NSW Government seeks feedback on design and construction regulations

The NSW Government is asking for feedback on proposed regulations that will strengthen the design and construction of buildings in NSW. Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson said consultation on the Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2020 will give stakeholders an opportunity to give feedback on important changes to how buildings are regulated. “In June […]

‘Are architects worth it?’ Groundbreaking Australian research finds answer

ArchiTeam and the University of Melbourne have released their crowdfunded Research for Architects in Small Practice (RAsP) report, finding that houses with renovations designed by small-practice architects outperform non-architect-designed houses. Launched in 2018, RAsP’s first research topic was: “Do small practice architect designed renovations improve capital gains in the Melbourne residential property market?” The groundbreaking […]

Grimshaw partners with BPI Rating for sustainable product material selection

Global architecture firm Grimshaw has partnered with BPI Rating, the construction material data platform, to co-develop a solution to integrate sustainability and responsible sourcing into the practice’s material selection. The partnership is designed to assist Grimshaw’s ambition to reach carbon neutrality in their practice by 2020 and deliver zero carbon ready buildings and infrastructure by […]

COVID-19 prompts government spending on housing programs

Four billion dollars in new or expedited funding for 98 housing program initiatives were announced by Australian governments due to the coronavirus pandemic between March and June 2020. The new report from AHURI, ‘Policy coordination and housing outcomes during COVID-19’, led by researchers from Swinburne University of Technology analysed the scale and range of policy […]

B Corp Certification with Kosloff Architecture

BESIX and Watpac integrate to create multi-disciplinary contractor