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.

New Taingiwilta supercomputing infrastructure launched at DSTG’s Edinburgh site

A new supercomputer has been officially launched at Defence Science and Technology Group’s Edinburgh, South Australia site.  According to acting prime minister and minister of defence Richard Marles, the state-of-the-art investment was “up to a million times faster than a standard computer” and will enable the crunching of large data sets to address some of…