The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-11-06T02:55:20Z Draught controlled offices this summer 2017-11-06T02:55:20Z draught-controlled-offices-this-summer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia (MHIAA) introduces the enhanced award-winning FDT range for commercial use that provides comfort for everyone in the room. The FDT range won the 2016 Good Design Award by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion. It includes an in-ceiling, four-directional indoor unit which offers improved airflow via a high performance yet low noise fan. “The best air conditioners are ones we don’t notice. Offices often have the problem where workers are seated under the air-conditioning unit causing an uncomfortable draught,” says MHIAA Senior Advisor, Graham Hamilton. “It’s generally impractical to move people away from an air conditioning vent so it’s great to offer an air-conditioning system that ensures it is comfortable for everyone.” The draught control technology has four louvers, or flaps, which can be positioned individually according to where the air flows needs to be directed. This technology provides an air-flow that is flatter, and directed out of the unit along the ceiling. When heating is required during colder months, air-flow is redirected and pushed down With the mercury expected to reach maximum temperatures again, as it has over the last few summers, the FDT range is perfect for creating the ideal working environment. Available in 6kW to 14kW, the new range has an improved aerodynamic performance and reduces the operating noise by as much as 5dB(A).  “The FDT series also helps reduce operating costs by automatically switching to energy saving stand-by mode when no motion is detected. This means that in the event that staff members do not turn the unit off at the end of the day the unit will switch itself off at night.  Then, as soon as someone walks into the office in the morning, the optional motion sensor will detect activity in the room and the operation will restart automatically at the desired temperature,” continues Graham. “The Hi Power mode can ensure the room reaches the desired temperature in as little as 15 minutes and the FDT air conditioner will also provide a reminder for general maintenance, for example when the air filter needs cleaning.” The enhanced FDT range is now available. For more information contact MHIAA direct. About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia offers a complete range of premium air-conditioners to create perfect temperature conditions and air flow in every residential and commercial space. Innovation is central to the organisation and underpins every aspect of MHIAA’s appliances. Fostering Japan’s technological leadership and in combination with the organisation’s heritage in engineering, aviation and spacecraft leadership, the company continues to achieve unrivalled success in Australia and New Zealand. Led by world-class engineers, intricate detailing features in every phase of product design and development.  For further information and to see the full range visit www.mhiaa.com.au or call 1300 138 007. Openhouse Styling Launches Affordable Home Staging Services in Sydney 2017-11-05T03:24:00Z openhouse-styling-launches-affordable-home-staging-services-in-sydney-2 An experienced and creative interior designer, Christina Giles launched a new range of home staging services in Sydney. The services include home staging and styling by using home accessories and other interior designing components to redesign the existing look of a property. The home staging service comprises of dressing up the property, especially if it has to be ready for sale and transforming the property into a completely different look to enhance the chances of better selling prospects or rental income. Styling a home or office for sale is essential as the first impression that the property creates in the buyers’ mind is beyond comparison. Most often the buyer feels positive or negative about even considering the property any further, right in the first look itself. And if that opportunity is missed, it is difficult to regain the buyers’ confidence. Keeping this in mind, spending an optimal amount for home staging services can be beneficial for the sellers and sometimes gets a better asking price. "Styling your property and adding value in order to sell it quickly won't cost you much," said Christina Giles, founder of OpenHouse Styling. She conveyed that home staging services are particularly important for those who are aspiring to sell their property. OpenHouse Styling offers a complete range of home staging services to help the sellers portray their property at the best of its appearance. They boast of choosing the most appropriate lighting, furniture, soft furnishings, decorative accessories, etc. to give a property the perfect look. Their services promise to make the property look more elegant, airy and gorgeous. Christina Giles concluded “If you are looking for a property staging in Sydney, we offer professional and timely solutions. All our projects are known for their styling and uniqueness. There is a team of experts available to answer any queries with regards to the services and other details such as pricing.” About OpenHouse Styling OpenHouse Styling is a property staging company based in Sydney. The company offers professional