Australia Must Embrace Innovative Construction Systems
Throughout much of the world and in Australia, the push toward a low carbon economy is growing.
The Aussie-OSCM Vocational Education Challenge
The Box Hill Institute had a strong presence at Frame Australia’s 2019 Conference in Melbourne this week. Attended by over 240 delegates from Australia and overseas,...
Structural Engineers are Critical for Green Building Success
When you expect fifty people at a ‘lunch and learn’, you naturally order around 25 pizzas.
Is Timber the Answer to Green Building?
“Wood is the only building material that helps tackle climate change.”
Choosing Commercial Flooring to Create a Vibrant Mood
Back in 2001, upon commencing as an accountant at a mid-tier technology company known as Pracom, I noticed that our office carpet was bright green.
Buildings Which Give You a Positive Frame of Mind
When visitors enter the three-storey Library at the Dock building at Melbourne’s Docklands for the first time, many respond to the building’s natural elements such as...
Is Timber Really Cheaper?
Ever since Lend Lease built its Forte apartment complex in 2012 using cross laminated timber (CLT), the use of wood and especially engineered wood/mass wood products...
The Low Carbon Engineering of Things
If asked to consider how to cut carbon emissions, most people would probably focus on reducing energy use in their home or place of work, or...
Timber the Material of the Future on Multi-Storey Construction
In 2013, Melbourne’s Docklands precinct witnessed the opening of Australia’s first modern high-rise building to be constructed out of engineered timber as Lend Lease opened the...