ARBS 2014 DATES ANNOUNCED
11 August 2013: Mark your diaries now for the 2014 Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services (ARBS 2014) exhibition and seminar program, which will be held from 20-22 May 2014 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Professionals and trade visitors who are involved in the design and construction of sustainable, energy efficient commercial, residential and multi-purpose buildings and the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration products and services worldwide are invited to attend. ARBS particularly welcomes CIBSE visitors.
The 2014 event offers a focus on innovation and emerging trends in the built environment, demonstrating how the different disciplines within our industry are collaborating to achieve excellence in sustainable buildings. "As usual, we're assembling a strong seminar program that lets professionals hear about the latest technologies and trends from national and international experts," said ARBS 2014 exhibition manager Sue Falcke. "Visitors also have the opportunity to view the latest products on the exhibition floor, talk to manufacturers and distributors about new innovations, and network with peers at a variety of social functions including the awards presentation dinner."
The awards programme, running for the third time in conjunction with the exhibition, showcases local and international talent across a variety of disciplines.
The ARBS website will be updated frequently as exhibitor bookings and award nominations open, and a call for speakers for the seminar program is issued. Visit the website to register for periodic updates: www.arbs.com.au.
The 2013 ANZ Region AGM was held in Sydney on Friday, 21st June 2013 and elected Steve Hennessy as ANZ Regional Chair. Ian Small has been elected as ANZ Regional Chair Elect. We now also have new Chairs in NSW and WA and a new Membership Secretary. Due to the recent passing of Grahame Gibbs, we also now have a new Almoner in Mike Garton. Please click here to see who makes up the CIBSE ANZ Officers and Committee.
Peter Kinsella stepped down as ANZ Regional Chair after four years to take up the position of President-Elect for CIBSE globally. Peter sets a precedence by being elected to this position as it has never been granted outside the UK. Well done Peter!
CIBSE ANZ Region 2013 International Seminar
Adapt and Survive - Building Resilience "From Hindsight to Foresight"
This year's seminar series that toured Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, and Wellington during March and April, focused on ‘Building Resilience, from Hindsight to Foresight'. We proudly thank and acknowledge our sponsors and speakers for their support. Read more and access speakers presentations here.
AIRAH Offers Half-day Building code of Australia (BCA) Essentials Course
Throughout November, AIRAH is running a series of half-day courses, providing an overview of the National Construction Code (NCC) Volume One BCA (Class 2-9 buildings) as it relates to mechanical services.The one-off series covers regulations, energy, safety, and alternative solutions, and explains how the Building Code of Australia (BCA) applies to specific projects.This course is intended for graduate mechanical engineers with three years' experience, and mechanical services contractors with a minimum of five years' experience supervising mechanical services contracts, the course will run in all capital cities.The course, delivered by David Swinson, is important in order to bridge the knowledge gap within the industry, so we can start righting people's understanding of how to use the BCA.The courses will take place in Victoria on October 24, New South Wales on October 30; Northern Territory on October 31, Western Australia on November 1, the ACT on November 6; Queensland on November 7, Tasmania on November 12; and South Australia on November 14.
To read more about the BCA Essentials course and book your place, please go to www.airah.org.au/training
CIBSE ANZ Region Chapters
Visit the Chapters page to see what is happening in your local Chapter. The Chapters hold regular technical sessions and site visits in your area so please continue to check when their next meeting is being held. CPD points are given for every attendance and you can book either directly or online for sessions in NSW, Victoria and Queensland or through your local Chapter directly. ALL ARE WELCOME so please extend the invitation to all those who would be interested.
Chairman: Steve Hennessy
Hon Secretary: Mike Garton
Treasurer: Ian Small
Secretariat: Monica Love