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    Filtered water: managing the office water supply
    Filtered water: managing the office water supply

    Though there are no shortage of options when it comes to providing adequate water to an office environment, the filtered water system – which achieves the magic trio of design, health and sustainability benefits – is becoming one of the more common solutions.


    An ode to bio-receptive concrete
    An ode to bio-receptive concrete

    Research into the ground-breaking construction material, which radically transcends existing green wall systems, is an interdisciplinary practice that brings together architecture, biology and engineering.


    Architecture’s digital realm: how technology is enhancing architects’ productivity
    Architecture’s digital realm: how technology is enhancing architects’ productivity

    Digital design tools can be used right from the conceptual design stage through to construction and commissioning the building.


    What makes a lift green? Technological advancements driving sustainability of elevator systems up
    What makes a lift green? Technological advancements driving sustainability of elevator systems up

    As the sustainable building movement reaches new heights in 2017, how do we specify lifts that are sustainable?


    Do not let noise ruin your hospitality and eating experience
    Do not let noise ruin your hospitality and eating experience

    Hospitality, the ultimate customer experience, often seems to backfire in the buzzy, atmosphere of a trendy restaurant. It’s all go as the hardwood, stone or concrete flooring, bare walls, polished wood tables and chairs, metal lighting, picture windows and open sitting and coffee-grinder kitchen areas vie with each other.


    Your commercial kitchen hoods starter pack
    Your commercial kitchen hoods starter pack

    In this kitchen ventilation starter pack, we explore the different factors designers should consider when selecting the right hood for their next project.


    A hospitality flooring strategy is a case of room by room
    A hospitality flooring strategy is a case of room by room

    Hospitality trends come and go, but every project needs a solid floor which balances function and aesthetics. When it comes to flooring, hospitality environments present their own set of challenges.


    Waterless urinals making a splash downunder
    Waterless urinals making a splash downunder

    Waterless urinals will save your client water and money, particularly on new builds, and can help achieve a higher level of sustainability for your building.


    What makes the perfect bar top?
    What makes the perfect bar top?

    The choice of bar top material essentially comes down to three things—aesthetic, usability and durability. At least that’s the general consensus among the Australian hospitality designers I interviewed.


    The pros and cons of permanent formwork systems for single dwelling wall construction
    The pros and cons of permanent formwork systems for single dwelling wall construction

    While permanent formwork is still comparatively new, it has been around for long enough now to provide sufficient time for the industry to assess its performance against promises from suppliers. So we put the question out there to the industry—does it live up to the hype and is it suited to single dwelling construction?


    Are linear drains right for your residential project?
    Are linear drains right for your residential project?

    To call linear drains a ‘recent trend’ would be a misnomer. The product has been used in Europe and Australia for decades, yet it continues to generate sustained interest within design and build circles.


    The sliding door hardware architects use
    The sliding door hardware architects use

    Common to nearly all design briefs in Australia is the provision of flexible interior spaces that can be easily opened or closed to the outdoors depending on weather conditions and seasons.


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