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What Do You Need to Prepare Before Taking the NABERS Assessment?

January 18, 2018
 NABERS is short for National Australian Built Environment Rating System. It measures the energy efficiency, water usage, waste management and indoor environment quality of Australian buildings, including tenancies and homes, and its impact on the environment. It does this by using measured and verified performance information, such as utility bills, and categorizing it in their star rating scale from one to six stars. For example, a 6 star rating demonstrates market-leading performance, while a 1 star rating means the building or tenancy has considerable scope for improvement. ...
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9 Significant Benefits of BIM (Building Information Modelling)

January 16, 2018
BIM, which stands for Building Information Modelling, is a process for creating and managing all of the information on a project. The tools and technology makes it easier for users to gather all the information on every aspect of a building together into one piece. The use of BIM makes it easier to access every single step involved in the lifecycle of a project in a single integrated tool ranging from cost to time to sustainability. However, there are some significant benefits of BIM that you might not be aware of. Below are some of the benefits of BIM for the design and construction industry. ...
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Why Use Walkerbai For Fire Safety Engineering

January 12, 2018
Fire safety in the workplace is a primary legal obligation of employers and building owners. Building fires can pose a very real threat to life, and have the potential to cause thousands of dollars in damages. In Australia, legislation and the National Construction Code (NCC) have strict requirements to ensure a level of fire safety, but the predefined design rules may not always suit all applications. That's where our Fire Engineering team can help to enable a more flexible design approach while still achieving the required safety standard....
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Motion-Sensored Lighting Systems 

January 11, 2018
  The motion-sensored lighting system is one of the requirements of a sustainable building that an electrical engineer needs to consider. In this article, let us delve into the disadvantages and advantages of this device in an office setting. ...
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Giving Impact Through a Project with Future Fitouts

December 18, 2017
  As part of WalkerBai’s commitment to giving back, we have partnered with Global Giving Initiative Buy1GIVE1 or B1G1. They are the leading business-giving platform that have been helping small to medium businesses make a difference in the world since 2007. Their database contains hundreds of projects that were meticulously screened and aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations, which companies can choose to support.  ...
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Significant Changes & Benefits in the Newly Renovated Tweed Heads Library

December 14, 2017
 The Tweed Heads Library expansion included a full upgrade of the Electrical, Mechanical, Fire and Hydraulics systems for the building that WalkerBai was commissioned to design.   ...
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WalkerBai Achieves Certificate of Prequalification (PQC)

December 06, 2017
WalkerBai Consulting is pleased to announce that our company attained Prequalification for consultants from the Department of Housing and Public Works for the Queensland Government. ...
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3 Reasons Why NABERS Energy Ratings Matter For Commercial Office Buildings

September 09, 2017
 According to the Property Council of Australia, the beginning of 2017 saw the continuation of double-digit vacancy rates for the office market in Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Darwin and Adelaide.   And whilst Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart office spaces enjoy lower vacancy rates, any building owner or property manager's goal should be to stay on top of keeping their office spaces competitive in the market - and having a good NABERS Energy rating is one way to do just that.  ...
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Top 3 Environmental Rating Systems in Australia

August 17, 2017
In the Australian context, there are various environmental rating systems which can be used by departments to predict, assess, monitor and improve the environmental performance of their building portfolios. ...
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What is NABERS?

August 09, 2017
NABERS (that's the National Australian Built Environment Rating Scheme for those who are unfamiliar) is a national industry standard system that's becoming increasingly popular in the commercial building market. ...
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