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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...

Who Is Looking After Our Construction Quality Standards?
Business
Thursday November 5 2015

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
Business
Wednesday October 14 2015

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
Business
Wednesday September 2 2015

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
Business
Wednesday August 26 2015

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!
Energy
Wednesday June 24 2015

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
Civil
Wednesday June 24 2015

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
Green
Monday April 13 2015

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
Commercial
Tuesday January 27 2015

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...