Building design

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Briefing paper

Improving housing accessibility in Australia: research summary

This research summary provides an evidence base about the impact of specific design features on hospital discharge and ageing in place.
Report

Impacts of new and emerging assistive technologies for ageing and disabled housing

This research looks at how smart home assistive technologies (AT) may be best used in both the aged care and disability sectors to reduce the need for support services. It includes an assessment of ease of use, quality-of-life and cost benefit analysis, and contributes to...
Working paper

A crisis on the horizon: ensuring affordable, accessible housing for people with disabilities

This paper discusses housing challenges facing people with disabilities in OECD and European Union countries, and policy supports to make housing more affordable, accessible and adapted to their needs.
Report

Adaptable housing for people with disability in Australia: a scoping study

This scoping study focuses on the existing housing stock available to the 4.4 million Australians with disability who live in the community in houses, duplexes, apartments, townhouses and units that they own or rent. Many of these people have a disability with particular needs that...
Report

Incorporating minimum accessibility standards in new housing: a survey of access consultants and architects

This study seeks the expert opinions of access consultants and architects on how expensive and complicated it would be for builders to incorporate specific accessible features into all new homes.
Report

Audit of accessible features in new houses, apartments and townhouses

The findings of this study support the idea that well-designed housing that works for people with mobility impairments does not compromise the design of housing for the general population – rather it enhances the built environment.
Strategy

Building for the future

This strategy focuses on opportunities for building regulation in the next 10 to 15 years, to provide people with safe, healthy, durable, accessible buildings that support social, economic and environmental wellbeing now and in the future.
Conference paper

Lean, psychological safety, and behavior-based quality: a focus on people and value delivery

Psychological safety is a construct that can help to bridge the gap in our knowledge of the influence of human factors in the design and success of construction processes, and is based on assessments about the risks associated with an action. Lean principles, such as...
Conference paper

Applying BIM tools in IPD project in Peru

This paper aims to demonstrate that the use of BIM tools enhances collaboration and integration into an IPD project. It starts with a literary review of the topics and then describes the proposed BIM and IPD integration framework, and finally evaluates the metrics obtained.
Report

Responsible innovation: designing schools for tomorrow’s learners

There is now a growing body of research that focuses on the complex relationships between physical spaces, educational practices and learning. This paper draws on empirical findings from recent international research that includes the perspectives and the experiences of those who design and use these...
Journal article

Optimization of green building design processes: case studies within the European union

Two case studies in Italy and two case studies in Spain are analyzed, and the effects of the project management issues are evaluated under three different points of view: Time, cost, and level of sustainability of the building. A poorly planned process for the achievement...
Guide

Design guide for refuge accommodation for women and children

The purpose of this design guide is to assist those working towards improving refuge accommodation for vulnerable women and children escaping violence in the home.
Conference paper

Relationality: an Indigenous approach to housing design

This paper aims to identify the gap between empirical research in comparison with indigenous ways of knowing, and the sharing of knowledge, regarding culturally appropriate housing design for Indigenous peoples in Australia.
Conference paper

The origin of rejection: Sydney’s first ideological battle with apartments

Exploring the social, political and economic factors that favoured urban sprawl over high density during early twentieth century, this paper examines the discourses surrounding the ideal Australian home at such a key time in Sydney’s early development.
Conference paper

Building a holistic approach: towards an interdisciplinary platform for housing affordability

This paper calls for greater collaboration and interdisciplinary knowledge transfer within the house building industry to improve housing affordability.
Conference paper

From design vision to economic feasibility: using a data-driven approach

Trends suggest that 60% of all new dwellings will be built in established Sydney's middle suburbs characterised by houses reaching the end of their lifecycle. This paper presents and evaluates a case study illustrating the tension between design envisioning and its economic feasibility in market-driven...
Strategy

A zero carbon road map for Aotearoa's buildings

This road map sets out the steps that New Zealand needs to take to get all buildings zero carbon by 2050 and all new buildings zero carbon by 2030.
Journal article

High Life Study protocol: a cross-sectional investigation of the influence of apartment building design policy on resident health and well-being

This cross-sectional observational study (2017–2021) aims to generate empirical evidence to guide policy decisions on apartment development and help to create healthy, equitable higher-density communities. Objectives include to benchmark the implementation of health-promoting apartment design requirements and to identify associations between requirements and resident health...
Conference paper

Enthusiasm for lean

Despite implementing the continuous improvement and respect for people principles as understood from the current research, many lean transformations fail. This paper provides an argument that there is a missing yet important set of elements supporting these principles that needs to be understood, and examines...
Conference paper

Comparing lean construction with experiences from partnering and design-build construction projects in Norway

While the construction industry has long been known for conflicts and adversarial behavior, there are different delivery methods and approaches that have been developed to overcome these shortfalls. This paper aims to compare Design-Build (DB) and partnering through the lens of the lean construction approach.