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Building Designer Prosecuted for Billing Himself as Architect
Business
Wednesday January 13 2016

Building Designer Prosecuted for Billing Himself as Architect

A building designer has been prosecuted and hit with a heavy fine in NSW for breaching the Architects Act by posing as a professional architect when...

Ensuring a High Performance Future
Energy
Wednesday January 13 2016

Ensuring a High Performance Future

What does the future look like if we move toward using performance-based solutions and away from the Deemed-to-Satisfy approach?

Here Comes the New Performance-Based Building Code
Business
Friday July 17 2015

Here Comes the New Performance-Based Building Code

The National Construction Code is being updated and the proposed changes include quantification of the mandatory Performance Requirements.

Is Mould in Modern Buildings a Sign Of Energy Loss?
Buildings
Monday July 6 2015

Is Mould in Modern Buildings a Sign Of Energy Loss?

Why do modern Australian buildings have condensation and mould? 

Rising Sea Levels and Sinking Buildings: What Gives?
Structural
Monday May 25 2015

Rising Sea Levels and Sinking Buildings: What Gives?

According to a recent article in Australian Popular Science, a study of satellite imagery in the aftermath of the first Nepal earthquake has found that part...

Fusing Architecture and Health: Opt for Stairs over Lifts
Commercial
Tuesday November 26 2013

Fusing Architecture and Health: Opt for Stairs over Lifts

The ever-evolving world of architecture is in the midst of a movement to promote individual health and well-being.

New Birthing Unit Design to Replicate Home Environment
Public
Wednesday September 4 2013

New Birthing Unit Design to Replicate Home Environment

Many birthing units in Australia and across the world are being rebuilt or redesigned to promote a more natural process of childbirth and reduce the need...

Providing Access Within Heritage Buildings
Strata
Tuesday June 25 2013

Providing Access Within Heritage Buildings

The past 20 years have seen significant changes in the way we design public buildings.