Property pay yet to slump, young guns still sought after

Pay rises in the property industry have not yet taken a hit from the coronavirus pandemic, but future remuneration increases are likely be “modest” as the “year of the virus” unfolds, according to Avdiev’s latest remuneration report.

CRC for better buildings gets under way

The Australian government has provided $28 million in funding to a 30-partner collaborative initiative to revolutionise the way buildings are designed and built in Australia.

International Women’s Day: A few wins on the board for women in the built environment

It was International Women’s Day (IWD) on Sunday and while breakfasts, cupcakes and criticisms from some quarters that it has strayed far from its radical roots still featured in the 2020 edition, the annual event provides an opportunity to highlight the hard work being done to advance women’s rights, including females working in the built environment.

Futurebuild showcases the technology; we just need the will and the finance

This year’s Futurebuild expo at the ExCel Centre in London was packed with over 450 exhibitors and thousands of visitors coming together under the slogan “Responding to the emergency”. There’s no longer any doubt about the need to go net zero; the effort centres on how to get there.

ISPT tops NABERS Indoor Environment charts

Quality air and daylight is no longer a nice-to-have for office workers, according to ISPT’s Alicia Maynard, who says tenants now expect health and wellness in the workplace. Maynard, who heads the sustainability and technical services team at the company, says when looking to sign a new lease, tenants want to “make sure the owner […]

Great green building intent – pity about the execution

HOLIDAY RENTAL REVIEW: A key part of sustainability is good, useable design and specification so the buildings we create
serve us well from the outset and don’t present us with reasons to want to change them – because changes cost resources and resources cost the earth.

Frasers and Winten at Macquarie Park, Floth “game changer” and confusing Wagners

IN BRIEF: Frasers Property Industrial and Winten Property Group say their new Community Business District  near the new metro station at Macquarie Park in Sydney’s north west will become a “viable alternative to city locations, with seamless connections” to other areas and a well being and sustainability focus. The $750 million project Macquarie Exchange will […]

Buildings are not lifeless objects, it’s time to treat them as such 

In our obsession with newness, we can easily forget that the narrative of sustainability is not merely about technical longevity, but also about cultural sustainability, an expression of our city’s identity and thus a continuation of our collective memory of place.

Assemble’s rent/buy housing model is changing the game

Around 6000 people have signed-up to a database in Melbourne to rent apartments for five years, with an option to buy – complete with all the trimmings you need to build a great community. 

Mirvac to tackle net zero homes at scale in Melbourne

Mirvac is poised to deliver a $350 million exemplar of how to achieve net zero, high performance, energy efficient and affordable housing in Altona North in Melbourne.

Construction needs to avoid social value smokescreens

Social value can be up to 15 per cent of non-price assessments in construction tenders, but are the metrics genuine? If not, it’s a huge missed opportunity for this sector with so many multiplier effects in the economy.