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Choosing Commercial Flooring to Create a Vibrant Mood
Architecture
Thursday April 4 2019

Choosing Commercial Flooring to Create a Vibrant Mood

Back in 2001, upon commencing as an accountant at a mid-tier technology company known as Pracom, I noticed that our office carpet was bright green.

Buildings Which Give You a Positive Frame of Mind
Architecture
Tuesday March 26 2019

Buildings Which Give You a Positive Frame of Mind

When visitors enter the three-storey Library at the Dock building at Melbourne’s Docklands for the first time, many respond to the building’s natural elements such as...

Is Timber Really Cheaper?
Business
Thursday September 6 2018

Is Timber Really Cheaper?

Ever since Lend Lease built its Forte apartment complex in 2012 using cross laminated timber (CLT), the use of wood and especially engineered wood/mass wood products...

The Low Carbon Engineering of Things
Buildings
Thursday February 22 2018

The Low Carbon Engineering of Things

If asked to consider how to cut carbon emissions, most people would probably focus on reducing energy use in their home or place of work, or...

Timber the Material of the Future on Multi-Storey Construction
Structural
Tuesday November 28 2017

Timber the Material of the Future on Multi-Storey Construction

In 2013, Melbourne’s Docklands precinct witnessed the opening of Australia’s first modern high-rise building to be constructed out of engineered timber as Lend Lease opened the...

Many Balconies Will Fail Prematurely
Residential
Wednesday November 8 2017

Many Balconies Will Fail Prematurely

Lax and unspecified regulations put far too many home owners at risk due to faulty materials and work on their balconies.

Australia Must Improve Waterproofing Standards and Practices
Residential
Thursday October 5 2017

Australia Must Improve Waterproofing Standards and Practices

For five Irish students and one Irish American, the date of June 16, 2015, should have been one in which they celebrated a 21st birthday party...

Sweden’s Advanced Prefabricated Construction Industry
Prefabrication
Tuesday August 22 2017

Sweden’s Advanced Prefabricated Construction Industry

Sweden is the leading exponent of panelised building systems, with around 80 per cent of its housing incorporating elements prefabricated in factories to reap the construction...

The Flight of the Termite: The Silent Intruder
Strata
Wednesday June 21 2017

The Flight of the Termite: The Silent Intruder

Many Canberrans are shocked to learn the ACT has a growing termite problem, and it’s one that should not be ignored.

Environment
Apr 9 2019
Vic Timber Recycler Banned over Stockpiles

A timber recycling centre in Victoria has been banned from accepting more combustible timber waste by the environmental watchdog. 

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