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What are the Building Materials of the Future?
Technology
Tuesday July 12 2016

What are the Building Materials of the Future?

Whether it’s building information modelling, offsite fabrication or even the use of robots or drones on construction sites, much has been said of late about the...

It’s Not Easy Being Green: Sustainability in Infrastructure
Civil
Wednesday August 19 2015

It’s Not Easy Being Green: Sustainability in Infrastructure

Ask any architect about their main considerations in the design of a new building and you will likely hear about aesthetic, floor space and context.

Undermining 200 Years of Confidence in Aussie Construction
Business
Thursday July 9 2015

Undermining 200 Years of Confidence in Aussie Construction

Who will be the public voice of change? Hopefully, it will not come from professional organisations or unions looking out for their own best interest. ...

Textile Waste Could Be Reused in Seismic Retrofits
Structural
Thursday January 15 2015

Textile Waste Could Be Reused in Seismic Retrofits

An engineer from California State University Long Beach has been investigating how textile waste could be used in building and infrastructure projects as an alternative to...

US Building Materials in Plentiful Supply Despite Housing Surge
Residential
Friday August 29 2014

US Building Materials in Plentiful Supply Despite Housing Surge

A new survey suggests that building materials in the United States remain in plentiful supply despite the fact that land and labour are becoming more difficult...

Strong Dollar Holds Back Construction Material Costs
Business
Monday August 25 2014

Strong Dollar Holds Back Construction Material Costs

Despite the strong rebound in home building, construction material prices in Australia are being held back by a combination of the strong Australian dollar and an...