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    News Archive for August 2022

    Shade protection enhances outdoor area at Eliston Family Community Centre

    The addition of tensile membrane shade structures enhances the outdoor area, providing shade protection for kids at play or to host events in the courtyard.

    Why aren't we planning for an Australia with 50 million people?

    Australia’s population is projected to grow to over 50 million people by 2101. This will have enormous implications for the country’s long-term infrastructure planning and prized livability, particularly in the capital cities where most growth is occurring.

    Building approvals high, housing demand low according to ABS stats

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics yesterday released its monthly building approvals data for July, with the housing sector remaining stagnant in comparison to last year.

    Retail brand gains certification for sustainable Bondi store

    Skincare brand L’Occitane’s store at Westfield Bondi Junction has been accredited with a 5 Star Green Star Certified Rating for Interiors after being in operation for less than a year.

    Guest bathroom designed around Caroma is simple, stylish and spacious

    Given the challenge of a long, narrow room with a low ceiling, clever space-saving choices were essential for creating a functional and beautiful bathroom.

    Innovation designed to smooth over human limitations

    Covid19 induced change is upon us sorely testing the ability of the political process to deal with large scale systems. But innovation offers hope.

    New ‘pavilion’ on Dairy Road, Canberra refuses to be labelled

    Thirty-six concrete columns stand tall in an area adjoining the Jerrabomberra Wetlands on Dairy Road, Canberra, with the ‘pavilion’ inviting people to come and activate the space as they see fit.

    International practice’s biggest Australian project now complete

    Woods Bagot’s largest ever commercial project undertaken in Australia has reached completion, with the Parramatta Square Workplace Hub now home to employees from the NSW Government.

    RMIT engineers create new green concrete with waste tyre rubber

    Taking a firm step towards a circular economy in the construction industry, a team of engineers from RMIT University has used rubber from discarded tyres to create a new type of concrete.

    Matthews allows for Perperidis homecoming

    Matthews Architects has announced Adelaide native Claire Perperidis has been appointed as Project Leader to its team, after a 17 year stint in the UK as an architect.

    Woods Bagot furthers contribution to Adelaide with city’s most sustainable tower

    83 Pirie Street, designed by Woods Bagot for Cbus Property, has reached completion. The Adelaide office tower, located on 83 Pirie Street, is regarded as the most sustainable building in the city of churches.

    Sealed tight: Building waterproofing with Paul Ratcliff

    Whether it’s caused by free water or high humidity, prolonged dampness in buildings can result in mould and decay, deterioration of internal finishes and even pest infestation. In fact, numerous studies – including one by the University of New South Wales – corroborate that there is a high proportion of water penetration issues causing damage to buildings.

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