Building

Flow Systems

Flow Systems looks to demonstrate the future of communities

Terry Leckie’s Flow Systems has entered into a partnership with Norsk Hydro and a number of other developers to to redevelop 2000 hectares of land at a former aluminium smelter at Kurri Kurri in NSW’s Hunter Valley.

The physical health box has been ticked by many workplaces, according to Link Coworking owner and Global Coworking Unconference Conference founder Liz Elam Executives doing yoga in office

Workers are fit but not happy, says Liz Elam

The physical health box has been ticked by many workplaces, according to Link Coworking owner and Global Coworking Unconference Conference founder Liz Elam.

Carbon positive

Property sustainability conversation turns to carbon positive

The world must move to net zero emissions by 2050 to avoid the most extreme climate change scenarios, but the property sector is hoping to do more, and more quickly, particularly with notoriously hard to engage tenants.

cladding aluminium building

NSW imposes retrospective flammable cladding ban

Combustible aluminium composite cladding will be banned in NSW on the exteriors of multi-storey buildings, including residential buildings and public buildings over two storeys, from tomorrow.

Sandra Brewer and Allison Hailes property lobbies

Shake-up at Western Australia’s property lobbies

Marketing executive Sandra Brewer has been appointed executive director of the Western Australian chapter of the Property Council, replacing Lino Iacomella, who has stepped down after 13 years. Meanwhile, the Urban Development Institute of Australia WA’s chief executive Allison Hailes has resigned.

city of canning Cannington Leisureplex

Christou and Aecom in court over building’s green claims

It was designed with the highest of green ratings in mind, but the City of Canning in Perth is taking design firm Christou and consultant Aecom to court over alleged “misleading or deceptive” conduct regarding the $37 million Cannington Leisureplex’s ecologically sustainable design.

National Forum on Low Carbon Housing for Low Income Households speakers

Tackling the conundrum of low-carbon, low-income housing

Comfortable, affordable and low-carbon housing is possible, but according to experts at Wednesday’s National Forum on Low Carbon Housing for Low Income Households, there are multiple challenges that need tackling to get there.

2018 BDAV

2018 BDAV awards dominated by green design

Sustainable designs cleaned up at the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) awards held in Melbourne over the weekend. The big Building Design of the Year award went to Melbourne…

PVC plastic pipe

The toxic face of PVC manufacturing exposed

The building design sector should be careful when selecting building and furnishing materials containing PVC, with a new report finding mercury, asbestos, PFAS chemicals and other hazardous substances in the footprint of some chlorine-based materials.