Industry News

Corian® names DesignBUILD speaker, Mal Corboy, one of it’s Corian 50

Apr 26, 2017

As part of Milan Design Week, DuPont™ Corian® celebrated 50 years of design innovation. Part of the celebration included the launch of the new “Corian® Design” publication which showcases “The Corian® 50” to celebrate fifty years in design & architecture. The designers & architects profiled include Zaha Hadid, Patricia Urquiola, Richard Meier, Amanda Levete, Ettore Sottsass, Karim Rashid, Jean Nouvel, Marc Newson, and other notables.

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Aussie Inventors Designing and Building the Future

Apr 24, 2017

A lighting system that can reduce anxiety in hospitals, a moveable home for the homeless, a particle that can allow paint to heat a room, a shock absorbing plumbing pipe and tiny LEDs that power transparent HD screens are all winners of the 2017 DesignBUILD Incubator.

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Soft Underfoot – What’s on your floor

Apr 21, 2017

Polished concrete floors were a novelty when they appeared in domestic settings in the early 1990s. Combined with white plastered walls, concrete provided the ideal backdrop for the minimalist aesthetic which dominated that decade. Polished concrete floors still find favour for those seeking a warehouse/industrial look. However, while concrete still appears underfoot, other materials, such as rubber, linoleum, cork and epoxy, are slowly emerging as options. Brick floors, a hallmark of the late architect Guilford Bell and evocative of the 1970s, are also heralding a return.

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Kitchens – the home’s nerve centre revisited

Apr 18, 2017

Kitchens have ‘morphed’ over the decades. In Victorian times, kitchens were tucked at the back of a house or below ground level. In the 1950s, kitchens became more of a focal point, with housewives (now a politically incorrect term) keen to show off their latest appliances, from the new fridge to the mix-master, the latter proudly on display on the shiny laminate benches. Fast-forward to the present and the kitchen is the hub of a house, often located between the living areas and outdoor deck.

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Top Products Launching at DesignBUILD 2017

Apr 13, 2017

With an ever increasing competitive market, making sure you’re up to date on new product releases is a must. DesignBUILD will welcome over 300 leading architecture and material manufacturers when it opens its doors on the 3rd May at the new ICC Sydney, offering specialist insight over 700 products across the 3 days of the event. Here’s a sneak peak at just some of the new products to be found at DesignBUILD, 3- 5 May 2017.

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VIDEO: Community Designs Presents Melbourne Museum

Apr 12, 2017

The Melbourne Museum is used to digs, but usually it’s fossils not facilities pipes that they seek.

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ACIF Forecasts answer the big questions including the “Trump Bump”

Apr 11, 2017

Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) will launch its new ten-year forecasts for building and construction on Thursday 4 May, at the ACIF Briefing to be held at International Convention Centre Sydney.

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Australia Leads the World in Glazier Training

Apr 10, 2017

The Australian Glass and Glazing Association (AGGA), the peak body representing the glass and glazing industry will be joining DesignBUILD 2017 for the first time as a supporting partner, bringing their world leading training to the show floor, this 3-5 May.

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10 up high: Australia’s best green roofs

Apr 5, 2017

There’s a lot to like about green gardens in the sky. As well as the beauty of a verdant space in the built environment, green roofs have triple bottom line benefits, including reducing urban heat island effects, lowering urban air temperatures, and helping to improve Co2 emissions. Right now, we’re trending towards green roofs that are accessible and usable for all to enjoy, so how about ten of the best to admire?

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Healthy building design new focus for Global GreenTag’s PhD

Apr 3, 2017

Global GreenTag have launched a new tool to address human health concerns directly in the built environment. Launched last month at Total Facilities Expo, the new Product Health Declaration™ (PhD) is the first system globally to assess the health impacts of the final product – and not just the hazards of the ingredients.

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