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Sitting amongst the mostly grey buildings along one of the busiest streets in Sydney is a splash of bright red, blue and yellow zigzagging up to the sky. The colourful, NAPEAN steel beams frame the newest kid on the high-rise block, 8 Chifley Square.
Solutions to reduce energy use of the building at 89 York St have been implemented and delivered with better than expected results.
The design of the Mabel Fidler Building capitalises on functionality and practicality, with BVN Donovan Hill making use of materials that are potential learning tools in themselves.
Sunday 8th September saw over 150 houses and display homes across Australia open their doors to the public for Sustainable House Day.
Sikafloor systems have been applied across 8000 square metres of the new Perth Arena, a multi-purpose events stadium catering for up to 15,500 patrons.
NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Stoner has called for expressions of interest from the world’s leading creative industry thought leaders, businesses and practitioners to take part in next year’s Vivid Ideas, the industry and business events pillar of Vivid Sydney.
Public comment is being sought on a revised draft Australian Standard for Chain of custody of forest products (AS4707), the standard that underpins the traceability of wood from well-managed forests into the wood and paper products.
An energy efficiency upgrade to eight of the City of Sydney’s most visited community buildings will reportedly save enough electricity to power 55 homes for a year.
A mid-term snap shot on the outlook for major engineering construction projects and activity in Queensland, undertaken by BIS Shrapnel, has found the State’s civil and engineering construction industry is headed for more challenging times than previously expected.
With new figures showing exports of American hardwood to Australia having increased in value and volume, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has introduced an overseas partner membership.
The Victorian Building Authority’s (VBA) industry data from January 2013 to 31 July 2013 showed the value of the state’s building permit activity was $13.4 billion, a 3.3 percent increase on the same period in 2012.
Helioscreen awnings have been used in the new St Honore Bakery shop in Edgecliff.