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The Low Carbon Engineering of Things
Buildings
Thursday February 22 2018

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
Structural
Tuesday November 28 2017

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...

Many Balconies Will Fail Prematurely
Residential
Wednesday November 8 2017

Many Balconies Will Fail Prematurely

Lax and unspecified regulations put far too many home owners at risk due to faulty materials and work on their balconies.

Australia Must Improve Waterproofing Standards and Practices
Residential
Thursday October 5 2017

Australia Must Improve Waterproofing Standards and Practices

For five Irish students and one Irish American, the date of June 16, 2015, should have been one in which they celebrated a 21st birthday party...

Sweden’s Advanced Prefabricated Construction Industry
Prefabrication
Tuesday August 22 2017

Sweden’s Advanced Prefabricated Construction Industry

Sweden is the leading exponent of panelised building systems, with around 80 per cent of its housing incorporating elements prefabricated in factories to reap the construction...

The Flight of the Termite: The Silent Intruder
Strata
Wednesday June 21 2017

The Flight of the Termite: The Silent Intruder

Many Canberrans are shocked to learn the ACT has a growing termite problem, and it’s one that should not be ignored.

Is Design for Assembly About to Replace CPM?
Business
Wednesday May 24 2017

Is Design for Assembly About to Replace CPM?

The recent WoodSolutions workshops on tall timber buildings were a powerful indicator of just how fast and how far the transformation of construction is going in...

Councils Decide: Wood is Better
Structural
Thursday February 9 2017

Councils Decide: Wood is Better

In May 2015, the Municipal Association of Vic endorsed Latrobe City’s Wood Encouragement Policy.

Hidden Benefits of Termite Monitoring Stations
Residential
Tuesday February 7 2017

Hidden Benefits of Termite Monitoring Stations

One look at the true benefits of installing termite monitoring stations around a property and the destruction they can prevent should be all it takes to...