIM-MEP AUS release new Discipline and Roles Guideline

BIM-MEPAUS is excited to announce the release of a new Discipline and Roles Guidelines, providing project teams and asset managers with a framework for defining and coordinating design services, work packages and BIM models.

Published: 24 May 2019


Final Call: Funding available for women's leadership development

Last chance to nominate someone for grants of between $3,000 and $7,000 to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s construction sector.

Published: 23 May 2019


Australian Construction Market Report - May 2019

Having increased by around 11% last financial year, growth is expected to moderate in the Non-residential building sector over the next two years.

Published: 23 May 2019


Nominations open for Victorian Training Achievement Awards

AMCA Victoria’s Training Achievement Awards aims to recognise apprentices and trainees who have achieved excellence when undertaking training with AMCA member companies.

Published: 23 May 2019


Future:Air: Challenges and opportunities

Industry leaders from United States, European Union and Australia share their thoughts on the future of air conditioning and refrigeration.

Published: 23 May 2019


Acclaimed strategist to deliver business planning workshop at AMCA Conference

The AMCA is excited to announce that internationally renowned strategist, Dr Graham Kenny, will deliver a tailored business planning workshop at this year’s AMCA National Conference.

Published: 23 May 2019


NCC 2019 commences

The National Construction Code 2019 commenced this month; however, a 12-month transition period applies for all energy efficiency provisions in Section J.

Published: 23 May 2019


Funding available for women's leadership development

Women & Leadership Australia is providing grants of between $3,000 and $7,000 to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s construction sector.

Published: 12 April 2019


Leading US contractor to present at this year’s Construction Innovation Forum

The AMCA is excited to announce the return of crowd favourite and Vice President of Corporate Technology at The Hill Group (USA), Dave Pikey, as our latest keynote presenter at the tenth Construction Innovation Forum.

Published: 12 April 2019


ATO release information on claimable tax

The Australian Taxation Office has released a series of factsheets and videos to assist those working in the building and construction industry with their tax claims.

Published: 12 April 2019


Register now for AIRAH Section J Seminar

Get familiar with the key changes in Section J of the National Construction Code by attending the upcoming seminar series hosted by AIRAH.

Published: 12 April 2019


BIM-MEP AUS launch new data management tool

BIM-MEP AUS is excited to announce a major step forward for managing project and asset data with the launch of the tool form managing shared parameters.

Published: 12 April 2019


Construction Innovation Forum - Celebrating 10 Years

The excitement around the Construction Innovation 2019 Forum is gathering momentum as we celebrate our tenth year. This year marks the return of Dave Pikey from The Hill Group - a US mechanical contractor - Vice President of Corporate Technology and

Published: 11 April 2019


BIM-MEP AUS - Launch New Data Management Tool

We are excited to announce a major step forward for managing project and asset data - The new BIM-MEP AUS shared parameter table contains a list of standardised parameters established through the BMA industry workshops.

Published: 11 April 2019

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AMCA recognised as leader in digital construction

In the March edition of Infrastructure Magazine, an in-depth profile of the Victorian Digital Asset Strategy cited BIM-MEP AUS as a prime example of the benefits that can be achieved by a strategic approach to digital engineering and construction.

Published: 11 April 2019


Women & Leadership Australia

Mid to late last year Women and Leadership Australia's (WLA) 100 Days for Change campaign encouraged all organisations and individuals to make one simple pledge to advance workplace gender equality. WLA would like to build on the gender equality mome

Published: 11 April 2019


BIM-MEP AUS Events - Sydney | Melbourne | Auckland

Thank you to those who attended our recent function in Sydney - it was great to reconnect with friends and hear the positive feedback on the direction AMCA and BIM-MEP AUS are taking to help drive construction innovation through standardised modellin

Published: 11 April 2019


Super industry rallies to protect automatic insurance cover for employees

Working together with other industry super funds, Cbus was successful recently in preventing changes to legislation that would have left young construction workers without insurance.

Published: 11 April 2019


New blueprint for suicide prevention in construction industry

Earlier this month, Mates in Construction launched its Blueprint for Better Mental Health to assist in suicide prevention for workers in the construction industry.

Published: 11 April 2019


Federal Budget 2019-20: Summary

The Coalition Government handed down its final Budget before the federal election next month, serving as a useful guide as to the issues that are likely to hold prominence over the coming campaign.

Published: 5 April 2019


Weatherfoil delivers on world class catamaran

Saint John Paul II, the world's second largest catamaran, departed Hobart last month bound for the Mediterranean and carrying a HVAC system proudly delivered by AMCA member, Weatherfoil.

Published: 8 March 2019


ACCC to focus on unfair contract terms and practices in construction industry

Unfair contract terms and practices in the building industry have been identified as priority focus areas for the ACCC in 2019; however, more input from industry is required to build an evidence base for stronger policy action.

Published: 7 March 2019


Tax concierge service now open to small business

Small business taxpayers facing an adverse tax decision by the Australian Tax Office will now be able to contact the office of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman for assistance.

