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.
As well as an infrastructure spending boost, governments are fast-tracking approvals. But these processes exist for a reason. If we get projects wrong, we live with the consequences for decades.
Bullet trains are back on the agenda. But a new analysis shows that rather than helping cut emissions, such a project would drive them up for at least 24 years.
As sand markets boom, entrepreneurs, organized crime and others are cashing in — leaving widespread environmental damage in their wake.
Researchers are turning microbes into microscopic construction crews by altering their DNA to make them produce building materials. The work could lead to more sustainable buildings.
Our climate is changing – and so must architecture.
'Use the reinforced concrete, Luke.'
Old buildings aren't just waste – the materials can be reused to create the cities of the future.
Houses built more than 20 years ago are likely to be more vulnerable to bushfires than newer builds. But there are some simple and inexpensive ways to reduce your risk.
An unregulated construction sector is stifling its potential to influence Ghana's economy consistently.
Australia is in the midst of a solar energy boom, yet it is lagging behind other countries when it comes to 'building-integrated photovoltaics' - solar cells built into the very fabric of buildings.
Bamboo has been used since ancient times for building, but only in recent decades has pioneering work in Bali inspired its wider use for substantial and enduring structures.
There's no uniformity around health and safety management programmes and practices within the construction industry.
Air conditioning requires energy, and contributes to global warming – here are five ways of cooling which won't cost the planet.
China has put the onus back on Australia to take responsibility for our waste, and Germany has shown us the way with extended producer responsibility for construction and demolition waste.
From cobbled laneways to grand buildings, bluestone has a long history in Melbourne – one that starts millions of years ago.
We now have a proven model for supporting self-determined building on Aboriginal homelands. The next question is how can its reach be extended?
Trump may find it harder to maintain support for his escalating tariffs on China if the US economy shows further signs of weakness.
It would be difficult, but we could probably build a tower over 2,000 metres tall, which would be like ten normal skyscrapers on top of each other! This is probably not a very good idea though.