Often in the past, interconnected communities can come off a little cramped and confining—with the alternative being a spacious home and lot with few stores or resources nearby. House by [...]
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Data is being utilised to sanitise the NSW construction business, pinpointing apartment blocks under construction most likely to be problematic and flagging them for audit and remediation before they [...]
Two-thirds of the global population is expected to reside in cities by 2050. With cities accounting for more than 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, there is a call [...]
Urban gardens and vertical farms are being grown across the planet, as the UN predicts that 68 per cent of the global population will reside in towns and cities [...]
One developer is purchasing old caravan parks in Victoria – with plans to do the same in other states – and replacing aged caravans with freshly designed, newly built [...]
Are white roofs a climate solutions? Yes! White roofs reflect sunlight back into space as opposed to absorbing the light, decreasing building temperatures and lessening the call for energy-intensive air [...]
Effective building design needs exposure to the sun, as supplied by northern orientation—but plenty of obstacles stand in the way. Sound usage of northern orientation in building design permits warm [...]
So what’s so good about greenhouses? Well raising crops in greenhouses produces 6 to 10 times the quantity of yield in comparison to open fields. Plus the crops raised hydroponically [...]
Accessible features like step free access, first floor toilets and handrails lining stairs are due to become mandatory additions to new houses and apartments throughout Australia after state and Commonwealth [...]
On Wednesday, state planning minister Rob Stokes revoked the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Covid-19 Development—Construction Work Days) Order 2020, put into place at the beginning of the pandemic as lockdowns and [...]