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Condensation can occur in all types of buildings, largely due to poor design or inappropriate use of materials and, once present, it is difficult to eliminate.

The aim is to build consumer created buildings that are cheaper, faster, smarter and more sustainable.

The residential construction industry has assumed that sustainability is a cost burden rather than a market opportunity.

The building ministers called on insurers to meet their existing obligations and to lift their exclusions on professional indemnity insurance.

The review was undertaken to address critical skill gaps in the Cert III course which has been unchanged since the year 2000 although standards and technology have changed significantly during that time.

The EIA described the introduction of higher charge limits for hydrocarbons by the International Electrotechnical Commission (EIC) as a “significant breakthrough”.

It will be an investment in the business of around $6 million and it will be housed in a new building on the company’s 3.5 hectare site.

Fact.MR expects the heat pump market to register a 12 per cent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) through to 2029.

Johnston said the focus on minimum standards instead of best practice in the National Construction Code was also raised as a concern.

Unaffordable premium increases for building certifier professional indemnity renewals has led to projects across the country being delayed.

RRA joins a long list of sponsors participating in the 2019 HVACR Leadership Awards including ABB, Daikin, Kirby, Panasonic, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air Conditioning and Toshiba.

Johnson Controls said the system upgrade will be completed in 2020, well before the terminal expansion project is completed in 2021.

Australia is a world leader in recovering, reclaiming and destroying surplus and unwanted refrigerants.

Because the performance of these systems improves dramatically as ambient temperature rises, they may provide an added sustainability benefit in reducing the risks of power grid failure.

Mechanical services plumbers typically use only 3 to 5 per cent silver solder, whereas RAC applications, which are much higher pressure, require 15 to 45 per cent silver solder.