Queensland wins eight national awards for housing prowess

first_imgQueensland builders picked up eight out of 21 possible awards at the Australian HIA Awards.QUEENSLAND has scooped the pool at this year’s HIA — CSR Australian Housing Awards, winning eight out of a possible 21 awards, proving the Sunshine State is leading the way in innovative housing design.HIA managing director Shane Goodwin said the Awards recognised outstanding achievement within the residential building industry. Space Constructions, based in Bulimba, won Australian Display Home for its Bulimba Parade home.The judges noted that the clever use of double-height glazing and a striking feature wall delivered a wow factor as the living area unfolds.Space Constructions joint principal Bob Antic said the living area was also his favourite part of the stunning home. Planbuild Homes “Australian Display Home” 2017.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoPlanbuild Homes marketing and design manager Niki McKay said the home showcased an area of the market that the company had taken under their wing.“We’re a project builder but we’re very good at that, so we can take a larger plan and customise it and turn it into something special,” she said.Ms McKay said the designs brief was to create a resort style home with dual recreational areas, with a resort style pool, media room, billiard room, spa, sauna, steam room and guest/family bedrooms on the lower level; while the upper level provided an informal living space and balcony showcasing the views.“We’re honoured by the nomination and win, there were some great builders and really beautiful homes,” she said.The judges were impressed by Epernay’s modern interpretation of the classic Hampton’s style home, saying it was perfectly designed to maximise the space of a smaller lot.Aria Property Group on Australian Apartment Complex for Botanica in South Brisbane. Space Constructions “Australian Display Home” of the year 2017.Mr Antic started Space Constructions around 10 years ago with joint principal Andy Tomic, and they joined forces with Hugo Design to work on the award-winning home.“The double height ceilings in the living room, with the fireplace and stone wall, and especially the feature timber ceiling, are probably my favourite features of the home,” Mr Antic said.He said he was genuinely surprised to win the award because it was a heavily contested award.“We’re very proud and pleased with the win as it’s a combination of many years of hard work and to be recognised by your peers as a relatively small company compared to other competitors, was a real surprise, Mr Antic said. Planbuild Homes, based in Kedron, won Australian Project Home for “Epernay” built overlooking the racecourse at Hendra.The creation of Planbuild Homes managing director Robert Thomson, the original floor plan was designed to fill a gap in the project home market allowing clients to enjoy a view from an upstairs living space.center_img ARIA Property Group’s “Australian Apartment Complex” 2017 for Botanica.The 20-level building, including six levels of car parking camouflaged by a living green wall, impressed the judges with its workmanship and comfortable communal spaces.JW Constructions won the Australian Renovation/Addition Project and James Thompson took out the Jim Brookes Australian Apprentice Award.Queensland winners;:Space Constructions — Australian Display HomePlanbuild Homes — Australian Project HomeJW Constructions — Australian Renovation/Addition ProjectAria Property Group — Australian Apartment ComplexEnigma Interiors — Australian Kitchen of the YearSublime Architectural Interiors — Australian Kitchen DesignKeir Constructions — Australian Specialised HousingJames Thompson — Jim Brookes Australian Apprenticelast_img read more

Malay policemen boost first aid capabilities

first_imgThe Municipal Disaster Risk Reductionand Management Office, Philippine Red Cross, Department of Health, employees ofBoracay establishments and volunteers were also the recipients of the training.(With a report from PNA/PN) “Our personnel trained with the BritishEmbassy and we assure that their learning from the training will be cascaded tothe rest of the police personnel here in Malay,” he said. “We will soon be capacitated andequipped to do resuscitation, which we cannot do in the past,” he said. “We are deployed for peace and order,but rest assured that we will be among those who will respond first when ourhelp is needed,” he said. Personnel of the Malay Police Station participate in a coastal cleanup activity in the Mangrove Protective Area of Sitio Lugutan, Barangay Manocmanoc, Boracay Island. MALAY PS MASALIGAN The 360-PNP-Malay force, by the end of2020, is expected to be capacitated to respond to different type of healthemergencies. Pablito said the police are among thefirst to respond to health emergencies, along with beach guards and otherdisaster officers deployed, especially in the beachfronts. The two qualified PNP personnel whounderwent training are registered nurses according to him. They can noweffectively train the rest of the PNP force in this town. BORACAY – Police authorities of thistown see to it that they can respond not only against criminality, but alsoduring health emergencies as public servants of this famed island resort. Malay police station chief, LieutenantColonel Jonathan Pablito said two of their personnel recently finished a three-weektraining program dubbed “Trauma care first” from the British Embassy. The application of the program will notbe solely dedicated to British tourist, but to anyone who will need emergencyattentions.last_img read more