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National Construction Code 2015

New National Construction Code with Performance-Based Requirements Now in Effect

The Australian Building Codes Board has combined all on-site building and plumbing requirements into a single National Construction Code (NCC), which came into effect on 1 May, 2015. The four-volume NCC provides the minimum necessary requirements for safety, health, amenity [...]

May 7, 2015 Industry
Lady Cilento Hospital Conrad Gargett

Case Study: A Step Ahead With BIM – Conrad Gargett

The conclusion of Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (LCCH) project represented the end of an era for long-term A2K Technologies customer, Conrad Gargett. Being seven years in the making, the project saw the heyday of 2D CAD come to an end [...]

May 6, 2015 A2K News, Technology
Australian Architecture Growth Forecast

Five Year Growth Forecast for Australia’s Architecture Sector

The architecture profession in Australia can expect better times ahead as commercial building activity picks up, although firms continue to face a number of challenges as a result of growing competition and sector-wide structural changes. As reported in Sourceable, industry [...]

April 2, 2015 Industry
20 TED Talks for Architects

Top 20 TED Talks for Architects

Originally published by Arch Daily as ‘The 20 Most Inspiring TED Talks for Architects’. Here are 20 inspirational TED talks for architects (in no particular order) from people with broad and unique views on architecture. Some might enlighten, educate or [...]

March 5, 2015 Videos
Google's proposed new headquarters

Plans for Google’s New Futuristic Headquarters Unveiled

Google has unveiled plans for its gargantuan new biodome-like headquarters in Mountain View, California – and it’s not just architecture, it’s a shift in engineering and society. Large translucent canopies will cover each site, controlling the climate inside yet letting [...]

March 2, 2015 Industry, Videos
ANNE LISE KJAER in her studio photographed by HELENE SANDBERG

Designing the Future: 4 Ways to Discover New Trends in Architecture

According to Anne Lise Kjaer, CEO, founder, and futurist at Kjaer Global Ltd., the future is not somewhere we go. “We are shaping the future through our choices and actions. We need a whole-brain approach to the future, not just [...]

February 27, 2015 Industry
Ian Athfield

Farewell to a New Zealand architectural icon – Sir Ian Athfield

Sir Ian Athfield, the renowned Wellington architect, passed away on 16 January 2015. The 74-year-old founder of Athfield Architects Limited, best known for his asymetrical, unconventional residential designs and for his great civic structures, will be remembered as not only one of New [...]

January 21, 2015 Industry

Architects and Designers with CAD and BIM Skills in High Demand Across Australia

A guide to recruitment hotspots for architects and designers around Australia for the first quarter of 2015 has been released, and shows that proficiency in CAD and BIM software is in high demand. The Hays Quarterly Report for Construction & [...]

January 15, 2015 Industry

7 Step Guide for Architects to Exploit Market Opportunities

Small-to medium-sized architectural firms will be outpriced by one-stop design and construction firms and digitally literate start-ups unless they change to suit the industry’s changing landscape, says a recent report from the Creative Industries Innovation Centre (CIIC). The CIIC’s ‘Architecture [...]

December 16, 2014 Industry

FTA Allows Australian Architects to Offer Full Design Services in China

The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which came to fruition on November 17, will allow Australian architectural and urban planning firms to obtain more expansive business licences so as to undertake higher-value projects in China. Under the deal, China will [...]

November 20, 2014 Industry