The Australian building industry produces a staggering 20.4 million tons of waste each year through construction and demolition works. Close to a third of this waste goes into landfills across the Country while the remaining two-thirds end up being recycled, illegally dumped, reused, reprocessed or stockpiled.
A recent Australian Building Codes Board consultation on proposed changes to the energy efficiency provisions for residential dwellings in the National Construction Code has foreshadowed a possible increase in performance requirements from 6 Star NatHERS to 7 Star. If it goes ahead, the change would form part of the next iteration of the National Construction Code in 2022.
In 2002 when the Green Building Council of Australia was founded, sustainability was still an optional extra for many architects, engineers and builders. Jobsite spoke with Jamie Wallis, Senior Manager in the Market Engagement team at GBCA, to gain some insights into how the industry has evolved.
With the slowdown in residential construction, many firms might be looking to expand across into commercial projects. Here’s how to make it work. New codes, new supply chains, new staging, new products and highly competitive tendering are just some of the challenges a residential builder faces when they move into commercial construction.
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