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    A hospitality flooring strategy is a case of room by room
    A hospitality flooring strategy is a case of room by room

    Hospitality trends come and go, but every project needs a solid floor which balances function and aesthetics. When it comes to flooring, hospitality environments present their own set of challenges.


    Waterless urinals making a splash downunder
    Waterless urinals making a splash downunder

    Waterless urinals will save your client water and money, particularly on new builds, and can help achieve a higher level of sustainability for your building.


    What makes the perfect bar top?
    What makes the perfect bar top?

    The choice of bar top material essentially comes down to three things—aesthetic, usability and durability. At least that’s the general consensus among the Australian hospitality designers I interviewed.


    The pros and cons of permanent formwork systems for single dwelling wall construction
    The pros and cons of permanent formwork systems for single dwelling wall construction

    While permanent formwork is still comparatively new, it has been around for long enough now to provide sufficient time for the industry to assess its performance against promises from suppliers. So we put the question out there to the industry—does it live up to the hype and is it suited to single dwelling construction?


    Are linear drains right for your residential project?
    Are linear drains right for your residential project?

    To call linear drains a ‘recent trend’ would be a misnomer. The product has been used in Europe and Australia for decades, yet it continues to generate sustained interest within design and build circles.


    The sliding door hardware architects use
    The sliding door hardware architects use

    Common to nearly all design briefs in Australia is the provision of flexible interior spaces that can be easily opened or closed to the outdoors depending on weather conditions and seasons.


    3 case studies that utilise stormwater as a valuable resource
    3 case studies that utilise stormwater as a valuable resource

    Water is an integral part of urban life and a precious resource which needs to be conserved and managed. As our urban development expands, increased utilisation of stormwater is necessary to create sustainable and harmonious spaces.


    Specifying the right energy efficient air conditioner
    Specifying the right energy efficient air conditioner

    While we'd never condone the use of fossil fuel-powered air conditioning, we have provided an update on some of the manufacturers and suppliers making efforts to provide more energy efficient versions of their products.


    Finding the way with carpet tiles: 7 of the latest available in Australia
    Finding the way with carpet tiles: 7 of the latest available in Australia

    Incorporating the principles of wayfinding into your building can offer a plethora of benefits to its end users, including increased satisfaction, reduced stigma and isolation of disabled users, and improved orientation and experience for new visitors.


    Permeable Pavers: Why it’s not a thing yet (and why it really should be)
    Permeable Pavers: Why it’s not a thing yet (and why it really should be)

    Unlike countries such as Germany, the UK and the United States, the use of permeable pavers is not as widespread in Australia, even though pavers themselves make up a large part of our landscape.


    Smart meters: what and why?
    Smart meters: what and why?

    A must read guide to smart meters– the building monitoring technology sweeping the construction industry behind the scenes.


    The latest skylights available in Australia and when to use them
    The latest skylights available in Australia and when to use them

    A guide for specifying Australian skylights to let the light in and stand the test of Australian conditions.


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