construction

How wood is good for creating healthier buildings

According to a growing swathe of research, timber used as a material for interiors and furnishings can enhance human wellbeing and contribute to improved indoor environment quality, from maintaining a…

How digital tech and big data is transforming buildings

Digital technology and big data promise a range of benefits to building developers, owners and tenants, including increased rental yields, improved employee retention and lower operational costs. The property sector,…

Timber goes even taller in Vancouver

Canadian developer PortLiving is set to build a 19-storey mixed-use residential project that will be Vancouver’s tallest hybrid timber tower. The Terrace House project has been designed by Shigeru Ban…

Geelong’s sustainable redesign sets new standard

Barwon Water’s headquarters in Geelong has become one of the latest projects to prove that even an old building can become a leading example of sustainability. Originally built in 1977,…

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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.

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”.