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    News Archive for February 2018

    Prefab ARCPANEL curved roof meeting design and time challenges

    Architects across Australia are increasingly choosing the ARCPANEL curved roof for their projects.


    AIA 2018 Dulux Study Tour winners announced

    The five winners of the AIA Dulux Study Tour will embark on a 10-day tour of Europe and the United Kingdom in May this year, visiting the cities of London, Berlin and Milan.


    Tesla's 'virtual power plant' might be second-best to real people power

    Researchers are trialling technology in Tasmania that intelligently controls fleets of batteries and other home devices with the aim of making networks more flexible, reliable, and cheaper to operate.


    Top tips to ensure your design practice is future-ready

    Bob Fisher from the Design Futures Council lists the top 14 characteristics of a future-ready practice.


    Solar surge expected after German giant pledges to build local manufacturing plant

    The use of solar storage batteries across Australia is expected to rise massively after German company Sonnen says it will build a battery plant in South Australia.


    GroupGSA adds Angela Spillane as a principal

    GroupGSA has added experienced interior designer and design lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Angela Spillane as a principal.


    Strong growth predicted for Australia’s roads sector

    The Australian road construction sector is expected to hit record levels of activity over the next two years, according to industry analyst and economic forecaster, BIS Oxford Economics.


    Developer seeks court’s permission to break NSW building rules

    A developer has approached the NSW Land and Environment Court, seeking permission to breach planning rules on building height at his project in Sydney's Balgowlah Heights.


    AFS Rediwall saves time and ensures quality at boutique apartment project

    AFS Rediwall, a walling system from AFS Systems Pty Ltd (CSR) was specified for a new architecturally designed boutique apartment project in Ryde NSW.


    Geberit concealed cisterns meet minimalist design theme at Doonan Glasshouse, QLD

    Architect Sarah Waller specified concealed cisterns from Geberit to match the minimalist design theme running through the Doonan Glasshouse, an iconic building located on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.


    Australian cities are crying out for better planning, but the research funding is missing

    Although 90% of our population lives in cities, Australia lacks a national urban policy and our government provides insufficient funding for urban sustainability projects.


    Projects halted in Australia’s largest urban renewal effort

    Twenty-six project applications for the Fishermans Bend urban renewal project in Victoria have been stalled until they can be assessed by new permanent planning controls.


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