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    News Archive for November 2016

    Thin brick inlay system reaps rewards for Monash Uni

    A durable and resilient façade of glazed thin brick tiles completes Monash University’s new Logan Hall student accommodation building.

    Smartstone offers the most natural looking and cost effective quartz surfaces

    The Smartstone collections have evolved to offer a superior, versatile colour range with some of the most unique, natural looking quartz surfaces available.

    Behind the scenes of new Glenn Murcutt film with Catherine Hunter

    Architecture & Design caught up with the director of 'Glenn Murcutt - Spirit of Place', Catherine Hunter to discuss her time spent with Murcutt making the film and what insights we can expect to uncover about the Pritzker Architect.

    Energy efficiency study reveals better insulation can save Australians over $300M

    A recent study on energy efficiency reveals that Australian homes can save millions of dollars over the next 30 years by ensuring better insulation.

    EDGE’s MAX range ensuring comfortable interior experience at Ballarat Base Hospital

    Several products from EDGE Architectural Glazing Systems were specified for the redevelopment project at the Ballarat Base Hospital.

    BSW extends contract with Usain Bolt until 2018

    Regupol sports surfaces manufacturer BSW GmbH has extended their contract with Usain Bolt for the next two years.

    “Architecture should be an interface for people and nature.” - Kengo Kuma, Japanese architect

    Architecture & Design caught up with Kuma to discuss his Sydney projects and how Australians can learn from Japanese architecture.

    Gripset WB1 protective coating helps restore historically significant timber ship

    A natural protective coating from Gripset Industries has helped restore a 150-year-old timber sailing ship in Adelaide while also preventing further deterioration.

    ZEGO insulated concrete walls ensure energy efficiency at Seabrook VIC home

    ZEGO Building Systems was approached by a European owner-builder who sought an alternative wall system to help meet energy efficiency and sustainability objectives.

    Final issue for 2016 – Infolink | BPN Magazine out now

    So here we are at the close of 2016 and I am challenged to choose a single theme that sums up what was a truly eventful year for the Australian building design industry.

    Is building quality a casualty of Sydney’s construction boom?

    Industry stakeholders are concerned about quality standards and regulations being given the short shrift by unscrupulous developers in Sydney’s investor-driven construction market.

    Public lecture on Sydney’s roadmap for development

    A public lecture will be held at the University of Sydney on 30 November to discuss the draft Central Sydney Planning Strategy 2012-2036.

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