Building industry

Journal article

8 Feb 2019
5

In order to fight against the climate change, China has set a series of emission reduction policies for super-emitting sectors. The cement industry is the major source of process-related emissions, and more attention should be paid to this industry. This study calculates the process-related, direct...

Report

16 Nov 2018
19

With over 4 million inhabitants and a growth rate of over 4% annually, Kenya’s capital city Nairobi is the largest and most populous city in the country, and the tenth largest city in Africa. It is an established hub and the main commercial centre of...

Guide

7 Nov 2018
9

The Get it Right Initiative is an organisation with a mission to tackle avoidable error in the construction industry. The initiative’s single aim is to significantly reduce error and its associated consequences, and its members are united to build a better UK Construction Industry....

Report

12 Sep 2018
15

The Argentinian Ministry of Energy (MEN), the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) convened a one-day scoping workshop on ‘Behaviour Change for Energy Efficiency: Opportunities for International Cooperation in the G20 and beyond’ on 12 September 2018 in...

Journal article

1 Aug 2018
41

Building energy efficiency is an important strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions globally. In fact, 55 countries have included building energy efficiency in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. This research uses building energy code implementation in six cities across different continents...

Report

30 Jul 2018
58

The 2018 report provides a projection of national building and construction activity for the next six years, through to 31 December 2023. It includes national and regional breakdowns of actual and forecast residential building, non-residential building and infrastructure activity.

Policy report

3 Jul 2018
86

Improved energy performance of buildings presents a win-win-win opportunity, reducing stress on the electricity network, offering bill savings, supporting a least-cost pathway to a zero carbon built environment, and improving health and resilience outcomes for households and businesses.

The National Construction Code is a...

Discussion paper

29 Jun 2018
19

Discussion paper and roadmap Stage 1 for commercial, institutional, and government buildings and fitouts

Discussion paper: The world passed another global-warming milestone in 2016 (NASA, 2017), with temperatures rising to their hottest on record for the third year in a row. Now is the...

Report

4 Jun 2018
291

The key finding of this report is that major project work has risen by 58% in 2017/2018 to $6.9 billion, after two successive years of low activity.

Journal article

1 Jun 2018
26

It is increasingly recognised that the risks associated with climate change must be addressed through both mitigation and adaptation. Buildings are vulnerable to climate change risk and are also the source of a significant proportion of greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change. The...

Report

21 May 2018
127

The purpose of the review was to identify legislative best practice, with a view to improving consistency in security of payment legislation and the level of protection afforded to construction industry subcontractors to ensure they obtain payment for work they have completed or for goods...

Report

Improving the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia
2 May 2018
404

This long-awaited report into the compliance and enforcement systems for the Australian building and construction industry has been released, after being presented to the Building Ministers' Forum in late April 2018.

Journal article

1 Mar 2018
6

Cities are suggested as being the key level for shifts towards more sustainable modes of production and consumption. The building sector with its significant carbon footprint plays an important role in urban climate change adaptation strategies. Using the case study of Brisbane (Australia), the paper...

Report

11 Jan 2018
170

This report shows how society benefits when buildings can withstand natural disasters.

Report

1 Dec 2017
409

This investigation has found combustible cladding is widely used on buildings throughout Victoria. This report sets out interim recommendations to ensure Victorians are safe in their homes, their property is protected and buildings comply with the law.

Report

22 Nov 2017
133

This report recommends that through the Council of Australian Governments, the Australian government should pursue a coordinated and consistent whole of government approach to strengthen federal and state legislation and regulations to address the illegal importation of asbestos.

Strategy

27 Oct 2017
190

Queensland is set to implement a new building plan that will bring massive changes to many elements of the construction industry.

Policy report

22 Sep 2017
159

The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) has released a new policy, outlining the key components required to modernise and harmonise Australia’s building regulations.

Report

6 Sep 2017
136

This interim report outlines the concerns that the non-compliant use of cladding is widespread and that there have been extensive delays in developing and implementing policies to address non-compliance and non-conformity in the building industry.

Audio

5 Sep 2017
26

Property developer, Mirvac, is pushing ahead with a 'build-to-rent' housing project. Will it improve affordability for renters?

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