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Saturday February 16, 2019

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Architects Must Overcome Engineering Detail Challenge
Business
Friday February 15 2019

Architects Must Overcome Engineering Detail Challenge

For many architects in Australia, a core part of their roles involves the ability to think, dream and create.

NSW Building Reform Does Not Go Far Enough: ACA
Business
Thursday February 14 2019

NSW Building Reform Does Not Go Far Enough: ACA

Planned reforms in New South Wales to improve building quality and compliance do not go far enough, a major architecture body says.

Australia’s Education Building Boom
Commercial
Wednesday February 13 2019

Australia’s Education Building Boom

“The NSW Government is already building the roads, public transport and other hard infrastructure we need – now its time for a huge investment in the...

Concrete Industry Demands Action on Fire Safety
Buildings
Tuesday February 12 2019

Concrete Industry Demands Action on Fire Safety

Australia’s concrete and masonry industry has called for more action to ensure that non-combustible materials are not installed on multi-storey buildings.

Architects Slam Slow Building Safety Progress
Business
Monday February 11 2019

Architects Slam Slow Building Safety Progress

Australia’s leading architecture body has slammed what is says is a lack of progress in dealing with flammable cladding and dangerous building products.

Australia’s Flexible Office Revolution
Commercial
Monday February 11 2019

Australia’s Flexible Office Revolution

Under many traditional arrangements, companies’ real-estate footprint involves floor space in conventional offices which is either owned outright or leased on long-term agreements.

Office Markets Tighten Almost Everywhere
Commercial
Friday February 8 2019

Office Markets Tighten Almost Everywhere

Conditions in office markets have tightened across the nation as the latest data shows falls in vacancy rates throughout seven of Australia’s eight capitals.

Australia Will Get a Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings
Green
Thursday February 7 2019

Australia Will Get a Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings

Australia is set to get a long-term trajectory for low energy homes and commercial buildings after energy ministers agreed to a pathway to zero-energy and zero-carbon...

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ACA Gest a New Leader

One of Australia’s leading architecture bodies has appointed its first chief executive officer as it seeks to build its voice within the architecture profession and extend...

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Energy
Feb 13 2019
SA Interconnector to Cut Power Bills

Power bills for households in South Australia could fall by about $66 a year if a new interconnector is built with NSW, transmission company ElectraNet says.

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Structural
Feb 13 2019
Opal Tower Builder Submits Repairs Design

Dozens of families in Sydney's cracked Opal Tower have been told they must wait weeks after repairs are complete before they can move back as engineering...

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Energy
Feb 13 2019
Govt Warns Against NSW Greens Solar Push

The NSW Greens want to spend $1.25 billion to double the number of homes and small businesses with solar panels in four years but the state...

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Energy
Feb 12 2019
Renewables Not Responsible for Outages, Grattan Says

Blaming renewable energy for failures of the reliability of Australia's electricity supply is wrong and dangerous, a new report says. 

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Buildings
Feb 11 2019
NSW to rebuild trust in high-rise towers

NSW will undertake a major overhaul of the way high-rise apartment buildings are built, starting with the appointment of a Building Commissioner to step up compliance.

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Energy
Feb 11 2019
No interest loans for NSW household solar

Up to 300,000 households across NSW will be able to install solar panels and batteries with no upfront costs under an interest-free loan scheme offered by...

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Energy
Feb 11 2019
Energy projects awarded almost $10m

A "traffic controller" program on the NSW electricity grid to control energy sent to the system from household rooftop solar or batteries is among projects receiving...

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Residential
Feb 8 2019
Most Home Loan Applications Go Through

Most people who apply for a home loan can still get one, although the process is harder and takes longer.

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