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...
Who Is Looking After Our Construction Quality Standards?
As the construction industry continues to evolve, who is responsible for ensuring Australia's building construction quality standards keep pace?
Governments Failing the Building Industry
Substandard construction work has been identified by the University of New South Wales in 85 per cent of apartment buildings built since 2000.
The Complexity of a Simple Problem
The overall building industry and its domestic consumer protection is at uncontrollable levels of detriment to consumers, builders, and our industry.
Why Universal Design is Vital
For their biannual conference to be held later this year, the Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA) have made the theme of the conference ‘Universal...
Let’s Build a Better Energy Plan For Australia!
It will come as no surprise to anyone in the sector that the building industry is a huge consumer of energy.
Infrastructure Investment to Help Fill Gap in Economy
Further growth in residential building plus a resurgence in state public infrastructure spending over the next five years will go some way toward ‘filling the hole’...
Energy Efficiency is about Productivity
We all know productivity is important when it comes to maximising the bang for your buck on a building site.
Why 2015 Will Be the Year of Tall Timber Construction
In recent years, the building design and construction industry in many developed economies has witnessed an increased interest in the use of timber framed (TF) construction...