INTEGRATING SUSTAINABLE BUILDING MEASURES INTO THE BUILDING REGULATORY PROCESS

Introduction Green building, sustainable architecture, and environmentally responsible building are terms we hear when a building is designed and built to reduce energy consumption, improve indoor air quality, and limit environmental impacts. Such designs may cause anxiety for building officials due to non-conventional building techniques...

WORLD ORGANIZATION OF BUILDING OFFICIALS NEW BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING

WOBO Board of Governors Minutes May 2003...

DOCKLANDS PROJECT – MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

BACKGROUND: Due to the change to larger shipping now used for freight the original Melbourne docking facilities were not suitable for modification as the river access could not be dredged to a sufficient depth. New facilities were established at the mouth of the river which...

Transforming Melbourne’s Icon Swimming Pool – Learning from 1981 (world’s first?) performance-based fire safety design

2003 Introduction When Melbourne’s architectural icon swimming pool from its 1956 Olympic Games was converted into a multi-purpose sports centre in 1981, the fire aspects of the renovation were determined from a performance-based design process, rather than from strict adherence to the then current prescriptive...

Doclands Project – Melbourne, Australia

Doclands Project – Melbourne, Australia 2003 Governor Barry Schafer provided a detailed presentation that encompassed the background to the docklands project, the funding initiative and details of the development over time reflecting on both new and altered structures.  See more…. Barry_Schafer  ...

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