Engineering services firm Meinhardt Group has continued its aggressive growth strategy to reassert itself as a top player in the Australian market. Among recent activity it’s hired sustainability and integrated design advocate Darren Bilsborough to head the ANZ building services team.
Beef is a notoriously not very good for the planet. It produces nearly double the amounts of carbon compared with small ruminants such as goats or sheep. The good news is its consumptions is dropping. Get ready for more food to taste like chicken because the meat industry is getting a major shakeup. Global meat […]
The fallout of this building crisis, at the end of the current property boom cycle, may see many developers close doors and get out of development activities.
New GBCA chief executive Davina Rooney comes with a challenge the industry seems happy to embrace. What’s on the cards could be all 6 Star Green Star buildings be mandated net zero carbon. In my career I have seen sustainable buildings come a long way. Now, as we approach the critical decade on climate change, […]
Australia is not headed in the right direction to curb its greenhouse gas emissions. Is there anything companies can do themselves to turn this juggernaut around?
There might have been 70 parties kicking around to buy the Strongbuild prefab lightweight construction facility at Bella Vista in Sydney after it went into voluntary administration late last year.
There’s been a few noteworthy personnel changes that have happened recently, including a new chief executive officer for Knight Frank.
Movements in sustainability engineering continue with Integral managing director Andrew Mather snapping up Rich Palmer from his old firm of WSP where Palmer was director sustainability and Mather previously was chief executive and MD Asia Pacific.
The fallout from poor building practices in high rise continues to leave a trail of unintended consequences that are spreading beyond the impact on the people that bought into or live in the buildings.
Government and industry to take joint responsibility and act together to restore trust in the building industry.
Clients and their consultants are at the front of the bus, in a broken industry.
The decentralised nature of the new economy is increasingly impacting the capacity for effective communication between industry and government.
Are design firms doing enough to deliver on the promise of sustainability? Is our industry losing its momentum in advancing state-of-the-art sustainable design?
MARKET PULSE: Demand for planners in Melbourne and Sydney is “red hot” at the moment with many consultancies finding it difficult to fill positions. John Wynne, national planning director of consultancy Urbis, said it’s an incredibly busy time for planners and so recruiting them is a challenge. “It’s fair to say that nationally the demand […]
Infrastructure and building growing in unison Arup’s infrastructure and building projects are growing rapidly in Australia, particularly in Sydney. NSW region leader Andrew Pettifer says business grew strongly last year and they anticipate growth continuing this year. “Roughly speaking our office went from 400 to 600 staff last year, which is a step change really, […]
The retail industry has been slow to embrace the environmental, social and financial benefits of sustainable practices, though momentum is building globally and locally.
The sustainability case for timber in building will now be easier to quantify, with the Australian timber industry this week registering the first industry-wide Environmental Product Declaration as part of the new Australasian EPD Programme.