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    News Archive for May 2019

    Social housing upgrade wins Mies van der Rohe Award

    A renovation of 1960s social housing in France has been awarded the European Union’s 2019 Mies van der Rohe Award.

    Biggest shopping centre solar installation in Melbourne

    Sunshine Plaza in Melbourne’s west is now home to the city’s biggest solar installation on a shopping centre.

    Prefinished MondoClad solid aluminium panels for a single cladding solution

    MondoClad from HVG Facades is a range of certified non-combustible solid aluminium panels providing a single cladding solution for building projects.

    Achieving building code compliance with fibre cement cladding

    'Navigating the building code through non-combustible cladding selection: Achieving compliance with fibre cement' explains the most efficient compliance pathway to meeting the fire performance requirements for external cladding set out in the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

    Outdure decking system provides compliant solution at Auckland commercial plaza

    Outdure deck frames and decking were installed on the rooftop of an award-winning commercial plaza in Auckland, New Zealand.

    Green wall provides lush backdrop to exhibition stand

    Green wall panels from Evergreen Walls were installed to create an instant feature wall at a trade show stand in Victoria.

    NSW pair win big at national planning awards

    Two of the brightest minds in planning made NSW proud recerntly after being recognised at the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) awards on the Gold Coast.

    Vale I.M. Pei: the man who designed Paris’s Louvre Pyramid

    Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei, who designed the Louvre’s iconic crystal pyramid and Washington’s National Gallery of Art, has died at the age of 102.

    Cutting cities' emissions does have economic benefits – and these ultimately outweigh the costs

    Cutting carbon emissions involves deciding no more coal, gas or oil-based systems will be built as replacements for ageing infrastructure systems in our cities. We can do this now that new energy systems are emerging as cost-competitive.

    The affordable housing crisis in Australia

    UNSW City Futures Research Fellow Dr Laurence Troy believes there is a serious problem with the current levels of supply in the affordable housing sector.

    Infill wall framing fabricated for modular school building in Highton, Vic

    SBS Group designed, fabricated and supplied a light gauge steel framing system for the new Highton Primary School in Highton, Victoria.

    Event: Tower Hill Twilight Tour and Talk

    A Tower Hill Twilight Tour and Walk will be held this weekend to explore the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve and learn about a unique building designed by renowned Australian architect Robin Boyd.

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