Small Business Takes Out “The Best Of The Best” In Excellence in National Sustainability Award

Nov 18, 2015

Kalleske Wines from South Australia took out the Banksia Gold Sustainability Award at the 27th Annual Awards Presentation. This Award is presented to the Best of the Best of the Banksia Category Awards.

Sustain Me App: Australia’s first innovative recycling mobile app

Nov 18, 2015

The Sustain Me application is the first of its kind, designed specifically to tackle information gaps relating to recycling across Victoria and supporting councils to reduce waste sent to landfill. This innovative platform will provide residents with specific information about sustainability events, programs as well recycling information.

The Building Evolution Revolution

Nov 18, 2015

Buildings used to be large, dumb constructions of concrete and steel designed with a specific utility in mind – usually to cram as many people as possible into the smallest possible space without sacrificing safety and productivity.

2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture: This Public Life attracts record crowds

Oct 26, 2015

The annual Festival of Landscape Architecture wrapped up in Melbourne, attracting over 500 festival-goers to more than 30 public and industry events across the city. The diverse eleven-day program included a Conference, Research Summit, an Australasian Student Competition and the 2015 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards.

Architects step up with BIM

Oct 21, 2015

Over the past 40 or so years, the changes in the way the construction industry operates have been many – some good, some not so good. However three in particular stand out, and bring to mind George Santayana’s proposition: “Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Face value – innovations in cladding

Oct 21, 2015

While a true appreciation of a building lies in its operational and experiential value, first impressions still count. At a basic level, cladding is used to form an external barrier for shelter against the elements, providing a safe shell for those within in compliance with building standards.

Outside In

Sep 22, 2015

Much of the design zeitgeist is dictated by a feeling of overwhelming urbanism particularly relevant to inner city dwellers relegated to restrictive yard or balcony space. Naturally, in a climate of high density, society’s yearning for the outdoors grows ever stronger.

Women in Architecture

Sep 22, 2015

Women graduating from architecture schools in Australia had increased dramatically from an estimated 10% of all architecture graduates in 1974, to an average of 41% between 2000 and 2010.

Building Codes

Jul 29, 2015

In November of last year, 13 floors of an apartment building at Melbourne’s Docklands were rapidly destroyed in a blaze originating from a discarded cigarette.

Forecasts show changing gears in building and construction

Jul 27, 2015

Latest industry forecasts for the building and construction industry in Australia show that the economy is changing gears, making a big impact on the one million-plus people employed in the sector. Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) is an industry peak body that researches the economic framework that drives demand for trades and professions across the […]

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