Building

Case study: a tiny home with a big vision

A small home project in Geelong is showcasing a way to address some of the big issues in the residential sector, including affordability, density, build quality and sustainability.

Cladding facade strata

Strata stakeholders in turmoil over cladding crisis

Strata owners corporations are facing insurance premium rises of 300 per cent in response to the flammable cladding crisis, and owners facing serious financial hardship from potential replacement costs.

Nightingale Model set to fly across Victoria

The Nightingale Model has received a $100,000 boost from the Victorian government in order to replicate and extend its sustainability achievements across the state.

Building resilience

It pays to build for resilience

For every $1 governments spend on increasing the resilience of existing buildings, $6 is saved in property losses, health costs and interruption to business, new US research has found.

Cross-laminated timber earns its place in the mainstream

Cross-laminated timber is a viable and cost-effective alternative for mass market commercial buildings and provides radical opportunities to slash construction timeframes and waste, according to Bates Smart director Philip Vivian.

A few billion more reasons to pursue healthy green buildings

The energy saving benefits of green buildings have long been understood, but new research from Harvard University has now put a dollar value on the climate and health benefits of reduced atmospheric pollution.