Construction & Development

Bloomberg HQ sustainable buildings

Is new Bloomberg HQ world’s greenest building?

Business and financial news company Bloomberg has officially opened its £1 billion (AU$1.72b) European HQ in London, a building it has labelled the world’s most sustainable.

24 ways to improve the building industry

Better more competent certifiers more often might help stem the tide of bad building practice. So might bringing an end to performance based standards that allows some builders to “turn black into white”.

Frasers nabs first 6 Star industrial rating

Frasers Property Australia has become the first company to get a 6 Star Green Star rating for an industrial property, with its supersite on the aptly named Efficient Drive in West Park Industrial Estate, Truganina, 22 kilometres west of Melbourne.

Senate committee calls for flammable cladding ban

There’s no place for the import, sale or use of combustible polyethylene (PE) core aluminium composite panels in Australia, a Senate inquiry into non-conforming building products has declared.

Mirvac aims for WELL Platinum at Melbourne’s Olderfleet

Mirvac has extended its WELL Building Standard leadership by scoring Australia’s first core and shell pre-certification at the Platinum level for its upcoming Olderfleet office tower at 477 Collins Street in Melbourne.