Industry News

Life Cycle Assessment drives sustainability agenda for DesignBUILD

Mar 30, 2015

The Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS), the national peak body for LCA professionals, has announced a series of seminars at DesignBUILD 2015 featuring the latest developments in this emerging field.

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Australasian EPD® Programme launches in Australia

Mar 30, 2015

The Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS) announces the launch of the Australasian EPD® Programme in association with the Life Cycle Association of New Zealand (LCANZ).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Mar 23, 2015

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. This includes publishing a series of Guides and resources for companies to work towards project team integration (PTI) and to be able to embrace the many benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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