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  • Focus on Apartment Development in South East Queensland

    The increase in approvals published on Brisbane City Council's PD-online and the profusion of gantry cranes on multi-residential sites around the city are an indication that apartment living is a very active sector of the construction industry in Queensland. The draft City Plan talks of densities of up to 300 people per hectare. This increased density will undoubtly put more pressure on the existing infrastructre ...

    Posted at October 23, 2013 | By : | Categories : Ecolateral Thinking
  • The value of early information

    Building Information Modelling demonstrates that the early integration of information will save significant dollars and time on a typical project. As shown in this diagram, moving from the traditional design process to an earlier integrated process positively impacts on costs and functional capabilities. Applying the BIM principles to energy and sustainability delivers similar results. Early integration of the information from energy efficiency modelling and sustainable strategies ...

    Posted at August 28, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • Future proofing the value of our homes

    For too long the focus of accessibility and universal design in our homes has been on the needs of the 7 million Australians over the age of 50. Accessibility issues can hit anyone, of any age, at any time. Ironically it is not until we are presented with the challenge of restricted mobility that we come to realise how inadequate the average Australian home is in ...

    Posted at July 26, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • The value of good design – Scott Keck

    A great article from Scott Keck in The Urban Excerpt: “In this more competitive and potentially lower growth environment, how will residential property investors and developers prosper? All of the usual rules about location, proper due diligence, efficient procurement and risk mitigation hold true, however one aspect of residential property that has often been neglected in previous decades, and which will become increasingly important in the coming ...

    Posted at July 11, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • What’s Australia’s message to the world?

    Take 5 minutes to watch the video and then lets ask ourselves: ” What would we, as Australians, have to say if we had to produce a video about our food security, sustainability and the future?” Worth the investment of your time.   Origin Green was produced by the Irish Food Board to encourage the people of Ireland to appreciate the unique sustainable qualities of the country and how it can be used ...

    Posted at June 6, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog

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