Industry News

States Go Head to Head in School Greening Initiative

Dec 11, 2015 Sustainability

~ 202020 Vision and Australian Institute of Landscape Architects My Park Rules Initiative will provide a $100,000 park to a community in need~ Schools and local communities across Australia have re-imagined their local school yards and community spaces in the hope of winning a ‘dream park’ transformation. With Australian children spending an average of 20% […]

Playful Landscapes

Dec 11, 2015 Landscape & Urban

In an increasingly built-up urban environment, green spaces where people are able to congregate and find respite from concrete and asphalt are an important and necessary feature.

DesignBUILD awarded Best Trade Show under 10,000sqm at EEAA Awards

Dec 10, 2015 DesignBUILD News

Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has celebrated the end of the trade and consumer exhibition season with the announcement of the 2015 Awards for Excellence winners at Doltone House – Jones Bay Wharf. The event was attended by almost 300 people representing Organisers, Association Organisers, Venues […]

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

Nov 18, 2015 Sustainability

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 Sustainability

Mobile users in Victoria now have access to reliable information on how to recycle locally. The group received independent evaluation and finalist status in the Smart Technology Category from the Banksia Sustainability Awards judges.

The Building Evolution Revolution

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. Times have changed with a realisation that great buildings can be self sufficient, operating independently of electricity grids and other infrastructure, and incredibly comfortable.

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

Oct 26, 2015 Landscape & Urban

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.

Architects step up with BIM

Oct 21, 2015 Architecture

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 Architecture

While a true appreciation of a building lies in its operational and experiential value, first impressions still count.

Outside In

Sep 22, 2015 Landscape & Urban

Spring traditionally brings the promise of new life, and likewise on the interiors front, the season customarily calls for a refresh.