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Firstly, I need to say a huge congratulations to the ultimate winner of the night – Schimminger Architects and their stunning Hope Eco Housing project, which as I mentioned in the awards section of this issue, should be the template for sustainable housing moving forward. Secondly, to all the winners, I extend a hearty and heartfelt thank you for your work, your passion and of course, also your entry into this year’s judging. Having said that, what struck me this year was the attention to holistic sustainability, and if anything will push sustainable design into the ‘everyday world’ it will be economics. In the UK for example, the Department for International Development has found that 68 percent of savers wanted their investments to consider social and environmental impacts alongside financial performance. In fact, most companies, say Harvard Business School researchers, typically engage with sustainability because of compliance, for instance, as a response to new environmental regulations that affect the business or its suppliers, which then evolves into a more strategic approach to increase efficiencies and, ideally, boost the bottom line. In Australia, sustainable design is getting the nod with purchasers and the idea of neglecting the environment has become an anathema to most citizens. If the corporate sector can see a better bottom line by the adoption of sustainable principles, then the built environment should have no problem doing the same.

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NSW Planning and Public Spaces minister Rob Stokes has announced the appointment of Abbie Galvin as the 24th NSW government architect. “I’m delighted Ms Galvin will be our new government architect and the first woman to hold the position since it was created more than 200 years ago,” Stokes says.  “The government architect has been one of the state’s most prestigious roles since it was established in 1816 to shape cities, towns and communities right across the state.” “From the Hyde Park Barracks designed by Francis Greenway, to the Sydney Observatory by Alexander Dawson, our government architects have been behind some of our most iconic buildings,” he says. At the same time, says minister Stokes, “The government architect’s role has evolved over time and Ms Galvin will have responsibility for championing design excellence across the state, as well as shaping quality places and public spaces and collaborating with agencies, councils, industry and community.”  “I am passionate about taking on this role at a time when NSW is going through such dynamic and far reaching change,” Galvin says, adding that, “It is an honour to have a position at the table to help shape the future of our state and I look forward to working with the minister and our communities to achieve significant outcomes.” Galvin has worked on a range of high-profile projects both in Australia and in Hong Kong as a principal and director of BVN and replaces Peter Poulet who left the role after being appointed as the new Central City District Commissioner for the Greater Sydney Commission. “I am passionate about taking on this role at a time when NSW is going through such dynamic and far reaching change.”

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Life, love and design: Interview with architect Rachel Neeson WORDS HAMISH MCDONALD

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Rachel Neeson has long been linked to Australia’s most famous name in architecture, but now at the age of 51 is recognised as a pillar of her own right.

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A & D : This building where we are, the Juanita Nielsen Community Centre (named for the community newspaper publisher who disappeared, presumed murdered, in 1975 after fighting the demolition of historic terrace houses), it’s not just the environmental factors like the parkland lookout – you are dealing with the social history, and a pretty nasty one in the story of Juanita Nielsen and the Victoria Street battle. How conscious were you that you had to weave that narrative into this building? R N : Our office is just across from the last place Juanita was sighted in, a nightclub, so we felt very close to her story. We had been looking at 1983 Sulman Award winning adaptive reuse works at Pier 4/5 by Viv Fraser, the timber frames and the diagonal timber in- fills, and in this building we had to break the parapet line and in-fill for the

ventilation and services, so we decided to do this with timber, taking a cue from Walsh Bay. When our landscape architect Sue Barnsley saw this, she said “That’s just like Juanita’s T-shirt!” We looked at the photographs of her in her beehive hairdo and stripey T-shirt, so this started to show as a motif through the whole project, most obviously in the shades outside. The layout of the existing building was chaotic. The first design move was to bring clarity – to make the building legible, safe and able to be managed by only three staff. It meant creating visibility through the building, which also added a sense of vibrancy and welcome. We rebuilt the leaking roof and stabilised the old parapets, using open timber trusses like in the old building, and we took the paint and render off the walls to reveal the original bricks, making it feel as old and familiar as possible. People feel a sense of comfort in things that have been around for a while.

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A & D : How much of your practice has evolved into public, community spaces as opposed to private dwellings?

like access, protecting the endangered salt marsh, making sure that the mangroves didn’t encroach further because that peninsula is protected by international treaties with China and Japan for migratory birds, the intertidal zone and how we engineered that. It was an $80,000 contract, and from hours expended our fee worked out at about $7 an hour. Then the Prince Alfred Park pool was a major break for us.

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She graduated with first class honours and won the architecture medal at the University of Sydney. There she met Nick Murcutt, a student three years ahead of her, and from 1995 was with him as partner in life and practice until his death aged 46 in 2011. Their partnership NeesonMurcutt won numerous awards for domestic and public projects, and this has continued with the practice now NeesonMurcutt + Neille, reflecting her new professional and life partnership with Stephen Neille. Rachel Neeson talks with Hamish McDonald for Architecture & Design at her award-winning Juanita Nielsen Community Centre in Sydney’s Woolloomooloo.

A & D : Have those lessons from Victoria Street in the 1970s sunk in, or are we seeing this struggle continue in The Rocks or with WestConnex? R N : They are both concerning, and different issues. The Rocks is really about social housing needs. We are working on a row of state-

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A & D : Already we have seen in New Zealand, that commemorations of Cook’s landings there ahead of Botany Bay are attracting controversy. I can’t see anyone protesting at your work, but I can see some demonstrations on 29 April next year. R N : This place really needs to lay a tablecloth for discussion, and that discussion might not be easy. On 29 April 2020, all the Aboriginal communities around Australia will be looking to the Gweagal people at Kamay. A & D : With your domestic architecture, how much of the Glenn Murcutt heritage has flowed through you and Nick into what you do? R N : That’s an interesting question. Well, I was with Nick for 16 years and we practiced together for seven, and as you move through life these people with whom you’ve been intimate personally and professionally, become part of us. I’ve had a period practicing alone with my team, and more recently with my new partner [Stephen Neille]. I sort of grew up architecturally with Nick, and we had architecture through osmosis from his dad. So, I think there’s probably a lot in terms of finding clarity: the marriage of pragmatics with poetry. For Glenn a building has multiple roles – cultural, structural, climatic. It is never good architecture unless it performs all these roles well and beautifully. Glenn is a dog with a bone, and so was Nick. I don’t know if people would say the same of me, but certainly the making of any building involves much effort by many people – not getting it as right as you possibly can just isn’t an option – that is something I definitely share with the Murcutts.

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R N : This is an Aboriginal place as well as part of the Cook story. When Cook landed there was a village here. So, this is all about equity, a balanced representation. The rupture of people from land and language happened so early in Australia’s colonial history in this place – this makes reconciliation and healing very challenging. It can’t be without tension and without truth-telling. In a major win the ferry service to La Perouse will be reinstated, making it much easier for community to once again practice culture on country. The ferry services had been stopped decades ago, and the wharves finally washed away in a major storm in the 1970s. The older generation has many fond memories of Kamay that the young generation hasn’t had the opportunity to share. It also means that visitors more broadly will have the option of arriving by water, mentally preparing for the stories of this place. There will be an 850m accessible circuit walkway around the existing indigenous landscape and Barrawang Walk. It will take visitors past the Cook and Banks monument along the beach, up and over the middens, past the historic Alpha House, and through a new visitor centre and café under a simple linear roof that bends to the edge of the forest like a boomerang. There will be a ‘collection garden’ with the 132 species that Banks and Solander collected overlaid with Aboriginal knowledge where appropriate – for example, when you see the local Acacia in flower that signals when whales can be seen migrating. Kamay is an incredible whalewatching site because the ocean is so deep so

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A & D : So how do you create that sense of significance?

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R N : With an open mind. We were engaged by the Office of Heritage and Environment to prepare a masterplan for the Kamay Botany Bay National Park in the leadup to the 250th anniversary of Cook’s landing, building on work they had developed in 2008. This is perhaps the most significant site in Australia, in terms of our past and how we might structure a future as a nation. We thought about how differently European-based and indigenous cultures mark events in space and time – one with a monument, the other a story, a song-line. There are places within the national park at Kamay that haven’t changed - where you can stand and imagine what it must have been like in 1770

close to the cliff edges. There are some places where you can take Granny, park the car and see whales through the windscreen. The geology of Botany Bay, with its broad sandy expanse fed by two ‘freshwater’ rivers and a relatively narrow rocky mouth to the sea, sets up a very particular ecological condition for an abundance of sea life. Indeed, there are huge middens at Kamay, from millennia of eating.

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A & D : Now you are working on the site of Captain Cook’s land at Kurnell on Botany Bay. That is a political minefield. How are you treading through that?

and before. There are other parts of the park that are so incommensurate in their physical experience with the significance of the place. The equivalent site at Waitangi in New Zealand is a significant visitor site. In Sydney there are more tourists visiting the Fish Markets. The mental map of Sydney should include not only the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Manly, and Palm Beach, but also Kamay.

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registered heritage buildings that a private client has purchased. They were never brilliant apartments, but they contribute beautifully to the streetscape. Together with our client we are custodians of this city fabric. That’s a very important job, to do it well and not have current market forces work against the existing fabric, but to find a best fit for these existing buildings and demonstrate we can make attractive living spaces with that. With St Peters it’s about the whole infrastructure approach. We have several different planning bodies which makes collaborative overview a challenge. A project might start with Transport NSW then gets taken over to RMS and at the end of the day there is a large quantum of new housing often with poor pedestrian connections across major infrastructural lines, and no new schools. The City of Sydney is a leading light. They have the resources to undertake appropriate research and translate this into practice. So they’re looking at the impact of climate change, population growth, development standards and how the city can accommodate more people, more jobs. They’re doing that not just because there might be an ex-industrial site that can be redeveloped, but understanding how it can connect to parks, to transport and to community facilities.

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Woman at the top WORDS PRUE MILLER

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It was the topping out ceremony of St Leonards Square, two triangular towers of 27 and 35 storeys, soon to be occupied by 527 apartments, 33 commercial suites and retail tenants. It’s a game changer for the lacklustre Sydney suburb, offering an exciting option for shoppers and workers in its sunny plaza area, and panoramic luxury for the skyscraper residents. The trip to the top of this construction has taken just three years. For the woman behind the Mirvac brand, the trip to the top has been a little longer, and perhaps not as direct. In 2012 Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, the first member of her immediate family to attend university, became the CEO and managing director of the diversified property giant, Mirvac. As she mingles with co-workers, media and dignitaries at the ceremony, she seems more than at ease with her hard hat and safety glasses.

This is indeed not her first rodeo, and one senses even if it were, her focus and commitment would see her ride it out effortlessly. She is proud but nonplussed with the success of this timely development. “It is not an unusual time frame,” she says in response to the idea this project has swiftly come to realisation. “I think it has been a very efficient process from buying the site [in 2015] to releasing apartments, and now we are coming up to settle the first tower in October...” Efficiency is a driving force and a frequently used expression when describing this much awarded and sought-after CEO. She was working in London, as managing director of the European arm of LaSalle Investment Management when she was approached by Mirvac. It was reported to be a move by the Mirvac board to accelerate cultural

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change within the company and improve communication with stakeholders. For some this may have seemed a sexist decision – the need for a softly, softly CEO. How wrong they were. Lloyd-Hurwitz is an internationally acclaimed businesswoman, self-described as a person with ruthless efficiency, and has proven to be an ideal choice and a CEO who on one hand does not suffer fools, while on the other she has created an enviable workplace environment that celebrates diversity and inclusion. The profit results for Mirvac released in August confirm the talent at the helm. With a headline profit reportedly over $1b for the fourth year in a row, this is a company that has survived a challenging economy, and one that has thrived in an industry which, in NSW at least, is currently rife with problems. This is not something the eminent CEO dodges. In her speech at the morning’s ceremony Lloyd-Hurwitz included the line “So much is going wrong with developments in NSW”, referring to the ongoing disaster for residents and developers of defective sites such as Mascot Towers. When we asked her about that afterwards, she did not back away or rephrase, while revealing the bad press has been good business for what she says is the “established and respected Mirvac brand”. “It’s actually playing to our strength, because people come into our office and say my ‘friend says I can only buy from Mirvac’. But for

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an industry as a whole, for people to have entrusted their life savings to buy something they can’t live in, is an appalling situation.” Lloyd-Hurwitz, who only recently finished her presidency of the Australian Property Council, passionately believes the way to stop ongoing faulty construction practices within the industry is industry-wide reform. “For people to do what we do; for peer review of structures, which is something we do routinely and not many others do – and they should.” They should also, one imagines, be following the direction in which the company is heading with regard to other social issue stances, objectives held dear by the head of the company. “We’ve got a project that we’ve called the House with No Bills. If you could live in a home where you never had to pay a water or energy bill again how good would that be for a customer and it’s all designed around sustainable technology which we are pioneering.” Which leads us to smart houses, smart cities and the smart companies and CEOs who can see that value over the horizon. “We’ve invested in a company which has a unique way of getting solar battery access to apartment dwellers,” she says. And on a larger scale? “From a commercial perspective smart buildings are absolutely essential if you want to maintain large corporate tenants into the future. The control they want over the environment, with a focus on wellness and health in buildings, it will be enabled by technology of the future.”

