Standards Australia has just upgraded the performance requirements for cyclone-rated glazing. If your building is in a cyclone-affected region, now is the time to assess the structure’s realistic capacity to withstand a super storm, warns JOHN POWER.
As electricity costs soar and ever-higher comfort levels are expected by building users, the replacement of old glazing systems with superior modern products makes more sense than ever. JOHN POWER explores the issues surrounding glass and glazing retrofits.
Testament to the growing importance of multichannel retail management, the ARA Retail Institute has launched the Diploma of Retail Management (Multichannel).
STEVE RONSON from the Fair Work Ombudsman explains the impact of always selecting the lowest-cost contractor.
The University of Tasmania’s new Medical Science 2 (MS2) building is the first educational building in Tasmania to achieve a Green Star rating.
Some immediate steps that can be taken to manage energy costs, as well as current incentives and financing opportunities, are shared by JONATHAN JUTSEN, founder and executive director of Energetics.
From 1 January 2013, Green Star – Design ratings will only be valid for 24 months after a building’s practical completion.
It is possible to obtain substantial energy efficiency results within realistic economic constraints, however careful planning, help from experienced consultants and contractors, and a commitment to investigate options is required, a new report analysing energy upgrades of Sydney office buildings has found.