Robert H. Crawford
Plug n Play: Future Prefab for Smart Green Schools
While relocatable, prefabricated learning environments have formed an important component of school infrastructure in Australia, prefabrication for permanent school buildings is a new and emerging field. This review of prefabrication for schools is timely. In 2017, Australia’s two largest state education departments committed to prefabrication...
Towards an integrated approach for evaluating both the life cycle environmental and financial performance of a building: a review
A building is responsible for the emission of a significant amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the various stages of its life cycle. Industry and government have been primarily focused on assessing and implementing mitigation measures related to the operational GHG emissions of buildings...
Exploring the relationship between Melbourne's water metabolism and urban characteristics
Cities can be seen as complex urban systems that mobilise local and global resource flows to meet the needs of their inhabitants and their manufacturing sector. However, the local consumption of resources can be responsible for major local and global environmental changes that impact the...
Living and learning: research for a better built environment
Foreword: The Architectural Science Association (ASA), formally known as the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), was established in 1963 with the goal of promoting architectural science, theory, education and practice. A particular focus of ASA is the development, documentation and application of...
Validating and improving the BASIX energy assessment tool for low-carbon dwellings: interim report - recruitment and data analysis
This project interim report presents the initial outcomes of the research that consist of: PART 1: Recruitment of participants from single dwellings and multi-unit dwellings, and initial data analysis of the stage 1 survey; PART 2: Analysis of the BASIX assessment model, key variables and...