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.
NSW Building Reform Does Not Go Far Enough: ACA
Planned reforms in New South Wales to improve building quality and compliance do not go far enough, a major architecture body says.
Australia’s Education Building Boom
“The NSW Government is already building the roads, public transport and other hard infrastructure we need – now its time for a huge investment in the...
Concrete Industry Demands Action on Fire Safety
Australia’s concrete and masonry industry has called for more action to ensure that non-combustible materials are not installed on multi-storey buildings.
Architects Slam Slow Building Safety Progress
Australia’s leading architecture body has slammed what is says is a lack of progress in dealing with flammable cladding and dangerous building products.
Australia’s Flexible Office Revolution
Under many traditional arrangements, companies’ real-estate footprint involves floor space in conventional offices which is either owned outright or leased on long-term agreements.
Office Markets Tighten Almost Everywhere
Conditions in office markets have tightened across the nation as the latest data shows falls in vacancy rates throughout seven of Australia’s eight capitals.
Australia Will Get a Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings
Australia is set to get a long-term trajectory for low energy homes and commercial buildings after energy ministers agreed to a pathway to zero-energy and zero-carbon...
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 and extend...
SA Interconnector to Cut Power Bills
Power bills for households in South Australia could fall by about $66 a year if a new interconnector is built with NSW, transmission company ElectraNet says.
Opal Tower Builder Submits Repairs Design
Dozens of families in Sydney's cracked Opal Tower have been told they must wait weeks after repairs are complete before they can move back as engineering...
Govt Warns Against NSW Greens Solar Push
The NSW Greens want to spend $1.25 billion to double the number of homes and small businesses with solar panels in four years but the state...
Renewables Not Responsible for Outages, Grattan Says
Blaming renewable energy for failures of the reliability of Australia's electricity supply is wrong and dangerous, a new report says.
NSW to rebuild trust in high-rise towers
NSW will undertake a major overhaul of the way high-rise apartment buildings are built, starting with the appointment of a Building Commissioner to step up compliance.
No interest loans for NSW household solar
Up to 300,000 households across NSW will be able to install solar panels and batteries with no upfront costs under an interest-free loan scheme offered by...
Energy projects awarded almost $10m
A "traffic controller" program on the NSW electricity grid to control energy sent to the system from household rooftop solar or batteries is among projects receiving...
Most Home Loan Applications Go Through
Most people who apply for a home loan can still get one, although the process is harder and takes longer.