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Low-energy building plan underway

Energy Ministers have come to an agreement on the Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings, a national plan that will see Australian buildings aim to be zero energy (and carbon) ready, according to the COAG Energy Council.The Trajectory identifies opportunities for the building sector in the context of a broader trajectory for the sector, and in summary proposes: Setting [...]

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Igloos provide shelter for homeless population in France

An engineer designed igloo shelters for homeless to stay warm during the winter. At night in the streets of the city of Alfortville, in the suburbs of Paris, a small shelter with an original shape sits next to a construction site. Inside, Christian, 58, is listening to a soccer match on his radio. “This igloo is perfect, absolutely perfect!” he said [...]

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New Rouse Hill hospital announced for Sydney’s north-west

Thousands of residents across north-west Sydney are closer to having world class health services on their doorstep with the site for the Rouse Hill Hospital announced recently, says the NSW government.The site is close to the Rouse Hill Town Centre and the new Rouse Hill Metro station, ensuring both staff and the community will be [...]

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WA government unveils concept for rejuvenation of Subiaco Oval precinct

Indicative aerial view of the Subi East precinct. Image: Landcom Indicative aerial view of the Subiaco Oval, featuring the retained heritage gates. Image: Landcom Indicative concept of the former Princess Margaret Hospital. Image: Landcom The Western Australian government has published a “vision concept” for a Perth precinct near the CBD that would see the area around the disused Subiaco Oval transformed into a housing development. The 35.6-hectare [...]

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A Two Month Summary of BIM 360 Releases

We understand that everyone is busy, particularly over the end of year break. And with the rapid pace of BIM 360 development, you may not have had time to review all the new features packed in from the past couple of months. So we've saved you the trouble and collected them into this enormous summary. And these are only the highlights! [...]

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Australian Government funds infrastructure upgrade in Brisbane to ease congestion on the roads

The funding forms part of a $244.25 million investment in South East Queensland Government’s $1 billion Urban Congestion Fund. The investment includes: $50 million for upgrades on the Gympie Arterial Road connection to the southern end of the Bruce Highway. $15 million for new park and ride facilities at Mango Hill and Ferny Grove train stations. $7.75 million to prevent [...]

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Revit 2019.2 new features connect data, cloud, and customers

The Revit product team is very excited to announce the release of Revit 2019.2 — the latest version of Revit — to current subscribers.Before we dive into Revit 2019.2 new features, here’s some background on how we determine what to include in each new release. We capture user feedback and requests via the interactive Revit [...]

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GroupGSA wins design competition for 2022 Olympics

GroupGSA has won a design competition for the Chongli City Centre project in Chongli, Zhanjiakou, China, to be used in the 2022 Winter Olympics.Chongli District will host the ski jumping, biathlon, cross-country and freestyle skiing and snowboarding events at the Olympics from February to March 2022. GroupGSA's dynamic new centre will also combine social, cultural [...]

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The Eco-Friendly Floating Cities of the Future

Courtesy of URBAN POWER for Hvidovre municipalityAs the world population grows, designers look to develop the seas. Architecture and planning firm, URBAN POWER strategically designed nine man-made islands off the southern coast of Copenhagen to combat many of the city’s impending challenges. The islets, called Holmene, address demands for tech space, fossil-free energy production, flood [...]

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LG is launching a home brewing machine that makes beer out of capsules

LG has made an unlikely venture into the home beer market.Source:SuppliedSmart home appliances are all the rage in consumer electronics, and LG is set to launch a gadget that will bring capsule-made schooners to your home.Electronics giant LG has made an unlikely venture into the beer market with what it says is a world-first capsule [...]

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