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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

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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

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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

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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: 12 April 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Technical update - New centrifugal pump suite of standards

BIM-MEPAUS is excited to release a new suite of centrifugal pump standards, including a revised specification, industry product data template and associated Revit families' -- all with enhanced multi-discipline functionality.

Published: 7 March 2019

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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

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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

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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

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AMCA golf day held at prestigious Huntingdale Golf Club

On February 11, AMCA welcomed over one hundred players for a round at one of Australia's most prestigious championship golf courses.

Published: 21 February 2019

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NSW announce building industry reforms

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

Published: 21 February 2019

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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

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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

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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

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Victoria moves ahead with framework for Digital Asset Strategy

With around $78.9 billion worth of state capital projects to be commenced, developed or delivered in the coming year, the Victorian Government this week formally released a strategic framework to underpin their previously announced Victorian Digital

Published: 5 February 2019

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COAG Energy Council announce trajectory for low energy buildings

COAG Energy Ministers have agreed to a national plan to establish a trajectory for Australian buildings to achieve net zero energy and net zero carbon.

Published: 4 February 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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ABCC onsite app now available

New app from the ABCC places information about workplace rights onsite at your fingertips.

Published: 13 September 2018

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The AMCA developing industry training resources for R32

AMCA takes leadership role in the development of A2/A2L Unit of Competency.

Published: 5 September 2018

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AIRAH seeking feedback on revised draft of DA19 maintenance manual

Industry encouraged to have their say on next revision of vital maintenance manual.

Published: 5 September 2018

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AMCA proud to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

AMCA proudly supports launch of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Kids Cancer Project.

Published: 3 September 2018

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AMCA hosts Indonesian delegation

Officials from Indonesia and the Australian Department of Environment and Energy visit AMCA office to discuss RAC competencies and licensing.

Published: 30 August 2018

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Bill proposes stricter obligations and penalties for NSW Security of Payment Act

Further amendments to NSW Security of Payment legislation could impose stricter compliance requirements on principals and head contractors.

Published: 30 August 2018

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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

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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

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Construction Innovation Forum delivers again

Australian industry with plenty to be proud of following 2018 Construction Innovation Forum.

Published: 24 August 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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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

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Regulatory Changes to the Management of Cooling Water Systems

NSW amends regulation of cooling towers to further reduce risk of Legionnaires' disease outbreaks

Published: 13 August 2018

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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

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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

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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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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

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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 meets with Turkish HVAC delegation

Industry leaders meet with AMCA as Turkey prepares for building and construction boom.

Published: 6 August 2018

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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

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NSW Auditor-General says Courses should be Pruned from Subsidised Skills List

The NSW Auditor-General has recommended changes to the state government’s ‘Smart and Skilled’ program to better match training subsidies to priority skills needs.

Published: 30 July 2018

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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

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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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West Australian Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Industry Awards 2018

AMCA Western Australia celebrates next generation of industry professionals.

Published: 24 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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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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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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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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Cairns: DoEE to Host Information Session on HFC Phase Down

The Department of Environment and Energy have announced an information session is now planned for Cairns on 21 August.

Published: 13 July 2018

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Date Announced for Queensland Golf Day

AMCA Queensland is pleased to announced that our Annual Golf Day will be held on 24 September at Indooroopilly Golf Club.

Published: 13 July 2018

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AMCA NSW Annual Dinner and Training Achievement Awards

Members are invited to attend this year's dinner at beautiful Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour.

Published: 13 July 2018

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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Queensland's new security of payment regime delayed

Queensland Government delay implementation of new Security of Payment regime to provide industry with time to adapt.

Published: 13 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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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

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NEBB Information Session: AMCA ACT

AMCA members are invited to attend an upcoming information session on the benefits of NEBB Certification.

Published: 6 June 2018

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Treasury Laws Amendment announced to come into effect

Law amendment to limit or prevent contract terms which allow termination of a contract for insolvency, other than liquidation or the appointment of a managing controller.

