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The building sector has been identified as a sector with large potential for delivering energy savings and mitigation of GHG emissions. Yet it has been unclear what the specific role of building energy efficiency codes play in achieving these savings. Thererfore, between July 2011 and...
This paper provides a background on the focus and nature of the Australian housing industry and the factors affecting production costs. The paper will also review Australian and overseas literature relating to the subject.
This essay traces the history of Melbourne's alte nineteenth-century boom and bust—tracking the building cycle, explaining the city's slow recovery, and paying close attention to participants.
Australian timber merchants have long played a vital role in providing building materials, credit, and product information to builders.
This paper begins by examining how economic models have developed over time to define the boundaries of cost and value in building. How value is variously described in other fields is compared, and the technique of value management as a good design tool is analysed....
Justice Murray Wilcox’s report, Transition to Fair Work Australia for the Building and Construction Industry , made recommendations on the structure and powers of the specialist division that would replace the ABCC.
The Ecocents Living project is the result of collaboration between the Department for Families & Communities, Hindmarsh and the University of South Australia. The purpose of the research program was to identify a suite of built forms for housing that are both affordable and sustainable....
Adapting building designs for climate change is about managing the unavoidable. While there is debate around what level of adaptation is needed, there is growing awareness that design practices need to take into account predictions of increased risk and intensity of extreme events. This paper...
This paper seeks to explain how clients deal effectively with challenges on private single dwelling projects by achieving learning.
It is well recognized that the construction industry is one of the largest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions. This research investigates achieving carbon neutrality in commercial developments. A case study approach was adopted to gain an in-depth analysis of the first commercial building claimed...