Alas, sometimes things need to be broken for us to realise that we need to make changes.
Prefabrication and lightweight timber builder Strongbuild was placed into voluntary administration at 9 am on Thursday morning, after Frasers Australia pulled out of a contract just two weeks from commencement leaving a massive $6 million gap in expected earnings.
Lendlease has released images of the inside of its engineered timber office building under construction at 25 King Street Brisbane, which is set to become Australia’s tallest engineered timber building when complete.
Green wall advocates have hit back at an attack from a leading architect on the value of green walls, citing energy savings and biodiversity benefits.
It’s autumn, the weather is finally starting to cool, and in some homes in Australia ducted heating systems are being switched on for the first time this year, sending hot air through chilly rooms.
SPECIAL REPORT: We talk to manufacturers and sustainability expert Dr Chris Reardon; we check the councils such as Pittwater and Woollahra to see why they don’t like light roofs; take a look at City of Melbourne’s study; and even the argument for dark roofs.
Strongbuild was clearly the darling of the prefab and lightweight timber construction scene. Pretty much everyone we spoke to about the story that broke on Thursday about the company’s failure said what lovely people are Adam Strong, his fellow directors brothers Jamie and Tim, and long term friend Shane Strong who is also in the business but not related.
Exclusive: Nightingale Housing is set to leap out of start-up mode to full scalability with a new fund that promises around $300 million in finance.
Disconnection and atomisation is at the heart of the crisis of democracy sweeping through the Western world. What we need is a shift to ecological ecology, which is about participatory, deliberative democratic paths, embedded in nature and where “everything is connected”, argues Tim Hollo, executive director of think tank the Green Institute, and former political adviser to former Greens Leader Christine Milne. Here is what he told a Politics in the Pub crowd last Thursday night.
TRANSPORT SERIES – SYDNEY: John Austen is a transport specialist with a big track record including senior roles in the NSW government and as a former member of Infrastructure Australia. He claims that NSW’s troubled road and rail infrastructure planning is fundamentally flawed.
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