Published: 6 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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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

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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

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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 ACT Networking Breakfast by Gold Sponsor Polyaire Commercial

ACT Network breakfast at 22 May 2018.

Published: 16 May 2018

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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

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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

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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

ACT News

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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

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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

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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

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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: 12 April 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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NSW announce building industry reforms

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

Published: 21 February 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NEBB Information Session: AMCA ACT

AMCA members are invited to attend an upcoming information session on the benefits of NEBB Certification.

Published: 6 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 ACT Networking Breakfast by Gold Sponsor Polyaire Commercial

ACT Network breakfast at 22 May 2018.

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

NSW News

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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

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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

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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

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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: 12 April 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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NSW announce building industry reforms

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

Published: 21 February 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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Bill proposes stricter obligations and penalties for NSW Security of Payment Act

Further amendments to NSW Security of Payment legislation could impose stricter compliance requirements on principals and head contractors.

Published: 30 August 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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Regulatory Changes to the Management of Cooling Water Systems

NSW amends regulation of cooling towers to further reduce risk of Legionnaires' disease outbreaks

Published: 13 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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NSW Auditor-General says Courses should be Pruned from Subsidised Skills List

The NSW Auditor-General has recommended changes to the state government’s ‘Smart and Skilled’ program to better match training subsidies to priority skills needs.

Published: 30 July 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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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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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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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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AMCA NSW Annual Dinner and Training Achievement Awards

Members are invited to attend this year's dinner at beautiful Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour.

Published: 13 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

NT News

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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

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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

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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

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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: 12 April 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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NSW announce building industry reforms

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

Published: 21 February 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

QLD News

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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

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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

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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

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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: 12 April 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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NSW announce building industry reforms

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

Published: 21 February 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cairns: DoEE to Host Information Session on HFC Phase Down

The Department of Environment and Energy have announced an information session is now planned for Cairns on 21 August.

Published: 13 July 2018

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Date Announced for Queensland Golf Day

AMCA Queensland is pleased to announced that our Annual Golf Day will be held on 24 September at Indooroopilly Golf Club.

Published: 13 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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Queensland's new security of payment regime delayed

Queensland Government delay implementation of new Security of Payment regime to provide industry with time to adapt.

Published: 13 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

SA News

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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

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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

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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

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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: 12 April 2019

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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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/20190412E.jpg

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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/20190410_16_49_17_24571-Construction-Innovation-web-banner-v5C.jpg

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

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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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/20190410_17_09_47_SP-Webpage-Capture.jpg

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

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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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/20190411C.jpg

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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/20190411A.jpg

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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/WLA_logo.jpg

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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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

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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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/1154358B-400x400.jpg

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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/20190307_14_00_41_703120B-400x400.jpg

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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/20190307_13_56_33_604680B-400x400.jpg

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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/20190307_13_58_26_world-plumbing-day-400x400.jpg

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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/digital-model-400x400.jpg

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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/bmf-20190208.jpg

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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/Generic/400x400_technician-0005.jpg

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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/matt-kean-400x400.jpg

NSW announce building industry reforms

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

Published: 21 February 2019

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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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/abcb.jpg

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

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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

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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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/seasons-greetings-400x400.jpg

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

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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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/building-construction-400x400.jpg

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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/Generic/rebecca-casson-400x400.jpeg

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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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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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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/safety-week-2018-400x400.jpg

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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/Generic/john-pilley-400x400.jpg

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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/air-handling-unit-1-400x400.jpg

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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/business-discussion-1-400x400.jpg

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

/images/AMCA/News%20Images/mature-male-1-400x400.jpg

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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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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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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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

TAS News

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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

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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

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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

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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: 12 April 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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NSW announce building industry reforms

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

Published: 21 February 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

VIC News

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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

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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

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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

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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: 12 April 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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AMCA golf day held at prestigious Huntingdale Golf Club

On February 11, AMCA welcomed over one hundred players for a round at one of Australia's most prestigious championship golf courses.

Published: 21 February 2019

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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

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NSW announce building industry reforms

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

Published: 21 February 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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 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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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: 12 April 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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