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    News Archive for June 2017

    Black Acoustic Insulation

    Sound absorption and black aesthetic colour makes Martini Absorb an ideal inclusion for perforated linings and semi-exposed ceiling systems


    Create European style with contemporary brick designs

    PGH Bricks and Pavers is bringing a sophisticated, European style to Australian buildings with the launch of Morada.


    Getting the most out of your multi-res floorplan

    Efficient floorplans make all the difference to the look and feel of a multi-residential building. They also impact on the profitability of a build, and have implications for both the environmental and social aspects of sustainability. But, what exactly makes a floorplan efficient?


    Building codes not enough to protect homes against water damage in severe storms

    A detailed survey looks into what sort of damage took place during Cyclone Debbie.


    Western Sydney architect barred from practice over substandard apartment design

    Western Sydney architect Alex Sibir has been fined almost $20,000 and banned from practicing for five years after the NSW Architects Registration Board found he’d failed to comply with relevant guidelines.


    When façades adjust to temperature and scrub pollutants from the air

    Façades are installed on buildings to enhance visual appeal. But facades can do more than just look good or serve as a visual marker.


    Sports facility featuring BlueScope's COLORBOND Metallic steel turns centrepiece for school

    The new sports hall at Mazenod College stands out as a striking centrepiece on the school campus, with the architect deciding to push the envelope on the design aspect.


    Hebel’s design flexibility and fire resistance provide perfect base to WA bushland home

    The CSR Hebel wall system helped the designer achieve several building objectives during the construction of a family home located on the edge of the bush in WA’s South West region.


    Miami Stainless replaces inferior stainless steel spigots with own range

    Miami Stainless had supplied a stylish stainless steel handrail to one of their loyal customers who had installed a custom made staircase for their beautiful display home on the Gold Coast.


    Traditional building facade turns funky with ShapeShell FR at Orbis

    Advanced composites material ShapeShell FR was used to completely turn a traditional building facade on its head, creating new manufacturing and construction challenges for the builder.


    Porthole façade on Barak building created with ShapeShell Single Skin

    The Barak building in Melbourne, Victoria is well-known for its unique façade, which features the face of Aboriginal leader William Barak.


    Penrose façade at RMIT University created offsite with ShapeShell FreeForm

    ShapeShell FreeForm lived up to its name when used to create the Penrose façade installed on top of RMIT University in Melbourne.


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