and innovative services. The company is being managed by Christina Giles, an interior designing graduate of Enmore Design Center. She has many years of experience in the interior decoration niche. Media contact Contact Name - Christina Giles Website: www.openhousestyling.com.auEmail: hello@openhousestyling.com.auAddress: PO Box 1192 Randwick, NSW 2031Phone number: 409 992 209 OpenHouse Styling Launches Property Staging Services in Sydney 2017-09-22T05:10:54Z openhouse-styling-launches-property-staging-services-in-sydney People who are looking for property styling in the eastern suburbs can consider the aforementioned website. It is a property staging entity that is being managed by Christina Giles. She is claimed to have years of experience in the interior decoration niche and is able to provide customized solutions.It is a challenge for any home sellers to attract the attention of interested buyers. Home staging is a common phenomenon that is being used in order to accomplish the same. However, having a professional designer who understands the specific needs of the clients and is able to create a sense of belonging with the apt items is significant.OpenHouse Styling is a property styling inner west Sydney company in the inner west that is believed to be professional and offers innovative services. There are many aspects to designing a space that caters to prospective buyers and understanding them is what makes the entity a popular choice amongst many purchasers.The website says, “If you are looking for a property staging Sydney entity, we offer professional and timely solutions. All our projects are known for their styling and uniqueness. There is a team of experts available to answer any queries with regards to the services and other details such as pricing.”To obtain more information about the services, visit https://www.openhousestyling.com.au.About the websiteThe website claims that there are many completed projects that have been included in the platform. Interested people can peruse the same and take an informed decision. Their services have been used by houses of many styles and their customized staging solutions have carved a niche for themselves in the said area.Media ContactOpenHouse StylingAddress: PO Box 1192, Randwick, NSW 2031Phone Number: 409 992 209Email: hello@openhousestyling.com.auURL: www.openhousestyling.com.au ALLARD SHELTON APPOINTS JOHN MASCARO AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR 2017-09-18T18:53:44Z allard-shelton-appoints-john-mascaro-as-associate-director p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 14.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 12.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 19th September 2017 Melbourne 19th September 2017 - Senior property manager John Mascaro has recently been appointed as Associate Director of Allard Shelton. This new role will see John bring a breadth of experience and knowledge to the company as well as good governance; mentoring the existing property management team, all of who currently enjoy continued success under his expert guidance. His property career has seen the last 5 years within Allard Shelton as senior property manager, where his knowledge and experience has positioned Allard Shelton at the forefront of the property management arena. His thorough knowledge of commercial asset legislation together with his strong negotiation skills, attention to detail and commitment to the industry is of great benefit to all his clients. “John’s outstanding leadership qualities and expertise all contribute to the consistent delivery of excellent service, and ultimately his continued success. We are privileged to have such a great force as part of our team,” stated Director Patrick Barnes. John commenced his property career in 1998 working with city fringe agencies and has enjoyed a career spanning across all sectors of the property market including residential, retail and commercial. He has also worked with a wide range of clientele from institutional organisations to private investors, managing a vast calibre of properties throughout Melbourne. Vertex Projects announces brand change as part of company’s evolution 2017-09-15T02:47:02Z vertex-projects-announces-brand-change-as-part-of-companys-evolution Australian construction and fitout company, Vertex Projects Pty Ltd, has announced a name change as part of the company’s expansion. Vertex, ranked ninth in the Australian Financial Review Fast Starters, will become Structure Australia Pty Ltd with a new web address www.structure.com.au from today. Structure, who are currently engaged on the redevelopment and refurbishment of Sydney Airport and other significant projects, have moved to diversify their business in response to the company’s continued development and expanded mandate. “We’re restructuring to give us increased scope for further growth over the coming years,” said Scott Toy, Managing Director at Structure. “We have grown exponentially in our first 4 years, and in so doing we have acquired companies and expanded our services along the way. We need our name to reflect this evolution.” Structure will continue operating out of the company’s existing offices on O’Connell Street in Sydney’s CBD, as well as maintaining an operational facility at Sydney Airport and a warehouse in Lane Cove. “We currently have $30 million of projects in