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    Transforming surfaces: Using glass finishes to redefine commercial spaces

    In recent decades, modern office design has evolved. Updating tired, old office spaces can improve employee engagement, but there are challenges including limited time and budget, operational costs and the varied needs of corporate clients. Discover how glass finishes can transform interior spaces by downloading this free infographic.


    Perfecting indoor outdoor flow: A specifier's guide to aluminium louvre roof solutions

    Aluminium louvre roofs are a highly versatile solution when creating outdoor rooms. Either manually or mechanically operated, and automatable, they can easily be opened or closed depending on weather conditions or climate. Download this whitepaper for a detailed examination of key considerations for designers and specifiers in selecting aluminium louvre solutions for indoor/outdoor living.


    Lessons from leaky homes: Designing weatherproof facades for modern Australian buildings

    As leaky buildings are non-compliant, poor performing and extremely expensive to remediate, designers and specifiers must take lessons from the past to design weatherproof facades that can stand up to Australia’s demanding climate. Download this whitepaper and learn why waterproofing has become one of the construction industry’s top concerns and how this impacts facade design and compliance.


    Functional, sustainable and accessible: A specifier's guide to recycled polymer surface water drain solutions

    Surface water drainage solutions are an important aspect of any construction project, so it is important that designers and specifiers are fully aware of the options in the market along with their benefits and limitations in order to strike the right balance between function and aesthetic for their projects. Download this whitepaper to see how recycled polymer seamless drainage solutions can work for you.


    The unique science of Hebel: The benefits of autoclaved aerated concrete in modern construction

    In Australia, design and construction professionals are seeking versatile building materials that enable high performing, energy-efficient building designs. Introducing Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC), a sustainable building material that offers strength, insulation and fire resistance in one lightweight package. Download this whitepaper and learn about AAC, its many performance benefits and how it offers an efficient path to compliance with the National Construction Code.


    Adjustable accessibility: Specifying adjustable kitchen and bathroom fittings under the Australian Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Design Standard

    The Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Design Standard is a comprehensive framework to designing for people with permanent and significant disability, one that all designers and specifiers in this space should familiarise themselves with. Download this whitepaper for a comprehensive overview of design options and features in specifying height-adjustable kitchen and bathroom fittings under the SDA Design Standard.


    An informed decision: Specifying textile composite flooring for educational applications

    Choice of flooring material is a key decision for specifiers and designers of educational spaces. Textile Composite Flooring is an ideal specification for these applications. It is durable, cost-effective and frequently outperforms common hard surface floors such as PVC Flooring that can be found in many educational institutions. Download this whitepaper for a detailed look into the benefits of Textile Composite Flooring in educational applications.


    Pushing the boundaries: Transforming construction workflows for speed, quality and efficiency

    To navigate the current uncertain landscape, Australian design, engineering and construction firms need to find smarter ways to increase speed and productivity, and reduce costs across office and production workflows, without compromising on quality. Download this whitepaper to see how market-leading printing technology can overcome workflow inefficiencies caused by legacy systems.


    Hygiene and sustainability: Specifying sensor taps for a modern world

    Traditional manual tap systems have long been recognised as a key germ transmission point, facilitating the spread of bacteria through repeated physical contact by multiple people. Through innovative design and technology implementation, sensor tap systems can alleviate these issues, delivering excellent hygiene and water efficiency for modern spaces. Download this whitepaper to discover how sensor tap systems can deliver better hygiene and sustainability outcomes for your next project.


    Addressing the Australian water crisis: A guide to water efficiency and sustainability in bathroom design

    Design and construction professionals play a critical role in Australia’s future by implementing sustainable water management in building design. Bathroom design is an area that needs special focus. Download this whitepaper and learn how to choose water-efficient showerheads, toilets and taps to reduce the water footprint of your next project.


    Clean water, sanitation and hygiene: Designing for healthcare and aged-care environments

    Australia's ageing population is increasing pressure on healthcare and aged-care facilities. Due to an increased risk of infection by pathogenic microbes in healthcare and aged-care facilities, infection prevention by design and specification is imperative to elevated levels of health, hygiene and recovery. Learn about the benefits of specifying advanced water filtration and disinfection systems to improve health, hygiene and recovery levels.


    Productive workspaces & the benefit of intelligent ergonomic design

    Around the world, the relevance of productive workspaces in the domestic live/work market is heightened as we see a rise in remote working.The workspaces of today may be set in either commercial environments or domestic live/work settings and the need to maximise productivity remains key. Download this whitepaper to learn about the importance of intentional architectural design and construction for productive workspaces.


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