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    News Archive for May 2017

    Victoria’s SMEs get a sustainability recharge

    The commercial and industrial building sector in Victoria is set to boost to its sustainability potential after the collaboration between the state government and the Sustainable Melbourne Fund was announced.


    Architecture & Design’s top 10 articles for May – from unique architecture shows to the diverse use of bricks

    As May ends, we look at the top 10 stories covered throughout the month.


    Hardwearing brick facade on Monash University student accommodation

    Custom made magenta and cyan glazed brick facing tiles were fitted into the brick inlay system from Robertson Facade Systems to create a resilient facade on the new student accommodation building at Monash University.


    Merlin’s garage door openers join the smart home movement

    Garage door automation specialist Merlin has released a new range of openers designed for the homeowner to control, open and monitor their garage door using a smartphone, tablet or computer when away from home.


    Green Star projects endorsed in new CBRE report

    The Green Star building standard has been endorsed in a new CBRE report on the benefits of environmentally sensitive design in the industrial sector.


    Housing code extension wanted to fast-track mid-rise greening

    Urban Taskforce Australia has called for the new Greenfield Housing Code to be extended to mid-rise urban infill projects to assist with greening these neighbourhoods.


    Tough laminate flooring in 8 Australian hardwood designs

    Airstep Flooring has introduced a new range of laminate flooring designed to showcase a distinctive collection of Australian hardwoods.


    Sustainability boost from designing with steel

    The use of steel in new builds can help to minimise the quantities of materials consumed, and for the overall reduction of wastage across the entire supply chain.


    Uni students design barbeque facilities for Sydney parks

    UNSW Industrial Design students have designed cooking facilities for Sydney’s local parks.


    Swarovski’s Stockholm store secured with trackless expandable gates

    The Swarovski Group recently installed expandable gates in a mobile, trackless design at one of their new stores in Stockholm, Sweden.


    Sustainability Awards judge in profile: Mirvac's David Palin

    David Palin, sustainability manager at Mirvac, is a judge for this year’s Sustainability Awards.


    Troldtekt acoustic panels add depth and drama to ceiling at Portsmouth University faculty building

    Suspended Troldtekt acoustic panels were installed in a new faculty building at the Portsmouth University, adding a dramatic touch to the entrance foyer.


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