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  • 27-28 March 2017

    Refrigeration 2017 Conference

    This years AIRAH Refrigeration 2017 Conference will be held at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium. The conference will examine the current state of the industry and in particular how it will respond to the future challenges created by COP21 and the global HFC phase-down. The impact of the changes on educators educators, legislators, regulators, end users, engineers, consultants and technicians will also be discussed.

    Monika Witt, the vice-chair of the European natural refigerant initiative, Eurammon, and Burce Nelson, Affil.AIRA, the president of US-based Colmac Coil Manufacturing, have been confirmed as the key note speakers. Other speakers include Ben Adamson, F.AIRAH, Pat McInerney, Department of the Environment, and Mike Baker, M.AIRAH, AJ Baker & Sons.

    A session reviewing the latest technologies available will also be included, as well as a conference trade display and cocktail functions.

    Early bird discounts apply under 28 February 2017.

    Registrations can be made here.

  • 28 March 2017

    Pitch for Better Nation: The Future of Australian Electricity Generation

    Hosted by Engineers Australia, this even addresses Australia’s need to develop a transition plan for the electricity sector. The Future of Australian Electricity Generation is a new report that lays out the options to highlight the need for clear-headed policy vision.

    The panel will be:

    • Dr Sam Button, Technical Director, Aurecon
    • Professor Simon Bartlett, API/Powerlink Chair in Electricity Transmission, University of Queensland
    • Fred Farchim, Hydrogen Solutions Business Development Manager, Siemens Germany

    The Panel will be facilitated by Mark Lendich, Chair of Engineers Australia Electrical College Board.

    Registration closes at 12pm on 24 March 2017.

    More information here.

  • 29-30 March 2017

    Total Facilities 2017

    The annual Total Facilities show is Australia’s largest exhibition for Facilities Managers and other like minded professionals. Innovative solutions and forward thinking strategies will be presented with the aim of improving efficiency and productivity in home and work environments.

    Total Facilities 2017 will be the first trade event held in the Sydney’s new International Convention Centre.

    Organisations keen to exhibit are invited to register their interest. More information on Total Facilities 2017 including exhibitor registration here.

    Registration for exhibition entry is free and can be made here.


  • 30-31 March 2017

    Sydney Build Expo 2017


    The Sydney Build Expo 2017 will be held at the Hordon Pavilion focusing on commercial and non-commercial construction opportunities in Sydney. In its second year, the Expo is an opportunity for professionals in the construction and design industries to network with other construction industry professionals.

    Free to attend, the Sydney Build Expo 2017 features over 120 exhibitors, as well as project, development and investment showcases, conferences and workshops. This year there are two new themes, the Sustainability Summit and the Digital Construction & BIM Summit.

    More information on the Expo here.


  • 4-5 April 2017

    Energy Productivity Summit 2017


    The Energy Productivity Summit covers the four key themes of:

    1. Leadership (business and government, global and local);
    2. Innovation (the next wave, with a focus on value chains);
    3. Integration (efficiency + renewables + intelligence = productivity);
    4. Implementation (doubling energy productivity

    The Summit will be held at the Australian National Maritime Museum. The program includes an informal barbecue on Day 1 and closing drinks on Day 2. Other program highlights include:

    • Optimal integration of renewables and storage – integrated clean energy
    • How 2xEP fits into achievement of zero net emissions
    • Fostering innovation in energy productivity
    • How innovation can deliver major gains in the food value chain
    • ICT enabling innovation
    • Case studies of best practice and better business outcomes
    • Innovation in finance

    More information here.

    Registrations can be made here.

  • 5 April 2017

    The State of the Engineering Profession


    Registrations are now open for The State of the Engineering Profession panel discussion. The State of the Engineering Profession is a new report that calls for an aggressive framework of government policy to lift long-term growth and drive productivity.

    Join industry leaders in defence, education and industry in the conversation that will cover supporting a skilled workforce, new energy supplies, better infrastructure and a new world of manufacturing that is led by defence industries.

    A sit down lunch will be served.

    More information here.

  • 6 April, 24 April, 2 May 2017

    EEC Energy Auditing Program
    Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne

    In partnership with the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, the EEC will be presenting a one day Energy Auditing to the Australian Standard training program. The program will focus on Australian Standard 3598:2014 and provide energy audit practitioners with everything they need to deliver audits that will meet this standard.

    The new standard focuses on the particular economic sectors of Commercial buildings, industrial and related activities and transport related activities. The new standards are also more rigorous and have the ability to provide customers with energy conservation measures that can be readily implemented.

    The program will be in Adelaide on 6 April, Brisbane on 24 April and Melbourne on 2 May.

    More information here.

  • 6-7 April 2017

    Symposium 2017


    Symposium 2017 brings together green thinkers and practitioners to share insights around building socially just, culturally right and ecologically restorative communities. The Symposium asks attendees to work together to build the vision of a Living Future and to collaboratively seek solutions to some of the most daunting global issues current in our world.

