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IoT Sensors: An Engineering Silver Bullet?
Technology
Tuesday September 12 2017

IoT Sensors: An Engineering Silver Bullet?

The “Internet of Things” (“IoT”) is in basic terms the connectivity of things and the flow of information to provide data and outcomes.

Upgrading Building Performance at Museums Victoria
Green
Thursday March 23 2017

Upgrading Building Performance at Museums Victoria

Thanks partly to green building certification systems such as Green Star, LEED, and BREEAM, increasing the sustainability of the built environment has become a prominent goal...

Building Automation Starts to Realise its Promise
Buildings
Wednesday January 18 2017

Building Automation Starts to Realise its Promise

Building automation systems have been around for a few years now, and have been touted as a sort of “Star Wars” technology that run buildings automatically...

An Explosion of Data Can Transform Building Performance
Buildings
Thursday January 12 2017

An Explosion of Data Can Transform Building Performance

Digitalisation and data are transforming the world.

Solar vs. Facade: The Offset Dilemma
Buildings
Thursday January 14 2016

Solar vs. Facade: The Offset Dilemma

With the Australian solar PV industry getting so little attention these days, we need every excuse to legitimise the use of low carbon strategies in commercial...

A New Strategy for Performance-Based Solutions
Buildings
Thursday October 22 2015

A New Strategy for Performance-Based Solutions

Performance-based solutions are a new buzzword in the industry, with the National Construction Code a key driver.

Busting the Myths of Metal Roofs
Commercial
Wednesday October 7 2015

Busting the Myths of Metal Roofs

With metal roofing comes many preconceived notions and concerns, from causing increased noise to creating stuffy, over hot internal environments. But which are true and what...

Is Performance-based Building Compliance Really That Hard?
Green
Wednesday August 12 2015

Is Performance-based Building Compliance Really That Hard?

There is a large amount of debate at the moment about how the use of performance-based building solutions will affect the quality of buildings.

Why Don’t we Use Higher Quality Materials in Our Buildings?
Green
Monday August 10 2015

Why Don’t we Use Higher Quality Materials in Our Buildings?

Why is it taking so long for higher quality building components to gain traction in Australia?