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Can Concrete be Made to be Green?
Green
Tuesday June 4 2019

Can Concrete be Made to be Green?

When the UK Environmental Agency wanted to put up a flood defence project in Woodbridge, Suffolk, it naturally used significant volumes of concrete.

Reducing Waste on Construction Sites
Green
Wednesday March 6 2019

Reducing Waste on Construction Sites

In 2014, Victorian builder Burbank teamed up with the centre for design and society at RMIT to build Australia’s first 99 per cent waste free home...

What Can Governments do to Foster Sustainable Construction?
Green
Friday June 15 2018

What Can Governments do to Foster Sustainable Construction?

Back in 2007, Australia had a broad consensus about dealing with climate change and establishing an emissions trading scheme and carbon price. Fast forward several years...

Building a Third Construction Sector Through Sustainable Procurement
Green
Tuesday August 22 2017

Building a Third Construction Sector Through Sustainable Procurement

No matter what political position one takes, it is apparent that neither capitalism nor government intervention has succeeded in addressing the growing tide of social and...

It’s Time for Builders to Embrace Energy Efficiency
Green
Monday July 3 2017

It’s Time for Builders to Embrace Energy Efficiency

With Australia facing an energy crisis, improving energy efficiency in the built environment could dramatically improve how much Australians pay to run their homes, and how...

What’s Halting the Uptake of New Green Technologies in Construction?
Green
Thursday March 2 2017

What’s Halting the Uptake of New Green Technologies in Construction?

The latest World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report identified the global failure of climate change policy to be the greatest risk to business and society over...

What Does the Future Hold for Performance Requirements?
Green
Tuesday January 10 2017

What Does the Future Hold for Performance Requirements?

It is normal for this time of year to start thinking about May 1, but this year is different as we do not have to prepare...

Construction Waste is Big Business
Green
Wednesday October 12 2016

Construction Waste is Big Business

Construction rubbish is big business, depending on the angle from which you view it.

Could Composite CLT be the Next Big Thing in Australia?
Green
Wednesday September 7 2016

Could Composite CLT be the Next Big Thing in Australia?

Composite flooring systems consisting of cross laminated timber with reinforced concrete have significant potential for use in multi-storey buildings such as offices, hospitals and schools throughout...