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    Integrating HVAC systems in design maximizes efficiency
    Integrating HVAC systems in design maximizes efficiency

    The first part of BPN's feature on air-conditioning and ventilation looks into how HVAC systems can be integrated into a building's design, with Federation Square a prime example.


    Lifts and bathrooms key areas for elderly to remain at home
    Lifts and bathrooms key areas for elderly to remain at home

    The third part of BPN's feature on aged care and access looks at various product suppliers who are experiencing a boom due to elderly staying in their homes, with bathrooms a key area of growth.


    Designing for universal access
    Designing for universal access

    In the second part of BPN's feature on aged care and access, we look at how architects are designing for universal access.


    Building blocks of a modern bathroom
    Building blocks of a modern bathroom

    Bathrooms are usually some of the trickiest rooms to fit-out, but what if it could all be done off-site? Deborah Singerman reports on the prefabrication of bathrooms.


    Safety considerations with doors
    Safety considerations with doors

    Doors can cause some shocking injuries because of the huge amount of leverage, BPN looks into measures that can combat this.


    Window manufacturers welcome NCC changes
    Window manufacturers welcome NCC changes

    With the changes to the NCC, window manufacturers have welcomed the changes.


    New requirements for window safety
    New requirements for window safety

    New regulations for window restriction and screening from the National Construction Code have come into affect as of 1 May.


    BIM a requirement for manufacturers in content and workflows
    BIM a requirement for manufacturers in content and workflows

    In the second part on BPN's feature on BIM, manufacturers developing BIM specifications and the idea of a national BIM library are explored.


    Calls for building product manufacturers to get onboard with BIM in Australia
    Calls for building product manufacturers to get onboard with BIM in Australia

    Building Information Modelling is the definitive piece of technology for building design, but Australia is slow to adopt national standards.


    Acoustics and finishes: Design for ears
    Acoustics and finishes: Design for ears

    Deborah Singerman sounds out some the latest thinking when it comes to the acoustic performance of exterior and interior finishes in buildings.


    Bringing the outdoors in
    Bringing the outdoors in

    Bringing the outdoors inside, and vice versa, is becoming second nature in Australian building design.


    Windows & Doors: Let there be light and fresh air
    Windows & Doors: Let there be light and fresh air

    BPN put the call out to the supply side of our industry for insights into the latest and emerging trends in windows and doors. David Wheeldon reports.


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