    Abstracts that detail unique concepts or inventive strategies that will inspire audiences are invited. Proposals should address real solutions to real problems in a bold and creative way. The deadline for abstract submission is 28 April 2017.

    More information here.

  • 2-3 May 2017

    4th Australasian Emissions Reduction Summit

    The 4th Australasian Emissions Reduction Summit will be held at the MCG in Melbourne. The Summit brings together both national and international leaders from sectors such as business, government, technology and finance. The focus of the Summit is business challenges and low carbon opportunities with a view to understanding how Australia can transition to a zero-carbon world.

    Included in the Summit Program are keynote presentations, plenary sessions, panel discussions and concurrent workshops run by industry experts.

    Early bird registration closes on 28 February.

    Registrations and more information here.

  • 3-5 May 2017

    Consult Australia’s Asia Pacific CEO Conference 2017

    ASPAC CEO Conference

    Save the date for ASPAC 2017!

    Consult Australia’s annual Asia Pacific CEO Conference provides a unique networking platform for the top echelons of the major consulting and engineering firms in the Asia Pacific region. This event is an exclusive forum for CEOs and senior business leaders and provides an opportunity for insightful debate and discussion with peers.

    To view the 2016 program, click here.

    For any queries, contact National Events Manager Dio Connelly on (02) 8252 6717 or at

  • 4-6 May 2017

    Praxis: National Architecture Conference

    This years National Architecture Conference will be held in Sydney at the International Convention Centre. The conference program, curated by National President Prof Ken Maher and Prof Helen Lochhead, explores the processes of thought, engagement and action.

    PRAXIS will examine the rich and diverse modes of architectural practice globally through the work of renowned international practitioners. Confirmed speakers include Eva Castro from China, Rahul Mehrotra from India and Winy Maas from the Netherlands. There will also be a fringe event schedule exclusively available to conference delegates.

    Registrations here.

  • 4-7 May 2017, 14-16 October

    ArchiFlix Architecture and Design Film Festival
    Sydney, Melbourne


    Held in Sydney and Melbourne with satellite events in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, the ArchiFlix Architecture & Design Film Festival celebrates the creative spirit that drives architecture and design. The Festival is a curated selection of films and evens as well as panel discussions.

    The festival is supported by the Australian Institute of Architects, the Design Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

    More information here.

  • 12 May 2017

    2017 Cycling Luminaries Awards

    The Cycling Luminaries Awards are led by the Cycling Promotion Fund. The Awards have three categories:

    1. Leadership
    2. Bike Culture
    3. Built Environment

    The Built Environment Award highlights ideas, projects and visions that illustrate how the cities of the future can welcome and support an increased use of bicycles, demonstrating how bicycles will become a vital element of a sustainable city of the future.

    The Built Environment Award is open to any organisation or individual who has designed, implemented or led a project delivering outstanding urban design in the built environment.

    The Awards dinner will be held on 12 May 2017 in Brisbane.

    Nominations close 30 March 2017.

    More information here.

  • 14-17 May 2017

    Gold Coast


    Ideaction is the National Facilities Management Conference & Exhibition with 300 National and International facilities management professionals in attendance. The conference is an opportunity to build and maintain relationships within the industry. The conference will also have a range of exhibitors from major suppliers to the industry.

    The 2017 theme is “Shaping our future” with formal and informal presentations and discussions covering topics such as technology advances, innovation and policy direction.

    Register here.

    More information here.

  • 16 May 2017

    2017 WA Infrastructure Sustainability Conference

    ISCA - The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia

    This year’s WA Infrastructure Sustainability Conference is titled That IS sustainability and will celebrate sustainability triumphs.

    Abstracts are invited that celebrate environmental, economic, social and governance sustainability in both traditional and non-traditional disciplines. Suggested topics include best practice stakeholder engagement, business case assessment, social inclusion, procurement, product stewardship, heritage or procurement of recycled/upcycled/waste-derived materials.

    The closing date for submissions is 17 February 2017.

    More information here.

  • 30 May -1 June 2017

    SPARC FMA: International Lighting and Facilities Event 2017

    SPARC International Lighting Event and Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA) are joining forces to bring the International Lighting & Facilities Event to Sydney. The event will be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in the first week of the Sydney Vivid Festival.

    The event offers an exhibition, showcasing lighting, lighting technology and leading facilities services, technologies and products as well as a conference. A Gala Dinner will also be held.

    More information here.

  • 1 June 2017

    2017 RICS Awards

    Nominations are now open for the 2017 RICS Awards. The awards are open to individuals and companies and recognise the success of Built Environment Professionals within the 2016 calendar year. Judges will assess nominated team projects on professionalism, teamwork, outcome and achievement, innovation and sustainability. The criteria for individual awards is outcome and achievement, professionalism, innovation and sustainability.

