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    News Archive for February 2019

    TFC’s sustainable design expertise guides ANU’s Union Court masterplan development

    The Footprint Company provided guidance to the Australian National University to achieve specific sustainability goals during the redevelopment of the Union Court precinct on the campus.


    Construction begins on world-class Sydney medical precinct

    Construction has begun on Sydney's North Shore Health Hub, expected to expand to a $1 billion healthcare precinct with a “medi-hotel” and build-to-rent housing for its workers.


    Outdure’s QwickBuild deck system used in curved balcony fitout at Barangaroo House

    QwickBuild, a structural deck framing and support system from Outdure was specified for the Barangaroo House in Sydney to install decks on two levels.


    Top articles for February: From unrealised opera house designs to a striking modular beach house

    Let’s take a look at some of the most popular articles on Architecture & Design this month.


    Tiny timber homes making a big difference to sustainable and affordable housing

    The Peak is a game-changer when it comes to sustainable, relocatable and affordable housing while addressing the critical issue of youth homelessness.


    New magazine from Stormtech takes deep dive into Australian drainage industry

    As the volume and pace of construction projects across the country continue to increase, industry professionals are seeking new ways to deliver innovative and high-quality projects that stand apart from the rest. To learn more about Stormtech and their invaluable contribution to the Australian drainage industry, download this free digital magazine.


    How climate change solutions can create an economic boom for Australia

    Investing in local solutions to tackle climate change issues instead of relying on imported technologies can generate economic development for Australia.


    Dame Judith Hackitt advises remediation for banned cladding

    Non-compliant banned cladding materials should be removed and replaced with compliant cladding in Melbourne buildings to provide reassurance to residents, says British engineer Dame Judith Hackitt DBE.


    Window and doors made in Australia for Australian conditions

    The global marketplace offers unlimited choices to architects, designers and builders when it comes to sourcing and specifying materials for various projects.


    Looking back at Australia’s oldest buildings

    Let’s take a look at some of Australia’s oldest remaining buildings; what they were used for back in their day and how they’re being used now.


    When granny flats go wrong – perils for parents highlight need for law reform

    When an arrangement of this kind goes wrong, however, it can seriously threaten the wealth, autonomy and dignity of the elderly parent.


    Adelaide building achieves heat and glare control with Ambience roller blinds

    Admiral House, an office building in Adelaide, installed roller blinds from Verosol Australia to address heat and glare issues.


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