Every industry considers the shape of its future, however in architecture and in particular the design of soaring structures that shape the skyline of cities, occupy the view of residents, and workers and just regular people in their everyday lives, this work has a long-term effect. This is the business of legacy. “People at Mirvac do talk about being really proud to walk around and say I built that or I designed that,” says Lloyd-Horwitz, a genuine smile breaking in the shade of her hard hat. “There’s a real sense that we will leave something really good behind.” Do her kids know how smart she is? Do they realise the legacy their mother is building? “Oh gosh no!” she answers with laugh. “No, they don’t. I think they will…” and just for a moment this focused, forthright head of a multibillion dollar company seems, for the briefest moment, to be introspective. The moment passes as fast as it happened, and we are back to discussing the competition in development between Sydney and Melbourne. “The advantage Melbourne has is it is half the price; half the price for a house, half the price to rent office space. There is a reason why its growing faster than Sydney.” Upon reflection, there is a sense that there are many other more important things for this powerful businesswoman to be doing with her time. Many published articles have referred to Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz as the ‘woman behind the property giant’. But she’s not. She’s right out there in front, leading it.

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The building at 75 Myrtle Street, Chippendale is significant for its association with the 19th and early 20th century industrial activities that took place in Chippendale. The two-storey inter-war factory building located at 75 Myrtle Street, Chippendale was constructed c.1925 for J.C. Goodwin & Co, glass importers, bevellers and silverers, who were first established in Chippendale in 1875 in a factory on Abercrombie Street. The building has now been remodelled into three purpose-built offices located either side of a central courtyard. The brief called for one large and two small tenancies, the larger tenancy to be accessible via Myrtle Street and the two smaller tenancies to be accessed from the rear of the building, via Dangar Place.

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Centrally located is a sunlit and naturally ventilated courtyard which features a contemporary cactus and succulent garden that melds with the surrounding pixelated paving. The courtyard has its own structural order, based on the range of glass types used, which links the building to the site’s former factory use. This order is set against the existing structure. The differences between the two structural systems are celebrated throughout the entire project with existing renders in ochre coloured steel. The extent of new work to the exterior of the existing building, in line with the clients’ wishes, has deliberately been played down to both the street and rear lane and repaired in line with its historic facade, offering few clues to the building’s new interior. Apart from the steel staircase, which was painted in high gloss, subtly reflective black paint, all materials used throughout 75 Myrtle Street were left in their natural form – creating a raw and subdued pallete, rich in character, honesty and substance. The highly textured herringbone oak floor used throughout both complements and contrasts with the galvanised

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pressed metal ceiling. The glass bricks create an impressive yet understated statement, projecting a black lit tone while capturing and reflecting the subtle changes in natural light throughout the day. The stripped back nature of the interior also serves as the perfect canvas for the clients’ art collection, injecting vibrant colour, alternate meanings and excitement into the space. The largest office space that fronts Myrtle Street sits on ground level and includes an entertaining and meeting area with the capacity to accommodate 100 guests. The ground floor spaces are deliberately grand to cater for large convivial groups, while the upstairs offices are intentionally withdrawn, a place for more intimate and private meetings. The architectural principle here is the introduction of an elegant contemporary architecture, in refined and sophisticated materials, as a new ‘layer’ to the original rustic structure. This simultaneous presentation of two generations of building, in juxtaposition and layering, leads to a visually rich composition, a ‘third architecture’.

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Rosanna Golf Links Primary School has been transformed from dilapidated 1960s buildings and demountables into a vibrant, contemporary learning community.

Additions include a new administration building, two new learning community buildings, and two refurbished buildings incorporating a resource centre, multipurpose room, deaf facility and Prep learning community. The new buildings are set around a central courtyard with artificial turf courts and landscaping. This forms a bustling new heart to the school where the whole school community can gather for assemblies, student active recreation or outdoor learning opportunities. Building layouts were designed to preserve the rich established landscape, take advantage of views out across the suburb, and allow for the project to be implemented in four stages while the school was still operating. The new Administration Building forms a welcoming new entry to the school, with a vibrant curved glazed brick wall drawing newcomers into the reception area. It improves

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the overall work environment for staff, with the provision of a large and naturally well-lit staff lounge and adjoining courtyard. The variety of staff spaces in the Administration Building have also been designed to foster closer staff relationships and collaboration, enabling professional learning and sharing of knowledge between teachers. A diverse range of teaching spaces is provided in the new Learning Communities. Each building includes a series of teaching spaces arranged around a central gathering space, which encourages whole learning communities to come together. These gathering spaces are vital to staff and student collaboration, while the dedicated general purpose classroom (GPC) spaces are used for more directed learning activities. The classrooms are paired with shared storytelling areas, which cater for smaller group activities (such as reading

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recovery) or individual reflection. Each Learning Community contains wet areas with cooking facilities which can be used for targeted learning opportunities or for catering during functions. Large covered outdoor learning areas allow activities to flow outside. The two existing buildings are now unrecognisable, after being extensively renovated to create a new Prep and Resources Hub and a new Multipurpose Hall. A new deaf facility is co-located with the school’s new resource space, which is an important feature of the school. At the time of construction there were 24 students enrolled in its program, which requires specialised spaces outside the standard entitlement, such as spaces for therapy provision by allied health professionals. This facility therefore improves access and inclusion for students with a disability. The new Multipurpose Building is used for whole school assemblies, out of hours school care and indoor sporting activities. This project resulted in the total reinvigoration of a tired old school on a modest budget. It provided contemporary learning communities that contribute to a more cohesive site and sense of school community, while simultaneously ameliorating the existing recreation opportunities across the school.

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Dealing with the harsh landscape of Warmia in north-east Poland, architect Przemek Olczyk was inspired to embed the building in the morphology of the plot. The plot has a natural fold that was the starting point for the design of the building’s body. A 90cm reinforced concrete slab suspended above the falling terrain forms an extension of the upper elevation, creating a distinctive yet lean line from which the building takes its name and character. Reinforced concrete slab supported by a system of columns provides a clear zoning of the house; the living area is on the ground floor and the bedroom area on the upper floor.

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The horizontal layout of the building is made even more distinctive with a green roof line shifted relative to the ground floor. It gives the impression of a naturally created horizontal fracture, opening towards the lake. Skilful adaptation of the architecture to the structure of the plot ensures that the scale of the 500sqm house does not overwhelm it. Manifest external stairs, characteristic more of public buildings than single-family houses, provide an interesting architectural detail. Due to the strong winds in this part of the Warmian Lake District, the design employs an atrial layout. The building’s screen of glass walls provide a transparent shield while maintaining important viewing axes for the users. The internal atrium strengthens the sense of privacy. Depending on the user’s needs, large curtains can be closed and opened, thus opening or closing the courtyard. The glass-walled corner on the ground floor – with a free plan – overlooks the south-west and guarantees access of natural light to the most usable area for the inhabitants.

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The key assumption of the project, and the tenet of the philosophy of shaping space at Mobius Architects’ studio is to enable reception of architecture from the inside. This is the main element of the project, which, as emphasised by Olczyk, allows people to both “have their cake and eat it”. True to the proverb, the architecture of the house remains visible to its users, while adding value to the surroundings. The layout of the building in the form of the letter “L”, in turn, reproduces the traditional organisation of farm space in the WarmianMasurian Voivodeship. The facades – mostly glass-walled – are supplemented with aluminium plates and ceramics. A wooden lamella detail in the gable walls makes a clear reference to the gables of the Warmian-Masurian cottages often decorated with boards arranged in various patterns. The simplified form of the roof with a 45-degree slope also refers to traditional rural buildings. A key detail of the roof is a vertical skylight, which asymmetrically divides the slope by opening the interior of the private zone to the surroundings. The roof of the building is mostly covered with grass, with concrete slabs used from the side of the open atrium. This is an aesthetic device designed to emphasise the modern design of the building. From a distance, masked by the green roof and an earth embankment, the house blends in with the wild landscape of Warmia, almost disappearing from view. Yet, there are spots where the architecture reveals itself by organising the space according to the needs of its users.

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No. 1 Martin Place: A sustainability story WORDS STEPHANIE STEFANOVIC

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Most importantly, the space has received a sustainable upgrade. The building now has strong energy efficiency ratings, achieving a 4.5-Star NABERS Rating, a 3.5-Star NABERS Water Rating and a 6-Star NABERS Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Rating. “This is a really strong performance when you consider the age of the building,” says Margot Black, head of sustainability and community at Charter Hall. Not only does the building have strong environmental sustainability fundamentals, but it considers social sustainability and employee health as well. “No. 1 Martin Place is where we launched the Charter Hall ‘Charli’ app, which gives tenants access to information on health and wellbeing

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services – such as our Wellness Wednesdays events and yoga classes – as well as full transparency on the building’s sustainable information,” says Black. “In the mezzanine, we host different speakers who cover topics across all aspects of wellness, from mental to physical health and nutritional wellbeing. The mezzanine is also home to Portal, a social enterprise café that provides an employment program for migrants and disadvantaged people in the hospitality industry. Their profits also go towards charities associated with supporting children, education and the environment.” Home to Charter Hall’s head office, No. 1 Martin Place is the site for the developer’s sustainability pilots. For example, the company is currently investigating solar opportunities for the building. “With buildings of this nature, solar is always going to be a challenge because of a limited rooftop area, but we have seen benefits of solar on other buildings in our portfolio and continue to explore the opportunity,” says Black. “We’re also about to start an e-waste initiative, providing the tenant community with ways to address their operational waste needs – i.e. removing computers and mobile phones – sustainably.”

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beverage offering and a space with plenty of light, but they also wanted to bring the unique energy outside in Martin Place into the building as well,” he says. “We did this by creating ‘The Meeting Place at No. 1 Martin Place’ … a collaborative, open and vibrant space at the entrance to the building for tenants.” “Tenants asked for a space that could be used in many different ways – hence we introduced relocatable furniture and ensured there were charging stations and power outlets throughout for working on the go.” “Tenants also wanted a sense of community, so we collaborated with Project 504 to champion great Australian artists in an art gallery space and partnered with a social enterprise food and beverage operator. Ultimately, the finished space is a lot more playful than it would otherwise be if we hadn’t held these workshops with the tenants throughout the building’s creation.” MARTIN PLACE IS CHANGING

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“No. 1 Martin Place is a great example of how older buildings can be repurposed sustainably,” says James. “The original building had flexibility and a strong foundation we could build upon to adapt it to the changing tenant demographic of the area.” “When we were working on the project, we were conscious of not changing the plans too much, instead focusing on improving interconnectivity between floors and upgrading technology capabilities and functions. The philosophy was to bring the outside in, while playing with scale/proportion to maximise the double height space.” “Ultimately, we have co-created a place to linger, be inspired, and meet the neighbours – all complemented by dynamic public and private zones. We wanted to articulate the lively energy permeating from the streets below, and as such dead spaces naturally became nooks for larger gatherings; thoroughfares became spaces for people to order coffee, have a quick bite or tap out an email – all whilst overlooking and linking back to life on the street.” “So with this development, the old has been revitalised for a new generation. Technology is now at the centre of town, and No.1 Martin Place reflects that.”

