Looking for technical information or design inspiration? HOUSING has rounded up a few supporting tools to narrow your search and advance your knowledge in the new year.

Hunting for inspiration? Hunting for George is dedicated to providing a unique approach to inspiration for home design. The company’s Instagram features modern design styles for home exteriors and interiors, and alternative ways to vamp up a project.
The HIA Charitable Foundation (HIACF) has been in partnership with Beyond Blue for the past five years working towards improving the mental health of those in the building industry, where one in four people are affected by anxiety, depression and substance abuse. In December 2019, the HIACF donated $100,000 to Beyond Blue to support its work in offering mental health resources and support for sufferers. HIA members can access resources about managing mental health illnesses as well as how to approach conversations with colleagues, friends and family by visiting HIA or Beyond Blue
Beyond Blue support services are available via phone on 1300 22 4636, email or online chat forum
Keeping up with industry changes can prove exhausting, which is why HIA works hard to provide practical help and advice to members year-round. But if you’re ever looking for a quick reference point online, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) website has a surprising mix of tools and resources beyond the National Construction Code. 
Be sure to watch the video detailing verification methods in the National Construction Code. It compares a building’s energy usage with a reference building model, teaching you how to meet the minimum performance requirements of a six-star design. 

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