Spring 2020

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Son rise, sunset
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A third-generation member of AIRAH, Peter Dobney, F.AIRAH, has enjoyed a career of considerable variety and influence. After starting professional life as an HVAC engineer, he concluded it by managing energy contracts for major Australian manufacturers. 
Union specific

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The i-Hub Integrated Design Studio for data centre design seeks to provide a better marriage between the disciplines of engineering and architecture. The aim is to provide improved technical performance while maximising building amenity and community engagement.  

Critical response 

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Data centres have never been tested like they have in 2020, as working from home became a key feature in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

LEEDer of the pack 

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As well as boasting a design that places sports fans closer to the action, Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta is the first sports stadium in the world to announce LEED v4 Gold sustainability certification from the US Green Building Council.

Section J Case Study series: Fans 

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This case study looks at the design requirements to assess this set-up in accordance with the DtS provisions of the NCC 2019.

By Ken Thomson, M.AIRAH

Section J Case Study series: Ductwork

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This case study will investigate some of the complexities in the application of the DtS provisions and the impacts it has on ductwork sizing and overall efficiency of the ductwork.

By Ken Thomson, M.AIRAH