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“Talking Buildings” is CIBSE ANZ's industry podcast.

Tune in as we speak to a range of guests, on a wide variety of topical subjects to bring direct to you the latest facts and opinions on Building Codes, standards, certification, ethics, STEM programmes, energy and sustainable rating systems and much, much more.

All our guests are passionately working to affect change, including making a positive impact on the environment and the people working within our industry.


Episode 29: Make your Mark
Published 4 July 2024

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Mark Bray is Executive General Manager at The APP Group and founder of Make One's Mark where he inspires others to leave their imprint on the world. He brings his learning from his journey, as well as the many leaders he has coached across the years to this conversation. If you're passionate about professional growth, coaching, and leadership, this discussion offers invaluable insights.


Episode 28: Building Brilliance: Navigating the Net Zero Transition
Published 27 May 2024

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Nalin Nanayakkara, Senior Engineer – Building Performance at Cundall takes us on a deep dive into smart buildings, plus the transition of existing buildings towards net zero. 

Nalin’s passion shines through, where he is working closely with facility managers/building owners of existing buildings to improve operational performance and develop net zero pathways.


Episode 27: Design services | Creating clarity in procurement 
Published 2 August 2023

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We’re thrilled that Daniel Butterick (RPS), Laura Cockburn (Architectus Conrad Gargett) and Samantha Kuiper (Richard Crookes Constructions) can join us in this episode. 

Tune in to hear Dan, Laura and Sam provide an insight into the Australian Framework for Design Services working group, and their mission “to drive a consistent approach to design during the project lifecycle’.

This podcast will provide insights as to how and why the working group was formed, including the impacts that an inconsistent approach to design can have on a project, its mission and purpose, the strategy for implementation and the industry support obtained and needed.

As experienced Industry professionals in their own disciplines Dan, Laura and Sam, together with the host, and working group member Paul Angus, provide an honest and passionate insight into the working group.

Episode 26: Business Development Masterclass | Importance of Personal Brand
Published 12 July 2023

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We are thrilled to be joined by Whitney McLaren, Director, Clients & Strategy at PDS Deloitte for this fabulous Masterclass in Business Development.  The purpose of this masterclass is aimed to provide guidance on your personal brand, improve how you manage your client relationships and assist you in creating a focused approach to business development.  Tune in to hear the discussion, where Whitney runs through the essential tools for all discerning business development professionals to provide a simple solution for success! 

Episode 25: Inspiring the next generation
Published 22 Mar 2023

Off the back of his tour down under, we’re joined by Kevin Mitchell, CIBSE President & Mott McDonald Divisional Director and Global Practise Leader in Building Services Engineering.

Tune in to hear from Kevin, who discusses his passion for building services, his career journey to date and key influencers, plus his enthusiasm for inspiring the next generation.

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Episode 24: The Bourne Identity
Published 14 Dec 2022

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In this exclusive episode, we’re joined by Roberts Co new CEO, Matt Bourne.

Matt is excited by the vision to drive positive change in the Australian Construction Industry and to 'build a better way'. 

Tune in to hear Matt speak openly about his career journey to date and what influences and inspires him to succeed.

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