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    News Archive for April 2019

    AIA releases its 2019 federal election wish list

    The Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) has released its 2019 federal election platform that includes six key focus areas which emphasise the social and economic benefits quality design and a strong architectural profession can deliver.

    We can have sustainable home design, more money and a better environment, says Rory Martin

    The shifting needs for the residential market have seen the Australian dream change from serenity to amenity with a new focus on sustainability.

    Fire safety and moisture management in building façades

    Passive fire safety experts Promat have recently released a whitepaper, looking in depth at the recent changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) and related regulations, and how they impact the specification of membranes and other water and weatherproofing barriers.

    Boon Edam brings world class entrance security technologies to PNG

    A strategic partnership with local engineering specialists Port Moresby Electrical (PME) is assisting Boon Edam in bringing their entrance security technologies into Papua New Guinea.

    House prices and demographics make death duties an idea whose time has come

    Death duties (more formally known as inheritance taxes) are levied on the estates of dead people above a predefined tax-free threshold, prior to their distribution to the beneficiaries.

    QwickBuild enables low risk decking project for Queen St rooftop fitout

    Several products from Outdure were selected for installation on the rooftop of an office building in Brisbane, Australia.

    HASSELL & partners to design and build new NT cultural precinct

    HASSELL and Architects Without Frontiers are working together with the Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation and Maningrida Arts and Culture on a proposed new precinct in the community of Maningrida.

    Building permits in Victoria hit almost $40 billion

    The total value of building permits in Victoria has hit a record level of almost $40 billion in 2018.

    7 dream bedroom designs by kids from all over the world

    Several children from across the world were asked to draw their dream bedrooms. Separated by different backgrounds, countries and even continents, these children had one thing in common – a highly creative and imaginative mind that could dream up some of the most stunning bedroom designs to reflect their personalities and desires.

    SBS Smart Frame replaces traditional build methods at Spring Malvern project

    Prefabricated steel framing from SBS Group was installed at the 4-level Spring Malvern project in Malvern, Victoria.

    Kohler’s Artifacts collection adds vintage luxury to modern bathrooms

    The Artifacts collection by Kohler Australia redefines contemporary bathroom glamour with a range of ‘modern vintage luxury’ fittings featuring intricate styling, curvaceous shapes and beautiful finishes.

    Australia’s first joint Master of Architecture and Urban Design

    Australia’s first joint Master of Architecture and Urban Design has been introduced by Swinburne University of Technology.

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