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    News Archive for June 2018

    Roofing underlayment market to reach USD $45 billion by 2024

    According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, the Roofing Underlayment Market will surpass USD $45 billion by 2024.


    Top 10 articles for June: From the world's tallest timber tower to a touch of mid-century modernism in Brisbane

    With June behind us, let’s take a look at the top 10 stories covered throughout the month. Click on the title to read the full story, and let us know which ones were your favourites – or what else we should have covered.


    Mott MacDonald appoints Maria Mingallon as A/NZ technical director

    Global engineering, management and development consultancy Mott MacDonald has appointed Maria Mingallon as technical director for its advanced computational design practice (ACD) in Australia and New Zealand.


    South-East Queensland is droughtier and floodier than we thought

    New data recording the past 1,500 years of flows in the Brisbane River have revealed that South-East Queensland’s climate – once assumed to be largely stable – is in fact highly variable.


    Correct ventilation and energy efficiency

    Modern double and triple glazing saves a lot of energy, so very little warmth is lost through the glass.


    New sunlight access control for Melbourne’s parks puts development in the shade

    The City of Melbourne is planning to introduce new controls that will protect sunlight access to the city’s public parks.


    INTERNATIONAL SNAPSHOT: Best of the WAF Awards finalists

    Let's take a look at some of the most impressive completed buildings from around the world in the WAF Awards shortlist.


    Australian innovation paves the way for 3D printed hemp homes

    A Perth-based housing manufacturer has developed a new carbon-negative industrial hemp product that can be turned into building panels for residential and commercial structures.


    2018 Sustainability Awards judge in profile: Kate Harris

    As the CEO of Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), Harris’s main goal is to ensure that Australian industry has a sustainable future. By once again being a judge on the Sustainability Awards, Harris will apply her well-honed skills to judging the many entries that have been received.


    Australian cities are lagging behind in greening up their buildings

    A mandatory policy, coupled with incentives to encourage new and retrofitted green roofs and walls, will provide environmental, social and business benefits.


    Wireless charging of vehicles now possible with concrete breakthrough

    A new breakthrough in concrete by Australian advanced materials technology company, Talga Resources promises to revolutionise a broad range of existing and emerging transport applications.


    Four teams in race to win $470m Eiffel Tower refurbishment

    Four international teams of architects have been shortlisted to design the proposed refurbishment of the Eiffel Tower.


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