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  • WorldSkills Australia and Velg Training announce Skills Pathway Expo 8 March 2018

    WorldSkills Australia and Velg Training have announced they will be partnering to deliver the Skills Pathway Expo as part of Skills Show Australia 2018. The skills and trade event is being held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney ... Continue Reading

  • Hansgrohe perfects the sound of water 2 March 2018

    Hansgrohe is bringing acoustic performance to the bathroom and helping users enjoy a water experience undisturbed by extraneous sounds. Hansgrohe process engineer Melanie Chaloupka helps to make sure the sound of water flowing from Hansgrohe’s shower heads and mixers is not ... Continue Reading

  • PICAC announces World Plumbing Day event date 22 February 2018

    The Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) has announced the date for its annual World Plumbing day event. PICAC will be hosting the event on Friday 9 March 2018 at PICAC Brunswick. Activities scheduled on the day will ... Continue Reading

  • Drainwave partners with Azzurra Bathroomware to develop water efficient and fully-certified toilet system 20 February 2018

    According to the Australian Government, toilets account for 26% of indoor water use in the average Australian home, second only to showers, which account for 34%. Although there is an increasing trend towards low-flush, water efficient toilets to reduce this ... Continue Reading

  • The Golden Toilet 20 February 2018

    Introducing the golden toilet! The 18-karat gold creation is cast solid by the lost wax method and most importantly, it’s fully functional. The toilet was created by Italian artist Maurizo Cattelan as a replacement in New York City’s Guggenheim Museum, and he ... Continue Reading

  • An obituary to Michael Crouch AC 19 February 2018

    The following is an obituary to the Michael Crouch AC, the man behind the success of Zip instant boiling water products. The run-away success of Zip Industries instant boiling water units virtually shut the door on the need for traditional ... Continue Reading

  • MPAQ celebrating World Plumbing Day 14 February 2018

    The Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland (MPAQ) will be hosting a breakfast event on Friday 9 March to celebrate World Plumbing Day (held on March 11 every year). This year’s event is being held from 6:30am-9am at the Mercure Hotel in Brisbane ... Continue Reading

  • NCC 2019 Public Comment Draft open for feedback 12 February 2018

    The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has announced that the consultation period for proposed changes for the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 is now open. The NCC 2019 Public Comment Draft has a number of proposed changes that have resulted from major project ... Continue Reading

  • Understanding maximum outlet pressure 9 February 2018

    Regular audits by the VBA highlight that plumbers are lacking in knowledge on maximum outlet pressures.  The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) regularly undertakes risk-based compliance audits on plumbing works throughout Victoria to ensure compliance with relevant regulations under the Plumbing Code ... Continue Reading

  • Enware releases whitepaper on whole of life cost benefits 8 February 2018

    Enware has released a new whitepaper titled, ‘Using whole of life costing to specify quality plumbing products in Australia’, to encourage contract plumbers to consider whole of life cost on all projects rather than just the initial installation cost. It is ... Continue Reading