Conference paper

Implementation of production system design in house building projects: a Lean journey in Chile

This article reports the experience of a construction company that has implemented production system design (PSD) and the Last Planner System (LPS), as part of the development of an improvement program in production management based on the Lean Philosophy. This company is based in Chile...
Discussion paper

Something new under the sun

Rental properties are less likely to have solar PV installations than owner-occupied properties, resulting in higher electricity bills and greenhouse gas emissions. This paper suggests that government programs that coordinate and change the incentives faced by landlords, renters, property managers and solar installers can help...
Report

Assessing the condition of New Zealand housing: survey methods and findings

This is the first report presenting findings from a national housing assessment survey undertaken in 2018/19. It presents a high-level overview of results, with national estimates and by tenure.
Policy report

Planning restrictions harm housing affordability

Planning restrictions around Australia reduce the supply of housing and hence raise prices. This paper summarises recent research on this topic, focussing on Australia’s largest cities.
Report

Urban regulation and diverse housing supply: an investigative panel

This research examines the barriers and challenges within the housing system for delivering housing supply that is more diverse, in terms of size and built form, tenure, development model and affordability level.
Report

Supporting Australia’s housing system: modelling pandemic policy responses

This research considers the economic literature relating to pandemics, and models a range of related economic outcomes on employment and unemployment by sector, and on the housing outcomes of home owners, private renters, and small investor landlords in Australia from late 2020 and through 2021.
Conference paper

Barriers to implementing solar energy systems in buildings: the resident’s perspective in Malaysia

In Malaysia, solar energy has been used in numerous industrial buildings as a source of electricity generation since the country benefits from high solar radiation throughout the year. However, solar energy is still not used in residential buildings despite a wide interest from the sector.
Conference paper

Private rental housing provision in Brisbane: A case study of supply at the lower cost end of the private rental sector

Brisbane’s housing market is relatively under-researched, despite the value that can be gained from examining a residential property market operating in an environment of significant population growth through high inward interstate migration, and sustained urban building and development activity.
Report

Home truths: the role of housing in economic recovery

Housing plays many roles in our economy and society, including as a consumable good, investment asset and infrastructure. This paper offers a brief overview of the economic case for housing and changes to the housing market context since the first wave of the pandemic. Against...
Report

Responding to the pandemic, can building homes rebuild Australia?

With the construction industry long being held up as an ideal mechanism for delivering economic stimulus in periods of economic recession and stagnation, this research assesses how the housing industry can help rebuild the Australian economy, both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.