Construction & Development

Mirreco hemp house Perth

Carbon-positive hemp house could turbo charge industry

A new Perth-based company has committed to building a sustainable 10-star microhome to demonstrate the feasibility of its new hemp-based building panels, and boost the country’s emerging hemp industry. 

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First look inside Australia’s tallest timber tower

Lendlease has released images of the inside of its engineered timber office building under construction at 25 King Street Brisbane, which is set to become Australia’s tallest engineered timber building when complete.


Governments must wake up to the forces redefining global construction

Following is a transcript Western Sydney University Adjunct Professor David Chandler presented to the Australia-China Council on 17 April regarding what is needed to develop competitive advantages in the design and construction marketplace.

Why good evidence is being ignored in the built environment

Mammoth efforts are being put into tools and materials to optimise the design and development of high-performance buildings, but new research out of the CRC for Low Carbon Living has revealed these resources are underutilised or even unknown to key decision-makers.

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NCC 2019: Section J gets a complete overhaul

Proposed changes to the National Construction Code go far beyond tinkering around the edges of energy performance requirements for commercial buildings, according to Dr Paul Bannister, director innovation and sustainability at Energy Action.