28-30 Apr 2020
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Industry News

Nicholas Brunsdon and the Rise of Emerging Practices

Jun 25, 2015 Architecture

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 Sustainability

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

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.

People Issue: David Solomon

Jun 24, 2015 Policy & Trends

David Solomon is Master Builders Association (MBA) NSW’s Executive Safety Officer. He heads up the MBA NSW Safety Department, a WHS technician when it comes to prescribed legislation and troubleshooting member queries and issues.

People Issue: Claire Martin

Jun 24, 2015 Landscape & Urban

DesignBUILD recently sat down with Claire Martin (Co-Creative Director) to discuss ‘This Public Life Festival of Landscape Architecture’, being held in Melbourne in October 2015. Claire has been involved with this event since October 2014 in collaboration with Cameron Bruhn and Ricky Ricardo.

Practicality a priority for residential and commercial landscaping projects

Jun 19, 2015 Landscape & Urban

With spring around the corner, interest in outdoor design and the use of concrete paving for landscaping is expected to spike.

Making up for honest mistakes: Professional Indemnity insurance

May 18, 2015 Policy & Trends

Professional Indemnity is a critical insurance cover for a range of businesses and trades in the design and construction industry, from engineers and surveyors, to carpenters and builders. However, it is not well understood and often overlooked by many in these fields. These business owners are exposing themselves to potentially crippling costs.

Terracotta flat shingles key to curved roof design

In the prestigious east Melbourne suburb of Canterbury, architect Phillip Mannerheim and master builder Brian Lee collaborated on a project to create two townhouses with premium appeal that met the price expectations of the market.

Houzz Australia

For those not familiar with Houzz, shame on you. Effectively a two-way interaction between designers and potential clients, Houzz is an online resource that enables designers to reach a broad range of clients, while allowing homeowners access to myriad images from thousands of designers.

Banksia launches Design & Build Award

May 15, 2015 Sustainability

Established in 1989, the Banksia Foundation is a Melbourne-based not-for-profit that awards sustainable initiatives and achievements across various industries.

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