Tall timber buildings are exciting, but to shrink construction’s carbon footprint we need to focus on the less sexy ‘middle’

Developer Thrive Construct recently announced the world’s tallest steel-timber hotel to be built at Victoria Square, Adelaide. Australia has caught onto the trend of building taller in timber, with other plans for three buildings 180-220 metres high submitted in Perth and Sydney. These would more than double the current world record for a timber building.

Defence seeks research proposals for high temperature structures

DMTC Ltd and Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group are encouraging Australian industry, universities, and research organisations to submit applied research proposals aimed at supporting development of high-temperature structures and sub-assemblies. Collaborations supported under the RFP will directly align with the aims of the Australian defence and national security community by complementing parallel efforts in…