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    The importance of digital security in the design process
    The importance of digital security in the design process

    The role that technology plays in our offices is growing as we increasingly depend on it as a design tool, to meet deadlines, and to protect our files and intellectual property – to name just a few examples.


    The 2018 Sustainability Awards shortlist is finally here
    The 2018 Sustainability Awards shortlist is finally here

    The shortlist for the 2018 Sustainability Awards has been announced, and from what was a robust initial field of nearly 200 initial entries, we now have 35 highly admirable and eminently worthy shortlisted finalists ready for our Gala Night on October 11, at The Star in Sydney.


    Planet Ark’s Make It Wood campaign works towards acceptance of a more sustainable future with wood
    Planet Ark’s Make It Wood campaign works towards acceptance of a more sustainable future with wood

    Thanks to a growing awareness of the value of timber in sustainable, low-carbon design and recent changes to the National Construction Code (NCC), the use of timber construction systems is rapidly gaining popularity.


    Planning ahead for a sustainable future: HP PageWide Commercial Printers
    Planning ahead for a sustainable future: HP PageWide Commercial Printers

    Proper planning is critical for effective sustainable development. This is true at any scale, from offices and architectural projects to a whole business model or entire city. Behind every innovation and ‘Eureka!’ moment is a significant amount of time, research, and effort – in short, a large amount of planning and consideration.


    The technology catering for the offices and workforce of the future
    The technology catering for the offices and workforce of the future

    The foundations for the offices of the future are already being laid today, by way of careful design and architecture. Decentralised structures (both physical and operational), agility, and adaptability are all traits of the evolving work environment.


    Sustainability Live panel 4: How to eliminate all waste In a residential build
    Sustainability Live panel 4: How to eliminate all waste In a residential build

    Sustainability Live is a question and answer panel event that will be held on 11 October, at The Star in Sydney. It will take the form of six Q&A panels and one debate, led by experts in sustainable building and design.


    Sustainability Live: How is technology helping to promote sustainability across the built environment?
    Sustainability Live: How is technology helping to promote sustainability across the built environment?

    The third panel of the day will ask the question, “How is technology helping to promote sustainability across the built environment?


    Sustainability Live: What are the incentives for sustainability and are we missing the bigger picture?
    Sustainability Live: What are the incentives for sustainability and are we missing the bigger picture?

    The Sustainability Live CPD event will comprise seven panels in a Q & A format that is designed to allow the audience to ask questions and interact with the various speakers and moderators on what will be a jam-packed day of information and discussion.


    Sustainability Live: Will a sustainable built environment change the way we live?
    Sustainability Live: Will a sustainable built environment change the way we live?

    For the second year running, Sustainability Live is set to kick off, this time on Thursday, October 11 at The Star in Sydney as part of the 2018 Sustainability Awards program.


    How code changes for timber construction are reshaping the Australian sustainability landscape
    How code changes for timber construction are reshaping the Australian sustainability landscape

    By now, the Australian construction industry has recognised that sustainability concerns are here to stay. In 2016, in response to mounting concerns about the environmental impacts of contemporary construction practices, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) announced a number of landmark changes to the National Construction Code (NCC).


    UN Environment and Yale University deliver sustainable ‘tiny home’
    UN Environment and Yale University deliver sustainable ‘tiny home’

    A new 22sqm eco-housing module has been unveiled in New York City, designed to spark public discussion and new ideas on the provision of sustainable and affordable housing, while limiting the overuse of natural resources and climate change.


    Keeping Things Green, Clean, and Transparent with Tarkett
    Keeping Things Green, Clean, and Transparent with Tarkett

    Today’s architecture and construction industry is more focused on sustainability than ever before. Across the board, designers and specifiers are seeking construction materials and methods that carefully balance performance, aesthetics, and minimal environmental impacts.


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