hand, and expect to maintain the current substantial growth curve. The rebrand reflects our position in the industry, and draws a line in the sand. This is the point where our company builds on our past success, and takes off as a significant new player in the construction industry, with smarter business tools and a better way of managing our clients’ success,” said Toy. From a standing start, Structure has delivered $60 million worth of construction, across more than 100 projects for the Australian Government, Westfield, AMP Capital, Qantas Airways and Event Cinemas among others. The company has developed proprietary software to streamline all construction and business processes, including an in-house management solution and filesharing platform with mobile access to all documentation and workflows for remote staff. “Our approach to technology and improving productivity is what sets us apart. We built our in-house software to improve the way we do business so the team can focus on projects rather than cumbersome systems. The objective is to work smarter so our clients benefit from a better overall experience,” said Scott Dumbleton, Finance Director at Structure. Structure will continue to move forward with the significant property portfolio and financial backing accumulated by Vertex Projects and subsidiary companies, a position which Dumbleton considers to be “very safe, and something else that sets us apart from many of our closest competitors.” About Structure Founded in 2013, Structure (previously Vertex Projects) is a mid-sized construction company offering a point of difference to the modern market. The company prides itself on its innovation, achieving substantial success through a more agile business model and in-house productivity systems. With extensive knowledge of working in sensitive environments, our aim is to provide better service, lower costs and on-time delivery. Structure’s capabilities include construction projects up to $20 million in scope supported by a $50 million performance security facility with substantial public liability and contract works insurance. Visit www.structure.com.au for more information. ALLARD SHELTON WINS INDUSTRY RECOGNITION FOR EXCELLENCE. 2017-09-15T01:00:08Z allard-shelton-wins-industry-recognition-for-excellence PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 15th September 2017 Contact: Sandra Coia P: 0418176375 E: sandra@slmedia.com.au Melbourne, 15th September 2017 - The 2017 annual REIV Awards for Excellence were announced last night, recognising those real estate agencies in Victoria who have delivered exceptional results to the property industry. Allard Shelton were awarded the best office site marketing campaign (under $20,000) for 9-11 Palmerston Crescent South Melbourne; a property that went through an earlier marketing campaign with an international agency but failed to sell. The winning marketing campaign for the sale of 9-11 Palmerston Crescent South Melbourne was facilitated by three of Allard Shelton’s Directors, James Gregson, Michael Ryan and Joseph Walton. “We strategically repositioned this property in the market and broadened it’s appeal with an outstanding marketing campaign driven by our experienced team. This ultimately saw the vendors achieve approximately $500,000 more than the best offer submitted through our competitor’s campaign.” stated Mr. Gregson. Allard Shelton, who are currently undergoing rapid growth and increasing their market share within Victoria, are a consistent recipient of awards at this prestigious event and are also finalists for the Gold Award for Excellence which will be presented at the REIV Awards for Excellence on Thursday 26 October. This award recognises the best campaign of all submissions across all categories. Over the course of the past decade Allard Shelton have been a finalist on 25 occasions and have won awards in a variety of categories 6 times, along with an overall prestigious Award for Excellence in 2014. “We have exceptional people in place driving our business and are growing not only in size but also capability and insight.” commented Mr. Ryan “It is our team’s on-point, competitive marketing campaigns that help convert real estate opportunities into the best value for our clients and we are very proud to receive this award in honour of our success.” This year, Allard Shelton were also finalists in 3 other categories for Best Sales Campaign: Best Retail Sales Campaign budget (under $20,000): 168 Main street, Croydon (Joseph Walton, Michael Ryan & James Gregson) Best Retail Sales Campaign budget (over $20,000): 19-21 Douglas Parade, Williamstown (Michael Ryan, James Gregson, Joseph Walton) Best Development Site/Specialised Property Sales Campaign budget (under $20,000): 1 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park (Michael Ryan, James Gregson, Joseph Walton) About Allard Shelton Pty. Ltd. Allard Shelton Pty. Ltd. is a Melbourne based real estate agency established in 1884 and is one of Australia’s longest standing property firms. The Company offers services to both vendors and sellers in property sales, leasing, appraisals and property management. Allard Shelton is one of Melbourne’s most trusted agencies, with a vast network of long term, high profile clients for whom they provide tailored agency services, consulting and property investment guidance. www.allardshelton.com.au