Victoria has always had a vibrant building industry with strong voices representing all stakeholders. The state is investing heavily to develop a world class, innovative building sector that can take advantage of emerging technologies and building approaches, and the AMCA is a key driver of that ambition.

Sumit Oberoi, Executive Director

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 Victoria to hold annual golf day at prestigious Huntingdale Golf Club

AMCA Victoria is pleased to announced that our Annual Golf Day will be held at the prestigious Huntingdale Golf Club on 11 February, 2019.

Published: 7 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


Victoria's Future Industries strategy drives job growth

Victoria's Future Industries Strategy drives jobs growth across key sectors including construction technologies.

Published: 31 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


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


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


New Victorian Digital Asset Strategy announced

AMCA welcomes Victorian Government's Digital Asset Strategy as an important step change in the way projects are delivered in the state.

Published: 29 August 2018


AMCA promotes industry careers to prospective apprentices and their parents

Promotion of industry career paths and opportunities vital to ensure next generation of apprentices.

Published: 29 August 2018


Victoria offers free TAFE for priority courses

From 1 January 2019, eligible students will not pay course tuition fees in 30 priority non-apprenticeship courses, statewide. A further 20 government-subsidised pre-apprenticeships will also be free.

Published: 16 August 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


AMCA Victoria Training Achievement Awards 2018

AMCA Victoria welcomes and congratulates three outstanding awards recipients as future leaders of the HVAC industry

Published: 11 August 2018


David Eynon Receives Distinguished Service Award

AMCA Victoria proudly announces former Executive Director, David Eynon, as the recipient of our Distinguished Service Award.

Published: 11 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


Daikin Masterclass and Industry Breakfast

Daikin and Box Hill Institute have partnered to offer a masterclass in the latest refrigerated air conditioning technologies.

Published: 9 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 Responds to City of Melbourne Transport Strategy

AMCA encourages City of Melbourne to ensure that essential service providers have adequate access to buildings in CBD.

Published: 31 July 2018


AMCA Responds to Victorian Plumbing Regulatory Impact Statement

AMCA welcomes standalone class of RAC, but highlights potential issues with eligibility requirements.

Published: 27 July 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


Victoria Hosts Australia's Largest Festival for Small Business

Victoria readies for its 13th annual Small Business Festival with events across metropolitan Melbourne and various regional centres.

Published: 12 July 2018


VIC Briefing: Keeping Safety Straight Forward

Join VCCI for a free interactive, informative briefing to keep you up to date with recent legal changes, including walking you through three of WorkSafe Victoria’s new compliance codes

Published: 9 July 2018


Victoria's Building Laws Changed on 1 July 2018

Changes to Victoria's building laws came into effect on 1 July, affecting all building practitioners, as well as some plumbing contractors and suppliers.

Published: 6 July 2018


Victorian Plumbing Regulations Review - Regulatory Impact Statement Released

Consultation on the Plumbing Regulations Regulatory Impact Statement and draft Regulations is now open.

Published: 6 July 2018


PSCIA National Conference 2018

Annual Plumbing Sheetmetal Coppersmiths Instructors’ Association Conference vital to the continual upskilling of Plumbing teachers and educators in Victoria.

Published: 27 June 2018


BIM-MEP AUS Technical Developments

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

Published: 27 June 2018


Book Now: AMCA Victoria Industry Dinner and Training Achievement Awards

Bookings now open for AMCA VIctoria's annual Industry Dinner and Training Achievement Awards.

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


AMCA announce partnership with APE Mobile

New AMCA partnership offers intelligent site management and pre-configured documentation to you and your teams.

Published: 7 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


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


Nominations open for AMCA Victorian Training Awards

AMCA Victoria is please to announce that nominations for the annual Training Achievement Awards are now open.

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


Upgrading Melbourne’s buildings impacts gas emissions

Once again great leadership has been demonstrated by Sustainability Victoria. The AMCA welcomes the outcomes of the new report released. Our members play a significant role in potential savings for energy and greenhouse gas emissions.

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


Victorian Budget 2018-19: Summary

This week the Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas, handed down his fourth Victorian Budget, the final before November’s State Election. The 2018-19 Budget has set the pace for the nation, providing $40 billion of firm infrastructure funding over the forw

Published: 2 May 2018


Victorian Govt: Investing in people to build our state

Major funding announcement to ensure Victorians get the skills and training required to cater to state growth.

Published: 1 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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