Building design

NARROWER TERMS
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.
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.
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

Development and testing of an innovative architectural programming simulation as a precursor to target value design

The purpose of this research was to explore the importance of architectural programming in helping to identify key attributes of value to an owner, and to report on a lean game designed and preliminarily validated by the authors to investigate the accuracy and perception of...
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.
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.
Conference paper

Lean design process for formwork engineering

Formwork engineering is one of the major cost factors in reinforced concrete construction, which is not only critical for the successful completion of construction projects, but also critical for profitability. The purpose of this research is to utilize lean thinking in formwork design so as...
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...