For interview enquiries or further information please contact: Sandra Coia at SL Media e: sandra@slmedia.com.au p: 0418176375 Aboriginal Housing Company commences work at Pemulwuy Project, Redfern 2017-08-25T04:23:36Z aboriginal-housing-company-commences-work-at-pemulwuy-project-redfern Sydney, Friday 25 August 2017 – The Aboriginal Housing Company will commence demolition works at Pemulwuy Project on Saturday 26th August 2017 and begin the journey of bringing a vibrant, new community to Redfern. Located opposite Redfern Station on Eveleigh Street, the primary purpose of the development is to provide much needed affordable housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and will consist of 62 properties – 36 town houses and 26 apartments. With wide-scale support from the community, locals readily await the commencement of the Pemulwuy Project. When asked to comment on the redevelopment of the area, one local business owner commented that [the development] “is well overdue, and with the community base being one of the best in Sydney it needs the growth. The amount of people and businesses that will thrive [because of the project] is a good thing. I think it’s great urban growth, I think it’s a great idea and a good move for Redfern.” Alisi Tutuila, Chairperson of the AHC, expressed her gratitude to the community for supporting the AHC and their vision for a sustainable, social, urban development that will create a strong community for generations to come. “The AHC’s vision is to create a positive future for our next generation. The Pemulwuy Project epitomizes this vision, and will provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the opportunity to live and grow up in a vibrant, safe environment in the heart of Sydney. We are happy that we continue to move forward with the support from our community” she concluded. The Pemulwuy Project will provide the AHC with a strong economic foundation, fostering the hopes and aspirations of the community, through housing, employment, training, and further educational opportunities. Click here to watch the community interviews. -ENDS- About the Aboriginal Housing Company The Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) is an independent non-profit charity and the first community housing provider in Australia, incorporated in 1973 as a company limited by guarantee. It is an all Aboriginal governed organisation, located in the heart of Redfern, which lies in the traditional lands of the Gadigal People, part of the Eora Nation. The company was formed in direct response to the widespread discrimination Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and families experienced in the private rental market. The AHC is self-funded and operates on income derived from rental properties. Affordable housing is located across Sydney and country regions in NSW. A current focus is the redevelopment known as Pemulwuy Project. The redevelopment will breathe new life into Redfern and restore a strong and healthy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community with an emphasis on cultural values, spirituality and employment. The Pemulwuy Project will make Redfern the best urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Australia and in doing so, set the benchmark for all other communities. Why Hire Painting Professionals For Residential, Commercial and Industrial Needs? 2017-07-18T03:21:27Z why-hire-painting-professionals-for-residential-commercial-and-industrial-needs Below are some strong reasons of hiring professional residential, commercial and industrial painters for different painting needs. These include, All-inclusive painting services– be it total repainting or basic touch ups, these painters can have all their clients’ needs covered Budget friendly– these painters will offer clients with estimated time duration and fully written quotation it will require for completing the job. If for instance any unforeseen takes place, they will inform their clients right away to avoid high budget costing Prompt onsite service– as these professional painters go to vast lengths for availing maximum detail as possible when it comes to painting a home or office within no time they will be in and out. This way they will minimise any inconvenience and delays to the clients. 100% satisfaction- Yes that’s right, these painters take pride of their work standard and never regard the task finished till their client is 100% happy and satisfied with the end result Professional qualified painters- they are qualified and fully trained. With them clients are sure to end up with professional as well as high quality finish in the job Available Monday-Sunday– the professional commercial and residential painters know that clients’ have a hectic lifestyle hence they ensure that they work around it. They work for fitting in with them so they make themselves accessible for inspecting and quoting their job out of working hours and from Monday to Sunday Web: http://propainterssydney.com.au/ Buro Seating – Instructional Videos to Simplify Assembly of Chairs 2017-04-28T01:19:28Z buro-seating-instructional-videos-to-simplify-assembly-of-chairs  Buro Seating is always looking at ways to add value to their present and potential customers. To this end, they have put up a set of instructional videos on their website to help customers who buy un-assembled chairs to put it together easily.  