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A Danish view on circular construction

As resources become scarcer, building owners may one day be able to sell walls, ceilings and floors to other developers, instead of demolishing them.

A cities deal could do so much to cool the Central City

With winter out of the way and warmer conditions now upon us, it won’t be long before waves of Sydneysiders start flocking to our city’s beaches. This is especially the…

Photo of Co-presidents of the NAWIC NSW chapter Harriet Oldmeadow and Elizabeth Brookes presenting awards

NAWIC NSW Awards for Excellence 2019

Among the winners were Madeleine Blanchfield for her disappearing Kangaroo Valley Outhouse design, and Brooke Emmett of Fulton Hogan for her impressive project leadership of the Newell Highway upgrade in far northern NSW.

Ghost of Bjelke-Petersen looms large over new Queensland legislation

New legislation proposed by the Queensland government to ban “locking” devices used by climate activists and to give police more power to search suspected protesters is raising the spectre of Joh Bjelke-Petersen era laws criminalising public protest.

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WA’s economic growth relies on specialised diversification

Diversifying Western Australia’s mining dependent economy could yield benefits for the state, especially in areas such as lithium, defence, big data and tourism, a new report from Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre has found.

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NSW gets its first Certified Passive House homes

New South Wales now has two Passive House certified buildings. The experience of the designers and builders behind these projects shows that the building standard isn’t easy to follow but it’s worth it to get ultra-low energy homes that are comfortable, quiet and secure.

How the construction industry got itself into this mess

It’s a national scandal  – worse, for now, in NSW –  but the problems of the construction industry will likely just keep growing until we manage to find a pathway to systemic change.