All The Latest Industry Events
  • 21 June 2017-21 October 2017

    SustainAbility Masterclass

    The SustainAbility Design Specialist (SDS) Masterclass is a four day training course developed by the Building Designers Association of Australia and the Australian Institute of Architects.  The course aims to raise residential building designers and architects level of sustainability knowledge.

    The course covers four modules:

    1. Thermal performance
    2. Water and waste water
    3. Energy systems
    4. Good materials

    The completion of an SDS Masterclass allows the use of the SustainAbility Design Specialist icon on marketing material and a certificate of completion. Building designers receive 24 CPD points on completion of the course and registered architects can earn 1 formal CPD point for each hour of learning (24 hours in total).

    The SDS Masterclasses are a collaborative effort between the Building Designers Association of Australia, Australian Living and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

    More information here.

  • 27 July 2017

    Retrofit to Profit – Commercial Building Upgrades for Maximised Returns

    A must-attend event for building owners, property and leasing managers and financiers ‘Retrofit to Profit’, Commercial Building Upgrades for Maximised Returns will share energy efficiency and sustainability trends for commercial buildings.

    Come and listen to a diverse panel of industry speakers and see first-hand stories from building owners of upgrades that have significantly benefited them, their investors and tenants.

    Speakers include:

    • Tony Arnel, President of the Energy Efficiency Council
    • Anthony De Francesco, Director and Founder of Real Investment Analytics
    • Rachael Scott, Environmental Finance Manager at Eureka Real Assets
    • Paul Schlaphoff, Chief Operating Officer of NuGreen
    • Braith Williams, Reader’s Digest building owner and Executive Director of Argus Property Partners
    • Michael Peters, M20 Parramatta building owner and General Counsel of Praxis Capital

    The event will highlight the advantages of ‘Building Upgrade Finance’ – a unique form of funding that allows commercial building owners to carry out environmental upgrades to existing properties without impacting existing capex budgets.

    The event will conclude with Q&A session, allowing attendees to have all their questions answered by our expert panel.

    Join us at this exclusive event by reserving your ticket today.

    Brought to you by:

    • The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
    • The Energy Efficiency Council
    • The Clean Energy Finance Corporation
    • The Property Council of Australia
    • The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating

    A complimentary breakfast will be provided for all attendees upon arriving. For any dietary requirements, please use the contact details below to contact the event organiser.

    More information here.

  • 28 July 2017

    Cities for Children Forum


    The Cities for Children forum will bring together four speakers with a range of expertise related to the subject, from landscape architecture and urban design to planning and urban policy.

    Speakers include:

    • Karen Malone, Professor of Sustainability and director of the Centre for Educational Research at Western Sydney University.
    • Shea Hatch, landscape architect at the Fremantle-based practice UDLA.
    • Scott Hawken,urban designer and landscape architect .
    • Councillor Jess Miller, City of Sydney Council.

    This forum is presented in partnership with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, will take place in the Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre.

    More information here.


  • 3 August 2017

    Pre-Loved Buildings Forum 2017

    The Pre-loved Buildings Forum will examine the role HVAC&R can play in the existing built environment to achieve significant reductions in energy use, water conservation, and improving the occupied space.

    The forum will offer an insight into understanding the drivers behind the decision to reuse a building, as well as the unique constraints of a retrofit, adaptive reuse or refurbishment project. Updates from government, case studies, lessons learnt, and an overview of the latest research will be presented.

    Register here.

  • 9 August 2017

    Energy Efficiency Expo and Seminar

    Hosted by the Industry Capability Network SA and the Department of State Development the Expo and Seminar will address the challenges and opportunities of reducing energy consumption and cost.

    The Expo is open to business and building owners, facility managers, operation managers, property managers and the general public.

    The event will showcase local products and services covering:

    • software or digital solutions for the energy industry
    • generation technology or equipment (including renewables)
    •  network technology or equipment
    • energy storage solutions
    • heating, ventilation and air conditioning
    • energy efficient lighting
    • energy management and monitoring
    • refrigeration
    • solar PV and battery storage
    • energy conditioning
    • other energy efficiency technology and equipment.

    The Seminar will also feature:

    • testimonials by local companies, including Golden North, Techno Plas, the University of Adelaide and Bickford’s Australia, outlining how they have reduced their energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions by implementing key energy-saving projects.
    • financing opportunities through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

    Registrations 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.