Some customers love buying un-assembled products. The thrill of DIY is something they wouldn’t like to miss. A lot of Buro Seating ergonomic chairs are sold un-assembled. In order to make it easier for their new customers, the company went one step further than the usual written manual that accompanies the product within the package. Knowing that today’s customers are tech-savvy, Buro Seating took the plunge and invested in making instructional videos to help them.  The company is also sharing these instructional videos to help customers to decide which of their ergonomic chairs from among office chairs, executive chairs, commercial seating, desk chairs and computer chairs are just perfect for their requirements. This also helps to make the decision-making process less stressful.  A video is a very good tool for practical learning. It can be paused at any time and the instructions can be carried out one step at a time until the whole product is assembled to the customer’s satisfaction. These videos can be accessed online from anywhere through a desktop or a mobile, thus making it possible for Buro Seating to serve their customers at any time and any place.  Besides this, knowing how these products can be assembled, dis-assembled and re-assembled at will, assures the customers they are making a good purchase. Buro Seating is always ready to go the extra mile to ensure that their customers are satisfied.  Buro Seating, the expert in designing, manufacturing and wholesaling commercial seating and ergonomic office seating in Australia, has a history of 20 years of service. They have established a reputation for quality products and a very efficient and customer friendly service.  The Buro Seating range is on display at any Dal Brands’ showroom. Dal Brands is the exclusive Australian Distributor for Buro Seating. Enquiries regarding Buro Seating products can be directed to the Dal Brands’ office by calling 1300 559 985.  For more information on the instructional videos of Buro Seating products visit https://www.buroseating.com/assembly-instructions/ Your Latest Specification Resource is Finally Here! 2017-03-20T03:05:30Z your-latest-specification-resource-is-finally-here-1 Krost Business Furniture has its earliest beginnings in South Africa in the 1920s. Launched by three brothers to create and manufacture lasting steel products, the company’s philosophy and focus on providing their clientele with complete furniture solutions has carried through to today – more than 95 years later. From these early beginnings, the team at Krost established their major pillars of service: incomparable delivery, highest quality of product and the fairest of prices for the end-user. And while these key principles date back to the brand’s foundations many, many years ago, they remain today as a key touchstone. For generations, however, the annual Krost catalogue has sat at the core of their approach to market. Each year, the team publish a catalogue of the latest commercial design innovations – always with a focus to servicing the ever-increasing need for wellbeing and optimum ergonomy in the professional environment. Having taken home the gold for Best B2C Office Supplies Catalogue at the Australian Catalogue Association Awards last year, for 2017 their offering is bound to be a big contender this year as well. Inevitably, the Krost signature style is represented exquisitely throughout their 2017 Catalogue. Everywhere, that is, are those clean sweeping vital lines, integrated illustrations and technical etchings – all presented with a high degree of intelligence that technical information is a pleasure to digest, and certainly not a chore. Celebrating the need for infusing health into the commercial space, each item is carefully curated to display how heights or angles in the design can be modified by any end-user – a democratic nod to the sheer scope of diversity in the commercial sector’s workforce. But while many will continue to question the veracity of such traditional marketing activities in today’s increasingly digital world, Krost understand the inherent value of the printed artefact. You see, their catalogue serves as a pointed reminder for the Australian A+D community that while a majority will remain dedicated to the strength of the digital world, there's also a lot to be said for those same generations' desire to interact with more material marketing collateral. In a remarkable 2013 study conducted by ADMA and APost, Australian consumers falling between the ages of 18 to 40-years old displayed a pointed preference for engaging with print marketing collateral over its digital, audio or televisual counterparts. An incredible 72% of surveyed individuals stated that they were more than likely to retain the print collateral in their possession after initial reading to refer to again later. Meanwhile, that same group were tested for the duration of time they spent with print collateral as opposed to other marketing platforms. On average, the median length of time that focus group spent on digital/televisual/audio marketing options was less than 15 seconds in total – print, however, garnered a 48% engagement increase by comparison. Geared precisely towards addressing these consumers’ desires for more trust-worthy, non-aggressive and informative needs, the 2017 Krost Business Furniture Catalogue