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    Rethinking the building envelope: Incorporating rigid air barriers as the foundation of modern facade design

    In Australian, new approaches to facade design are needed to meet strict demands for weather and airtightness, energy efficiency, resilience and fire protection. Rigid air barriers have emerged as the foundational component for the facades of the future.

    Practical parking: Choosing the right parking system and ensuring compliance at every stage

    Whereas the carpark was previously an open or multi-level area, limited by how much floorspace was available, these days a combination of design innovation and technology enables greater parking space yield in both residential and commercial applications. Download this whitepaper to gain a practical understanding of modern parking lift solutions and how to ensure that any product is fully compliant with relevant Australian Standards.

    Keeping it clean: Water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare and aged-care environments

    Australia’s ageing population poses a major challenge for the healthcare and aged-care sector. In facilities across the country, the focus on hygiene has never been higher, especially in relation to protecting the health of immunocompromised patients and elderly residents. Download this whitepaper to see why an informed approach to design and specification is critical to minimising the spread of disease via contaminated drinking water and surfaces in healthcare and aged-care environments.

    The comfort factor: The role of thermal breaks in optimising energy efficiency

    As a result of this and a spate of construction issues, Australia is overhauling its building standards. Volume One of the new National Construction Code brings it new more stringent standards in thermal performance. Download this whitepaper to find out how high-performance insulation and glazing systems can provide thermally efficient comfort that complies with the new standards.

    Sustainability matters: Achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

    The decisions and work practices of architects and specifiers can have a positive or negative impact on environmental, social and economic sustainability. Architects and specifiers should therefore be knowledgeable of ethical and sustainable design options, as well as local and global initiatives to achieve sustainable development. This whitepaper introduces the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how architects and specifiers can help contribute to a more sustainable future.

    Authenticity & versatility: Laying down the facts about engineered timber flooring

    Engineered timber provides the luxurious aesthetic of a solid hardwood floor while maintaining the superior mechanical properties for which it was originally designed. This whitepaper examines some of these misconceptions around engineered timber flooring and provides an accurate set of facts for designers and specifiers to rely on in their future projects. Download to find out more.

    Ensuring safety and compliance with AM-Boss Access Ladders

    When it comes to ladder specification, user safety and compliance are front of mind. By making an informed decision, specifiers can ensure they select the right ladder for their specific purpose, saving time and money during construction. Download this whitepaper for an in-depth examination of the key concerns for specifiers when choosing high-performance access ladders along with an overview of the key Australian Standards and additional regulatory frameworks that apply.

    Safety and fall protection mechanisms: A bridge to safer public structures

    In Australia, bridges are essential to civic infrastructure. However, bridges present unique design challenges, including the need to implement safety and fall prevention measures without compromising the structural integrity and aesthetics of the bridge itself. Download this whitepaper to see how flexible stainless steel cable mesh can help designers and specifiers create functional and compliant barriers.

    The right side of sustainability: A specifier's guide to side-retention systems

    Side-retention systems contribute to energy-efficient buildings by addressing a range of environmental factors – from heat gain and natural light control to protection against wind, rain and sun. Download this whitepaper to see how side-retention systems help Australian homes and commercial buildings achieve elevated sustainability outcomes.

    Maintaining aesthetic integrity and public safety with porcelain stoneware

    Through its versatility, durability and virtually unlimited visual design possibilities, porcelain stoneware provides an excellent balance between aesthetic and technical performance. Download this whitepaper to gain a detailed understanding of porcelain stoneware’s material properties, how it compares to other common hard surface materials, and why it is a smart choice for upcoming projects.

    Over the threshold: Specifying door sills for universal access, functionality and performance

    Poorly-specified door sills can impede wheelchairs and users with disabilities from accessing indoor spaces. A thorough understanding of access standards and compliant door systems helps architects, designers and specifiers create functional environments accessible by all. Download this whitepaper for a concise guide to specifying high performing and AS1428.1-compliant door sills built for Australian conditions.

    Style and function: Specifying linear drainage systems for the hospitality industry

    Designing and specifying for hospitality projects requires a dual focus on functionality and aesthetics. Modern linear drains strike the perfect balance of pleasing aesthetics and efficient functionality. Download this whitepaper to gain an understanding of the benefits of modern linear drainage systems over traditional drains and why they are ideal for specification in hospitality projects.

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