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Change Starts with Beliefs and Values
Urban Planning
Wednesday October 10 2018

Change Starts with Beliefs and Values

“Australia needs to make ‘a complete shift’ in the way it plans cities” outgoing Infrastructure Australia chief executive Philip Davies told the Australian Finance Review Weekend...

The Importance of Living Infrastructure in Schools
Green
Friday September 14 2018

The Importance of Living Infrastructure in Schools

Did you know that in 2017, there were more than 3.8 million students enrolled in 9,444 (public, catholic and independent) primary and high schools across Australia?

The Language Of War And Destruction Is Being Used To Describe New Apartment In Sydney
Residential
Friday September 14 2018

The Language Of War And Destruction Is Being Used To Describe New Apartment In Sydney

In recent months the emotive language of war and destruction has been blazed across Sydney’s media as ‘battles wage in nearly every suburb’ and there will...

Why Architects are Stuck at Bottom of Construction Pay Scale
Business
Monday September 10 2018

Why Architects are Stuck at Bottom of Construction Pay Scale

With around $218.4 billion worth of work having been done on the construction of houses, commercial buildings and civil infrastructure over the year to March, Australia’s...

Digital Mapping Will Change Land and Rock Surveying
Landscaping
Friday September 7 2018

Digital Mapping Will Change Land and Rock Surveying

At the beginning of major mining or civil engineering projects, one of the more manual, technically challenging and hazardous tasks involves rock and land surveying.

Is Timber Really Cheaper?
Business
Thursday September 6 2018

Is Timber Really Cheaper?

Ever since Lend Lease built its Forte apartment complex in 2012 using cross laminated timber (CLT), the use of wood and especially engineered wood/mass wood products...

Apartments Could Be Death Traps for Elderly in Heatwaves
Residential
Friday August 31 2018

Apartments Could Be Death Traps for Elderly in Heatwaves

In the European heat wave of 2003, 14,802 excess fatalities were recorded in France alone as temperatures rose above 37 degrees Celsius for seven consecutive days.

Architectural Staff Continue to Enjoy Good Times
Business
Tuesday August 21 2018

Architectural Staff Continue to Enjoy Good Times

Architects continue to enjoy relatively strong employment conditions for now despite a downturn in the residential market.

Australia’s Pathway to a NetZero Building Code
Green
Tuesday August 21 2018

Australia’s Pathway to a NetZero Building Code

Back in 2010, Australia had its last significant upgrade to the stringency of energy efficiency requirements in respect of both residential and commercial buildings under the...

Landscaping
Nov 8 2018
Australia Must Reconnect With Urban Nature

Wind back several decades and many Australians lived in detached houses with good sized backyards which featured gardens and lawns.

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Public
Nov 6 2018
Library Design for the Digital Age

In days gone by, much of the role and function of public libraries throughout Australia involved reading and borrowing hard copy books.

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Green
Nov 5 2018
Low Carbon Homes for Low Income Households

When Chris White and Chelsea Mclean moved into their newly rented home in Ballarat last July, what they found was not pleasant.

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Urban Planning
Oct 31 2018
Australia Must Better Plan Regional Communities and Towns

For former Sydney-based couple Scott and Michelle Robertson, the move to Wagga Wagga 450 kilometres away has been one of the best decisions of their lives.

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Business
Oct 31 2018
Architects Must Overcome Engineering Detail Challenge

For many architects in Australia, a core part of their roles involves the ability to think, dream and create.

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Public
Sep 14 2018
MIT-style University Set for Sydney's West

A Sydney version of famed US technology university the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is bound for the multi-billion dollar city being built alongside the new...

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Public
Sep 14 2018
NT:Designs Wanted for Desert Bike Adventure

The Northern Territory government has invited tenders to design and build a $12 million bicycle trail and luxury camps along the new path in Central Australia.

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Public
Aug 2 2018
Heritage Cloud Over Vic Federation Square

Melbourne's Federation Square is not a "heritage asset", according to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, but the site will still be considered for a protection listing.

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Public
Jul 31 2018
New Adelaide Hospital to Cost $1.8bn

A confidential analysis shows Adelaide's new Women's and Children's Hospital will cost up to $1.8 billion and be restricted to seven storeys at the site of...

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