Democratic design builds community and amenity

Mar 25, 2015

DesignBUILD addresses the growing need for ethical design with the introduction of their Industry Services Pavilion including representatives from Habitat for Humanity, Architects Without Frontiers (AWF), Engineers Without Borders (EWB) & Standards Australia.

Innovation through community engagement, design and infrastructure

Mar 24, 2015

In Australia, we have exceptional skills in science, technology, engineering and design to solve major humanitarian issues. However, there is a global gap in access to appropriate, sustainable engineering services and infrastructure.

The role of Standards in building and construction

Mar 24, 2015

Standards Australia is the independent and not-for-profit developer of internationally-aligned Australian Standards. In this column, Jennifer Harwood, Senior National Sector Manager for Building and Construction, talks about the role that standards play in building and construction. What are Standards and why do they matter? In Australia, Standards are published documents based on consensus, which can […]

Collaboration? You heard right. ACIF shares the business case of getting along

Mar 23, 2015

It takes a team to make real change. With increasing challenges, costs and competition, change is exactly what our industry needs. Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) and our government counterparts Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) are working together as the Strategic Forum for the Australasian Building and Construction Industry to bring about positive change. […]

5 building products with an innovative green twist

Mar 23, 2015

There are the building products that have a lower impact on the environment: the low-VOC paints, the timber from sustainably-managed forests, the insulation made from recycled glass waste. And then there are those building products that really stand out as being a step ahead of the rest, with a fresh approach to product manufacturing that […]

A new approach to facilities from the ground up

Mar 3, 2015

Businesses are beginning to recognise the importance of an integrated approach to the design, construction and management of their buildings.

World-class sustainable design on display at DesignBUILD 2015

Feb 26, 2015

New products and technologies from overseas present great opportunities for the sustainable building industry in Australia.

The changing role of Risk in architecture

Feb 22, 2015

Donald Bates, Hamish Lyon and Andrew Mackenzie have partnered to explore the changing role of risk in architecture for this year’s National Architecture Conference, which takes place in Melbourne, 14-16 May.

Getting The Best From BIM – What Can Designers Do?

Feb 20, 2015

Developing the right environment to foster effective implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) requires a significant change initiative for people and organisations.

Fire-rated materials that are better for you and the environment

Jan 30, 2015

Fire rated building materials are vital in preventing the spread of fire throughout a building, ensuring the safety of building occupants.