Program

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Day One, Wednesday, September 11

Time Room 1    Room 2   
Presentation Speaker Presentation Speaker
8.20 – 8.50 Registration, arrival tea and coffee
8.50 – 9.00 Day one welcome address Ian Harwood, F.AIRAH
AIRAH
   
9.00 – 9.45 Conference keynote address: Future of Construction Professor Andrew Harris
Laing O’Rourke | University of Sydney
   
9.45 – 10.30 Conference keynote address: A catalyst for sustainable digitalisation Simon Carter
Morphosis
   
10.30 – 10.40 Major sponsor address Greg Marshall
Actron Air
   
10.40 – 11.10 Morning tea      
11.10 – 11.35 Tuning building systems in the near future John Bourne, Affil.AIRAH
A.G. Coombs
Standardised digital engineering for an efficient construction industry Ian Pearse
Ellis Air Conditioning
11.35 – 12.00 Monash University Peninsula Student Accommodation (MUPSA) case study – Passiv-Haus mechanical design Matthew Rose
AECOM
Analytics: so what's next? Chris Stamatis, Affil.AIRAH
CopperTree Analytics
12.00 – 12.25 Improving pump efficiency: A combination of regulation and good design practice James Spears, M.AIRAH
DeltaQ
Advances in building design – future approaches to design and installation Rob Huntington
Airmaster
12.25 – 12.50 Optimisation of HVAC systems using ACOr algorithm Keivan Bamdad Masouleh, Stud.AIRAH
Queensland University of Technology
Transitioning to cloud based IoT and AI solutions, well into the future Peter Darley
simPRO
12.50 – 1.50 Lunch      
1.50 – 2.15 Optimal scheduling of air conditioning systems with renewable energy resource and thermal storage – Integrated approach for improving energy efficiency and renewable integration using Artificial Intelligence methods Chirayu Shah, M.AIRAH
ConserveIt
Subbu Sethuvenkatraman, Affil.AIRAH
CSIRO
Mark Hooper
Echuca Regional Health
Asset management opportunities for building services equipment in smart buildings Grace Ashworth
AECOM
2.15 – 2.40 University of Adelaide, Hub Central – eight years on: how it's influenced the way we design HVAC now Huey Liew, Affil.AIRAH Panel session: Resilient buildings: A good news story Chair:
Nicki Parker, M.AIRAH, NDY
Panel members:
Greg Johnson, M.AIRAH, Stockland
Martin Ryan, M.AIRAH, Plantroom Services
Wendy Miller, Queensland University of Technology
2.40 – 3.05 AIRAH overview and update on the upcoming release of DA19 HVAC&R Maintenance manual Bryon Price, F.AIRAH
A.G. Coombs
3.05 – 3.35 Afternoon tea      
3.35 – 4.30 Panel session: Where to from here for a diverse future in HVAC? Chair: Mikaila Ganado, M.AIRAH
Panel members: Trang Pham, Aurecon
Tim Flinn, Affil.AIRAH, Emerson
Martina Heine, ebm-papst
4.30 – 4.55 iHub update Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH AIRAH
5.00 –7.00 Cocktail function      
       

Day 2, Thursday, September 12

Time Room 1    Room 2   
Presentation Speaker Presentation Speaker
8.30 – 8.55 Registration, arrival tea and coffee
8.55 – 9.00 Day two welcome address Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH
AIRAH
   
9.00 – 9.45 Conference keynote address: A developer’s approach to BIM implementation at the landmark Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development Alastair Brook
PDC Engineering Evolved
Chris Deans
Destination Brisbane Consortium
   
9.45 – 10.30 Conference keynote address: Prefabrication in building services – impacts and opportunities Neil Wypior
Eurofast Group
   
10.30 – 11.15 Conference keynote address: The benefits and challenges of using alternative building materials – timber building construction and the future Lee Walters
Lend Lease
Joel Fernandes and Danni Roberts
Aurecon
   
11.15 – 11.40 Morning tea      
11.40 – 12.05 Our all electrics future Bruce Precious, M.AIRAH
Six Capitals Consulting
Paul Stoller, M.AIRAH
Atelier Ten
An adaptive comfort approach to air conditioning – lessons from the field Brett Beeson
LCI
12.05 – 12.30 Operating experiences with an Australian air conditioning system employing ammonia refrigerant Stefan Jensen, F.AIRAH
Scantec Refrigeration Technologies
WELL buildings and their impact on HVAC&R Shelly Kenning 
Norman Disney & Young
12.30 – 12.55 Forum session: Operating theatres – can a good HVAC system reduce surgical site infections? Abraham Corona, M.AIRAH, TechIN and Frigo Pacific
Ken McCarthy, F.AIRAH, AirLight Concepts
Neil Caswell, M.AIRAH, Engineering Commissioning Services
Measuring thermal performance of Australian apartments Steven Beltrame
University of Wollongong
12.55 – 1.20 Productivity mapping and the impact on HVAC David Collins
Cundall
1.20 – 2.10 Lunch      
2.10 – 2.35 Low Carbon Living CRC outcomes Prof Alistair Sproul
Low Carbon Living CRC
Integrated multi-discipline analysis Richard Stokes
Arup
2.35 – 3.00 Investigating energy efficiency standards for pumps and boilers Daniel Louden
Department of Environment and Energy
Latest trends for CAD to flow visualisation in HVAC applications (with case studies from the Australian market) Joel Thakker
Leap Australia
3.00 – 3.25 Conceptual performance requirements for residential buildings in NCC 2022 Alex Zeller
Australian Building Codes Board
Innovation in HVAC Ductwork Peter Johnston 
Spiralite
3.25 – 3.50 Afternoon tea      
3.50 – 4.05 AIRAH advocacy strategy, it’s all about the people Phil Wilkinson, F.AIRAH
AIRAH
4.05 – 4.55 Panel session: Innovation, disruption and entrepreneurship in the HVAC&R industry Chair:
Nathan Groenhout, F.AIRAH, Global IQ Group
Panel members:
David Jones, M.AIRAH, Airconstruct HVAC
David Filipovic, Affil.AIRAH, AirSmart
Jack King-Scott, IP Gateway
   
4.55 – 6.00 Closing address and cocktail function