Research shows that incorporating nature into workplace design has a significant impact on employees’ happiness, wellbeing and productivity.
The fire performance of aluminium composite panel has become a growing concern for the international building and construction industry.
As with everything in Australia, the issue isn’t Federation, the issue isn’t the role of State and Territories – the issue is language. A land of six sovereign States and two Territories – Australians are a people only separated by a common language.
The tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire in London has had global ramifications. It is believed the fire was able to spread so quickly, causing 79 deaths, due to the cladding that included the dangerous plastic-filled aluminium panels.
Work has commenced on a new Part 3 of AS 3850 Prefabricated Concrete Elements, which will apply to civil construction. This follows the tragic death of a worker several years ago on a civil construction site in Western Australia, and a push by National Precast to extend the Standard’s coverage.
Authentic, values-driven property brand and project stories are paramount to any communications campaign’s success. And a vital part of this story – but one that is too often forgotten – is the very thing that brings life to buildings, and buildings to life: people.
Following the 2014 Lacrosse fire, there has been heightened concern and discipline within the building sector to strictly comply with the relevant house building regulations in Australia.
As densities in both inner and middle distance suburbs increase, setting up screens or privacy devices rams up a notch or two. Simply using translucent glass across bedroom windows may still allow for natural light, but the effect can be prison-like.
If fugly brick shacks along our iconic beaches ain’t floating your boat, don’t worry, our best designers have got your back. They’ve been busy creating insta-worthy beach amenities to ensure you look and feel just as good whether you’re in or out of the water.
DesignBUILD is the construction, design and architecture industry’s premier trade exhibition, but it now also serves as a forum for thinking through the bigger issues affecting the industry.