Organisation

Australian Institute of Architects

Guide

Sustainability and building information modelling (BIM)

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

Regenerative Development through LENSES with a case study of Seacombe West

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

Social sustainability: creating places and participatory processes that perform well for people

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

Designing to heal: post-disaster rebuilding to assist community recovery

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...