New Commercial Cost Plus Contract for Architects/Builders

The Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and Master Builders Australia (MBA) have drafted a new Commercial Cost Plus Building Contract. Cost plus contracts can be used to experdite building works prior to the final cost of works being known. They allow monitoring of costs during construction to achieve a budget outcome tied to a timeline. For further information visit: Reading

DA Lodged for a 3 Townhouse Development in Leichhardt

        Realize has recently designed a 3 Townhouse development in Leichhardt, which has been lodged for DA approval. Continue Reading

Torquay Hotel - New Bottleshop and Car Park Completed

            Construction work on the new bottleshop and carpark for the Torquay Hotel in Hervey Bay, Queensland was completed in early Decemeber 2013, in time for the Christmas rush.  The work included the demolition of a drive-through bottleshop attached to the hotel, the construction of a new energy efficient stand-alone bottle shop and an associated new and partly shaded car park for both hotel and bottleshop patrons....Continue Reading

Towradgi Park Bowls & Recreation Club Upgrade Now Complete

        The additions and refurbishment to the Towradgi Park Bowls & Recreation Club is now complete and receiving rave reviews from members and guests alike. Internally, new bars and toilet facilities accompany works that have seen the expansion of the club's original lounges.         Externally, the former sun drenched eastern deck now comprises an open verandah...Continue Reading

Realize Design Brings Success to Modline Building

           We pass on our congratulations to local builder Jason Iggleden (Modline Building) for his recent MBA Award of Excellence for the alts/adds to an existing house in Tarrawanna. The design was undertaken within Realize by Louise Delforce and contract administered by Peter Lukin. Photo courtesy of DC Photographic Continue Reading

Work Starts on Torquay Hotel Bottleshop.

Construction work has commenced on the $1.8 M Bottleshop and associated Car Park for the Torquay Hotel in Hervey Bay, Queensland. The contractor SX Projects (Qld) are programmed to complete the project in November in time for the busy Christmas summer trading period. These works are the first stage of the full redevelopment of the hotel for its owners the Mills Family. Continue Reading

Safe Design Reports

Under the requirements of Safe Work Australia, all new buildings must be designed to ensure safe construction, safe occupation and use, and safe demolition in the future, with the preparation of a Safe Design Report a mandatory part of the design process.  Continue Reading

Mona » Exhibitions

Check out what's coming to MONA at's-on/exhibitions/ Great exhibitions guaranteed. Continue Reading

Hotel Pennant Hills a Finalist for Two AHA Awards of Excellence 2012

Hotel Pennant Hills, a recent major hotel make-over project by Realize, has been selected as a finalist in two major categories of the NSW AHA Awards of Excellence for 2012, the winner of which is to be announced at next Monday's award evening. The categories are the 'Best New/Redeveloped Hotel - City' and the 'Best Family Friendly Hotel'.   Continue Reading

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous get a Little Greener

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