Published: 7 March 2019


March 11: World Plumbing Day

On March 11, industry will celebrate World Plumbing Day and the important role that plumbing plays in improving public health and living standards; however, millions still lack access to a safe, readily available water supply and sanitation.

Published: 7 March 2019


Labor Party announce policy on cascading trusts

Labor's latest policy announcement aims to ensure subcontractors are protected from insolvencies, while proposed litigation fund aims improves access to justice.

Published: 7 March 2019


Save the Date: 10th Annual Construction Innovation Forum 2019

To be held on August 22 & 23 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, this year’s Construction Innovation Forum will once again feature an exciting line-up of local and international thought leaders presenting on the future of built environ

Published: 21 February 2019


Register now for Future:Air seminar series

Global thought leaders to headline a series of breakfast seminars in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne between May 20 and 24.

Published: 21 February 2019


Safety and compliance top of Building Ministers' agenda

Australian building ministers reaffirm commitment to action on building safety and compliance, and set national plan for zero energy and carbon buildings.

Published: 21 February 2019


NSW announce building industry reforms

Building Commissioner and mandatory registration of building practitioners planned in industry shake up.

Published: 21 February 2019


NSW & VIC share top spot in State of the States report

Population growth and a strong jobs market drive retail spending and business investment in both NSW and VIC.

Published: 21 February 2019


Register Now: NCC 2019 Seminar Series

Following the preview release of all three volumes of the 2019 National Construction Code, the AMCA encourages members to register for the ABCB’s seminar series. Seminars will be held in Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney fr

Published: 21 February 2019


AMCA feedback evident in preview of National Construction Code 2019

A preview of the National Construction Code 2019 is now available from the ABCB website.

Published: 6 February 2019


AMCA Responds to Review of Unfair Contract Term Protections for Small Business

AMCA encourages government to make unfair contract term protections more accessible to small businesses operating in building and construction industry

Published: 21 December 2018


Season's greetings, end of year reflections and AMCA office hours

On behalf of the AMCA and all our staff across the country, we wish all members and their families a safe, happy and restful Christmas and New Year.

Published: 20 December 2018


AMCA raises procurement as an ACIF policy priority

Procurement practices and contract conditions to be one of the key policy priorities of the Australian Construction Industry Forum heading into the federal election.

Published: 5 December 2018


AMCA pushes important member issues at federal parliament

The AMCA walked the halls of parliament this week to meet with key political figures on important issues for the building and construction industry.

Published: 5 December 2018


Master Builders Victoria appoints Rebecca Casson as new CEO

AMCA welcomes appointment of Rebecca Casson as new CEO of Master Builders Victoria, and thanks outgoing CEO Radley de Silva for 17 years working to improve the building and construction industry.

Published: 1 November 2018


Bluehats: Incolink's new program to tackle suicide in construction

Incolink, Victoria's construction industry redundancy fund, has launched a new campaign to help stem the rise in construction industry suicide.

Published: 29 October 2018


Cold Hard Facts 3 report released

Latest edition of the Cold Hard Facts series of reports presents an up-to-date technological and economic snapshot of the refrigeration and air conditioning industry in Australia.

Published: 29 October 2018


Safety Week: Get phone smart

This year’s AMCA Safety Week Campaign focuses on mobile phone use and includes a range of practical tools and resources to help our members promote safe practice.

Published: 22 October 2018


Vale John Pilley

With sadness, the AMCA advises of the passing of John Pilley who will be remembered as a tireless advocate for AMCA members and specialist contractors more broadly.

Published: 17 October 2018


World's first comparative study in air distribution systems

ARBS Foundation releases world's first comparative study of HVAC air distribution system performance.

Published: 11 October 2018


Register now for the Building and Construction Law Conference

Building & Construction Law Conference is for the building, construction, property, infrastructure, engineering industry and the legal sector providing services in this complex and broad area of law.

Published: 8 October 2018


Cbus retirement seminars

Cbus retirement planning seminars are designed to help members understand their likely financial position at retirement, while providing information on a number of pre-retirement strategies.

Published: 7 October 2018


Reece-HVACR Announced as Partners for National Conference

AMCA welcomes Reece-HVACR as partners for this year's National Conference.

Published: 16 August 2018


Building Ministers meet to discuss SOP and building industry compliance

More work required from industry to make sure SOP and building industry compliance remains front of mind for Building Ministers.

Published: 10 August 2018


AMCA Announces Partnership with Panasonic for National Conference

Panasonic announced as corporate partner for upcoming AMCA National Conference.

Published: 8 August 2018


AMCA to Participate in Industry Roundtable on Compliance

Industry Roundtable to be held following release of report into improving the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia.

Published: 26 July 2018


Lean BIM Execution Plans - Technological Advances and Process Improvements to Drive Efficiencies

Daniel Maddocks and Stirling Ashby from Benmax Group will deliver a practical insights into Lean BIM Execution Plans at the upcoming Construction Innovation 2018 Forum.

Published: 25 July 2018


BIM in a Convergent and Connected Future

At this year's Construction Innovation Forum, AECOM's David Philp will explore the convergence of a physical and digital built environment and how smart connected built assets can enable an end to end asset life-cycle management process.

