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    News Archive for August 2019

    FRONT.design 2019 kicks off with huge crowds and a live podcast

    The premier commercial and design event for 2019, FRONT.design kicked off today with a record number of exhibitors and over 1000 registered visitors coming to see some of the latest in office and workplace solutions and designs.


    Sustainable Innowood louvres saving time and money

    Louvres from Innowood Australia Pty Ltd are an excellent alternative to natural timber products, not only through better performance but also for their ability to last long with minimal maintenance.


    Bricks reused in reconstruction of football stadium in rural Croatia

    Five new football fields were reconstructed in rural Croatia following heavy floods in 2014 that caused both casualties as well as catastrophic destruction of infrastructure.


    Studio Ongarato to create brand identity for landmark Southbank project

    Well-known multi-disciplinary design firm Studio Ongarato has been appointed by Beulah International to deliver the visual identity for the developer's landmark Southbank project.


    Thousands of new homes planned for Sydney's north-west

    Landcom and Sydney Metro have announced the appointment of developer Deicorp to deliver the Tallawong Station housing project.


    Councils open up more off-leash spaces in Sydney

    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s director Open Space and Urban Canopy, Fiona Morrison, has announced the opening of new gated dog parks in Hebersham and Quakers Hill.


    Should the first rule of paints & coatings be ‘do no harm’?

    Every material’s finish gives its surface a distinctive appearance and texture. However, finishes are more than skin deep: the chemicals they contain can adversely affect the brain, the heart and in the worst-case scenario, mortality levels.


    High performing, aesthetically-pleasing safety floor accessories

    'A specifier’s guide to high performing, aesthetically-pleasing safety floor accessories' examines the role of safety flooring accessories in creating safer building environments. We discuss the regulatory impact of unsafe flooring, followed by a summary of the main causes of trips, slips and falls.


    Architecture, design and AI: Emerging visions

    Architecture and design are being transformed by AI—artificial and augmented intelligence.


    How Fyrehatch fire rated access hatches eliminate the risk of non-compliance in passive fire protection

    Fyreguard Fyrehatches are tested and assessed in accordance with Australian Standard AS1530.4 to meet the requirements of the NCC BCA. Fyreguard as a specialist Passive Fire Protection company and manufacturer of fire rated products can provide technical and design assistance to meet National building requirements.


    Three ways to fix the problems caused by rezoning inner-city industrial land for mixed-use apartments

    While industrial rezonings have contributed to the densification of Australian cities, they also open the door to real estate speculation and accelerate gentrification. This has forced many people to move outward in search of affordable shelter.


    Fall in ageing Australians' home-ownership rates looms as seismic shock for housing policy

    Rising mortgage debt and falling home ownership rates in later life are undermining the role of home ownership in supporting retirees’ financial wellbeing.


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