A BROADER SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY A difficult feat for a developer, Charter Hall is embarking on a serious sustainability journey. The company has just refreshed its sustainability plan, creating a strategy that focuses on environmental, social, community and economic factors. Essentially, this strategy includes: • Environment: How the company can be more efficient with energy, carbon, water and waste • Social: Improving engagement and inclusion with the broader communities in which the company operates, including a health and wellbeing focus • Governance: Maintaining and building on business ethics and compliance, as well as building a responsible and sustainable supply chain. “We are also very proud to be targeting 100 percent reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, within our operational control, coming from our buildings,” says Black. “This means that we are making our buildings more energy efficient and investigating renewable energy to meet these targets.”

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The 2019 Sustainability Awards winners This is the magic 13th year of the Sustainability Awards - industry awards that have been up and running ever since some forward thinkers at Architecture & Design magazine way back in 2006 decided that starting up a ‘green award’ for the built environment would be a great idea. In fact, in the 13 years since their inception, and after many entries later, the Architecture & Design Sustainability Awards have to date, outlasted not only many other awards, they have also lasted longer than Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd, Myspace, Nokia phones, Gangnam Style and moving forward, I dare say, they will outlast the presidency of Donald J. Trump! In terms of the actual entries, this year it was all about function, form and fastidiousness – something these awards have become well known for, and so from an original pool of 198 entries, our judging panel whittled that down to a record-breaking 65 finalists – from which the 17 winners were chosen. This year we did not produce any major controversies, however what we did is give a Highly Commended award to a solution that was not exactly from the built environment but was at the same time, an amazing piece of technology, an act which I’m sure will provoke a repsonse or two. Having said that, the list of winners was not only highly-deserved; they were in many ways also highly-anticipated. If you don’t believe me, then some of the judges’ comments should firmly convince you of the actual quality of all our 17 fantastic winners. BRANKO MILETIC EDITOR

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Welcome to the Jungle House is the holistically sustainable home of CplusC Architectural Workshop’s director Clinton Cole, partner Hanne and their three children. The three-storey home is built within a rejuvenated heritage facade of a long-unoccupied two-storey shop-top house sitting on a 98sqm triangular shaped corner site with north, east and west solar access and outlook. Existing openings are framed in prerusted Corten steel, juxtaposing new perforations through the outer rendered masonry facade framed in gloss white powder coated steel. The interstitial cavity between the outer masonry and inner glass skin of the home provides an abundance of light, outlook, privacy and thermal regulation to the upper living floors. Galvanised steel planter beds provide the structural bracing between the two skins and are filled with plants that cool the incoming breezes via transpiration. A 1600L aquaponics fishpond is linked in a cyclical system to the accessible rooftop of planter beds, providing the native Australian plants and fruit and vegetables nutrient enriched water caused by the edible silver perch (fish) that inhabit the pond.

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JUDGE’S COMMENT As an offshoot of the existing Commons/ Nightingale model, this scheme offers a particularly unique approach to a suburban site that not only follows on from, but exceeds expectations within its context. The project is innovative, ecological and economical in providing its occupants with a quality design solution which may not have been available to them alternatively. Offering an energetic, exciting and appealing building to the inhabitants and the surrounding community of Fairfield, VIC.

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Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School is a new K-6 school for 420 students in North Strathfield. The design is a realisation of the school’s vision of creating spaces that invite imagination, innovation and support independent learning and student wellbeing. The project reuses a rundown 1970s threestorey former Telstra training centre that was a typical institutional example of Brutalist concrete architecture of its time. The design needed to address a number of challenges presented by the site during a twostage process. Previously dark and cellular spaces within the building were opened up in stage one (Ground floor - 2015) through demolishing most of the walls and replacing the facade. Rounding out the second stage of works an additional level on top of the existing building, as well as a four-storey atrium as main entry connecting all learning areas, a new hall, arts space, balconies and rooftop playgrounds have been added as a prefabricated mass-timber construction. Flexible, open and inviting learning spaces support the school’s vision. Classes are situated on either side of a central circulation spine, which forms an extension to the learning spaces. The diverse range of learning options is supported by joinery with built in nooks and withdrawal spaces and a differentiation in ceiling heights. Furniture is movable, as are large sliding panels to allow easy reconfiguration of spaces by students to suit learning needs.

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Adam Hetherington (left) from BVN took an unusual journey from interior designer to data specialist. Adam shares how to have a career change without really changing your career. Lisa Sorrentino (right) is the head of Development at City West Housing overseeing projects from acquisition to completion.

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EDUCATION + RESEARCH BEAUMARIS NORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL – ARKIT Beaumaris North Primary School is a part of the Victorian State Government’s Permanent Modular School Buildings Program, which is focused on the removal of asbestos from Victorian schools. The brief for this project included the removal of existing buildings and the creation of a new, custom designed teaching and learning facility. ARKit was commissioned to design and construct two classrooms, a flexible multipurpose space, wellbeing room, and teachers’ workspace. In addition to the Victorian School Building Authority’s brief, the school commissioned ARKit to design and deliver additional landscaping works, including a new playground fitted with integrated mounds, sand pits, and slides. The school’s vision for the project was to provide considered passive spaces, designed in a way that would engage and inspire young minds, while operating as state-of-the-art, flexible, modern learning facilities.

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Completed in September 2018, the new Arup Melbourne Workplace sought to achieve the highest possible levels of sustainable design and was set an open brief initially to enable the design team to define the holistic and integrated exemplar sustainability opportunities including consideration of environmental, social and economic attributes. The Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star framework was adopted given its

holistic and varied criteria that is established in the industry as best practice with a target ‘World Leading’ rating of 6 star defined. Furthermore, the design team chose to adopt the WELL Standard rating system from the International WELL Building Institute due to its increased focus on indoor environment quality and staff wellbeing. Other sustainability targets included consideration and alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which have been integrated into Arup’s global and regional sustainability policies internally, targeting a NABERS Energy Tenancy rating of at least 5-star in operation.

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EDITOR’S COMMENT It is not an understatement that Oliver is paving the way for the future of sustainable development in Sydney. By sharing his results and learnings with a public audience, Oliver has enabled future architects to employ sustainable techniques as the core of their designs.

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The demands that humanity currently places on this planet exceeds what the Earth can provide. City of Hope is a response to this challenge. The aim is to help create the foundation for a sustainable future in the fabric of all communities. The sense of ‘interdependence’ as David Suzuki named it, our love of life and connection to it, is expressed in the homes at the City of Hope. It provides respite and gives us strength to keep going at a time when biodiversity and all of life is in great danger.

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Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School is a new K-6 school for 420 students in North Strathfield, in Sydney’s inner-west. Flexible, open and inviting learning spaces support the school’s vision. Classes are situated on either side of a central circulation spine which forms an extension to the learning spaces. The diverse range of learning options are supported by joinery with built-in nooks and withdrawal spaces and a differentiation in ceiling heights. Furniture is movable, as are large sliding panels to allow easy reconfiguration of spaces by students to suit learning needs. Connections between the street, playground, learning spaces and school administrative areas are enabled through the addition of a fourstorey atrium and the removal of most internal walls from the existing structure, replaced with transparent sliding panels and glass throughout.

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EDITOR’S COMMENT The key term here is connection – and this is amply visible in this design from BVN. The main lesson learnt here is when designing a school, always remember the end users, which is clearly what BVN has prioritised.

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A recent graduate of architecture (2018), William Chan has used the power of innovation, technology and sustainability to empower refugee youth to design their own built environments globally. He has developed an award-winning life-changing desktop tool that creatively upcycles plastic waste in refugee camps into useful 3D-printed shelter elements, and at the same time, upskills young people in environmental sustainability. The initiative, the first of its kind in the world, educates young refugees in future skills, the circular economy and ‘green’ design. It enables a limitless possibility of useful items to be 3D-printed from waste.

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The project was always going to embody the pure ethos of CplusC; holistically sustainable, educational to the public and perfectly liveable. The home needed to be flexible enough for a growing family and sustainable in all aspects, without having to sacrifice the creature comforts that good architecture typically enjoys. The home also needed to be low-maintenance, and home automation played a key factor in ensuring the active sustainable systems could be maintained and implemented without imposing on day-today life.

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The Imprint House embodies small home design principles to transform a once modest, free-standing terrace in Alexandria into a contemporary family home. With a site of less than 140sqm, the challenge of this project was to provide more space and amenity without increasing the footprint of the building. Spacesaving measures adopted to cater to the small site framed the brief for this project and went hand in hand our client’s sustainable ambitions, resulting in a light-hearted outcome which celebrates the original character of the house and the urban fabric in which it sits. Principles of passive thermal design were integral to the project, informing layout, window placement and materiality.

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Located in the picturesque region of northeast Tasmania, Dales of Derby is a place to stay next to the river on the edge of town. An introductory building to the small village of Derby, a gable roof suggests a link to the local mining, timber and farming history, calling to mind utilitarian tin miner accommodation, high country slab hut or tractor shed. Facilitating single groups of up to 24 people, the building presents a series of varied experiences, perhaps even evokes a certain memorable naivety of fun, friends, kids, and a splash of primary colour, a splash in the river, a fireplace, a social place, a place to remember. The built form is a singular functional object separated into pieces and strung out across the hill between road and river. Gaps become significant framing moments of Eucalypt forest while night-time gable lighting casts a permanent golden hue to greying timber walls; a memory of the raw timber cut, glowing on the outskirts of the township.

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The ever-evolving design of artificial lighting

Just as humans have evolved, so have our light sources.

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Fire was our first artificial light source and a very important survival tool. From here we moved onto other technologies such as oil and gas lamps, incandescent lighting, fluorescent lighting and eventually LED lighting. While we were able to spend considerable time in the presence of a natural flame without ill effect, the same cannot often be said of the modern lighting that permeates our homes, workplaces, schools and healthcare facilities. With most people spending the majority of their time indoors, this becomes a big problem. Poor lighting can cause any number of ailments, not limited to eye strain and vision damage, fatigue, decreased mood and compromised healing ability. Not to mention the sustainability issues around lighting, such as excess energy use and the presence of harmful toxins in some lights that can make them very difficult to dispose of. Fortunately, there is research around artificial lighting and its impact on humans and the environment, with lighting designers beginning to take this into consideration. GOING BACK TO NATURE

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and from their natural body clock. Circadian lighting seeks to correct this. What is circadian lighting? In the words of circadian rhythm expert Sean Cain, an associate professor at Monash University, circadian lighting is a technology that takes into account the body’s internal clock. According to Cain, there are various internal clocks throughout the body, and at the base of the human brain there is an actual physical clock that keeps 24-hour time. The only problem is that this sense of time is determined through the lighting in the outside world – something we don’t always have access to. The colour and intensity of light has a significant effect on our internal clock. “About 20 years ago, we discovered that particular light-sensitive cells in the eye contain melanopsin, which responds to blue light,” says Cain. “You don’t need very much of it to trick your clock into thinking it’s daytime when it’s night. On the other hand, [melanopsin] is quite insensitive to red or orange light. “Now we’re discovering new things like those photoreceptive cells … feed into areas of the brain that are involved in mood regulation, alertness, fear, etc. More and more, the picture is evolving that light is more important than we thought.” In fact, exposure to poor lighting can lead to low-grade jet lag, says Cain.

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LEFT Dyson has ensured that the quality of Lightcycle lights can be maintained for 60 years. RIGHT GLG’s Pierlite Momentum 1 light and (below) the Moët Henessy Sydney office, fitted with Trend Lighting’s Platinum P12K downlights. PREVIOUS Cottesloe House, desgined with Trend Lighting’s XDC10 and XDH10 LED downlights.

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“When you’re misaligned and your rhythms are messed up, it results in quite a poor mood. We think in general a lot of people in the world – because of the bad lighting in their home – are experiencing a low-grade general jet lag.” This is where Dyson’s new Lightcycle technology come in. The first of its kind on the market, Lightcycle uses a unique time, date and location-driven algorithm to calculate the colour temperature and brightness of daylight anywhere in the world at any given moment. This is supported by data from over one million satellite-based measurements of light conditions in the earth’s atmosphere at different times of the day. “We define natural light as what the light looks like outside on a clear day,” explains Will Darvill, design leader, lighting category at Dyson. The idea behind this is avoiding instances of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a depressive condition suffered by people around the world who are exposed to limited sunlight and an excess of dark or cloudy days. Lightcycle makes use of three warm and three cool LEDs, which work together to simulate daylight colour temperatures from 2,700-6,500 Kelvin. From a sustainability perspective, Dyson says it has ensured that the quality of Lightcycle lights can be maintained for 60 years via the use of a technology most often used in satellites. A vacuum-sealed copper tube works to draw heat away, while inside a drop of water evaporates, dissipating heat along the pipe as it condenses, before returning to the LEDS by capillary action. This provides a non-stop, energy-free cooling cycle that allows the LEDS to maintain their brightness and light quality.

