Can Better Wayfinding Save Lives?
When Bernard Gore left his daughter’s home in Woollahra in Sydney’s south-east for a stroll to Westfield’s Bondi Junction last month, his intention was to do...
If Buildings Were Fireproof, Would Fire Safety be Ensured?
In Fahrenheit 451, one of the most acclaimed multi-award sci-fi novels of the century, author Ray Bradbury envisioned future buildings to be completely fireproof.
Universal Design and Public Space Emergencies
Universal design has been a topic of much discussion in recent times. In fact, the Association of Consultants in Access Australia dedicated their recent national conference...
Why We Need an Accessible Means of Egress
The needs of people with disabilities must be a priority when considering the overall evacuation strategy of a building.
Agitated Ants Could Help Design Safer Buildings
Dr. Majid Sarvi and his team from the Department of Civil Engineering and Institute of Transport Studies at Monash University have been conducting some rather unusual...