NECA is encouraging today's youth to develop an interest in pursuing a career in electrotechnology at high schools through its Electrotechnology Secondary School Student Awards. Students from across the country were recognised for their innovations and achievements in the recent 2008 Awards.
Australia's best electrical apprentices were recognised recently in the NECA Apprentice of the Year Awards, in 'Commercial/Domestic', 'Industrial Automation & Communications' and 'Industrial' categories.
NECA has made a formal submission to the Senate inquiry into the Building and Construction Industry (Restoring Workplace Rights) Bill 2008, arguing against the abolishment of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC).
A report warns that unless a sensible approach to proposed new electrical infrastructure projects is taken, the US may face severe power outages as early as 2009.
An IT-based building industry community has been established by the federal government to use data technologies to lead the way to more ecologically sound cities, with energy efficiency as one of its key objectives.
ECA Queensland's CEO Malcolm Richards has been recognised by the Australian Institute of Management for his contribution to advancing the electrical industry.
ABB recently won $60 million of orders from Rio Tinto for power projects to help the mining group increase capacity at its iron-ore mines in the Pilbara region of north-west Western Australia.
Too much night-time illumination can cause problems for stargazing, animal health and may even compromise sleep. So how do you balance public and private interests for night-time lighting?
The Universal Powerline Association (UPA) has issued two market requirement documents for Powerline communication-based Smart Grid and C&C (command and control) applications to improve interoperability and meet regulatory requirements.
In projects reflecting the importance of innovation both in new buildings and re-fits, five contracting companies were recognised at the 2008 NECA ACT Excellence Awards held on 5 September.
The 2008 Western Australia NECA Excellence Awards and Apprentice of the Year Awards were held on 29 August, recognising the significant achievements of five companies and four apprentices in the electro-technology industry in WA over the last 12 months.
A licensed electrical contractor was recently fined $1200 after an Electrical Safety Office inspector was obstructed from investigating wiring defects in a home in August 2007.
Nilsen NT and Combined Electrical Contracting Services were recognised in the Electrical Contractor category of this year’s Excellence in Building and Construction Awards at the Territory Construction Association presentation on Friday 15 August in the Darwin Convention Centre.