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As far as energy savings, this largely depends on how Lightcycle is used, but “the savings can be huge”, says Darvill. “The amount of times I see office lighting or task lighting on in offices with no one there… It’s shameful really because it’s just wasted energy.” The newly-released product is currently being trialled in a medical facility. “We’re actually starting a clinical trial at a hospital in their intensive care unit because this intensive care unit is entirely sealed off from natural light,” says Darvill. “So both the patients and the doctors and nurses there have absolutely no idea if they’re on night shift or what time of day it is. “I think there’s a case for this technology absolutely everywhere – wherever we are living, working, existing as a race. We should have access to natural lighting or we should have artificial lighting that is not disrupting our body clock.” OPTIMISING LED LIGHTS There have been improvements to LED lights across the board, with designers seeking to tackle human health and sustainability all-in-one. Another newly released product is GLG’s Momentum 1, which the company says is a sustainability compliant modular troffer suited to commercial spaces. Efficient at up to 130 lumens per watt, Momentum 1 reduces energy by at least 50 percent compared to conventional lighting systems, according to GLG. The use of lighting controls such as the company’s Diginet Rapix system can further reduce energy by another

20 percent, through use of features like motion detection, scheduling and daylight harvesting. Yet another innovation in LED is Trend Lighting’s new Platinum range, which includes eight luminaires with ceramic Nichia LED chips, a flicker-free driver and high light efficiency reflector. According to Trend, each luminaire delivers low-glare light and high colour fidelity with a Colour Rending Index (CRI) of 94+ and a high R9 value of 50+. Glare is one of the main issues these lights seek to correct as it impairs visibility and can result in eye strain, headaches and blurred vision. Surface Mount Device (SMD) LED lights that use opaque diffusers are especially prone to creating glare. For this reason, Trend’s LED downlights have been designed as Chip On Board (COB) with clear lenses, producing lowglare, comfortable lighting. The luminaires also have a long operating life and do not contain any harmful materials, unlike CFL lamps that require special precautions for disposal due to their use of mercury. The range’s P12K downlights were recently included in the new Moët Hennessy Sydney office in Barangaroo. With sustainability a big part of the design brief, the client was looking for an LED light solution. B12K was chosen due to its combination of energy-efficiency and impressive colour rendering and light quality. “We are now in the best-in-class environmental sustainability performance building in the Southern Hemisphere and in Australia’s first large-scale carbon neutral community,” says David Thomas, human resources director at Moët Hennessy Australia.

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Innovative ways to save water in our sunburnt country As Australia faces one of its most devastating droughts in history, responsible water usage should be at the forefront of people’s minds.

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There are many ways to achieve smart water usage thanks to companies launching creative, cutting edge solutions to conserve this precious resource. One such company is Smart Utility Management Solutions (SUMS Group), an Australian business originally founded back in 2003 as Watersave Australia. The business was born out of a goal to innovate for water savings and improved resource management in a “sunburnt country”. Today, the technology-focused group offers three main services: An online web platform that delivers water, gas and electricity time of use data anytime, anywhere; A data logging solution so clients can retrieve water and energy data from almost any meter; and a business intelligence platform allowing businesses to go beyond data insights to more advanced analytics reports, track progress towards benchmarks and KPIs, be alerted about and stop excess usage events and receive actionable recommendations. SUMS Group’s marketing and customer engagement manager Outi Kristiina Turunen explains that the company is now working closely with hundreds of public and private sector organisations from local governments managing council assets, to the education sector managing water and electricity consumption in schools. SUMS also serves multiple commercial clients and the residential strata sector.

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A great example of SUMS technology resulting in huge water savings can be seen at Bullecourt Apartments in Sydney. Bullecourt Apartments successfully applied for the City of Sydney’s Building Operations Grant to improve water usage at their complex. Funding was provided to install water submetering to track water usage in the two main buildings and car park using the SUMS solution. As no significant leaks were identified in common areas, data-driven decision making and investigation were required to achieve water and cost savings. SUMS online usage data revealed an unexplained nightly water use in the complex’s main car park, car wash bay and bin wash down areas. Closer investigation revealed the car park meter was also connected to irrigation. While gardens should have been irrigated using recycled water, inspection revealed that tanks were also connected to town water top-up. A graph taken from SUMS Portal illustrates water usage and costs for 2015-17, with total water savings of 14,200kL over the two years. These savings equate to the building’s average quarterly usage. Collectively, water-saving activities undertaken at Bullecourt Apartments over those two years achieved cost savings of $46,450. Turunen says as well as the benefits evident in such case studies, those using SUMS monitoring have a much better understanding of utility consumption patterns and therefore a

more efficient approach to utility management. “The SUMS Solution allows identifying, localising and quantifying potential issues and the data and information are shared with relevant stakeholders.” “This results in the exchange of accurate information, reduction of the time required to address issues and the overall improvement of utility performance.” Moving from data-driven to more physical solutions, the Australian water tank company Polymaster is focused on creative water storage solutions. As the Australian Government website YourHome points out, rainwater is a valuable natural resource that has been collected by Australian households for domestic use since colonial times. “Using rainwater can reduce water bills, provide an alternative supply during water restrictions and help maintain a green, healthy garden,” the site explains. In an urban environment, however, some properties cannot conceive the idea of having a tank because of the amount of space needed. To address this Polymaster has developed an underground water tank storage solution. “An increasingly popular option for architects and builders is an underground water tank, that allows for homeowners to maximise their space,” Polymaster’s Yvette Fitzpatrick explains.

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This gives homeowners more green space or parking space when placed under paved traffic areas, driveways, garden beds or lawns. “This solution is not only aesthetically pleasing but an eco-friendly way to capture and harvest rainwater,” says Fitzpatrick. Constructed from BPA-free food-grade polyethylene, the tanks are available in 3300 litre and 5000 litre sizes. They can then be joined together to create more capacity. “They actually have the smallest footprint in the industry and give you maximum capacity for minimum square meterage,” adds Fitzpatrick. The tanks are fully tested and designed to withstand ground and water pressure at depth and have been engineered by geotechnical experts to suit ground conditions throughout Australia. Polymaster says the smartest way to keep water clean inside the tanks is to install a Vortex Filter. This not only removes 95 percent of sediment and debris, but it also aerates the water. Aerated water keeps the walls of the tank healthy, reducing the chance of any harmful bacteria growing. Polymaster offers water saving solutions for the industrial market too, and is always up for helping businesses save litres and money. An example of this is the water saving solution the company found for Australia’s largest privatelyowned logistics company, Linfox.

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Linfox Property Group had two new airline hangars constructed at Essendon Airport and the roofs of the hangars captured a huge amount of rainfall, particularly under heavy rain conditions. The company wanted this significant rainwater harvesting potential to store a minimum of 400,000 litres. This would allow them to harness this rainwater and reuse it to irrigate the vast areas of the surrounding landscaping as part of their obligations with the Essendon Airport. Polymaster supplied Linfox with eighteen 22,500 litre tanks with welded fittings and expansion joint bellows. The rainwater tanks were able to provide them with both the solution to meet the requirements of certain size restrictions of the tanks in a designated area, but also achieve the capture of this phenomenal rainwater capacity requirement. Another innovator in the area of water saving solutions is Atlantis, a company renowned for sustainable environmental solutions. The company’s objective is to create sustainable environmental solutions, turning major environmental problems into rejuvenated assets that enhance water quality and reduce or eliminate contaminated water discharge. A great example of this can be seen at the Gladstone Coal Exporters Maritime Precinct. Gladstone Ports Corporation was creating a sub-tropical water side parkland to provide a cool, green oasis for the community. Water was of course a critical element in delivering this vision as an essential life source to sustain a cool, green landscape during hot and dry spells. Gladstone Ports Corporation wanted to find alternative water supplies to help drought proof the parkland and relieve the reliance on drinking water supplies while also minimising water demand through passive irrigation techniques.

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Atlantis was able to address this with a wicking bed system made up of subsurface stormwater storage to provide passive irrigation of open lawn areas. This conserves regional drinking water supplies by substituting potable water with local sources of recycled water for landscape irrigation. Atlantis engaged its ‘wicking bed’ technology to store locally harvested stormwater runoff in shallow sand aquifers below two large open lawn areas. Stormwater runoff from the site is collected and stored within a sand layer creating a subsurface aquifer. The aquifer layer is positioned directly below the topsoil layer and any extra water is stored here. The pore spaces in the sand layer provide the storage space for the stormwater while the wicking beds use the natural process of soil capillary rise to draw water reserves held in the aquifers to the active root zone. As the turf removes water from the soil it is replaced by water replenished from the storage below by capillary action, ensuring perfect soil moisture conditions for healthy turf growth. Atlantis also set up its mini Flo-tank modules in the sand for rapid and even distribution of water. The stormwater is distributed through the wicking bed systems via a network of 100mm slotted PVC pipes with a layer of Atlantis 52mm Flo-cell drainage cells between each run. If the subsurface storage fills the pipes completely, stormwater overflows through a series of overflow pipes set at the top of the storage zone below the turf topsoil layer. This overflow system ensures that the turf layer won’t be submerged during rainfall events and also promotes enhanced drainage of the turf soil layer. Atlantis explains that the potential of this scalable no-energy, stormwater harvesting technology is endless and its benefits wide-ranging.

Not only does it reduce stormwater and pollutant loads to the environment but it also reduces potable water use, energy requirements for irrigation and fertilising. It also helps with the retention of soil moisture while increasing turf resilience to dry periods with no water logging or boggy fields. Another clever invention by Atlantis is the Rainwater Harvesting Re-use System which works to provide a regular clean water supply for houses and businesses. Atlantis describes the system as the answer to “living in a greener world and understanding that recycling such a precious commodity is a greater approach to sustainable living”. The system works by capturing water from both landscaped areas through surface infiltration and from roof areas which are filtered through an Atlantis Filtration Unit. Clean water is retained within the storage area away from harmful UV light and heat, remaining cool underground and readily available for reuse. This water can then be used for flushing toilets, in washing machines, watering gardens and washing cars. When considering that all living things rely on water to survive, it’s becoming increasingly important that water saving technology in one form or another be incorporated into all elements of design right across the country.

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An example of the flow batteries in use can be seen at Knox Children and Family Centres at Wantirna South and Bayswater in Melbourne. These two state-of-the-art children and family centres have eliminated an incredible threequarters of their energy costs during winter through smart insulation and solar panels combined with Redflow batteries. The two seperate Knox Children and Family Centres each have 100 kilowatts peak (kWp) of photovoltaic solar panels and 18 Redflow ZBM2 batteries, storing as much as 180 kilowatt-hours of energy. On top of this, the centres have incorporated innovative insulation and thermal sealing to retain heat in winter and cooling in summer. The performance of the integrated solar panel and battery systems in their first months exceeded Council’s expectations, generating 75 percent of the power requirements for both of the hubs during winter. The installation of the solar array and batteries is predicted to save Council between $110,000 and $120,000 per annum at each centre, delivering an impressive total annual saving of $220,000 and $240,000.

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Those responsible for designing such buildings are now seeking ways to do this, without compromising on style and curb appeal in the process. Luckily, innovation in this area is constantly growing, with fresh eco-friendly solutions ranging from smart metering and solar energy to the very latest in battery technology. Energy storage specialist Redflow, for example, produces small 10kWh zincbromine flow batteries that can store renewable energy. Marketed as ZCell and ZBM2, Redflow batteries are designed for high cycle-rate, long time-base stationary energy storage in the residential, commercial and industrial and telecommunications sectors. Previously, flow batteries were relatively large in size but Redflow changed the game by designing a small, modular, flow battery based on zinc-bromine reactant. This means the batteries can be used in spaces previously considered too small for flow batteries. A handy feature of these batteries is that they are scalable from a single battery installation through to grid-scale deployments.

