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    News Archive for December 2017

    Clarifying considerations for building construction in a new age

    To find out more about key areas of consideration for material specification in the constantly evolving construction industry, download Construction for a new age of buildings.


    Top ten articles of 2017: From revelations in permanent formwork to first-of-a-kind buildings

    As we come to the close of 2017, we reflect on the year that was. We’ve compiled a snapshot of this year’s highlights, revisiting the top 10 stories from each month. From all of us here at Architecture & Design, we wish you a safe and happy holiday break. We look forward to bringing you more architectural content in 2018.


    A&D’s top ten articles for December: From reinventing the Queenslander to sustainable universities

    As 2017 comes to a close, we look back at the top 10 stories covered in this final month of the year.


    How to get your building LEED certified

    LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a rating system set up by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to assess the environmental credentials of a building.


    Prefab bathrooms at Central South Yarra apartments fitted with Stiebel Eltron water heaters

    The Central South Yarra apartments in Melbourne, Victoria combine striking architectural design and commanding views with innovative construction methods to create a true residential landmark.


    Luxury flooring from Natural Creations range installed in Perth salon

    Mussan Salon, a boutique hair and beauty salon based in Perth, WA features luxury flooring from Armstrong Flooring Pty Ltd to match their promise of a luxury experience.


    USG Boral’s materials and labour help complete three more houses for Habitat for Humanity

    USG Boral has been working with Habitat for Humanity Australia, providing both material and labour support to the organisation’s home building program.


    Entries open for 32nd Dulux Colour Awards

    Celebrate colour once again with the iconic 32nd annual Dulux Colour Awards now open for entry.


    Architectural sector set for slower growth, says IBIS report

    According to the latest IBIS report, the architectural sector has performed reasonably well over the past five years, however there are leaner times ahead, the research group found.


    Australian construction group wins BSI certification

    The CIMIC Group of companies, which includes CPB Contractors, Leighton Asia and Pacific Partnerships, are the first Australian companies to achieve Kitemark certification for excellence in Building Information Modelling (BIM) from the international standards body, the British Standards Institution (BSI).


    StoneSet paving keeping senior living facilities safe and beautiful

    StoneSet Permeable Paving offers a comprehensive range of paving solutions for senior living facilities, retirement homes and nursing homes, all designed to provide a safer and more pleasant experience for residents.


    Designs released for Cox Architecture’s $35m regional “lifestyle resort”

    Designs have been released. The Point Resort Apartments, Cox Architecture’s $35-million “lifestyle resort” in regional Victoria.


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