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Hospital uses power of architecture to promote healing

Hospital uses power of architecture to promote healing | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
Green expansion to St.Mary’s Hospital, on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast, builds on link to light and nature (Hospital uses power of architecture to promote healing http://t.co/y8TcPuwQjQ #environmental #Design)...
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Tornado Devastation Can Be Minimized Via Simple Engineering Trick

Tornado Devastation Can Be Minimized Via Simple Engineering Trick | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
The devastation and tragic loss of life wreaked by the recent tornado in Oklahoma brings into focus engineering and construction measures which can be used to minimize the damage caused by such natural disasters.
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Constructing The World’s Biggest Hydro Dam

Constructing The World’s Biggest Hydro Dam | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
Officials have announced that construction work on what is slated to be the world’s biggest hydroelectric project will commence in October 2015 in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Melbourne Raises its Green Building Requirements

Melbourne Raises its Green Building Requirements | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
The City of Melbourne has issued a new set of construction standards which increase requirements on future developments in the areas of sustainability and green building.
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No Growth in Housing Starts this Year: Forecast

No Growth in Housing Starts this Year: Forecast | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
The housing construction industry in Australia will experience no growth in the volume of new work coming in this year, a leading industry lobby group says.
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Kentucky Reveals Unique Construction Partnership

Kentucky Reveals Unique Construction Partnership | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
The University of Kentucky has recently announced a unique building project and partnership. The details can be found at UKNOW, the university’s own news site. Here are the highlights: • A $65 mill...
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Five marvels where architecture meets origami

Five marvels where architecture meets origami | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper to make various types of designs. This can be done with any size or colour of paper. In fact, almost anything can be created from paper. This can range from birds to animals, people and even buildings.
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457 Visa Application Fees Double

457 Visa Application Fees Double | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
Application fees to apply to hire foreign workers in Australia under 457 visas are set to almost double from July under new measures announced in the federal budget.Budget papers for 2013/14 reveal that the visa application charge (VAC) for...
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Budget Disappoints Construction Industry

Budget Disappoints Construction Industry | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
Despite the announcement of $24 billion in new infrastructure spending, the building and construction industry in Australia has reacted with disappointment to the federal budget, with industry groups saying it failed to deliver necessary...
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Google’s Building Control System Highly Vulnerable to Hacking

Google’s Building Control System Highly Vulnerable to Hacking | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
According to the results of an investigation conducted by a pair of leading internet security experts, the building control system for Google’s office complex in Australia is highly vulnerable to online attacks by computer hackers.Billy Rios and...
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Earthy Exterior for Perth’s New Environmental Centre

Earthy Exterior for Perth’s New Environmental Centre | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
The new Kings Park Education Centre in Perth has a sustainable agenda, both in its use as an environmental learning space and for the building’s green architectural elements.The building, which opened on World Environment Day, was developed to...
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Mayan Pyramid Bulldozed for Road Construction

Mayan Pyramid Bulldozed for Road Construction | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
One of the largest Mayan-era pyramids in the Central American nation of Belize has been levelled and turned into rubble for a local road construction project.According to Jaime Awe, head of the Belize Institute of Archaeology, the destruction of...
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5 Phases of Property Management

Kazo Properties 5 phases to successful property management (5 Phases of Property Management: http://t.co/ThanufcY49 via @YouTube)
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Extra Ordinary Teenager Girl's Bedroom Interior Design | Interior Decorating House

Extra Ordinary Teenager Girl's Bedroom Interior Design | Interior Decorating House | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
Every teenager wants to look gorgeous, especially teen girl, so back up them with Extra Ordinary Teenager Girl's Bedroom Interior Design from Samah Kamalmaz (RT @EOCforum: Extra Ordinary Teenager Girl’s Bedroom Interior Design
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Mining Slowdown Wipes Out Engineering Firm Value

Mining Slowdown Wipes Out Engineering Firm Value | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
The impact of the end of the mining boom in Australia continues to flow through to the construction sector as more than one fifth was wiped off the value of a key engineering firm after it announced major project delays and cancellations and scope...
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Market Report: Victoria Construction Outlook Brightens

Market Report: Victoria Construction Outlook Brightens | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
Despite a subdued economy and an oversupply of housing, conditions in the property and construction sector in Victoria appear to be brightening.
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Subprime Billionaire Bets on New Home Construction

Subprime Billionaire Bets on New Home Construction | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
A New York hedge fund manager who scored billions on the bursting of the US housing bubble back in 2008 believes America’s building sector is in the midst of a full recovery and is betting big on a new home construction company.
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New US Efficiency Bill Threatens LEED

New US Efficiency Bill Threatens LEED | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
A sweeping new energy efficiency bill which will soon come under consideration by the US Congress could remove the use of LEED standards from federal government procurement processes.
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Budget 2013: Industry Bodies Respond

Budget 2013: Industry Bodies Respond | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
Engineers Australia and Consult Australia have both raised specific concerns following the announcement of the Federal budget.Engineers Australia believes it will undermine workforce professional development, while Consult Australia feels it fails...
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Another Big Construction Project Cancelled

Another Big Construction Project Cancelled | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
Yet another significant dollar value resource construction project in Australia has been cancelled, fuelling further fears of an imminent end to the boom in mining and energy construction.Earlier this week, Xstrata Coal, a subsidiary of the newly...
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UN Introduces Aquaponics to Urban Farming in Gaza

UN Introduces Aquaponics to Urban Farming in Gaza | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has set up 15 aquaponic urban farms in Gaza City to curb growing food insecurity.The project is one of several international support initiatives in the area, and the FAO aims to shift away from food...
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Mumbai Rises: Plans For The City’s Tallest Skyscraper

Mumbai Rises: Plans For The City’s Tallest Skyscraper | DesignBuild News | Scoop.it
Skyscrapers are continuing to bring Mumbai’s generally low-rise skyline to new heights with the announcement of a proposal to build India’s tallest – and greenest – tower.Securing the project through a design competition, Adrian Smith and Gordon...
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