Construction & Development

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.

Sydney Architecture Studio off grid commercial building

Plans for game-changing off-grid high-rise revealed

Exclusive: Plans have been revealed for an off-grid high rise project on Sydney’s north shore that will be powered entirely by human waste and use design inspired by the wings of an owl to reduce wind load.

Green building construction

Should we make all buildings carbon negative?

How to make all buildings carbon negative is a policy aim currently being developed by the Welsh Assembly Government, which aspires to be a world leader on the path to…

prefab house built in warehouse

Prefab: solution or symptom?

This article is based on a paper on prefabricated construction, asking if it is a solution or a symptom in the current state of global construction transformations.

War on Waste takes out the Banksias

The ABC TV series War on Waste has won the most prestigious sustainability honour in Australia, the 2017 Gold Banksia Sustainability award.

Lester Partridge & co on a growth spurt at LCI

LCI engineering consulting director Lester Partridge took time out on Monday from the mega-conference run by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats, at which he was due to speak, to share some insight into how his new consulting practice is going.