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The built environment must seize the opportunities of a digital economy

The Australian construction sector must transform and seize the sustainability and productivity benefits offered by the digital economy, argues Gavin Cotterill.

Making Cities Bigger and Better

By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. How to make sprawling, dense cities livable, sustainable and efficient for residents. But priorities for livability aren’t easy to define?

A modern industrial control room. Could buildings soon be run from places like these? (Image courtesy of ABB)

Property in the digital age: have we any idea what’s coming?

If we knew exactly how well a building performed, from the cutting of the ribbon to the swing of the wrecking ball, we could accurately charge for its use by the hour. Very smart buildings, ...