Business and management

Overall business optimism improves but WA contractors concerned

11 July, 2017 by

Industry association NECA's Market Monitor 2016–17 has found that businesses in the electrical contracting industry are more optimistic about the future.

UPS to provide Eaton's power quality solutions across NZ

06 July, 2017 by

UPS Power Solutions, a New Zealand-based company that specialises in clean power solutions, has strengthened its partnership to offer the complete Eaton range of DC solutions in New Zealand.

GBCA appoints new chair

05 July, 2017 by

Rod Fehring, CEO of Frasers Property Australia, has been appointed chair of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

ABB strengthens digital grid portfolio with acquisition

05 July, 2017 by

ABB will strengthen its digital grid portfolio and software focus with the acquisition of KEYMILE's communication networks business.

NHP announces new community partnership

04 July, 2017 by

NHP has formed a partnership with local not-for-profit organisation Southern Cross Kids' Camps (SCKC).

GBCA announces changes to Green Star

04 July, 2017 by

The Green Building Council of Australia has released new versions of the Green Star – Design & As Built and Green Star – Interiors rating tools.

Major construction on road to recovery

03 July, 2017 by

After three years of declining major project work, leading construction companies are reportedly forecasting a recovery in engineering and non-residential building activity for the rest of the calendar year and in 2018.

New offence to target deadly workplace practices

30 June, 2017 by

Queensland will introduce a new offence of "negligence causing death" following an interim recommendation from the Best Practice Review of Workplace Health and Safety.

Rittal and HP partner for IoT and Edge deployments

29 June, 2017 by

Rittal and Hewlett Packard have partnered to jointly deliver modular data centre solutions for the global market.

CEFC to invest AU$20m in WA mining project

28 June, 2017 by

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has committed to invest AU$20 million in a West Australian project aiming to produce lithium concentrate.

Clipsal Iconic range scores Good Design Award

22 June, 2017 by

Clipsal by Schneider Electric has won a Good Design Award for its Clipsal Iconic range.

HFC phase-down legislation passed

20 June, 2017 by

The Turnbull government has passed legislation to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which comprise up to 2% of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.

Consultation commences on new battery standard

19 June, 2017 by

Standards Australia has released the draft voluntary standard DR AS/NZS 5139:201X Electrical installations — safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment for consultation.

Beating bullying in the workplace

13 June, 2017 by Janine Nicholson and Sarah O’Leary | Supplied by: myosh - HSEQ Management Software

It happens. Bullying in the workplace is a problem. Does your organisation understand the risks and do they know what can and should be done to manage the issues?

Clean Energy Regulator welcomes new chair

07 June, 2017 by

The Clean Energy Regulator has appointed David Parker AM as the new chair of the agency.

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