Engineering/Technology

Warming up to climate-sensitive design

With 2016 achieving the unenviable title of “world’s hottest year on record” and 2017 already seeing a onslaught of heatwaves in Australia, what are some of the sustainable design features…

The megatrends that will rock the property industry

New research by EY, in conjunction with the Green Building Council of Australia and Property Council of Australia, hopes to shake the property industry from its slumber on the inevitable…

Tesla Powerwall 2.0 sees enquiries double

Homebuyers and builders have pushed up demand for solar and batteries to double previous levels following the release of Tesla’s Powerwall 2.0, according to CSR Bradford’s executive general manager Anthony…

HFC phase down: Keeping our cool, safely

Global agreement on 16 October to phase down refrigerants with high global warming potential has been welcomed in Australia, but how prepared is the industry and what are the issues…

NZ: Electric vehicles get a boost from BMW

BMW is investing in growing uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand, entering into a partnership arrangement with Charge Net NZ to develop a national EV charging network that will…

3D printing vulnerable to hackers

It’s touted as one of the next big disruptions in the construction space, but researchers from NYU have warned that 3D printing could be vulnerable to cyberattack.

Habitech enters the NZ housing market

Melbourne-based prefabricated modular housing company Habitech Systems has entered the New Zealand market, with an exclusive partnership deal with NZ construction firm LiteGreen Projects.