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By saving up to $240,000 each year, the council expects to achieve a payback period of about five years on the solar arrays and ZBM2 batteries at the two new centres. The increasing cost of electricity made energy efficiency a priority for the two centres. Council selected zinc-bromine flow batteries to provide energy storage for the two new Children and Family Centres because of their potential for a longer life cycle and their ability to discharge all energy on a regular basis without affecting the storage capacity or longevity of the batteries themselves. As well as retaining the original 10kWh energy storage capacity throughout their operating life, other benefits of zinc-bromine flow batteries include a reduced fire risk compared to other battery chemistries and components that are easy to recycle or reuse at the battery’s end-of-life. Another customer praising Redflow’s ZBM2 batteries is Australian architecture firm Williams Burton Leopardi, who used the batteries to guarantee energy supply for its newly renovated heritage-listed Darling Building in central Adelaide. After Williams Burton Leopardi bought the derelict 1916 Darling Building that had been largely neglected since the 1960s, the firm learned that the planned peak energy demand for the renovated building would require more electricity than the local power grid could supply. The peak power draw during summer was calculated at 290 Amps – whereas SA Power Networks could supply only 200 Amps. Williams Burton Leopardi director David

Burton says many solutions were so expensive they would have made the renovated building commercially unviable. “We didn’t have the space in the building for a transformer; gas would cost us hundreds of thousands of dollars and ‘winging it’ was not an option,” he says. A scalable energy storage system based on Redflow batteries was the ideal solution. The building now has six of Redflow’s zincbromine ZBM2 flow batteries but can scale the system to 12 or even 18 batteries if needed. “The main purpose of the system is to ensure that the batteries can supply energy if the building’s demand outstrips the grid’s supply capacity, so it is primarily a peak management methodology,” he explains. “But they are also configured to buy power at low demand times to recharge the batteries and when power spikes past a certain price, they dribble energy into the load to manage that spike down.” The award-winning five-storey renovated Darling Building on Franklin Street now has new lighting, air conditioning systems, kitchen facilities and washing machines and dryers on each floor, as well as a fully rebuilt heritagelisted elevator. Redflow partner Solar Depot installed the batteries with three 7.5kW Selectronic SP Pro inverters, delivering three-phase power from the building’s basement. Burton says Redflow batteries were uniquely suited for the building’s needs. “For what we want to do, zinc-bromine batteries are ideal,” he says.

“They can deep cycle without damaging the battery and they embody the concept of simplicity and look quite nice in their rows.” “Lithium-ion batteries would’ve cost us a lot more to completely fire-rate the room because lithium is like putting a bomb in your basement. With the Redflow batteries, we just open the windows and a fan circulates the air.” Burton describes the Redflow-based energy system as an “exciting opportunity” for other building projects. “One battery system could support several buildings,” he says. Another company helping clients to gain control of their rising power costs is Maximum Energy, a business dedicated to accessing the latest energy saving technology on the market. The company’s goal is to “assess, design and implement the most cost-effective pathway to lower grid-supplied energy”. This is achieved through new energy solutions such as solar, batteries, LED lighting and smart control systems. One of the company’s recent clients was Western Hospital in Henley Beach South Australia. The hospital had noticed a significant increase in energy costs which needed to be addressed. “They wanted to reduce their green footprint so we dived into their assets to see how we could help,” Maximum Energy’s director Jed Durdin says. Solutions included a LED light upgrade for the entire hospital which consisted of over 1200 new lights.

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The school decided to complement the “fantastic structure” with a state-of-the art solar power system. A 10kW system was installed, making the centre highly energy efficient and cost-effective to run. While cost saving was one important factor, the college notes that the installation was also about sustainability and providing educational outcomes for students. “There’s now a concept called “energy in education” and it’s all about using new technologies to help educate the next generation,” Maximum Energy’s director Jed Durdin explains. More smart energy swaps included replacing the old lighting in the gym with energy efficient LED lighting and installing a 30kW system in the Junior School and a 90kW system in the Senior School. Now Christian Brothers College has a total of 130kW ready to make the most of the long summer days. Durdin notes there has truly been a change of mindset around the importance of renewable energy in recent times.

“It even changes the way that buildings are designed and built these days,” he says. “We talk to architects about simplifying the roofs by not adding in as many cuts and edges so we can build more efficient solar systems.” This helps the solar panels work more efficiently in terms of the amount of sun hours they can get and ensures easier ongoing maintenance of the solar panels. “People haven’t been thinking about sustainability and efficiency previously but it’s really at the forefront now,” Durdin says. “The market has matured in terms of acceptance.” “Technology is getting smarter and you really need to understand the assets of your business to see how you control your energy and percure your energy.”

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This was an effective solution as lighting accounts for a big portion of daily energy consumption, especially in a hospital where the lights need to run 24/7. Maximum Energy’s LED lights consume less energy with a higher output. LEDs are replacing expensive fluorescent light bulbs and are an incredible 90 percent more efficient over a longer working life. On top of this, the hospital also had a 340kW solar system installed. The projects are estimated to save the hospital over $100,000 per annum in energy costs and have a significant impact on the environment in the process. Another client Maximum Energy was able to help in slashing energy costs was Christian Brothers College, set across three campuses in Adelaide, South Australia. The college was looking to improve sustainability and reduce energy costs. There were many ideas and plans, but nothing significant had been implemented. The college was in the early stages of building its new Centre of Innovation and Learning with an eye-catching, futuristic design.

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hatches which had to open fully to 90 degrees and fit within the confines of the building structure whilst providing the necessary free air area for smoke relief. Solution ESBA met all aspects of this complex brief and successfully delivered one of the largest installations of window actuators, smoke control panels, and roof mounted smoke hatches in Australia. Avantra Residences is now fitted with 766 CDC0252 chain actuators, 290 RZN and 20 CPS-M smoke control panels from D+H Mechatronic as well as 34 large operable glass roof hatches with 336 actuators, all of which are networked via a fire rated bus system. A general fire alarm in each building is primed to close all windows during a fire event whilst opening the roof hatches, while each apartment has its own smoke detector that ensures all windows in the apartment are closed in the event of a localised fire. “In the event that a fire occurs, all awning windows close and cannot be reopened

from within the apartment,” explained EBSA Director, Chris Guy. “At the same time the smoke hatches will drive open to allow the smoke to escape.” Both alarm systems are supplemented by a centrally located touch screen that allows the building manager to view and respond to fault and alarm statuses from every apartment with ease. For the smoke hatches, EBSA partnered with German manufacturer Lamilux to launch the PR60 Glass Roof Hatch system in Australia. This system is certified to EN12101 and integrated perfectly into the existing solution due to the configurable Adcomnet Bus System. Guy described the partnership as “great news, as it adds to the quality solutions [EBSA] can offer.” Learn more about EBSA Pty Ltd and how they can assist you with your next project at ebsa.com.au or call 1300 327 200. DOWNLOAD THE CASE STUDY bit.ly/EBSA_19Q4

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Sometimes referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, transformative technologies are rapidly changing the entire industry and infrastructure. Apart from boosting Australia’s economic competitiveness, these technologies also aid in the country’s sustainable objectives.

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Today’s solutions in Australia have evolved from initial versions that were first introduced 20-30 years ago. In the 2018 Australian Parliament Development of Cities Report, the importance of transitioning Australia’s built environment towards a more environmentally sustainable future was acknowledged. What used to remain an afterthought is now a clear point of priority during the beginning of

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the design process. This is especially relevant as Australia’s built environment still accounts for almost three quarters of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions and more than half of electricity consumption levels. Contrary to that, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) corroborated Australia’s position as the world leader in design, construction and operation of sustainable commercial buildings by saying “the 2016 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) – which assessed 759 real estate companies and funds (representing 66,000 assets and $3.7 trillion in gross asset value) ranked Australia the world’s most sustainable real estate market for the sixth year in a row.” Considered a key necessity, as well as a key aspect, integrating building automation systems in commercial structures will result in a reduction of pollution and greenhouse gasses. This will allow the entire structure to operate at a lower cost while buildings are

able to increase the value of their assets. The reduction of water and energy consumption is met with operational efficacy as automation systems require little to no maintenance. This also generates substantial savings with a shorter return on investment. The general integration of building automation systems results in increased comfort, convenience and savings for owners, managers, administrators, occupants and various stakeholders. As buildings are the foundation of most businesses or organisations in any major city around Australia, the solutions that have been developed are exciting and promising – both at present and in the future. With building automation, as there is complete control of numerous smart building functions that decrease buildings’ overall carbon footprint, such as automatic and efficient lighting, HVAC systems, facades and louvres, power management, and security systems.

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For French multinational, Schneider Electric, EcoStruxure for Buildings is an open innovation platform that facilitates a solution collaborative of the Internet of Things. It features a scalable and secure information architecture to create future-ready smart buildings. Marrying hardware with software, Ecostruxure maximises building efficiency while optimising comfort and productivity to increase the overall building value. Going beyond the basic functions of building automation systems, Ecostruxure addresses the entire ecosystem with easy integration of other devices, building systems and cloud services. The EcoStruxure Building Operation Software provides an integrated view across all building subsystems including HVAC, security, power management, and lighting controls. Schneider Electric says that EcoStruxure is offered in a range of sizes, fascia colours and

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textural finishes to match the desired feel of the interior it sits in. Gavin McClelland, Schneider Electric’s national marketing manager for digital buildings, says, “Through deploying the Schneider Electric EcoStruxure platform, energy and operational efficiency can be improved, building environments are optimised and more comfortable… Examples of customer outcomes include a 33 percent reduction in comfort related complaints, a 20 percent reduction in energy bills and 29 percent less unscheduled maintenance. Through leveraging IoT, big data and analytics engines, EcoStruxure helps solve the challenges of today and the future.” A HOLISTIC BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEM Supplier of intelligent locks and security solutions, Assa Abloy says it is creating a sustainable company by what it calls it’s reduce, reuse and recycle philosophy. • Reduce: reduced energy consumption, reduce water usage and decreased carbon emissions

• Reuse: better durability and reparability for a longer life cycle • Recycle: recycled content use in production and recycled end of life. FULLY INTEGRATED BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS “Various studies have shown the considerable benefits to be had with ABB i-Bus KNX building automation. Typical studies show a lighting energy saving of approximately 25 percent and a heating/ cooling energy saving of up to 50 percent,” says Ian Harding, product marketing manager – building products for ABB in Australia. In saying that, ABB claims its KNX i-bus technology fits into any sustainable ecosystem. In specific terms, ABB says its i-bus KNX intelligent building control integrates heating, air-conditioning and ventilation in order to control climate coherently and efficiently. Temperature values in the room are then recorded and supplied to generate the optimum temperature and air quality.

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Automation builds on itself. It not only provides operational efficiency but also cuts costs and delivers long-term sustainability for the building and the environment. This will continue to be valuable as more and more people around Australia choose to live and work in urban centres. By 2040, this might mean that energy consumption levels of buildings in the central business districts will swell by 80 percent. Digitising building automation systems, as the aforementioned companies have proven, becomes an opportunity to meet the demands of the future while being sustainable.

