A Plumber learning new skills 11 Sep 2014
“Plumber”, Australia’s first hand transplant recipient, has found a new lease on life. Ian Kenins reports.
Training on the Go 08 Aug 2014
Gone are the days when utility companies employed and trained hundreds of apprentices and invested/supported training infrastructure.
Hand dryers - not just hot hair 18 Jul 2014
Hand dryers were previously the domain of the electrician, but Dyson has cleverly integrated a dryer into a tap fitting, meaning plumbers need to come to grips with the technology too. Callum Fitzpatrick reports.
Building Australia’s future: The verdict 19 Feb 2014
The recent Building Australia’s Future conference once again had a successful turnout, with the inclusion of dedicated plumbing streams alongside the extensive building program well-received among attendees. Dimi Kyriakou gives an overview of the event.
Safety in the Palm of your Hand 19 Feb 2014
A Tassie plumber has developed a smartphone app that aims to make reporting health and safety issues a breeze. Callum Fitzpatrick reports.
Set out to be accurate 19 Feb 2014
Technology plays a vital role in bridging the gap between the office and the construction site and the MEP industry is seeing great benefits of moving towards BIM.
South East Water works with industry to combat training gap 18 Feb 2014
South East Water, in partnership with the Chisholm Institute, are developing a comprehensive suite of training modules for the plumbing industry aimed at providing greater understanding and building skills around plumbing work that is done at the interface with water corporation assets.
World Plumbing Council Report 27 May 2013
The plumbing industry has been busy in the last few months, here's a wrap of what the World Plumbing Council (WPC) has been up to.
World Plumbing Day 2013 gets bigger 27 May 2013
The world celebrated World Plumbing Day on 11 March 11 and there was much fanfare across all nations from the UK to Australia and the US to Africa.
Leaders search for common ground 25 Feb 2013
More than 60 people from all facets of the plumbing and mechanical industries attended a backflow industry symposium on February 12-13 at IAPMO World Headquarters West that sought to promote discussion and look for solutions on the challenges facing the cross-connection industry today.