09
Mar 20

Embedding design thinking in high density housing

Between 2011 and 2016, Australia gained 1,037 new citizens per day.  State governments are working to overcome challenges in planning to accommodate population growth in a way that limits urban sprawl and maintains the liveability of our major cities. Higher density development is key in providing housing close to urban amenities and employment opportunities. Approximately … Continue reading Embedding design thinking in high density housing

09
Mar 20

Rebuilding Christchurch as a Smart City

Christchurch, all but flattened by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in 2011, is grasped the opportunity to rebuild for the better. The city is harnessing 21st century technology and is quickly becoming a shining example of how a smart city can function.  “We weren’t left with a blank slate, but the 2010/11 earthquakes really did get … Continue reading Rebuilding Christchurch as a Smart City

26
Feb 20

3rd Build to Rent Summit – Event Wrap-up

Criterion’s 3rd Build to Rent conference brought together 100+ key stakeholders from across Australia’s BTR industry to share best practices on planning, design, delivery, operations and financing models. The event is an established platform providing a holistic insight into the opportunities, barriers and the potential for growth of the BTR asset class in Australia. The past … Continue reading 3rd Build to Rent Summit – Event Wrap-up

24
Jan 20

Innovations in road materials redefining the asset lifecycle

As our roads sprawl in a growing network and greater demands are placed on sustainability and lessening our carbon footprint, innovative methods of road construction and materials are coming to the fore.  While innovative construction has environmental benefits, it also minimises cost, maintenance and increases life and quality.  Innovation is not without its obstacles and … Continue reading Innovations in road materials redefining the asset lifecycle

22
Jan 20

The business value of digital engineering in AEC

Digital engineering presents opportunities to design and build for the future in ways which have been restricted by legacy processes. Architectural Engineering and Construction firms (AEC) are beginning to take advantage of digital engineering and building information modelling (BIM) as the benefits become increasingly apparent. View the infographic below or download the high res version … Continue reading The business value of digital engineering in AEC

13
Jan 20

Planning for alternatively-fuelled cars in tunnels

As we progress steadily closer to 2062, the year in which the Jetsons take to the skies in flying cars, we are instead turning our attention to the space beneath our feet.  Tunnels present opportunities for dispelling traffic and avoiding the environmental impacts a major above-ground road can pose.  Elon Musk touts the vision of … Continue reading Planning for alternatively-fuelled cars in tunnels

13
Jan 20

Similar conditions in the USA and Aus to drive BTR demand: CBRE’s Colleen Pentland Lally

The USA’s demand on the multifamily/ build to rent market remains high, despite being 10 years post recession and increased rental costs at an average of 3.3% per year. The country has also seen high levels of new supply, yet the vacancy rate has remained under 5% for the past five years.  Colleen Pentland Lally, … Continue reading Similar conditions in the USA and Aus to drive BTR demand: CBRE’s Colleen Pentland Lally

09
Dec 19

Benefits of Build-to-Rent to Local Government

The Build-to-Rent housing model has quickly been adopted by the United Kingdom and United States, and Australia is now beginning to realise the opportunities it offers. Given Australia’s current housing affordability, BTR assets will be highly sought after when they emerge on the marketplace.  The benefits of BTR to both tenants and property owners are … Continue reading Benefits of Build-to-Rent to Local Government