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Sheraton on the Park: A Luxury Hotel Retrofit that Maximises Efficiency As one of the most renowned luxurious hotels in Sydney, Sheraton on the Park is part of the Starwood Hotels and Resorts group. With over 500 rooms and suites, the hotel prides itself on maintaining a high standard having specified top-quality furnishings and products throughout. In the same manner, an upgrade of the hotel’s backend systems has been approached with the goal of reducing environmental footprint and energy consumption while improving the hotel’s overall energy efficiency. After an audit was conducted, it was confirmed that there needed to be a number of upgrades to reduce energy usage at the hotel, including refurbishment of the hotel’s chiller system, HVAC, lighting control systems and the Building Management System (BMS). The previous BMS at Sheraton on the Park was deemed outdated and Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Building was specified as a replacement. From sensors to services, by connecting everything through one IP backbone, various management systems are integrated with one another to leverage digitisation and big data. As stated on the company’s report of the hotel’s refurbishment: “The system is designed for compatibility with existing or third-party building systems and devices and is open and scalable to expand with the building enterprise’s future needs.”

solutions that intuitively deliver a new user experience to a process that is otherwise innate, such as opening a door. Understanding this more than ever, ABB’s i-bus KNX solution was specified in a student accommodation at the Biberach University of Applied Sciences in Germany. In a report published by ABB about the project, it was stated that “Particularly automation functions which present a high degree of energy-saving potential by combining various individual trades can today only be achieved using modern building system technology based on bus and communication systems”. This is more apparent than ever as energy costs continue to escalate. As KNX is the world’s only “open standard for building control”, it is extremely docile and allows building managers to monitor, control and optimise energy usage without disrupting the occupants. Due to KNX’s combined Passive Infrared Sensors (PIR), lighting and temperature levels are automatically detected. Since the integration of ABB’s i-bus KNX system, figures indicate that there have been over 25 percent of savings alone, that have generated from monitoring and controlling light. Additionally, panel heaters, ventilation and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) units were all regulated through the KNX System. Easily enabled by the push of a single button, the interior atmosphere runs on an optimum level. Overall, at the Institute’s Student Accommodation, KNX manifests as field level control and data provision for the buildingwide energy management system. Data on occupancy, lighting levels, internal room temperature and ventilation have all been combined to influence overarching decisions on system and operation.

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According to a report by Research and Markets, the Australian and New Zealand HVAC industry is steadily growing by at least 7 percent each year. It is expected that the entire market will reach a value of over $3 billion in less than three years. The Australian Government reported that HVAC systems across Australia generally account for as much as 30 percent of total energy usage and cost in commercial buildings and office spaces. For this reason, the Australian Government’s tight regulation for renewable practices and renewable energy have created a higher demand for new HVAC system installations. The push for sustainability, both in practice and in product, has motivated the need for system upgrades and product innovations. Today, Australian HVAC companies aim to design sustainable solutions with an ability to maintain high-quality functionality and form.

Buildings with HVAC systems have been certified through standards developed from a close collaboration between the Australian Government, the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) and the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). Governments and corporations around the world have recognised that HVAC solutions can lower operating costs, increase building value and improve the health and productivity of its occupants. For this reason, Australian firms penetrate the export and international markets by providing unmatched expertise for urban projects worldwide. The industry addresses a variety of considerations when it comes to HVAC attributes including solar compatibility, facility demand, sustainable design strategies, new industry regulations and ensuring that facilities meet new elaborate government energy targets.

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consultants, architects and engineers. Visitors can connect directly with manufacturers and distributors to gain an insight on cutting-edge products and applications available, as well as explore design and innovation across the HVAC&R industry. ARBS 2020 will reveal hundreds of pioneering products and technologies that can shape the future. These products focus on emerging trends and technologies including smart IoT solutions, automation and control, refrigerants, energy efficiency and much more. Efficiency and technology are two main trends in the HVAC&R industry because it has big potential for global disruption. Heating and cooling are estimated to account for around 60 percent of global energy consumption, however, by integrating renewable energies, it is possible to meet sustainable goals. This includes the tightening of greenhouse gas emissions and Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) phasedown in the mix, allowing the building managers to achieve net-zero energy consumption. “When factoring in the latest developments in the technology of refrigeration, especially in terms of low global warming potential (GWP) solutions and beyond, the opportunity to disrupt the status quo becomes visible,” Falcke explains. IB-Tech ensures industry leaders develop products that help create a future where technology is optimised. This can be done by researching the appropriate technology that will deliver the disruptive gains and innovation into the industry. ARBS 2020 will be held from 19-21 May at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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However, an ideal energy efficient HVAC system relies on an integrated approach which incorporates several procedures surrounding a reduction in the current demand for HVAC systems and focusing on product and innovation. The first procedure relies on optimising existing HVAC systems through improved building insulation, high performance glazing, increasing natural ventilation and installing functional coverings. In addition to that, upgrading HVAC systems for a more energyefficient solution that uses passive heat transfer or low airflow rates is especially relevant in milder climates. Some HVAC systems are responsible for over 30 percent of water use in commercial buildings, so a new upgraded HVAC system will yield a significant reduction in water usage as well. For more extreme and harsh environments, the right size of HVAC system needs to be considered in order to integrate reverse cycle air conditioners that can add up to 30 or 40 percent more efficiency. The latter procedure emphasises on product and innovation. Advanced rooftop air conditioners and AHU units can attribute to at least 17 percent of energy savings. Thermal energy storage technologies that can store heat or cold for use during later applications avoid part-load operation and shift peak loads to off-peak times. Computerised control can enhance the HVAC system’s efficiency, reliability and intelligence. Through BMS, commercial building managers are able to obtain and monitor HVAC operation levels and allow for post-failure assessment or provide predictive diagnostics and maintenance advice. For HVAC systems that are contemporary and connect to a BMS, indoor air quality will also improve as an addition to sustainable practices for the environment.

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A global perspective on design for autism WORDS RACHAEL BERNSTONE

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Researcher and building designer Shelly Dival was inspired by a family member to go on a global quest, investigating how to better design environments for people with autism.

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work towards updating policy to include neurological access requirements within building codes and regulation. Since the study tour ended, Dival has brought together various government departments and industry and peak bodies – in her home state of Western Australia and Victoria – to progress those goals. “There are many organisations and not-forprofits working in this sector, but none of them deal particularly with the built environment, such as homes and workplaces,” she says, “so my aim is to cover that gap in the market.” “I want to establish a not-for-profit as a vehicle to deliver programs and collaborate on strategies to make places and spaces suitable for neurotypically diverse people, while keeping costs down for families and individuals.” Dival has observed a gap in the current provision of government services too, citing the Specialist Disability Accommodation guidelines – which are part of the NDIS – and centred on universal access requirements.

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When Dival’s grandson was diagnosed with autism four years ago, she started researching design strategies for homes and workplaces for neurodiverse people in Australia, but she couldn’t find much research or evidence to inform her practice.

So she turned her attention overseas, and, while she identified several well-established organisations specialising in the discipline, she struggled to find an over-arching compilation to bring together the many disparate threads. “I initially came across the work of George Braddock – founder of Creative Housing Solutions – which set me on a research path, and I became obsessed with finding out more, so I applied for a Churchill Fellowship in 2017,” Dival says. She was awarded an eight-week study tour that took her to Denmark, The Netherlands, Egypt, the UK, France and the USA in 2018, to meet researchers and visit projects that employ best-practice principles. In her report, written upon her return, Dival made two major recommendations: • That Australia be proactive in undertaking rigorous research into the effects of the built environment on those with autism to inform best practice guidelines; and • That Government and industry bodies

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“There is no provision for neurological accessibility, but two-thirds of NDIS participants are not physically disabled; they are neurologically atypical.” Progress in this area is slow but forthcoming, with the Autism CRC expected to announce new research into built environment design strategies in late 2019.

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On her travels, Dival saw many examples of joyful and appropriate design for people with autism, including L’eveil Du Scarabee (Beetle Awakening) in France, a home for 20 adults on the autism spectrum. Measures include designing for the senses as therapy; architecture that is less institutional and more homely; and minimising reverberation with acoustic treatments.

“In a country where disability is largely invisible, which makes it hard to get adequate recognition, this project came about because people were previously living in an aged persons’ home,” Dival says. “When that closed down, local authorities produced a new building to provide high care facilities for people with autism for high needs.” Another highlight of her fellowship tour was First Place-Phoenix in Arizona, a residential and transitional academy, which was under construction during Dival’s visit. “The whole philosophy and approach was brilliant, it’s the culmination of 20 years of work by the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC),” Dival says. “It’s very much evidenced based – it took them three years just to find the right site to create the right community and support – and it’s designed for adults who required supported independent living.” Having met with experts all over the world, Dival is now one of the few people globally who has a bird’s-eye view of all the siloed activities happening internationally, and as such, she has been invited back to First Place-Phoenix to speak at the upcoming First Place Global Leadership Institute Fall 2019 Symposium, in October. She intends to establish a global network to share information across organisations and borders, and, back at home, Dival will consult directly with building owners, developers and architects – and co-ordinate input from allied health professionals – to ensure that autismfriendly strategies are incorporated into new projects. “My services will form an integral part of the design team – similar to engineers and energy consultants – and I’ll provide guidance around what’s needed to design for autism,” Dival says. “It’s really important to get the right team together from the outset, because these overlays need to happen at an early stage.” “For projects to succeed, it’s also important to bring in the builder early, because sometimes the tender process doesn’t allow the right strategies to be incorporated,” she adds. “This is not simply a matter of business as usual; everyone in the team – from concept to handover – plays a role in delivering a positive outcome.” Dival acknowledges it’s a momentous task to ensure the needs of people with autism are considered for in the built environment. “There is a lot of enthusiasm for change, but it’s one step at a time at the moment, because there is so much that needs doing,” she says.

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HIGH INTRODUCING AIRE™: HIGH PERFORMANCE ACOUSTIC PANELS FOR COMMERCIAL INTERIORS Designed to reduce reverberated noise in shared spaces, Aire™ allows you to create comfortable and productive environments whilst maintaining a beautiful aesthetic. Tested to ISO 11654 standards, Aire™ 50mm achieves an outstanding Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of 1, while the 25mm achieves an NRC of 0.85. Aire™ can be installed as a full panel or custom cut for more unique wall or ceiling applications (as shown in the image), and is ideal for a range of commercial interior projects across workplace, education and hospitality. FEATURES AND BENEFITS • Outstanding acoustic performance • Available in 25mm or 50mm thickness • Panel size 2800mm x 1210mm, for seamless floor to ceiling installation O C T- D E C 2 0 1 9

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Automate your entrance in a variety of configurations with the range of ASSA ABLOY sliding door operators. Designing entrances which work around your business, traffic flow and facility floorplan is easy, even where existing doors are operational, with the ASSA ABLOY SL500 automatic sliding door operator. The ASSA ABLOY SL500 sliding operator is easily adapted for specific performance. The modular composition of the operator facilitates flexibility in every aspect, enabling businesses of all sizes to tailor entrances to meet their unique requirements, without compromising safety, security or energy efficiency. You can be sure that your entrance suits your people flow as well as your environmental footprint. To make your entrance more sustainable we can offer you different solutions as: additional sealing (ASSA ABLOY TightSeal), sustainable drive mode, intelligent opening width depending on traffic, inner and outer door air locking, and more. To permit safe passage between closing doors, the doors go into reverse mode if an obstruction is detected, and then start moving again slowly to check if the obstruction has cleared. If an obstruction is detected during opening or between opening doors and surrounding walls or interior fittings, the doors immediately stop and then close after a time delay. Enquiries: info.au.entrance@assaabloy.com 1300 13 13 10 assaabloyentrance.com.au

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A PLYWOOD CABN IN THE FOREST Nestled in forest in the Kangaroo Valley, a tiny house provides city dwellers with the perfect escape. “CABN was set up to provide people with a means to disconnect from the crazy. Our completely off-grid, sustainable and eco-friendly tiny houses set in stunning landscapes offer an ideal escape.” In a space so small, form must follow function. The striking and durable Ecoply® plywood interior offers warmth and modernity but is also functional. With a nod to Japanese and Scandinavian influences, the finish is raw so there’s no need for painting. Ecoply is made from locally-harvested, Australian timber and is incredibly efficient in its use of the resource. FSC® certification guarantees the timber is sourced from sustainably-managed forests. It’s the perfect material for use here, where composting toilets, rainwater catchment and solar power ensure minimal environmental impact. “All our materials are sustainable when possible, it’s crucial that we prioritise the environment with everything we do,” explained Shane Laidlaw, head of research and development at CABN.

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To use the tool, designers and specifiers simply enter a few simple design parameters that include the required wall type, installation environment, acoustic and fire insulation requirements, and the relevant BCA requirement. The Calculator then instantly provides a tailored shortlist of Baines Masonry products that meet the specified parameters and comply with the BCA requirements for use. The shortlist is also provided in printable PDF format, allowing the designer or specifier to retain a hard copy for reference or insertion into tender documents.

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Baines Masonry products are suitable for use in load bearing and non-load bearing walls for all types of buildings. Baines Masonry currently offer two types of concrete blocks that are recommended where specific fire and acoustic performance is required. The material composition and specific unit dimensions have been optimised, tested and assessed by leading organisations around Australia in order to provide exceptional fire and acoustic performances.

