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    News Archive for July 2020

    Jefa Greenaway on why you should enter the 2020 Sustainability Awards

    If you are serious about sustainability, what better way to showcase your thinking, your commitment and the outcomes of your design approach, than by entering the 2020 Sustainability Awards, says director of Greenaway Architects, University of Melbourne senior academic, ABC Radio Melbourne regular commentator and 2020 Sustainability Awards ambassador Jefa Greenaway.


    Why heritage protection is about how people use places, not just their architecture and history

    The roar of the crowd at the stadium. Jostling to see the New Year fireworks in the public square. Captivated by the band at the pub. Meeting mates outside the train station. These experiences conjure sites of importance for each of us.


    Take control of your business’ energy bills

    As energy rates continue to rise across Australia, it’s important for businesses to manage energy use within their operations.


    Bates Smart completes skyscraper that's only 11.5 metres wide

    Bates Smart has built a skinny skyscraper named Collins House in Melbourne that's 184 metres tall and just 11.5 metres wide at its slimmest point.


    Two new European Oak products added to Havwoods’ V Collection

    Havwoods announces the addition of two new engineered timber products to their V Collection.


    Water jet cutting allows precision flooring design

    The design needed to be replicated accurately using Signature products while adhering to specific branding requirements.


    Low-maintenance motorised roller blinds control sunlight at Flinders Uni building

    The client’s brief sought a sun control system that would remain low maintenance over a long period of commercial use.


    Updated AS/NZS standard lowers R-values across the board

    Insulation material R-values have decreased across the board following the introduction of the updated standard AS/NZS 4859.1:2018 in the National Construction Code (NCC) in May 2019.


    Custom Axminster carpets match colour scheme at luxury South Wharf hotel

    Axminster carpets from Signature Floors were specified for the stylish Hilton South Wharf hotel in Melbourne.


    Customised architectural fins create stunning facade on Bankstown RSL Club

    Arcadia worked with Altis Architecture and Infinity Constructions to install a stunning facade with vertical elements on Bankstown RSL Club in Sydney.


    Cladding supplier goes into voluntary administration

    Tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton has been appointed as the voluntary administrator of Fairview Architectural.


    Owners of electric vehicles to be paid to plug into the grid to help avoid blackouts

    Electric vehicles can help keep the air clean in our cities – as we’ve seen recently with the reduction of traffic through COVID-19 lockdowns – but they face two obstacles.


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