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On firm ground: Smarter building for stronger homes

New software to assess building sites could save homebuilders thousands by avoiding structural damage caused by soil moisture changes.

How to stop 20m tons of construction industry waste going to landfill each year

The Australian construction industry has grown significantly in the past two decades leading to a substantial increase in waste produced by construction and demolition.

Australia is still building 4 in every 5 new houses to no more than the minimum energy standard

Many new houses in Australia fall short of what is optimal in terms of environment, economic, and social outcomes, and are well below minimum standards set by many other countries, according to expert research.

Congratulations to Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients

Outstanding contributors from the RMIT community have been recognised with an Order of Australia in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.

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