June–July 2021

The full issue is mailed to AIRAH members, or the hard copy is available to purchase here for three months.





Another way
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As organisations and individuals continue to struggle with disrupted circumstances, “pivot” may just about have been the most overused word over the past year. But as we attempt to recover from COVID-19’s wide-reaching impacts, Aurecon’s Scott Lemon wonders whether now is the time to, er, pivot towards a more sustainable future. 
Harmony of difference 

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Although the Passive House concept wasn’t immediately attractive to Aurecon’s Walter van der Linde, he gradually warmed to it. Here he writes about Passive Principles for harmonised heat recovery.

Interesting tension

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Understanding that architects and engineers think and work differently means that projects must be negotiated carefully and thoughtfully. As part of the i-Hub initiative, Integrated Design Studios have been exploring this concept.

Next level

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A new mixed-use development in Melbourne’s Collins Street has brought a sophisticated combination of work, retail and accommodation to one of the city’s most desired addresses.

Carpark mechanical ventilation – time to take performance seriously?

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Recent adoption of the 2019 National Construction Code (NCC) has highlighted the improvements attainable in energy efficiency and sustainable design. However, the same cannot be said of the antiquated ventilation requirements for carparks in Section F of the NCC. This paper considers how Performance Solutions for carparks can lead to better designs that are more reflective of modern energy-efficient and sustainable policies.

By Craig Pregnalato, M.AIRAH