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  1. 24 September 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    What Victoria’s earthquake tells us about the safety of our structures

    Australia has earthquake safety regulations, but University of Melbourne experts say the earthquake reminds us about the safety of our buildings and structures.

  2. 23 June 2021 - Design

    How our housing can make it feel like a Russian winter

    Australia’s housing isn’t geared to deal efficiently with our Southern winters – we need learn from the Northern Hemisphere, says University of Melbourne expert

  3. 20 November 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    The particles making building cladding fire-safe

    University of Melbourne researchers and industry have found that tiny ceramic particles can make plastic-backed cladding fire-safe for building.

  4. 18 July 2017 - Design

    When building glass breaks dangerously it is a design problem

    Glass shattered on the former ICI building in Melbourne in the 1960s but we haven't learned the lessons from the past, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 3 July 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Nanoclay can stop cladding fires spreading

    University of Melbourne researchers have found that treating cladding with nanoclay can stop cladding fires like the Grenfell fire from spreading

  6. 21 June 2017 - Design

    Cladding fires: a fatal warning of a bigger problem

    The Grenfell fire is a warning of the danger of performance-based building codes compared with 1980s prescriptive approaches says University of Melbourne expert

  7. 14 March 2017 - Design

    Why apartments are failing the heat stress test

    Most of Melbourne's apartments would fail international building health standards during a heatwave, and Australian building standards don't cover heat stress.

  8. 7 October 2015 - Humanities

    Send us baby food, board games - and some barmaids

    Newly-released Red Cross Australia records show the relief effort after Cyclone Tracy devastated Darwin involved supplying all kinds of aid to residents.