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All Energy Models Are Wrong, But Some Are Useful
Buildings
Tuesday September 12 2017

All Energy Models Are Wrong, But Some Are Useful

NatHERS specifications can help boost the energy efficiency of buildings, but some simple possibilities are left untapped. Some pundits have said “all energy models are wrong,...

Cladding Maker in London Tower Blaze Gave Caveat
Buildings
Tuesday June 20 2017

Cladding Maker in London Tower Blaze Gave Caveat

The maker of the panels used to clad the London tower block where at least 30 people died in a fire this week advised customers against...

Why are Curtains Good Insulators?
Green
Friday December 16 2016

Why are Curtains Good Insulators?

Australia experiences extremely hot summers, and in many suburbs there are no inherent breezes to alleviate the heat. Indeed, if you are lucky enough to live...

Managing Risk with Building Envelope Commissioning
Engineering
Wednesday September 14 2016

Managing Risk with Building Envelope Commissioning

Imagine we are standing on the roof of a recently-built aquatic centre, where the owner says the HVAC system cannot maintain the proper indoor environment.

Magical Glass, The NatHERS Solution
Buildings
Friday July 8 2016

Magical Glass, The NatHERS Solution

When you decide to utilise the deemed-to-satisfy route for residential developments, you’ll end up producing a NatHERS (Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme) model.

Air Tightness: Are New Targets Required?
Buildings
Tuesday May 31 2016

Air Tightness: Are New Targets Required?

Whole buildings air tightness is growing in Australia, albeit very slowly.

Researchers Look to Improve Teflon’s Wear Resistance and Durability
Buildings
Thursday May 26 2016

Researchers Look to Improve Teflon’s Wear Resistance and Durability

Engineers and other researchers are always striving to improve the lives of people who use technology as an integral part of their everyday lives.

Researchers Look to Improve Teflon’s Wear Resistance and Durability
Buildings
Wednesday May 18 2016

Researchers Look to Improve Teflon’s Wear Resistance and Durability

Engineers and other researchers are always striving to improve the lives of people who use technology as an integral part of their everyday lives.

How EIFS Cladding Can Enhance Building Envelope Performance
Green
Wednesday April 6 2016

How EIFS Cladding Can Enhance Building Envelope Performance

The latest round of high-rise fire disasters involving sub-par cladding materials serve to highlight the potential sustainability and efficiency advantages brought by better quality systems for...