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New judges and new categories ensure the prestigious 2018 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards are even more exciting, says NZ Wood’s Promotion Manager Debbie Fergie Supreme winner of the 2017 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards, Cathedral Grammar Junior School in Christchurch, was one of the first in the country to have structural components engineered off-site to within 0.5mm tolerances, then assembled on site Monday, April 30th is the last day to enter. Continue →
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Urban renewal is breathing new life into often neglected parts of cities worldwide, transforming under-utilised and disused areas into spaces that meet changing population and cultural requirements With 70 per cent of the world’s population predicted to live in urban areas by 2050, the number of major scale multi-billion-dollar projects are on the rise. Continue →
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Entries are now open for the prestigious 2018 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards Supreme winner of the 2017 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards, Cathedral Grammar Junior School in Christchurch, was one of the first in the country to have structural components engineered off-site to within 0.5mm tolerances, then assembled on site With a record number of entries received in 2017 and enquiries already coming in, NZ Wood’s Promotion Manager Debbie Fergie is anticipating another record-breaking event. Continue →
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As cities increase in density, urban design plays a crucial role in creating engaged and connected urban centres   The Urban Developer spent some time researching major urban design trends and changes we’re likely to see in 2018, both in Australia and, perhaps to a lesser degree, locally. Continue →
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Growing demand for space cooling and interest in net zero energy buildings are driving regional uptake of energy efficient building solutions Energy consumption in Asia-Pacific buildings is expected to continue to grow rapidly, spurred by high economic growth and the increasing demand for cooling in warm climate regions. Continue →
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A Japanese forestry company has unveiled plans to build a 350-metre timber “skyscraper” that would become the world’s tallest when complete Sumitomo Forestry will build the ambitious 70-storey tower, named “W350”, which will quadruple the size of the world’s current tallest timber building, the 18-storey Tallwood House at Brock Commons in Vancouver, Canada. Continue →
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Green roofs can make commercial buildings more sustainable, efficient and appealing places to work – but they can also be difficult to maintain, costly and underutilised, a property expert warns Green roofs are becoming more common in Europe and the United States, but have yet to become widespread in New Zealand Colliers International Director of Strategic Consulting Chris Farhi notes. Continue →
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With massive economic and environmental advantages, it is no surprise that prefab and tiny houses are trending worldwide   Founder and CEO Graham Bloxham developed the eco tiny iPod tiny home product to disrupt the building industry by providing a fresh take on ready-to-go, portable and stackable housing. Continue →
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