    Categories for team nominations are:

    • Building Certification
    • Building Consultancy
    • Commercial Agency
    • Facilities Management
    • Quantity Surveying
    • Technology Innovation
    • Valuation

    Categories for individual nominations are:

    • Young Achiever
    • Construction Professional
    • Property Professional
    • Lifetime Achievement

    Nominations Close Friday 16 March 2017.

    The Award ceremony will be held in Melbourne on 1 June 2017.

    More information here.

  • 5-7 June 2017

    EEC Certified Measurement & Verification Professional Workshop

    This two and a half day workshop in Measurement & Verification Fundamentals will introduce practitioners to the application of the IPMVP. There is also an exam after the workshop for any participants who would like to obtain CMVP status.

    There is also an Applied Measurement & Verification Workshop that is available to CMVPs would would like to increase their understanding of the theory, concepts, mathematical analysis and the tools available to perform M&V.

    The workshops will be held in Brisbane on 15-17 March, Adelaide on 20-22 March and Sydney on 5-7 June.

    More information here.

  • 13 June 2017

    Sydney Forum 2017

    Registrations are now open for the Sydney Forum 2017.

    The Forum will be held in Ultimo on 13 June 2017. Confirmed speakers include the Energy Efficiency Council, Eureka Funds Management, Paul Bannister (M.AIRAH) and Anthony De Fracesco (MSCI). The forum focus is on Mid-Tier Commercial Buildings and topics to be covered include best tools and support practice, environment finance for upgrading building stock, energy action and tools for institutional investors.

    Registrations can be made here.

  • 12-14 July 2017

    Ecocity World Summit 2017

    Ecocity World Summit

    Al Gore (former US Vice President and current Chair of The Climate Reality Project) has been announced as the Principal Speaker at the Ecocity World Summit 2017.  Held every two years the Summit addresses the challenges faced by our increasingly urbanised world.

    Hosted by the University of Melbourne, Western Sydney University, the Government of Victoria and the City of Melbourne, the focus of the 2017 Summit is Changing Cities: Resilience and Transformations with six major themes:

    • Climate and energy transformations
    • Food and water security
    • Smart cities for people
    • Healthy and caring cities
    • Culturally vibrant cities
    • Governance, infrastructure and finance

    Other confirmed keynote speakers include Harriet Bulkeley (Unviersity of Durham, UK), Ronan Dantec (French Senate) and Katerine Gibson (Western Sdyney University)

    Early bird registrations close on 31 March 2017.

    Contributions are invited for the Academic and Policy and Practitioner elements of the summit. Entries for these have been extended until 17 February 2017.

    More information on the Ecocity World Summit 2017 here.

  • 14-15 September 2017

    BIM-MEP AUS Construction Innovation 2017 Forum


    Bringing together international leaders and practitioners and hosted by the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association (AMCA), the 2017 Construction Innovation Forum will look into how leading firms are utilising technological advancements in the delivery of best practice solutions for the building and construction industry.

    Global context will be provided by international keynote speakers. Australian practitioners will be providing case study demonstrations and ideas on how to integrate building information modelling into everyday practice. The forum will also include workshops, exhibitions and networking opportunities.

    Submissions for presenters are currently open via abstract or invitation. Partner and exhibitor opportunities are now also open.

    More information here.

  • 12-15 October 2017

    International Festival of Landscape Architecture: The 3rd City

    The 3rd City is the future city, a postulation to be mapped, tested and debated. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and Creative Directorate, convened by Prof Helen Lochhead, Dean of UNSW Faculty of Built Environment, welcomes you into the 3rd City, to explore its dimensions and imagine its landscape potential. The 3rd City will take us beyond post-industrial urbanisation to ask what is necessary and what is possible for future cities, their people, their ecologies, their territories and spaces. Events for the 2017 Festival will be wide ranging and include the International Landscape Architecture Conference, National Landscape Architecture Awards, a student program, parties along with public and industry talks, tours, exhibitions, installations and city activations.

    More information here.

  • 18 October 2017

    2017 Annual Infrastructure Sustainability Conference

    ISCA - The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia

    Abstracts are now invited for the 2017 Annual Infrastructure Sustainability Conference which will be held on 18 October in Melbourne. Conference categories include:

    • Infrastructures role in city and regional resilience
    • Enhancement through social inclusion
    • Design for cultural context
    • Incorporating biodiversity
    • Valuing human and natural capital
    • Operational asset leadership
    • Evolution of decision making based on social returns
    • Major achievements for minor works
    • Innovation
    • Leadership

    More information here.


  • 15-16 November 2017

    Building Simulation 2017


    AIRAH and the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) will host a joint Building Simulation Conference, providing a unique forum for the exchange of ideas and information. The conference will explore the impact of simulation on improving building performance and will be an opportunity to gain insight into the latest innovations in the field of simulation and the energy performance of buildings.

    Abstracts are invited until February 2017 on a range of different topics including building energy simulation, lighting and daylighting simulation and thermal comfort modelling. Abstracts will be judged on the scientific soundness of the applied methods and the degree to which the contribution advances the state of the art.

    More information on the conference and abstract submissions here.