Architects Lay Down Challenge to Morrison
A leading architecture body has challenged the re-elected Morrison Government to prioritise important reforms concerning the built environment.
Normal is… Traffic, Debt and Empty Houses.
“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to...
Indoor Air Quality – The Science and the Low Hanging Fruit
In school, we learnt the role trees and plants have in producing the oxygen we breathe.
Sustainability and the Federal Election
Earlier last week, at the first leaders’ debate in the run up to the federal election, both contenders for the nation’s top job clashed over their...
Australia Must Have an Embodied Energy Policy
Amid increasing world awareness that impacts of climate change present a clear and present danger to our future generations, the debate about what measures Australia can...
Australia’s New Building Code Comes Into Force
Australia now has a new building code as the 2019 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC) is now in force.
Who’s Afraid of the Freaky Ghost?
It seems that in every building or construction project there are hidden items that end up costing someone on the project more than they had planned.
AIA Calls for National Architecture Policy in Federal Election
A leading industry body has called on the next government to adopt a national policy for architecture, saying that such a policy would help to to...
Green Star Shoots for Carbon Neutral Buildings
Buildings that wish to achieve a 6 Star Green Star rating for design and construction will need to be carbon neutral after 2021 if an overhaul...
Land Clearing is Stressing Koalas: Report
Koala droppings have helped a NSW researcher discover that land clearing is the leading cause of stress for the native marsupial.
Nearly Half of Aussie Professionals Experience Workplace Bullying
Almost one half (45 per cent) of Australian professionals have experienced bullying or harassment at work due to their gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability,...
Architects Hail Fed Square Protection
The Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter warmly welcomes Heritage Victoria’s decision regarding Federation Square which recognises, values and upholds the significance of this iconic site.
Heritage Vic rejects Apple Fed Square plan
A bid to partially demolish Melbourne's Federation Square to make way for a controversial Apple flagship store have been rejected by Heritage Victoria.
Affordable Housing Close to City Brings Billions in Economic Benefits
NSW could unleash more than $17 billion in economic gains through providing more affordable housing closer to the city, a new report has found.
ACA Gest a New Leader
One of Australia’s leading architecture bodies has appointed its first chief executive officer as it seeks to build its voice within the architecture profession, extend its...
NSW Labor Pushes 'Public Chill-out' Zones
Libraries, council chambers and art galleries across NSW could be used as air-conditioned "chill-out areas" during future heatwaves under a plan by Labor.
Australian Institute of Architects Welcomes New CEO
The Australian Institute of Architects has today announced the appointment of Julia Cambage to the position of Chief Executive Officer for the architecture profession’s peak body.
Toddler drowns in backyard Sydney pool
A toddler has died after being pulled unconscious from a backyard pool in Sydney's west, while a young boy is in hospital after nearly drowning in...