Engineering/Technology

Clare Parry: “Now that I live in a Passive House, I never want to move”

Clare Parry, who will be a panellist at The Fifth Estate’s Flick the Switch event on 5 August, is a director of the Australian Passive House Association (and founding chair). She’s been weathering the lockdown periods in her recently built Passive House in Melbourne, and is thrilled not to be in the “dumb” double brick house she lived in before.

Want a marriage made in heaven? Try Passive House+

Plans for one of the largest “passive house” social housing estates in Europe have been approved in Ireland. But the designers could still learn a thing or two about the…

Four new sustainable building materials to watch

With the need for better buildings more urgent than ever, great minds across Australia are finding innovative ways to reshape the building sector with sustainable construction materials When it comes…

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Need help solving a COVID19 problem? Ask an engineer

The ultimate problem solvers, Engineers Australia chief executive officer Bronwyn Evans says engineers will play a key role in building resilience during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

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It’s time for building professionals to embrace carbon positive

Sara Wilkinson and Wil Srubar III attended the CarbonPositive ’20 conference in LA in March to present on the use of next-generation biomaterials in construction. The three-day event reset the agenda for sustainability and decarbonisation of the built environment from lowering and minimising our carbon emissions and meeting zero carbon targets, to becoming carbon positive.

Infrastructure Australia steers a sustainable direction

It might be a sign of changing times or Romilly Madew’s green pedigree coming through, but climate adaption and response projects topped Infrastructure Australia’s priority list for 2020

Meinhardt vies for Tier 1 status with new acquisition

Global engineering company Meinhardt has come “full circle” in its Australian operations by acquiring Bonacci Group, a move it hopes will lock in its return as a top player in the Australian market.