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 […]

Show me the money: ACIF Forecasts

Jul 10, 2015

As the building and construction industry anticipates the next release of industry data by Australian Construction Industry Forum, one call is heard loud and clear: Show Me The Money! Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) will release the next ACIF Forecasts in July, and the outlook is overall positive for work demand across all sectors, for […]

Sika sponsors Master Builder NSW waterproofing courses

Jul 1, 2015

Sika has partnered with Master Builders Association New South Wales (MBA NSW) as the official sponsor of its suite of waterproofing courses.

What’s In Your Adhesives?

Jun 25, 2015

Adhesives are undoubtedly one of the most ubiquitous materials found in any building or interior design project. They’re often used in large quantities and may not necessarily receive the same kind of attention as materials used for flooring, walls or furniture. Yet their wide range of applications in a single space – such as glues in furniture or sealants used for waterproofing – means they can have a significant impact on the indoor environment.

Nicholas Brunsdon and the Rise of Emerging Practices

Jun 25, 2015

Nicholas Brunsdon, director of WA practice POST- and this year’s Australian Institute of Architects National Emerging Architect Prize winner, has built a professional foundation through working with small firms, an experience that he considers “a great ladder into entrepreneurial and diligent practice”.

People Issue: Bobby Ali-Khan

Jun 24, 2015

Bobby Ali-Khan is the National Business Development Manager at Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) and is also a part of the DesignBUILD Advisory Panel and DesignBUILD 2015 Speaker Series.

People Issue: James Treble

Jun 24, 2015

James Treble is a Sydney based Interior Designer, TV Presenter, brand ambassador and writer, who loves sharing his passion for houses, colour, good design and recycling. With over 20 years’ experience within the building and design industry, James is a source of knowledge and is recognised as a leader within the industry.

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