Published: 18 July 2018


ABCC Takes Action on Security of Payment

A new ABCC campaign aims to educate code covered contractors on their responsibilities to pay their subcontractors on time and if there are payment disputes, to sort these out quickly and reasonably.

Published: 17 July 2018


NEBB Australia Annual Seminar and Dinner

NEBB Australia is pleased to announce that the Annual Seminar and Dinner will be held at Oaks on Collins, Melbourne, on 6 & 7 of September 2018.

Published: 17 July 2018


AMCA Responds to Final Recommendations of the Security of Payment Laws Review

In response to the release of Mr John Murray's Review of Security of Payment Laws Report, the AMCA has made a submission supporting the harmonisation of security of payment legislation.

Published: 16 July 2018


Fire Safety Guideline for Impulse (Jet) Fans in Carparks

The Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council release Guideline on Fire Safety for Impulse (Jet) Fans in Car Parks.

Published: 12 July 2018


BIM-MEP AUS Technical Developments

New Autodesk Revit families released in alignment with BIM-MEP AUS specifications.

Published: 27 June 2018


BIM Forum: Cutting Edge 3D Reality Capture

C.R. Kennedy to demonstrate the latest, cutting edge 3D reality capture technology at this year's Construction Innovation Forum.

Published: 20 June 2018


National Industry Insights Report forecasts skills priorities

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) recently launched a new online resource to help ensure vocational education and training (VET) qualifications and skills are evidence based and meeting the needs of industry.

Published: 7 June 2018


NEBB Information Session: AMCA ACT

AMCA members are invited to attend an upcoming information session on the benefits of NEBB Certification.

Published: 6 June 2018


BuildingSP: Automation of MEP design and clash detection

Brett Young returns to present on how BuildingSP is using algorithms and advanced computing to perform auto-routing and interactive, real-time clash detection within the Autodesk Revit environment.

Published: 6 June 2018


Young Workers Feel Unprepared for Changing Nature of Work

Australian millennials remain uneasy about the future: worried about terrorism, robots taking their jobs, and unemployment generally, and they have little confidence in the ability of business or politicians to help them.

Published: 6 June 2018


Opposition scraps TAFE fees to end skills shortages

The Federal Opposition has promised to scrap upfront fees for 100,000 TAFE students as part of a $473 million package to boost apprenticeships and skills for young people. Details of the package were revealed by Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten.

Published: 4 June 2018


National Review of Security of Payment Laws

On 21 May 2018, the Turnbull Government released the final report of the Review of Security of Payment Laws, undertaken by Mr John Murray AM, a specialist in resolving building contract disputes and security of payment legislation.

Published: 4 June 2018


The future of construction: Robots, self-repairing buildings and a virtual world

Andrew Harris, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Sydney, and director of Laing O’Rourke’s future engineering and innovation consultancy.

Published: 30 May 2018


Calculating Cool free online seminar

Learn more about this innovative HVAC rating tool, including how to use it and what to do with the results.

Published: 29 May 2018


Artibus Innovation: Plumbing and Services Review and Update

Industry encouraged to provide feedback regarding review of Plumbing and Services trade qualifications.

Published: 22 May 2018


Info Session: HFC phase down and other changes

Information sessions in Adelaide, Townsville, Brisbane and the Gold Coast are now available for sign-up. We would greatly appreciate you circulating the information below, with links to register, to your members.

Published: 21 May 2018


AMCA congratulates David Seedsman : ARBS Hall of Fame Awards

At the gala dinner held as part of the ARBS 2018, David Seedsman of the AMCA was inducted into the ARBS Hall of Fame.

Published: 17 May 2018


AMCA ACT Networking Breakfast by Gold Sponsor Polyaire Commercial

ACT Network breakfast at 22 May 2018.

Published: 16 May 2018


BIM-MEP Aus Construction Innovation Forum

BIM-MEP Aus Construction Innovation Forum. 23 – 24 August Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Published: 16 May 2018


AMCA Responds to Transition of RAC Qualification

AMCA provides submission regarding transition of RAC qualification, but encourages more comprehensive review.

Published: 28 February 2018


AMCA Responds to Electrotechnologies Skills Forecast 2018

The AMCA welcomes the findings of the Electrotechnology Industry Skills Forecast 2018, which highlights many of the concerns raised by AMCA members in our recent Survive and Prosper Research Report.

Published: 20 February 2018


AMCA Responds to RAC Qualification Case for Change

AMCA affirms the need for a comprehensive review of the RAC Certificate III Qualification to ensure it meets the current and future needs of industry.

Published: 20 October 2017


AMCA Responds to Review of Security of Payment Laws

Following extensive consultation with members across Australia, as well as other industry stakeholders, the AMCA made a detailed response to the Commonwealth's Review of Security of Payment Laws.

Published: 4 April 2017


AMCA Responds to Research & Development Tax Incentive Review

AMCA advocates for greater flexibility in the application of Research and Development Tax incentives.

Published: 28 October 2016

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