Heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) is a significant industry, contributing approximately $7.8 billion to the Australian economy annually. It consists of over 6,400 businesses employing over 18,900 people, and contributes to the health, wellbeing, productivity and standard of living of every Australian.

Sumit Oberoi, Executive Director
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Reece-HVACR Announced as Partners for National Conference

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

Published: 16 August 2018

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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

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AMCA Announces Partnership with Panasonic for National Conference

Panasonic announced as corporate partner for upcoming AMCA National Conference.

Published: 8 August 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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BIM-MEP AUS Technical Developments

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

Published: 27 June 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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BIM-MEP Aus Construction Innovation Forum

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

Published: 16 May 2018

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AMCA Responds to Transition of RAC Qualification

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

Published: 28 February 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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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