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AMCA Australia is hosting the Building Ventilation Summit as a virtual event on February 24 and 25.

“With airborne transmission now widely acknowledged as the primary source of COVID-19 transmission, the building industry has a vital role to play in supporting Australians to return to workplaces and other indoor settings confidently, safely, and sustainably,” says AMCA Australia.

“Recognising both the technical and people challenges involved in providing safe indoor environments, the Building Ventilation Summit brings together experts from across the sector and beyond to discuss the latest approaches being adopted by industry, the health, economic and political contexts, and the likely medium-and long-term reform implications.”

Day one of the Summit will have a largely technical focus, including discussions about current approaches being adopted by industry and the medium-and longer-term implications of COVID-19 for buildings.

Day two will focus more on people, workplaces, and communities, as well as the broader economic, demographic, and political context.

Speakers already confirmed include: Ted Baillieu, Chair of the Cladding Taskforce; Jeanette Barbaro, MinterEllison; Brett Fairweather, M.AIRAH, It’s Engineered; Geoff Hanmer, Professor in architecture; Brad Prezant, Affil.AIRAH, Prezant Environmental; Rob Adams, City Architect, Melbourne City Council; Kate Cole, Cole Health, occupational hygienist; Jon Faine, journalist and former radio host; Bernard Salt, demographer; and Tim Wheeler, Property Council.

Both days of the Summit will close with panel sessions.

The Summit is targeted at all building industry stakeholders who have a responsibility for providing safe and healthy indoor environments for people to live, work, and play. AMCA Australia is also encouraging government departments, industry regulators and standards setting bodies to actively participate.

Tickets to the virtual event are $77. This includes access to all sessions over the two-day event, as well as on-demand access to all recordings afterwards.

For more information on the Summit, and to register, click here.

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