Building defects in apartment blocks are far from unusual. We need to identify the systemic flaws contributing to them.
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.
What exactly is the 'built environment'? And is the term the best way to frame what we're trying to achieve today?
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.
The development of wood as strong as steel has spawned a new breed of timber towers to revolutionise the way we live in cities.
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.
In a knowledge-based economy, Australian construction firms need to shift from applied to pure R&D, writes Martin Loosemore.
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.
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.
A portable dialysis machine has won two national Good Design awards, bringing a UNSW graduate one step closer to saving lives in remote communities.