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    News Archive for April 2016

    Ausco Modular builds site office for Emandar Group’s Sentosa Waters development

    Emandar Group commissioned Ausco Modular to build a sales office at the site of their new Sentosa Waters Paradise Island development.

    Rondo’s ceiling and partition systems specified for iconic Dr Chau Chak Wing Building

    Ceiling and partition systems from Rondo were specified for the recently opened Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology (UTS) in Sydney.

    Altro safety flooring at Sur-Tech still looking good and performing well after 24 years in service

    Altro Safety Flooring installed new flooring at the Sur-Tech facility to meet the performance and durability objectives of the client.

    How New Safety Standards Impact Playground Design

    Not all playground surfaces are created equal. Many manufacturers make superior claims about safety, durability, and longevity, but few live up to the hype. So-called soft-fall surfaces crack, fade, become unsafe and slippery – and that’s just with usual use and normal environmental conditions.

    Historic Sydney Opera House collection launched in collaboration with Google Cultural Institute

    A new collaboration between the Sydney Opera House and the Google Cultural Institute will enable audiences around the world to explore the living story of Australia’s most famous building.

    Fireplace technology heats up

    Gone are the days of the bulky, traditional fireplace. Interior design trends have seen modern gas fireplaces evolve to feature sleek lines and unobtrusive designs that can fit any home, or create a spectacular visual statement.

    Finalists announced for DesignBUILD Incubator, showcasing emerging industry talent

    Five finalists have been announced for DesignBUILD Incubator, a new initiative introduced by DesignBUILD this year to showcase and promote emerging talent in the design and building industry.

    Technē Architecture-designed Jimmy Grants restaurant inspired by Australian back shed

    The fitout of the new Jimmy Grants restaurant by George Calombaris in Ringwood takes inspiration from the quintessential Australian back shed.

    Diversity is a mixture unto itself

    Just as Lendlease Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Steve McCann talks about the need to have a flexibility action plan like a safety action plan, research is published in Harvard Business Review that finds that women in their 30s more often leave for a job that pays more, or because their work is not meaningful enough than to spend more time with their family.

    Award recognition key to attracting young talent to health architecture

    Australian World Architecture Festival judge Ronald Hicks of HDR Rice Daubney encourages young architects to consider a career in health architecture.

    Practical acoustics and dynamic aesthetics with SUPAWOOD ceiling tiles

    The Aurecon multi-level office fit-out in Perth's CBD highlights the practicability and aesthetics of Supawood’s SUPATILE 10 premium acoustic black ceiling tiles.

    GECA CEO on the challenges and opportunities of town and country

    Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) CEO Kate Harris recently had an opportunity to listen to Honourable Minister Angus Taylor on the challenges and opportunities of both town and country environments.

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