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    News Archive for August 2017

    Has your mid-rise construction project been overdesigned?

    With the rise in population density in Australian cities, the need for a revised approach to urban sprawl has been recognised by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB). A change to the National Construction Code (NCC) means that timber can now be used in conjunction with pre-approved materials on mid-rise and medium-density spaces up to eight storeys.

    Conscientious development: Premium Floors Australia and the Quick-Step flooring range

    As the largest supplier of timber, laminate, bamboo and cork flooring in Australia, Premium Floors Australia is in a particularly apt position to promote the feats of sustainability that we are able to achieve with the ground we walk on.

    The importance of Forest Certification

    1.6 billion people worldwide depend on forests for some portion of their livelihoods. In addition to this human scale, deforestation also reduces biodiversity, further accelerating the impacts of climate change.

    Murdoch family farm potential redevelopment wedges local community

    According to several media reports, plans are afoot to slice off part of the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch's Cruden Farm for residential development, thereby endangering Melbourne's so-called ‘green wedges.’

    Entries open for 2017 ArchiTeam Awards

    ArchiTeam are now accepting entries for the 2017 ArchiTeam Awards, an awards program that supports emerging, small and medium architectural practices.

    WA’s best coastal planning celebrated at 2017 Coastal Awards for Excellence

    The winners of the 2017 Western Australian Coastal Awards for Excellence have been announced.

    Proposed overhaul of Tasmanian planning regulations would give state more power

    Earlier this week, the Tasmanian government releases draft legislation that brings a sweeping overhaul of the state’s planning regulations one step closer.

    New whitepaper looking at spatial efficiency of commercial and residential projects

    Leading sliding door manufacturer Altro has released a new whitepaper on the issues related to the growth of our cities and how spatial efficiency is necessary for new developments.

    Bolon Silence vinyl flooring brings Perth apartment to life with 3D effect

    Plank tiles from Bolon’s Silence Illuminate vinyl flooring range were installed in the lounge of a private suite at the Queens Riverside Apartments in Perth.

    Hybrid office building cuts cord to electricity grid

    A four-storey office building powered by a combination of thermal and PV solar and wind energy in South Australia has cut its connection to the electricity grid in what its owners claim to be a world first.

    Canon’s environmental commitment recognised with a Gold Partner Award

    Canon Australia recently achieved the Gold Partner status in the Sustainability Advantage program promoted by the Office of Environment & Heritage, NSW Government.

    Architecture among top ten career aspirations for Australian teenagers

    Architecture is one of the most desired career paths for Australian teenagers, according to a recent study by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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