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Guidance material for climate responsive designs for Northern Australia

    The ABCB has developed a suite of guidance materials to assist practitioners with the application of the NCC to northern Australia climate responsive designs. The materials demonstrate the practical application of the NCC for dwellings that take account of passive design principles. Climate responsive designs take account of passive design principles with the... read more...


Registration to EVOKE - the Art of Architecture is now open...Are you keen to attend?

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Please consider joining us and supporting the upcoming Queensland Regional Architecture Conference "evoke - the art of architecture" to be held in Townsville on 8-11 September. The Institute greatly values engaging members from all over the country and fully supports this regional architectural event. Those who attended the "Spirit of Place" regional conference held in Cairns in 2013 were full of praise for the program and the intimate nature of the event.... read more...


The Reece Road Show for Latest Green Plumbing Products

Some of the green products are: Energy Efficient Hot Water Options such as solar, continuous flow, heat pumps and storage tanks Graf Underground Water Tanks with retention, detention and recyclable products Toilets with the latest rimless technology and toilets with a cistern incorporated into the pan Latest tapware innovations Armitage Shanks offering health care solutions with bio guard against bacteria Civils products such as vonRoll Irrigation products that are water efficient... read more...


Designing for Cyclonic Conditions and the Associated Insurance Benefits

  Members, students and non-members invited to attend. 17th August, Cairns Colonial Club from 12.30pm with lunch. Designing for Cyclonic Conditions and the Associated Insurance Benefits Overview A technical presentation on designing for cyclonic conditions and the associated insurance benefits with special guests Dr Daniel Smith from the Cyclone Testing... read more...


Submit your house for Sustainable House Day 2016

      SUBMIT YOUR HOUSE UPCYCLE YOUR KNOWLEDGE ON SUSTAINABLE HOUSE DAY Have you worked hard to make your house more sustainable? Do you have knowledge to share with your neighbours? Wish to help others reduce their footprint on the earth? Open your house for Sustainable House Day Invest in your neighbourhood by opening your home and sharing your passion and knowledge of sustainable living. Let your house inspire and educate others as you share your... read more...


Australia-Pacific Business Connections

Australia-Pacific Business Connections  View this email in your browser Trade & Investment Queensland in collaboration with Australia-Pacific Business Connections and Austrade invites you to attend: Roundtable Briefing: Business Opportunities in the Pacific The Pacific presents an opportunity for Queensland companies of all sizes to expand their... read more...


Designed in Cairns: Tobruk Memorial Pool - MMP Architects

Designed in Cairns: Tobruk Memorial Pool - MMP Architects View this email in your browser Designed in Cairns is an initiative through the Australian Institute of Architects FNQ Regional Members Committee and held in conjunction with The Cairns Institute JCU. It provides continuing professional development activities for architects and designers generally in the regions... read more...



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