Australian Institute of Architects

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20 Aug 2017

This note introduces readers to some of the current environmental analysis tools available within Building Information Modelling (BIM) software packages.


15 Nov 2016

This paper will outline regenerative development, describe the process of using the LENSES (Living Environments in Natural, Social and Economic Systems) Framework, and highlight a project in Victoria, Australia, where regenerative development and LENSES have been used to guide the master planning process

Discussion paper

1 Nov 2013

Social sustainability is about ensuring the sustenance of the diverse social relations that exist in healthy communities. Creating the physical, cultural and social places that support wellbeing and a sense of community involves a process of engagement with the people who inhabit those places. There...

Discussion paper

4 Oct 2013

The physical destruction accompanying disasters typically creates an urgency to rebuild and help survivors get back on track. There are inspiring examples of how architects and other built environment professionals have contributed to rebuilding. In many cases their efforts have facilitated the re-establishment of eroded...


22 Mar 2013

Talk addressing Parliament Queensland.

Our investment in public infrastructure needs to be regeared to create platforms for more efficient delivery of public sector services and infrastructure. We cannot achieve significant quality of life, better education, public sector productivity and efficiency gains if we continue...

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