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

​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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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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


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


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


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


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


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


NSW announce building industry reforms

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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