The research, focused on the Jordan Springs estate in Western Sydney, found houses were built close together and made from materials which exacerbate hot weather.
Current building codes do not include the most efficient way to keep houses standing and intact during tornadoes.
Construction experts explain the various factors that likely came into play, leading to the collapse of a building which had reportedly been sinking for some time.
Renewables form an ever-greater share of the electricity mix. But elsewhere in the energy sector – in transport, industry and buildings – emissions reduction is very slow.
Women need to know what opportunities exist for them in the construction industry.
To increase renewable energy use, the Biden administration wants the US to go from seven offshore wind turbines today to enough to power 10 million homes within a decade.
With adaptive design, infrastructure is ready to be expanded in the future. It’s working for the Dutch.
To protect urban trees, it’s important to reduce the impact from construction. Advance planning and close supervision can help.
Researchers are developing ways to lock captured CO2 into cement. It could help rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure and deal with climate change at the same time.
Pipeline companies have run roughshod over several regions where they’re building, racking up safety and environmental violations. Many residents feel trapped, with no control over their property.
South Africa’s economic recovery plan must focus on at least three areas: protecting vulnerable populations, supporting the vulnerable sectors and external trade diversification.
NOAA released its list of climate and weather disasters that cost the nation more than $1 billion each. Like many climate and weather events this past year, it shattered the record.
Changes to the way houses and other buildings are constructed could lower energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
Despite the government spruiking a ‘gas-led economic recovery’, natural gas is clearly on the way out. It’s time for a serious rethink on the way many Australians cook and heat our homes.
A building designed to be easily taken apart so the components can be reused is a model for much less wasteful construction. It reduces resource use and environmental impacts, and can be cheaper too.
New Zealand’s housing market is ill designed to create the surpluses that would force down values. Only the state can change that.
A better way of evaluating these projects would be to look at their value and sustainability.
Fish need to cross roads too. But the tunnels built to channel rivers under roads and railways can block their migrations.
With trees infested by the emerald ash borer deemed essentially worthless, a team of designers wanted to see if the decaying wood could be repurposed as a building material.
The design professions are set to go over a cliff in September. Construction is set to follow them in 2021.