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    News Archive for October 2014

    Prefab home with bushfire protection installed on previously undevelopable site

    Sydney-based modular housing company TEKTUM has installed HOUSE2.0 on a site in NSW Bilgola Plateau that slants at a 45 degree angle.


    From skinny skyscrapers to ‘pure shit’ architecture - Architecture & Design’s top 10 articles for the month of October

    In this compilation of the top 10 stories covered this month you’ll see award winners, projects and some interesting comments from the evergreen Frank Gehry about the state of today’s architecture


    Australia’s favourite new home: Oxlade Drive House by James Russell Architect

    A Brisbane home comprising a trio of shadecloth wrapped pavilions and intersecting courtyards has taken out the People’s Choice Award, a part of the AIA 2014 National Architecture Awards.


    Dutch energy-saving scheme "wraps" homes in snap-on insulation and solar panels

    Dutch company Energiesprond (Energy Leap) has come up with a retrofit initiative to make houses carbon neutral using innovative insulation that snaps on like Lego.


    Commercial construction highest level since GFC

    A survey by Master Builders Australia indicates the recovery of the commercial construction sector back to the highest level since the GFC.


    Sydney LED program wins International award for reducing emissions and energy use

    The LED lighting program introduced by the City of Sydney won accolades at this year’s Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia annual awards.


    New online video series on Australia’s zero emission houses going live today

    Gardening Australia TV presenter Josh Byrne is launching a new online video series on Friday 31 October featuring Australia’s zero emission houses.


    Safe Cities 2015 to lead discussion on planning safer communities

    The Safe Cities 2015 conference will focus on creating cities that are safe places to live, work, play, visit and study.


    Commercial construction recovers to highest level since GFC

    A survey by Master Builders Australia indicates the recovery of the commercial construction sector back to the highest level since the GFC.


    Caroma laundry mixers designed for versatile efficiency and convenience

    Caroma has introduced two new laundry mixers designed to meet the versatile demands of modern home laundries.


    FLIR’s new T-Series thermal cameras featuring high resolution

    FLIR Infrared Cameras & Thermal Imaging has introduced new features and capabilities in its popular T-Series family of premium thermal cameras.


    Heritage listed church building’s walls restored to original state by Peel Away

    The Peel Away paint removal system was used to restore an 1887 heritage listed church memorial building at Garden Island, Sydney.


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