Lifting standards in Victoria’s building industry
Building industry reform in Australia's Victoria is an opportunity to better protect home owners and promote quality, say University of Melbourne experts
Investing in social housing during a pandemic
University of Melbourne experts say Australia needs a National Housing Strategy, as well as funding and policy, to fix our long-term declines in social housing.
The future is prefabricated
Prefabrication can be a more environmentally and socially responsible way to build, and it's going mainstream, says a University of Melbourne expert.
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.
Pholiota: The tiny house with big ideas
A new exhibition suggests a tiny house designed in the 1920s by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin could teach modern housebuilders a thing or two.
Skyscrapers: How tall is too tall?
Buildings are getting taller as technology advances, so we asked an expert – how high is too high?