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    Case Study: Voco™ & Hotel Indigo, Brisbane City Centre

    Based in the sun-drenched capital of Queensland, the newly repositioned hospitality venues voco™ Brisbane City Centre and Hotel Indigo Brisbane City Centre encapsulate the uniquely joyful atmosphere of Australia’s beloved River City. As Joseph Pang, Director at JPDC, explains, both hotels were repositioning projects.

    Case Study: Voco™ & Holiday Inn Express, Auckland City Centre

    An exciting development under the Pro-invest Group portfolio, the Holiday Inn Express Auckland City Centre and voco™ Auckland City Centre are within the first dual-branded hotel building in New Zealand. The building is located at 58 Alberta Street and was designed by SJB Architects to offer a sense of instant respite in one of New Zealand’s most exhilarating destinations.

    Sustainability eBook 2023: Knauf

    In 2023, Knauf proudly sponsored the Small Sustainable Practice category. Secure your eBook for insights into this shortlist. Explore Knauf's impactful net-zero journey, their commitment to the circular economy, and gain valuable perspectives through a Q&A session with Knauf's dedicated Sustainability Manager, Ben Francis, shaping the future of sustainable practices.

    Hospitality: 2023 Podcast Series eBook

    Embark on a captivating exploration of Hospitality design in the sponsored series by Stormtech. Engage with Australia's leading architects and design experts as they delve into trends like bathroom design, water conservation, sustainable practices, authentic experiences, and the growing influence of outdoor spaces in the Hospitality sector.

    Sustainability Podcast Series eBook: Architectural Window Systems

    In a recent article in The Conversation, according to 2023 data from The Infinite Dial – which tracks digital media use internationally – Australia has now surpassed the US to be a world leader in podcast listening, with 43% of the population aged 12 and over having listened to a podcast in the past month.

    Sustainability eBook 2023: Siniat

    In 2023, Siniat proudly sponsored the Public Building category. Secure your copy of this eBook to delve into the shortlisted projects. Explore Etex's solar transition, uncover Siniat's influential decarbonisation journey, and trace the path toward Sustainability 2030, significantly shaping the future landscape of construction with sustainable and innovative practices.

    Sustainability eBook 2023: Sika

    In 2023, Sika proudly sponsored the Editor's Choice (Social & Community Outcomes) category. Access this eBook to explore the shortlisted projects, gain insights into Sika's impactful sustainability journey, learn about the country's largest windfarm, and discover innovative practices in sustainable commercial tiling that shape the future of construction and community development

    A guide to floor waste and fall requirements: Understanding AS 3740:2021 “Waterproofing of domestic wet areas”

    Two of the most frequently reported building issues are improper floor grading in wet areas and non-compliance with waterproofing regulations. Changes to floor waste and grading requirements are among the key changes in the 2021 version of AS 3740 “Waterproofing of domestic wet areas” and the 2022 update of the National Construction Code.

    Key considerations for effective stormwater drainage specification

    Beyond more obvious comments around carbon abatement and so on, one message that emerged from the devastating floods of 2022 was that, in many cases, damage could have been avoided if the properties involved included appropriate drainage systems.

    Sustainability eBook 2023: Autex Acoustics

    In 2023, Autex Acoustics proudly sponsored the Best of the Best category, recognising outstanding sustainable outcomes, aesthetics, and innovative design. Access this eBook to explore the category's shortlist, delve into Autex Acoustics' sustainability strategy, discover Murdoch University's Boola Katitjin project, and engage in a Q&A with Autex Acoustics' Group Technical & Sustainability Manager, Aidan Hill.

    Fostering a sustainable supply chain with Billi and Polyfoam Australia

    When Billi first engaged Polyfoam Australia to begin manufacturing insulation for the cold tank in the company’s first iteration of the Commercial Flagship Quadra models, nobody could predict just how the partnership would thrive over the coming years. Today, almost two decades on Polyfoam Australia continues to manufacture Expanded Polystyrene and Expanded Polypropylene moulded insulation parts for Billi’s entire range.

    Ventilated facade systems & rigid air barriers: An effective strategy for weather protection & energy efficiency

    Ventilated facades are rapidly gaining traction within the construction industry by offering improvements in energy efficiency, greater comfort for tenants, and an extra layer of protection for the building structure. To maximise the potential of ventilated facades, it is important for architects, designers and specifiers to understand how its different components work, particularly the role of vapour-permeable weather barriers.

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