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    News Archive for May 2020

    A radical new vision for our cities

    While bunkered down in his Barcelona apartment, in the depths of the coronavirus shutdown, Professor Mark Nieuwenhuijsen started noticing something different.

    Hames Sharley appoints one new director and promotes eight more staff

    Hames Sharley has promoted of nine individuals across the practice’s six studios nationally.

    The rise of the Australian smart city

    Moreton Bay Regional Council in South-East Queensland is one of the smart cities that is part of the Global Smart Community and City Alliance (GSC3). In all, some 25 cities formed part of this Alliance, which is no longer active.

    Salisbury Community Hub

    Salisbury is a growing suburb in Adelaide’s north. As part of a major revitalisation project, the City of Salisbury Council looked to create a Community Hub; an ‘adaptable, flexible and agile’ precinct. To deliver the design vision, leading aluminium and glass fabricators, Aluco, customised the thermally broken framing to meet anticipated building loads and glazing spans.

    So coronavirus will change cities – will that include slums?

    Many commentators have speculated on how the coronavirus pandemic will alter cities and the ways they are planned and used. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has tweeted: “There is a density level in NYC that is destructive […] NYC must develop an immediate plan to reduce density.”

    Getting ready for ARBS 2021

    Preparations for ARBS 2021 are in full swing. Australia’s only HVAC+R and building services tradeshow will be held from 15 - 17 February 2021.

    Western Sydney set for a further construction boom

    Western Sydney is set for a huge construction boom, with two more projects getting the green light through the NSW government’s Planning System Acceleration Program, adding to the almost 10 others in the tranche of multi-billion dollar ‘shovel-ready’ infrastructure approvals already announced.

    Green isn’t just a colour… it is the future

    Green Resources Material Australia Pty Ltd is committed to delivering innovative products of the highest quality and standards, with minimal impact on the environment.

    Adelaide Airport Terminal Expansion Project features Knauf Insulation

    The $165 million Adelaide Airport Terminal Expansion Project features glasswool solutions from Knauf Insulation.

    DECO Australia achieves business-wide ISO 9001 accreditation

    DECO Australia announces the successful renewal of their ISO 9001:2015 accreditation following a recertification audit in May 2020.

    Premier Sydney conference venue uses operable walls for acoustic separation

    Operable walls from Bildspec Distributors were installed at Wesley Mission’s state-of-the-art conference venue in the Sydney CBD to allow flexibility in the use of their various conference spaces.

    Public land is being sold exactly where thousands on the waiting list need housing

    The need for public housing is greater than ever before – Australia has a shortfall of at least 433,000 dwellings. Using public land for public housing is a no-brainer. But, at the time of writing, the Victorian government is preparing to sell over 2,646 hectares of land.

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