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Is Resilience Falling Victim to Political Expediency?
Buildings
Tuesday November 14 2017

Is Resilience Falling Victim to Political Expediency?

With media reports suggesting that at least 124 people have died because of Hurricane Irma and that more than 60 have lost their lives in Hurricane...

Aging Population Sees Future Challenges For Fire Protection
Buildings
Thursday June 1 2017

Aging Population Sees Future Challenges For Fire Protection

The recent Fire Australia Conference, the Australian fire protection industry’s annual opportunity to gather and discuss the important issues of the day, brought together national and...

How Can You Protect Your Property in a Bushfire?
Residential
Monday March 20 2017

How Can You Protect Your Property in a Bushfire?

Not all homes have had the luxury of being designed with bushfire risks in mind. Yet there are some simple things you can do around your...

How Can You Design a Bushfire-proof Home?
Residential
Thursday March 2 2017

How Can You Design a Bushfire-proof Home?

Once again, bushfire season is upon us, and for many Australians, it's a time of anxiety when it comes to considering the safety of their friends,...

Can the Passive House Standard Help Bushfire Resiliency?
Residential
Tuesday August 30 2016

Can the Passive House Standard Help Bushfire Resiliency?

As the weather is starting to get a bit warmer in parts of Australia, we turn to thoughts of summer. This can mean beach and barbeque...

Are Engineers Neglecting Resilience?
Infrastructure
Tuesday June 28 2016

Are Engineers Neglecting Resilience?

With 173 people killed, 414 injured, 2,100 homes destroyed and 7,562 people displaced, the Black Saturday bushfires which raged throughout Victoria in February 2009 were by...

Architect to Design Homes for Ravaged Areas
Residential
Tuesday January 19 2016

Architect to Design Homes for Ravaged Areas

A government architect will design off-the-shelf plans for bushfire-compliant homes as two Victorian towns rebuild after fires.

SA Opposition Makes ‘Disturbing’ Bushfire Claims
Civil
Wednesday January 14 2015

SA Opposition Makes ‘Disturbing’ Bushfire Claims

South Australia's transport minister says claims by the opposition that road upgrades in the Adelaide Hills could save residents from bushfires are irresponsible and false.

Homes Still Underinsured Despite Bushfires
Residential
Monday October 13 2014

Homes Still Underinsured Despite Bushfires

Only a fraction of NSW residents living in bushfire zones have checked their insurance policies to make sure they have proper coverage since last year's devastating...