aims to provide an intimate one-on-one conversation between the commercial sector and the Krost brand. Through an admixture of crisp photography with a rich depth of field and the tactility of glossy stock, their catalogue appeals to the intellectual and emotional connectors of the reader. And while this catalogue's predecessor last year knocked out some pretty heavy competition, once again, the team at Krost have approached supporting the market for design with stunning creative, informative material and prose in their 2017 catalogue. In their own words, "we want to make it easy for you". Where "it" might mean work, decision making, or peace of mind, in any case (or indeed, all cases) Krost have once again demonstrated remarkable foresight and ingenuity in their space. Aboriginal Housing Company to host Community Consultation evening on the Pemulwuy Project 2017-03-06T23:39:12Z aboriginal-housing-company-to-host-community-consultation-evening-on-the-pemulwuy-project Sydney, Tuesday 7 March 2017 – The Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) will host a community consultation evening on Thursday 9th March 2017 to discuss the Pemulwuy Project. The community consultation evening is an opportunity for the community to learn more about the Pemulwuy Project, including the proposed increase in student accommodation, and to ask questions. Key representatives from the AHC, Architects Turner & Associates, and student accommodation company, Atira, will present at the community consultation evening. AHC Chairperson Alisi Tutuila said the community consultation evening would provide a forum for the community to gain a better understanding of the Pemulwuy Project “We are looking forward to sharing AHC’s vision and plans for the Pemulwuy Project at the community consultation evening. We are committed to providing the community with a clear understanding of the project and why the model we have proposed enables the AHC to continue to deliver on its core business objective of delivering affordable housing to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community,” she said. Please note that due to cultural sensitivities, there will be no broadcast or recording equipment permitted on premises. Please find below an agenda of the evening’s proceedings. Should you wish to attend the public consultation event, or arrange an interview opportunity immediately following the event, please contact media@heardagency.com or (02) 8279 7878. Please note, only pre-arranged interviews will be granted on the evening. -ENDS- About the Aboriginal Housing Company The Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) is an independent non-profit charity and the first community housing provider in Australia, incorporated in 1973 as a company limited by guarantee. It is an all Aboriginal governed organisation, located in the heart of Redfern, which lies in the traditional lands of the Gadigal People, part of the Eora Nation. The company was formed in direct response to the widespread discrimination Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and families experienced in the private rental market. The AHC is self-funded and operates on income derived from rental properties. Affordable housing is located across Sydney and country regions in NSW. A current focus is the redevelopment known as Pemulwuy Project. The redevelopment will breathe new life into Redfern and restore a strong and healthy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community with an emphasis on cultural values, spirituality and employment. The Pemulwuy Project will make Redfern the best urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Australia and in doing so, set the benchmark for all other communities. 5 essentials for a summer-ready home 2016-12-27T21:30:00Z 5-essentials-for-a-summer-ready-home Australians are encouraged to think twice when it comes to preparing their home for the extreme weather conditions that lie ahead[i]. Air conditioners remain a household essential, particularly during the peak of the heat. While reverse cycle air conditioning can be one of the most efficient ways of enjoying year-round comfort, it’s important to remember there are multiple features that enable homeowners to use their air conditioners to maximise comfort whilst minimising their energy consumption. According to Fujitsu General Assist, Fujitsu’s customer service team, the most commonly asked questions revolve around usage and maintenance. A well maintained air conditioner will deliver optimum performance and efficiency. Whilst a poorly maintained air conditioning system is likely to produce inferior airflow and force the unit to work harder than it needs to. The Fujitsu General Assist team recommends the following tips to ensure Australian air conditioners are summer-ready and perform at their best: Clean the filters - Filters and indoor unit grilles collect dust over time, restricting airflow. Clean the filter using a vacuum cleaner or wash with mild detergent and warm water. Let the filter dry completely before replacing. Dust along the indoor unit grilles can also be vacuumed and wiped with a damp cloth. Have the air conditioner serviced periodically by a licensed air conditioning technician. A professional service every one to two years, depending on usage, ensures the air conditioner operates as efficiently as possible. Don’t set