    Presenters include Doug Moore (McKinstry), Shane Burger (Woods Bagot), Cesare Caoduro (COWI), Tyler Goss (Turner Construction Company) and Steve Butler (Autodesk).

    More information here.

  • 15 September 2017

    Precinct Information Modelling Forum



    The CRC for Low Carbon Living is holding a forum that will showcase how Precinct Information Modelling (PIM) can help reduce carbon emissions in the built environment. The forum will combine theoretical foundations with practical knowledge and research outcomes and aims to contribute to better urban planning, design and life-cycle management.

    The forum will present the outcomes from the CRCLCL’s PIM work and outline future opportunities. The program will include:

    • A demonstration of PIM for precinct planning and analysis.
    • The launch of a National Position Paper.
    • The launch of the final research report from the CRCRLCL project that investigated retrofitting low carbon precincts.
    • An explanation of how PIM can be utilised in the context of national and global developments in modelling standards, and the potential long-term impact on these standards.
    • A panel discussion on the significance of PIM.

    Registrations to attend the Forum can be made here.

  • 19 September 2017

    Visit Tomorrowland: Buildings for a Sustainable Future

    Visit Tomorrowland addresses the challenges faced by building owners, developers, professional consultants and advisers in how to do business in the face of rapid technological change. The summit will address key issues and provide insights and tools to help businesses make informed decisions. Understanding whether the supply chain meets sustainable and ethical standards will also be addressed.

    Topics to be covered in the program include:

    • The market pulse
    • The future of new and old materials
    • Supply chain
    • Healthy interiors
    • Policy development


    More information here.

  • 10 October 2017

    CSIRO Future Buildings Forum

    The CSIRO Future Buildings Forum offers an opportunity to discuss diverse industry views on the future needs for the building, construction and associated manufacturing industries with a specific focus on new and innovative technologies.

    The forum will bring together the diverse building and construction community comprising peak industry bodies representing companies and product manufacturers, architects, engineers, surveyors, insurers and valuers, government regulators, government departments, research providers and testing authorities.

    Key industry stakeholders will speak on the complex issues facing the industry and participate in facilitated discussions with a view to proposing and planning strategies for the future.

    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.

  • 15-18 October 2017

    CASANZ 2017: The Critical Atmosphere


    CASANZ 2017

    The Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand is hosting the 23rd Biennial International Clean Air and Environment Conference at Pullman Brisbane, King George Square. The event will start with specialist workshops on 15 October.

    CASANZ 2017 will embrace the theme of The Critical Atmosphere and address concern over the effects of climate change on human health and wellbeing by focusing on understanding the physical and chemical processes underlying air quality, their effects on human health and welfare, and our capacity to effectively control and regulate air pollution.

    The event will bring together international and local speakers, papers, posters and exhibits to provide delegates with ample opportunities for new partnership options.

    More information here.

  • 17-19 October 2017

    2017 Annual Infrastructure Sustainability Conference and Awards


    The ISCA Annual Conference and Awards event comprises of a three day conference and gala award dinner. The conference includes world-class speakers and will cover emerging infrastructure sustainability developments, how to apply best practice project and asset sustainability performance and industry networking.

    The 2017 Sustainability in Infrastructure Awards recognise projects, assets, organisations and individuals who demonstrate leadership in advancing infrastructure sustainability. Award categories are:

    • IS Project/Asset Achievement Award
    • IS Project/Asset Achievement Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award (Mega projects and small projects)
    • Organisational Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award
    • Individual Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award

    Award nominations are now open.

    Early bird registration discounts apply until 31 August 2017.

    More information here.

  • 25 October 2017

    Australian Urban Design Awards 2017

    The Australian Urban Design Awards recognise contemporary Australian urban design projects of the highest quality and aim to encourage cities, towns and communities across the country to strive for best practice in all projects.

    Convened by the Planning Institute of Australia and supported by eight peak built environment organisations the Awards are delivered by Architecture Media. Awards patrons are Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia and Lucy Turnbull AO, Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission.

    Award categories are:

    • Delivered outcome – large scale
    • Delivered outcome – small scale
    • Policies, programs and concepts – large scale
    • Policies, programs and concepts – small scale

    Registrations close 28 July 2017.

    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.

    More information here.

  • 16 November 2017

    FM Industry Awards for Excellence

    Award nominations are now open for the FM Industry Awards for Excellence 2017. Industry leaders, practitioners, suppliers and clients are invited to celebrate and pay tribute to innovation and leadership achievements over the past year.

    The awards will be announced at a gala dinner event at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne.

    More information here.