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Sustainable Water Heating Options for Townhouses and Apartments

What sustainable options are available for providing hot water to townhouses and apartments in 2019? 

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22 July 2019
22 July 2019

Soundproofing Techniques: Which Method is Right for Your Project?

Resilmount M237R Decoupling

There are four main ways to soundproof a room: decoupling, absorption, damping and mass. Whilst all methods have their merits and achieve different results, for the best ratings, it is recommended to use all four methods in one assembly.

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18 July 2019

Considerations for Ensuring a Quality Plasterboard Finish

GIB hero

A look at how imperfections can be avoided during the finishing process, and how clever paint colour and finish choices can help achieve a blemish-free look.

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24 June 2019

How Do Resilient Mounts Aid in Soundproofing?

Resilmount installaed in Margaret Court Arena

Resilient mounts, also known as sound isolation clips, are used as a way of disconnecting the wall system in acoustic wall and ceiling assemblies to provide noise reduction.

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24 June 2019

Lighting and Installation Considerations for a Quality Plasterboard Finish

GIB The Block 260

How to minimise imperfections in plasterboard walls and ceilings with well-considered design, installation and lighting.

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24 June 2019

Conflicting Seismic and Passive Fire Requirements for Service Penetrations

apartments

A collaborative approach is needed to resolve conflicts between fire protection and seismic movement requirements for service penetrations passing through fire-rated walls.

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23 May 2019

Below-Ground Structural Design for Tanking

Volclay Voltex Allco3

Continuing from my previous blog and the question of design, I look at considerations for ensuring an effective waterproofing solution. 

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21 May 2019

Detailed Design of Passive Fire Penetration Seals

building

Lessons from the design of service penetrations through fire rated walls and floors on a recent high-density residential project. 

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26 April 2019

How Can We Design and Build More Resilient Buildings?

brush fire

A truly resilient building needs to continue to provide core services in the event of a prolonged emergency or natural disaster. Domestic hot water is one of these services. 

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21 March 2019

Designing for Steam in Modern Buildings

Steam

We pipe water inside buildings, so what happens when we turn it into steam?

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21 March 2019

What to Consider When Adding Bi-Fold Doors to Your Design

Potters Modular DS Series 8 BiFold 08

There are lots of configuration options when adding this form of an operable wall, and there are a few things to consider.

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