Enquiries: Baines Masonry (02) 4631 1383 bainesmasonry.com.au BM7322

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METECNOINSPIRE ®, INSULATED ARCHITECTURAL FAÇADE SYSTEM MetecnoInspire® is an insulated architectural façade system offering architects and designers an inspiring palette of colours, attractive surface profiles and excellent thermal properties. Able to provide expressive modern design and functional construction techniques, MetecnoInspire® is an ideal solution for inspired façade and walling designs. MetecnoInspire® offers design flexibility and its simplicity allows more time for design creativity through simplifying and streamlining the design process. The MetecnoInspire® fixing system conceals fasteners from sight creating a flush and aesthetically pleasing finish for use in a variety of applications including external façades, external or internal walling and partition walls. MetecnoInspire® having rigid foam Polyisocyanurate (PIR) core between two skins of COLORBOND® steel, forms an exceptionally strong and durable, fire–retardant panel. MetecnoInspire® provides the following benefits: • A superb flush finish with concealed fixings • Wide range of colours and profiles • Engineered joint detail with a rigid PIR insulation core • Prefinished internal liner • BCA Part J compliance • Lower building running costs • Reduced air leakage O C T- D E C 2 0 1 9

• Shorter construction times and reduced labour periods on site • Simplified transport and site logistics MetecnoInspire® is available throughout Australia.

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Shade Factor’s extensive range of Warema awnings offer robust shading structures made with marine grade components and sophisticated German engineering to ensure exceptional service life and smooth operation. Terrea Folding-Arm Awnings Terrea Folding-Arm Awnings are an attractive and sturdy sunshading solution that can be retracted when not in use. The awning can be retracted into an integrated enclosure or a wall recess to match your façade. Widths of up to 7 metres and 4 metres projection are possible. Perea Pergola Awnings Perea Awnings offer self-supported sun shading structures for larger outdoor areas. The frame has integrated gutters and downpipes to catch and divert rainwater from the retractable weatherproof canopy. Climara Conservatory Awnings Climara awnings are a range of innovative designs specifically for conservatories and glass roofs, including triangular shapes. Conservatory awnings reduce sunlight before it reaches the glass, which is the best method of reducing internal heat gain and maintaining pleasant natural light. External Textile Awnings Warema Textile Awnings include Vertical Awnings, Zip-Guided Awnings and Drop-Arm awnings, combining style and practicality.

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Quick-SteP intenSo timber collection The newest Quick-Step timber collection boasts an eyecatching chevron pattern, coupled with an unparalleled ease of installation. Finished with an extra matte lacquer to protect and enhance the natural timber features, the Intenso collection will transform any project. Intenso is made up of different planks in varying widths and structures. They are hand selected to be brought together in a harmonious and balanced whole. The extra matte finish offers the authentic look of an oiled floor with the resistance of lacquer. With seven colours, available exclusively for the Australian market, there will be a hue to suit every colour palette and style. Intenso’s unique features: • Prefinished surface which allows for immediate use after installation • 7 layers of UV cured, highly advanced lacquer for higher wear, stain and scratch resistance • Easy and quick installation using the world’s strongest click system Uniclic®

• PEFC certified and sourced from sustainably managed forests

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• A solid 25-year wear warranty

• Narrow profile has minimal visual impact • Allows single plane of fall towards drain, reducing slip hazard • Creates a level threshold between inside and out, aiding wheelchair access

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In the early 1990s, Stormtech invented and introduced Australia to linear drainage for bathrooms. Since then, Stormtech has continuously provided efficient architectural drainage solutions. All Stormtech drainage grates are made of quality stainless steel, manufactured in Australia.

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• Designed to be used in suspended slabs • Compatible with both large and small tiles • Unique patented Australian Made innovation with WaterMark and GreenTag Certifications • Versatile design for use in bathrooms, showers, driveways, paved areas, pools, wet areas, thresholds and door tracks • Available in 316 Stainless Steel, Matt Black, Bronze, Brass or Copper The system connects directly with all standard plumbing fittings creating a sleek, level partition between dry and wet areas for perfect integration between indoor and outdoor areas. Stormtech’s linear drainage solutions are available in size adjustable kits in various widths and lengths and channel depths. Grates exist in wedgewire, slot perforated or a stunning Marc Newson design version. Custom fabrication is also available for any project when required. The quality finish, blends well with designed contours and suits a variety of surfaces including pavers, tiles, concrete and vinyl. Enquiries: Stormtech +61 2 4423 1989 stormtech.com.au | info@stormtech.com.au ST0802

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CRIMSAFE iQ - THE STRONGEST STAINLESS STEEL SECURITY DOOR IN AUSTRALIA Crimsafe iQ is the strongest stainless steel security screen door in Australia. With the patented technology and smooth profile of Crimsafe Ultimate as its foundation, Crimsafe iQ adds anti-jemmy heavy duty hinges and a wider, stronger, patented frame, making it highly resistant to attack. The addition of technology and smart features provide maximum security, convenience and flexibility. The iQ range is the first Crimsafe product to incorporate smart technology, giving you the flexibility to choose between a mechanical (iQ-m) or electronic (iQ-e) option. Product features: • Electronic or mechanical multi-point locking system • European designed hardware • Anti-jemmy heavy duty hinges • Day/ night programming can specify whether the door should lock automatically on closing (iQ-e series) • Emergency release from inside (iQ-e series) • Thicker and wider frame with patented anti-jemmy features • Multiple access options including a choice of manual key lock, key fob, PIN code keypad or Bluetooth • Access to programming features via mobile app O C T- D E C 2 0 1 9

• Individually programmable PIN codes • Patented U-groove profile design to withstand jemmy attack • Patented Crimsafe Ultimate framing system with unique Screw-Clamp technology and clip-on protective cover

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Solar Control WindoW Film For CommerCial oFFiCeS Having your windows tinted with our solar control films will block up to 99% of harmful UV rays coming through the glass and help reduce fading of furnishings and floorings. 3M Window Films reject up to 79% of the suns solar energy to help keep rooms at more even, moderate temperatures. In fact, 3M films can reduce the temperature in direct sunlight by as much as 5ºC, making your space more comfortable and usable. There are reduced energy costs to be gained through the extra insulation window films provide, allowing temperatures between rooms to remain consistent. Available in a range of tones and performance levels. Enquiries: Paragon T 1800 720 876 www.paragonfilms.com.au

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LOUVRETEC OPENING ROOFS Louvretec offers you the next generation of controllable living space creation. Transform your deck area to a functional outdoor living space. Select from 8 Opening roof styles including the new Retractable Opening Roof. Louvretec Opening roofs are fully engineered and custom made to your precise design requirements. Enjoy more room to relax, entertain or just take in the moment. Solutions: Sun control, Shade, Additional living space creation, flow Main Benefits: Sun & Weather control, Aesthetic, More space, Indoor outdoor flow, Functionality Enquiries: Louvretec Australia 1300 MY LOUVRES louvretec.com.au LA0805

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INDIVO: HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE BENCHTOPS AND WALL CABINETS The Indivo range from Pressalit, is a bespoke product that has been developed principally for people with limited mobility. All our height adjustable solutions are custom built, which enables architects to be truly creative when looking at the needs of their client, whether it’s for a laboratory, food preparation or study area for example.

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LUXEWALL ®, LUXURY WALLING SOLUTIONS

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KORLOK CLICK VINYL FLOORING Korlok is a rigid core flooring product and is an ideal alternative to laminate and engineered hardwood click floors. Providing the same durable and waterproof qualities of luxury vinyl, Korlok offers quick and easy installation and the ability to hide subfloor imperfections. Offering a range of 20 authentic wood designs, Korlok also displays excellent acoustic properties.

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Wilsonart® makes high-pressure laminate surface for every need. Made to endure everything from spills to fire damage. With hundreds of designs to choose from, including woodgrains, abstracts, and solids, you're certain to find the perfect solution for your project. Wilsonart® high pressure laminate designs are available in various finishes - from traditional matte and glossy finishes to abstract textures. WI0653

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KRONOTEX DISTRIBUTED BY AFS: PREMIUM GERMANMADE LAMINATES Beautiful, durable and affordable. Kronotex combines the ingenuity of German engineering with the beauty of timber to deliver stunning, hard-wearing laminates that mirror the splendour of solid wood floors. Designed and manufactured in Germany, Kronotex’s cutting edge surface structures collide with authentic timber patterns to create strikingly realistic woodgrains. AF0817

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Double glazing provides an ideal solution on projects where high-performance glazing is required to meet the increasing standards required by the Australian Building Code Section J. Bent and Curved Glass manufactures high-quality curved double-glazed units to a range of specifications. Curved glass can create a dramatic point of difference for projects where a streamlined, seamless design aesthetic is desired.

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Australia’s leading manufacturer of smarter building solutions, Bondor, has launched LuxeWall®, a luxury pre-finished wall cladding and exterior wall solution for residential projects looking to achieve an architectural look yet save on construction time and build costs. Bondor aimed to create a unique product that not only offered a range of architectural exterior finishes and accessories.

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BOWRAL76 Bowral Bricks offer many brick products for a range of applications. The Dry Pressed Face Bricks are exceptional in their design and manufacture. These bricks can handle the toughest conditions as well as offering exceptional structural integrity and longevity making the Dry Pressed Bricks are built to last. Properties include: Length 230mm, Width 110mm, Height 76mm, Average weight /unit 3.6 - 3.8kg. BB0828

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EXOTEC ™ FAÇADE PANEL AND FIXING SYSTEM

PROMATECT ® 250 SINGLE LAYER STEEL PROTECTION

The ExoTec™ façade panel and fixing system is a fully-sealed, compressed facade panel installed with a proprietary fixing system. It features a 10mm express joint and is either site-painted or pre-finished by third party companies. ExoTec™ cladding is CodeMark certified - most popular fibre cement facade system for non-residential and high-rise multiresidential projects.

PROMATECT® 250 is a single layer board system that provides up to 2hrs fire protection in accordance with AS1530.4 for structural steel.

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Smart choice for evolving architect/ construction offices. Immediately update all your partners on project review results with the most compact large-format MFP. Intuitive, print/scan/ copy and HP DesignJet print quality help you communicate effectively and move the project forward. Dynamic security enabled printer - prints in 25 seconds. Print, scan, copy and share. Easy mobile printing. architectureanddesign.com.au/magazine/

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Profilo Smart design and manufacture various special needs bathroom accessories, to improve comfort and safety for the user/assist the carer in their daily operations. We produce elegant bathroom accessories that are useable and aesthetically appealing to everyone, regardless of age, ability, or circumstance. A flexible bathroom environment based on inclusive design for everybody that enhances the autonomy of the user. HH0825

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PROMATECT® 250 comprises autoclaved calcium silicate spheres (PROMAXON® is a synthetic hydrated calcium silicate in spherical form) bound in a mineral matrix. PromaX® technology provides excellent fire performance in most applications. PA0811

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OVERTUR ™: RETHINK SPECS Allegion’s Overtur™ is a cloud-based suite of tools which enables architects and door hardware consultants to come together and collaborate on the specifications and the security design of doors and openings. Improved collaboration, coordination and productivity. Overtur is designed to simplify the process of specifying door hardware on your next project.

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POSI-BLY OUR SMARTEST APP YET MiTek’s PosiStrut App is a FREE electronic catalogue giving you instant access to information about PosiStrut FLOOR & ROOF trusses. It contains the latest installation guides, case studies, and links to short, instructional videos demonstrating the amazing versatility of this ingenious truss. Plus, there’s an inbuilt PosiStrut Calculator that provides you with detailed information on serviceability and dynamic performance. MA7459

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The SLS BT90 is the market leader for centre pivot louvre windows, incorporating a thermally broken 90mm frame to provide unparalleled performance. With the SLS BT90 there is no need to compromise your design, you can have the best of both worlds - natural ventilation + energy efficiency. EBSA have offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and now Auckland.

The growing demand to install bollards in CBD locations often means encountering sub-pavement services which may need to be moved or relocated to accommodate conventional concrete footings. In many instances it may be impossible to obtain the required footing depth or to maintain the impact rating required. LEDA has a range of shallow mount bollard options.

