Built Environment

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Building defects in apartment blocks are far from unusual. We need to identify the systemic flaws contributing to them.

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It's tempting to blame building certifiers and the fact they are privately employed. But the cracks in the quality of our apartment buildings go deeper and can be fixed.

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What exactly is the 'built environment'? And is the term the best way to frame what we're trying to achieve today?

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Our concrete jungles are getting so hot they could eventually become uninhabitable. But a team of UNSW researchers is working hard to cool them down.

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The development of wood as strong as steel has spawned a new breed of timber towers to revolutionise the way we live in cities.

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Lucy Turnbull AO, Chair of the Greater Sydney Commission, has established a new UNSW scholarship aimed at increasing the number of women in leadership roles in the built environment industry.

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In a knowledge-based economy, Australian construction firms need to shift from applied to pure R&D, writes Martin Loosemore. 

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Lucy Turnbull will join 20 of Sydney’s high-profile female professionals at an event aimed at encouraging more women to take up leadership roles in the built environment industry.

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Critics have characterised the Productivity Commission's latest report as a charter for “privatisation” of public housing. Yet it's not a manifesto for an entirely marketised and deregulated framework driven by the profit motive, writes Hal Pawson.

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A portable dialysis machine has won two national Good Design awards, bringing a UNSW graduate one step closer to saving lives in remote communities.

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