Is Australia ready for a house construction boom? Supply chain constraints say no.
For decades, construction companies have used fireproofing chemicals associated with risks to human health and the environment. We need safer alternatives.
Our buildings and infrastructure can only become sustainable if the sector shares, leases, reuses, repairs, refurbishes and recycles materials and products. A new report maps out out how to get there.
To address the growing urban population, along with the joint affordability and environmental crises, Canada needs to build more affordable, energy-efficient buildings.
In order to ensure new multi-unit housing prioritizes comfort and health, future residents and building owners should know what design choices to advocate for.
Turkey’s Adana Hospital survived February 2023 earthquakes with no damage because of its seismic isolation system.
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February earthquakes wreaked havoc across Turkey and Syria, killing tens of thousands of people. An engineer originally from Turkey describes what kept some buildings functional while others collapsed.
House Zero in Austin, Texas, is a 2,000-square-foot home that was built with 3D-printed concrete.
Lake Flato Architects
Not since the adoption of the steel frame has there been a development with as much potential to transform the way buildings are conceived and constructed.
Rescue workers continue to clear rubble from collapsed buildings in Antakya, Turkey, six days after two powerful earthquakes caused scores of buildings to collapse.
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The devastating outcomes of earthquakes is worsened when buildings cannot withstand the impact. Also, increased urban density and new construction materials are complicating search-and-rescue efforts.
Many of humanity’s innovations have taken inspiration from the natural world.
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Humans often look to nature for the solutions to complex problems – here are five times where biological processes have inspired innovation.
A so-called smart building. What will become of our free will when choices are made for us by technology embedded in the building?
Having the ability to decide either to do something or not, and to act accordingly, is a basic definition of freedom. Smart buildings challenge this freedom.
From building planning to heritage restoration and advance surveillance, drones are set to change the face of our cities – here’s how.
Bioarchitecture draws on design principles from nature to construct buildings that work in ways that help tackle climate change and reverse environmental damage.
Buildings consume more energy when empty or partially occupied for extended periods because they are designed to depend on human interactions.
Buildings are designed for people to live in, but what happens when no one is present or only half of the occupants are there?
We hope our work can help shape building planning and design. That could be classrooms that help us concentrate, or hospital waiting rooms that reduce our anxiety.
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a $250 million lawsuit against former president Donald Trump on Sept. 21, 2022 .
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New York’s lawsuit against Trump could mean he and three of his kids are prevented from operating a business again in the state – but the IRS will determine whether federal tax crimes also took place.
Members of the Nigerian Institute of Building during a walk against building collapse in Lagos in March 2022.
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Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital city, is notorious for frequent building collapses. A risk reduction expert offers five recommendations on how to prevent these disasters.
Engineered wood is a sustainable alternative to cement and steel in construction.
Insulating walls and windows can keep hot air outside during future heatwaves.
Adapt to climate change with insulated walls, window shutters and reverse-cycle heat pumps.
The severe heat wave in western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest, between June and July 2021 caused 1,400 deaths.
North America’s 2021 extreme heat event should compel governments to scale innovations from leading cities and countries to advance resilient, restorative and renewable cities.
Almost 8 million Aussie homes lack sufficient insulation, use sub-par heating and cooling equipment, or are badly designed. These homes account for 18% of Australia’s emissions.
Integrating solar panels with farming can provide partial shade for plants.
Renewable energy is expanding at a record pace, but still not fast enough. Here are the key areas to watch for progress in bringing more wind and solar into the power grid in 2022.