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VERGOLA - OUTDOOR LIVING WITH THE ULTIMATE ROOF SYSTEM

MONIER INLINESOLAR ™: THE POWER OF A GREAT LOOKING ROOF

Make the most of any outdoor living space with a Vergola open/close roof system. The adjustable louvres allow the right balance of light, shade & ventilation creating cooler summer spaces & warmer winter spaces. No matter what the weather conditions are Vergola creates a comfortable outdoor area all year round.

InlineSOLAR™ is compatible with any Monier roof tile product, and is recess-mounted within your roof line. It offers all the benefits of solar while still maximising the street appeal of your home.Available in standard black framed panels, InlineSOLAR™ can be upgraded to the elite panel option, using the industry-leading LG all-black panels.

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Suntuitive is Australia’s first truly Solar Responsive Thermochromic (SRT) adaptive glazing film, a type of dynamic glass that uses the suns own energy to self-tint according to the buildings’ needs throughout the day and across the seasons. Solar Responsive Thermochromic is an innovative technology that offers constantly variable Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) and Visible Light Transmission (VLT).

Kinetex® is an advanced textile composite flooring that combines key attributes of soft-surface floor coverings with the long-wearing performance characteristics of hard-surface flooring. Created as a unique floor covering alternative to hard-surface products, Kinetex encompasses an unprecedented range of performance attributes for retail, healthcare, education and institutional environments.

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MADOKA: INTUITIVE CONTROL WITH A PREMIUM DESIGN FROM DAIKIN Madoka gives you perfect control over your individual climate. A minimalistic touch button controller with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity, Madoka features three navigational buttons and a clutter-free display. Comfort is guaranteed in the most intuitive way imaginable. Available in two attractive finishes (White or Black), Madoka adds style and class to any interior space. DA4629

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The ultimate finishing touch to the modern building envelope, combining leading edge design with stellar thermal performance. They can be laid vertically or horizontally and can integrate easily with each other and the rest of the BENCHMARK range. Finished with the sleek simplicity of a completely flat façade, with Kingspan's customary industry-leading, high performance insulation core.

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Smart beds are wall beds and clever storage solutions designed for small living spaces. They offer flexibility and versatility by integrating sofas, bookshelves, desks and tables into their designs. Custom joinery can also be added such as wardrobes, bookshelves or anything you need to complement the smart beds which can turn the room into a multipurpose space.

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EURO JAMB SQUARE SET Euro Jamb is a split-type jamb manufactured from cold rolled steel with a patented profile to produce a strong and secure assembly. The jamb comes with perforated sides for flush joints giving the doorway a clean line look. The incorporation of reinforced edges overcome the continual damage door jambs are subject to by normal everyday use.

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DECOCLAD NON-COMBUSTIBLE SOLID ALUMINIUM CLADDING

INNOWOOD'S PREMIUM "FIBRE DECK" SYSTEM

DecoClad pairs the proven strength of aluminium with the Super Durable DecoWood powder coating to create enduring beauty. The marine grade finish material makes DecoClad the ultimate exterior cladding for enjoying in almost any environment, including bush, beach, or full sun. With effortless installation and maintenance, DecoClad is an extremely versatile cladding option.

The INNOWOOD Premium “Fibre Deck” System is a revolutionary wood composite product that utilises a new patented technology which enhances the rigidity, durability and toughness of the decking board to achieve better performance by significantly minimising the board movement at different temperatures. Nature-inspired wood-grain surface delivers the highest wet pendulum slip rating possible.

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FIRE RATED ARCHITECTURAL CLADDING AND SCREENING

Create visual impact that commands attention with Quick-clip pre-finished aluminium battens. Quick-clips patent protect design dramatically reduces installation times and allows for fast removal of the battens. Available in solid and timber look finishes with a host of standard battens.

Stunning interior and exterior decorative cladding systems – the ultimate in contemporary architectural styling. Ever Art Wood® timber look aluminium cladding offers a lightweight alternative to timber and steel. Vertical Gardens made easy with Easy Green Vertical Wire Trellis System: Easy-to-install and versatile, with Covet’s range of cladding systems, design possibilities are limitless.

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ALFREX SOLID: 100% ALUMINIUM, 100% NON-COMBUSTIBLE Featuring a high quality PPG (USA) Duranar Fluoropolymer paint system that allows for higher flexibility to rout and fold (2T/2H) and can be custom colour matched for an unlimited range of colours & surface finish options. The rear finish is primer coated to minimise oxidisation making it perfect for both internal and external applications.

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RONSTAN TENSILE ARCHITECTURE: SAFETY & FALL PROTECTION Safety through good design is a core Ronstan strength. Nowhere is this more evident than in our safety and fall protection applications, which utilize the highest quality grade 316 stainless steel Ronstan cables and Carl Stahl® X-TEND® Mesh to provide attractive and transparent protection against falls.

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EBB ACCENT BY CARPETS INTER EBB Accent from the Upstream Collection has been engineered to highlight how for more than a decade, Carpets Inter has diverted plastic waste from becoming part of this essential movement of water around our planet. Featuring two styles that offer the same high performance, functional aesthetics and great value - EBB River Accent and EBB Estuary Accent. AL0707

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AUTOMATIC DOORS FROM DORMAKABA The industry leading EL 301 can move door weight of up to 1000kg, making it the benchmark for all automatic doors. The EL 301 has a proven mechanical platform and now has the option to connect to the IoT via the Entrivo communication device. Connect the door & building management software to check the status in real time.

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WAVEBAR ®: FLEXIBLE NOISE BARRIER Wavebar® is a high-performance, flexible mass-loaded vinyl noise barrier, offering superior acoustic transmission loss. Designed to meet market requirements it has been effectively used to reduce noise in building, commercial, industrial and automotive markets, globally. The engineering team at Pyrotek® developed Wavebar® to be dense, thin, highly-flexible, tear-resistant and strong. PY0835

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STOREPARK SEMI-AUTOMATIC CAR PARKING SYSTEM

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Peel Away is a patented concept in paint removal where one application removes multiple layers of paint. The Peel Away system has been specially formulated to remove multiple layers of paint in one clean fast application. Removes up to 12 layers of paint in one application. Provides safe lead and Asbestos paint removal

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CATENARY WIRE LIGHTING Catenary lighting is the installation of lights suspended on wire above an area rather than the usual ceiling or pole mounted install. The lights suspended on wire rope and fixings give you the ability to light up large spaces without the need to install posts. Using subtle luminous bulbs creates a beautiful ambient affect.

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SOLAMASTER SERIES FROM SOLATUBE

LYSAGHT ZENITH ™ ARCHITECTURAL CLADDING

The Solatube SolaMaster Series uses advanced optical technologies to balance illumination intensity, consistency, and thermal performance while reducing system costs and maintenance. Ideal for spaces with ceiling heights ranging from 2.5m - 9m, this versatile line of tubular daylighting devices can easily be used to complement traditional lighting equipment.

The LYSAGHT ZENITH™ range consists of stylish architectural steel cladding profiles that combine classic, European elegance with trusted, high-quality Australian steel. The profiles are striking, sure to add visual texture to your project whether used as roofing or wall cladding. With five unique profiles available, LYSAGHT ZENITH® cladding is a range to add to your design portfolio.

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From semi-private nooks to wraparound ‘clams’, the Archer range includes a series of pods to easily inject different levels of quiet, personal space when concentration is crucial. Archer uses modern curves, acoustic smarts and clever shapes to provided secluded spaces in busy offices. Enjoy a range of fine finishes and gorgeous fabrics.

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ARCHER: AUSTRALIAN MADE RANGE OF FOCUS SCREENS AND PRIVACY PODS

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ZEGO ReFORM System is a reusable formwork solution made from recycled plastic which does not require the foam insulation. ReFORM is fire-rated to AS3600 and AS3959-2009 and is suitable for residential applications requiring a full fire rating from BALLOW to BAL-FZ area construction and on or within 900mm of a boundary.

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OMER’s StorePark semi-automatic parking system utilises both vertical and horizontal movement to park and store the maximum number of vehicles across either 2 or 3 levels. StorePark’s parking bays are accessed from ground level, each independently from the other. The upper and lower level platforms move vertically, while the ground level platform moves horizontally.

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SAFETECH CAR HOISTS: A FOCUS ON DESIGN A car showroom is a place to display your best assets. Safetech showroom car hoists are built to complement the best that automotive designers have to offer. A quality aesthetic combined with proven performance features. Easy to use, robust and durable a Safetech car hoist can be custom designed to fit perfectly into your showroom plans.

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Comfort Heat has introduced a hydronic floor heating range to its repertoire of products. Hydronic heating is ideal for large floor areas for both residential and commercial floors. The floor heating is not only energy efficient but also extremely comfortable, running costs are kept down and environmentally friendly energy sources can be used as alternatives. CH0713

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EARTHWOOL ® THERMAL & ACOUSTIC WALL BATT:

BLUM HAS THE RIGHT FITTING FOR THIN FURNITURE FRONTS

Earthwool® Thermal and Acoustic Wall batt can be used in both residential and commercial construction types to improve the thermal performance of the building envelope, while also providing superior acoustic performance in external walls and internal partitions. Earthwool® is super-soft to handle and install, preferred by installers as it is made with ECOSE® Technology. uncomfortable cold drafts.

Blum has responded to the growing demand for design differentiation and customised furniture by developing an innovative fixing system for thin fronts for lift systems, doors and pull-outs. Making minimalist furniture design simple – EXPANDO T for thin fronts gives the freedom to create not only individual units, but an entire kitchen.

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RONDO XPRESS ® DRYWALL GRID SYSTEM

INCLOSE UNITISED RAINSCREEN FACADES

The Rondo Xpress® Drywall Grid System is light-weight and simple to install. Connection uses the same patented QRC clip technology that is known and preferred by installers. With an ability to be used in acoustic, seismic and fire-rated applications, the Rondo XPRESS® Drywall Grid System offers design flexibility for flush ceilings, bulkheads and boxed soffits

Inclose™ designs, engineers and installs precision fabricated, unitised rainscreen façade systems that meet or exceed today’s building codes for fire, thermal, acoustic and weather performance.High performance facades with confidence. For the first time in Australia, a prefabricated facade system is now available that delivers high performance with excellent buildability and durability that delivers real benefits during construction.

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DULUX ACRATEX ROOF RESTORATIONS Whether it’s a multi-residential or multi-storey commercial application or a single residential dream home, Dulux AcraTex has the performance products to deliver long term protection of multiple substrates. Supported with specialised project specification and technical service, Dulux AcraTex provides practical and efficient system solutions to satisfy both the aesthetic and technical demands of your project. 96

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EQUITONE: TECTIVA This is a through-coloured facade material characterised by a sanded surface and naturally occurring hues. Every panel is unique, strongly expressing the raw texture of the core fibre cement material. The material comes in large panel sizes and can be transformed into any size or shape. No matter what design options you explore, EQUITONE’s throughcoloured nature guarantees crisp, monolithic details. EQ0839

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Creations that reflect the style of the office. Variety in compliant door handles that connects the built space with the user.

Welcoming designs for public spaces: Museums, venues, function rooms; opening doors to a new environment with style.

WHEN STYLE MEETS FUNCTION Proudly designed and assembled in Australia with Lockwood’s trusted quality at its core, the new range of brass lever styles have been designed to integrate with the character of a building; providing aesthetic continuity throughout. Merging purity of form with function, the Brass Core range presents a large collection of compliant lever designs, that adhere to compliance and keep with the intention of the interior design. Door hardware may be the most intimate point of contact we have with a building. The new range is conceived to be both part of the architecture and connect with the user opening doors to new environments. To register your interest visit: lockweb.com.au/brasscore

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Discover the subtle art of standing out. COLORBOND® steel Matt is a highly attractive and versatile design material that utilises innovative paint technology to diffuse light for an elegantly soft, textured appearance. Available in a range of neutral colours, it can be contrasted with other COLORBOND® steel products to create sophisticated palettes for commercial, industrial or residential projects. Visit Steelselect.com.au/COLORBONDsteelMatt or call 1800 064 384.

COLORBOND®, BlueScope and the BlueScope brand mark are registered trade marks of BlueScope Steel Limited. © 2019 BlueScope Steel Limited ABN 16 000 011 058. All rights reserved.

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