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What’s Influencing Architecture Today?

  As architecture experiences solid growth after the most recent major economic crisis, with hiring and billings increasing, architects enjoy not only better job prospects, but expanding ability to positively influence the built environment. Key trends influencing architecture include greater urbanisation, the need for adaptive design, and the need for sustainable design. In addition, a […]

Residential Construction Starts at All-Time High

Building activity figures released by the ABS today show that more dwellings were commenced in the September quarter than in any quarter since records began in the mid-1980s. The ABS figures show that detached dwelling commencements increased by 0.8 per cent in the September 2014 quarter, while ‘other dwelling’ (predominantly multi-unit dwellings) rebounded by 30.2 […]

New face of $350 million entertainment expansion to be delivered by Aurecon

29 January 2015 – Aurecon has been appointed by SKYCITY Adelaide to deliver a comprehensive package of works for Adelaide Casino’s massive AUD350 m expansion.  See source article The firm will provide façade, structural, civil, geotechnical, acoustics, wind, vertical transportation and traffic services for the project. Aurecon’s integrated resort experience in Australia also includes Star […]

Vertical Gardens Made Easy!

Create lush, beautiful vertical gardens, indoor or outdoor with Atlantis Gro-Wall® modules. Vertical gardens are created with ease utilising natural soil mixes to retain nutrients. This modular system enables localised moisture retention and access to individual plants, creating optimum conditions for a successful vertical garden. Gro-Wall® modules are easy to install and can be quickly […]

World first for EnerLogic

EnerLogic window film has gained an international Gold Plus rating for its outstanding eco-friendly performance. No other product in the window film and glazing industry has achieved Global Green Tag certification for eco excellence. “It’s a world first,” said Michael Miller, of MEP Films, distributors of EnerLogic window films. “The global Gold Plus certification firmly […]

Draining the MCG

Gravity can give mixed results when it comes to standard drainage. For the MCG Great Southern Stand it was not enough to adequately drain the seating plats, which meant rain and spilled drinks frequently ended up on the heads of people sitting in the lower levels. Avac Australia provided the solution, with a state-of-the-art vacuum […]

Advocacy for Silent Stakeholders

Albert Einstein spoke eloquently, and somewhat prophetically, of a behavioral barrier to sustainable practice when noting that: … including of course those who pay the bills (Sorry, my words, not Einstein’s). Now, this may be natural … perhaps; and habitual … definitely; however, taking up the voice of silent stakeholders (nature, the environment, children, and […]

HEALTH CARE SECTOR CASE STUDY

There’s no second guessing when it comes to Austral! Health Sector – XFLAM – Cabrini hospital facility – Current Project watch over the next few additions as it unfolds! Cabrini hospital facility Builder: Vaughan Constructions Location: Dandenong South Why XFLAM:  Large free span, specific corporate colours, 1100mm modules along with stringent insurance local fire authority […]