Australia ‘could lead the world’ in sustainable infrastructure says new report

Australia could lead the world in sustainable infrastructure with benefits for the community and business says Infrastructure Australia (IA) in the Australian Infrastructure Audit released today. The Green Building Council of Australia welcomes the report as fresh evidence to support urgent action to ensure the productivity, resilience and sustainability of cities and communities across Australia. […]

Technology is making cities ‘smart’ but it’s also costing the environment

The Australian government has allocated $50 million for the Smarter Cities and Suburbs Program to encourage projects that “improve the livability, productivity and sustainability of cities and towns across Australia”. Mark Sawyer, lecturer in Architecture, University of Western Australia, takes a look at the environmental costs of smart cities. One project funded under the program […]

Cloud connected doors are the next level up

Entry as a Service is the next level up of automatic door maintenance and technology, explains dormakaba’s Kevin Blacow. We’re now used to the idea of the Internet of Things (IoT) connecting many of the staple appliances and fixtures of our everyday lives to the cloud and, therefore, each other, but what may surprise is […]

Easy as one, two, three – master keying

In one of those crushing blows designed to disappoint 99 percent of AR’s readership, I’m here to tell you that despite what you’ve learned at the movies or from reading books, there is really no such thing as a skeleton key. Yes, there are keys that have been filed or cut so that they can […]

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