the temperature too low - In summer, set the temperature around 23 degrees Celsius to create a comfortable environment whilst minimising energy consumption. Use built in timers - When the mercury soars above average, use program timers to start the air conditioner on a low setting before the temperature gets too hot. Switching the air conditioner on during the hottest part of the day means it needs to exert more energy and takes longer to cool down the home. Close doors and windows whilst the unit is on - Fill small gaps and cracks around windows with sealant, and seal draughts under doors with weather strips or draft stoppers This ensures cool air remains indoors. Whether it is a whole home solution or cooling comfort for a small room, Fujitsu General has a wide range of reverse cycle air conditioning systems designed to meet the needs of any space. Enquiries: 1300 882 201, www.fujitsugeneral.com.au Media enquiries – for further information please contact: Roberta Marcroft, Write Away Communication + Events T: 02 9978 1400 | E: roberta@writeaway.com.au [i] http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-01/experts-warn-against-underestimating-heatwave-threat/8081264 Work Club wants to help bring side projects to life, launching after hours memberships 2016-12-19T21:10:00Z work-club-wants-to-help-bring-side-projects-to-life-launching-after-hours-memberships 20 December 2016 - Melbourne. Work Club Melbourne today launches its ‘side project’ membership, catering for anyone who wants to bring their side project to life. The membership provides access to Work Club on weekends and after 5.00pm on weekdays. Including all the benefits of Work Club after hours, the space is the ideal environment to grow a startup or develop a new career. Work Club member, ex Managing Director of Artesian Venture Partners and now founder and CEO of a new startup Xchange, Caitlin Iles, said “When I was working full-time and trying to develop Xchange I spent hours sitting in café or hotel lobbies feeding off the energy of its patrons. I was looking for a space like Work Club that I could access before and after work and on weekends where I could focus and incubate my ideas. I only wish I had found Work Club earlier in my journey of being a founder, I am sure I would have been months ahead of where I am now.” “My new business Xchange is currently in its infancy - we are preparing to launch in 2017. Without a doubt the quality of the interiors, the team and caliber of my colleagues at Work Club in Melbourne and Sydney have brought a level of credibility to my business that has given us a head start. In many ways it feels like an unfair advantage.” Founder of Work Club, Soren Trampedach, who has also designed workplaces for Google and Microsoft, said, “Being a Work Club member gives you so much more than just access to the highest quality workspace. Members also have access to our entertainment and hospitality lounges, concierge services, and member relationships so those starting their side project journey can meet people who are further along and can provide advice and inspiration to help with new ideas and information.” “We know that there are many people currently working in a corporate job that are either starting their own business on the side, or planning to become an independent consultant. This creates a need for energizing and inspiring environments where these corporate escapees can safely begin their transition to life outside of traditional employment. This side project membership provides a soft landing.” Ten side project memberships are available at Work Club Melbourne. Work Club Sydney plan to introduce this membership category in early 2017. More information: http://workclubglobal.com/memberships Middle East Smart Lighting And Design Summit Shifts To Dubai 2016-11-21T07:45:37Z middle-east-smart-lighting-and-design-summit-shifts-to-dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2016: Continuing the success of the summit in Abu Dhabi this year, organizers Expotrade today announced the 6th edition of the Middle East Smart Lighting and Design Summit 2017 will be held in Dubai. Bringing together lighting consultants, designers, architects, engineers, developers and government officials from across the GCC, the sixth edition of the summit will be held on 26-27 April 2017 at The Oberoi, Dubai. The event will lay a strong emphasis on public lighting, urban lighting and street lighting along with smart controls & automation. The summit will see experts speaking on topics pertaining to connected lighting - the future of lighting industry for smart living; importance of lighting in sustainable design; the essence of new age lighting controls; enhancing led street light performance with smart control systems and planning your led retrofits to achieve maximum energy savings. Industry reports indicate that in 2015, GCC region’s LED market was worth US$900 million and over the next five years, the demand for LED technology is expected to grow by 16-17 per cent annually. The demand is fueled by government’s smart lighting initiatives undertaken across all emirates. It is expected that by the year 2018, RTA will replace all street lights in Dubai with LED lights. Mr. Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East said, “UAE leads the way in implementing smart public lighting initiatives that offer its residents an enhanced experienced of the city at night. The summit presents a platform to discuss all aspects pertaining to public, urban, street lighting and lighting controls and automation. At the 6th Annual Middle East Smart Lighting and Design Summit, leading regional and international speakers will present case studies on integrated urban lighting strategy implemented in other regions.” Experts including Tanas Khoury, CEO, Light Concept; Faraz Izhar, Senior Lighting Designer, KEO International Consultants; Martin Valentine, Lighting Expert, Executive Director Office, Abu Dhabi City Municipality and Gerald Strickland, Director, Middle East Lighting Association (MELA) are some of the speakers who have confirmed their participation at the summit in advance. The summit will also have leading lighting manufacturers showcase some of their most prominent products and applications to senior lighting consultants, designers and architects at the Smart Lighting lounge. The previous edition of the summit saw Bajaj Electricals, Philips, Façade Lighting, LCT-light stone, Telensa, ACS Wireless and Valmont to name a few, participate at the summit. At the close of the summit, Vyasan Bhaskar, Deputy Manager - International Sales, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, said, "It is a very well-coordinated event. It gave us an opportunity to interact on a one-on-one basis with several key personalities from the industry as well as from the Abu Dhabi City Municipality. Additionally, the topics covered at the event were very informative." More information on the summit is available now at http://www.lightingsummit.com/. Follow the Summit on social media with the hashtag #MESLDS2017. About Expotrade  Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia and a regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events. For almost 15 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronized in the calendar. For more information, visit www.expotradeglobal.com MODE Leads Multimillion Dollar Design Development 2016-11-04T05:44:24Z mode-leads-multimillion-dollar-design-development MODE is the lead architecture and design firm, for the $300 million ‘K Point’ three-tower development proposed for the corner of Main and Vulture Street, Woolloongabba. The prominent design being developed by the Zenonos Group will include 325 new apartments to this popular precinct, as well as shops, restaurants and bars, offices, an indoor sport and recreation space and a 190-bed hotel. Director, Steve Mastrodomenico said with increasing development of riverfront high rise apartments on former industrial sites, the precinct of Kangaroo Point has undergone a major resurgence in recent times. “Within the sub-precinct of Vulture Street and the Gabba Cricket grounds, the construction of the Clem7 Tunnel (and planned cross river rail tunnel) there has been a shift in focus from traffic thoroughfare to transport hub with a greater emphasis on pedestrian traffic”, said Steve Mastrodomenico. The vision for the ground plane is to create a public space in keeping with the traditional and emerging character of Woolloongabba and reinforce the distinctive identity of the neighbourhood. Pedestrian movement is promoted to contribute to an active and vibrant street life. A permeable building footprint is proposed with connected human scale spaces and priority given to active usage and outdoor living. A common language referencing the development’s location in Kangaroo Point is used to acknowledge local heritage whilst providing new and active uses for an evolving community. An inverted podium opens sightlines to neighbouring heritage buildings and frees the ground plane for occupation and activation by pedestrians. An open and inviting public street frontage creates and reinforces and active urban edge to Vulture Street. An accessible and engaging public realm responds to emerging lifestyle uses within the precinct. Located diagonally across from the Gabba Stadium and forming a gateway to Kangaroo Point, the provision of such active public spaces will provide improved amenity to local residents and to stadium visitors. K Point will also showcase Brisbane's largest and highest rooftop sky garden/bar, with uninterrupted city and river views and will offer one of the best seats at Riverfire. It will be an exciting, innovative additional to Brisbane’s skyline. Construction is planned to commence next year and take three years to complete. --ENDS About MODE MODE is a business of ten design studios throughout Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam employing talented designers and technicians in architecture, urban design, master planning, interior design, landscape architecture and graphic design. With global capabilities through our strong international alliances, MODE has a proven track record of successfully delivering projects across a range of specialist sectors. Innovation Capitalisation™ by MODE is a pivotal tool developed to consider a project from the outset before any design has occurred. It aligns specialist providers, groups, businesses and government with the sole purpose of creating better communities through unique and innovative design. The four key pillars (social, economic, environmental and educative) act as the drivers for Innovation Capitalisation™ and is how MODE unlock the ‘Capital in Reserve’ on each project.