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    News Archive for May 2014

    HIA new home sales post strong start to second quarter

    The Housing Industry Association reports that new home sales posted a fourth consecutive gain in April 2014.


    New Trespa Meteon Wood Décor Range, a great facade alternative

    HVG Facades introduces Trespa Meteon architectural panels consisting of 23 wood decors including 13 matt finishes.


    Kresta blinds save energy through effective window insulation

    Kresta Blinds offers a wide range of blinds designed to provide effective window insulation, resulting in significant energy savings.


    Manufacturing needs a ‘Green Revolution’; double standards in sustainability

    Matt De Carolis believes there is a double standard when it comes to the application of environmental and sustainability standards to Australian buildings.


    Futurewood landscaping products offer a composite alternative to wood

    Futurewood presents a range of composite landscaping products that offer an environment-friendly alternative to wood.


    New free independent building industry review process for QLD

    A significant reform by the Queensland Government is expected to deliver a brighter future for the building and construction industry.


    Fleshing out the bones: A look at PlusSpec

    Australian BIM company RubySketch says its new software goes further than others, allowing architects to seek and select manufacturers’ own products.


    Race for Queen’s Wharf Brisbane resort project narrowed to four

    Crown Group, Echo Entertainment, Far East Consortium and Greenland Investment have been shortlisted for the massive QLD development.


    Port of Echuca Discovery Centre guides visitors on fluid journey from present to past

    ​The Discovery Centre at the Port of Echuca in Victoria is designed by JAWSARCHITECTS to be a starting point for visitors to explore the broader Port site.


    DIY 3D printing: Download and assemble your own puzzle chair

    Artist Joris Laarman has invented the Makerchair, a 3D printable chair designed out of jigsaw puzzle pieces.


    2014 Good Design Awards winners: Caroma takes top honours

    Caroma wins Good Design Award of the Year, while Neeson Murcutt Architects and Sue Barnsley Design win the Architecture and Interiors category.


    ETC Source Four Mini LED luminaires for awkward small locations

    The new ETC Source Four Mini LED luminaires combine an architectural profile and energy efficiency for use in several small scale lighting applications.


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