TRY Build Project at DesignBUILD

May 23, 2016

The TRY Build Project is a social enterprise that will build affordable, sustainable social housing while creating training and employment opportunities for disadvantaged and at-risk young people. In February 2016, the TRY Build Project officially started with 12 trainees accepted into the program. The program provides young unemployed people with hands-on training for a Certificate […]

National Precast Celebrates 25 Years at DesignBUILD!

Apr 21, 2016

This year’s DesignBUILD is particularly special event for National Precast Concrete Association. It coincides with the Association’s 25th birthday celebration. According to National Precast CEO Sarah Bachmann, for 25 years the Association has represented the industry and promoted its members and their products to the architecture, design and construction professions.

Get clarity about the new Green Star rating tools

Apr 20, 2016

Global GreenTag and Ecospecifier Global are presenting a unique opportunity at DesignBUILD 2016 to consult with GreenTag CEO and Program Director David Baggs about the material changes to the new Green Star rating tools.

Where is the shade? Better planning of open and public spaces will enhance our cities liveability in the face of growth

Apr 20, 2016

Without rethinking the way we create, repurpose and use the streets and our existing open space, and in turn reflecting this in planning and policy change, we will never realise the full suite of benefits that we stand to gain from greening our cities.

Artbank’s Art and Architecture Love Story

Apr 18, 2016

Artbank is a one of a kind, Australian Government support program that acquires the work of living, Australian contemporary artists – making our collection of over 10,000 artworks available to the general public through a leasing program

Best of the Blogs: Pre-Show Issue

Apr 18, 2016

Before we open the doors for DesignBUILD for the 30th year, we’ve searched the globe for inspirational content of some of our favourite projects to get you through the last few weeks before the show! This month, we look at our favourites from our new social platform, Instagram!

DesignBUILD launches innovation incubation platform

Apr 15, 2016

DesignBUILD is championing emerging talent and innovation in Australia’s architecture, building, construction and design industries through its new program DesignBUILD Incubator, powered by Cbus Super, which will be a key feature at this year’s show at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in May.

DesignBUILD 2016 announces speaker series lineup

Apr 7, 2016

DesignBUILD has announced its 2016 speaker program featuring leaders from across Australia’s architecture, building, construction and design industries who will address topical and emerging issues in compliance, innovation and sustainability.

$500 million of water from rainwater tanks as Governments ignore rainwater harvesting

Mar 30, 2016

The just released Water Account by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals serious money in our water tanks. New ABS research shows Rainwater tanks provided 8% of household consumption or 156 billion litres of water, saving owners the equivalent of $507 million in water bills.

Green Building Institute reports back to the community

Mar 30, 2016

The Green Building Institute is publishing information and resources for the community on sustainable building practices and technology. The focus is on sustainable building materials, recycling of building materials, waste minimisation, and the practical techniques needed by anyone building environmentally preferable buildings.

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