Research team to send delegation to these conferences/ events

The QUT research team and industry partners have recently submitted papers and intend to send a delegation to the following up-coming conferences and events:

Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA)
8-10 July 2015, Sydney

10th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management
28-30 September 2015, Tampere, Finland

The First International Symposium on Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems
5-7 October 2015, Pittsburgh, USA

US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
8-18 October 2015, Irvine, California, USA.

IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference
15-18 November 2015, Brisbane

 

How many experts does it take to set up an air leak test?!

QUT researchers Aaron Liu, Zakaria Amin and Sherif Zedan confer over how to set up for an air leak test ahead of formally assessing the many houses that are to be monitored for thermal performance in this project. Three heads are better than one, surely?!

Air Leakage 1 18.06.15

Air leakage 2 18.06.15

Air leakage 3 18.06.15

‘The Conversation’ reports QUT prefab housing research

See the latest article reported in ‘The Conversation,’ authored by Dr Wendy Miller, Dr Dale Steinhardt, and Associate Professor Karen Manley, taking a closer look at what is constraining the development of prefabricated housing in Australia:

Not just daggy dongas: time to embrace prefabricated buildings

Upcoming conferences

Here are some conferences that have arisen in conversation lately that may be of interest and may be attended by some of our research team, listed in date order:

2015 National General Assembly of Local Government
14-17 June 2015, Canberra

Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA)
8-10 July 2015, Sydney

Australian Building Codes Board Conference: Building Australia’s Future
13-16 September 2015, Gold Coast

10th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management
28-30 September 2015, Tampere, Finland

The First International Symposium on Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems
5-7 October 2015, Pittsburgh, USA

US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
8-18 October 2015, Irvine, California, USA.

Solar World Congress
8-12 November 2015, Daegu, Korea

8th International Urban Design Conference
16-18 November 2015, Brisbane

Recordings available from workshop 27/3/2015 on building information files

At last, the recordings from the workshop on 27th March 2015, “Sustainable housing: innovation and data,” with guest speaker Thomas Luetzkendorf, are available! Links to the recordings and accompanying power-point slides in PDF are listed below for each segment of the workshop. The agenda for the workshop is here: 150327 Sustainable Housing Workshop Flyer

Introduction – defining and communicating sustainability
Dr Wendy Miller, QUT

150327 01 Introduction slides

Introduction – Recording

National Energy Efficient Buildings Project – Phase 1 Report
Dr Wendy Miller on behalf of pitt&sherry

150327 02 NEEBP Phase 1 Report slides

NEEBP Phase 1 Report – Recording

Building information and building files
Professor Thomas Luetzkendorf, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.

150327 03 Building Files slides

Building Information – Recording

Emerging data projects: NSW and Glasgow
Dr Wendy Miller (with input from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage)

150327 04 Data Projects slides

Emerging Data Projects – Recording

Using building information for valuation
Professor Thomas Luetzkendorf (KIT)

150327 05 Building information for valuation slides

Using Building Information for Valuation – Recording

 Using building information for changing culture and practice within the system
Dr Wendy Miller (with input from the South Australian Government)

150327 06 Building information culture slides

Using Building Information for Changing Culture and Practice Within the System – Recording

150327 07 Building information discussion slides

Sustainable Housing Industry Workshop

Hi Folks,

QUT will be hosting an invite-only industry workshop on sustainable housing from 9.30am – 4pm Friday 27th March, OJW Room, Level 12 S Block, Gardens Point Campus.

The workshop will introduce some of the research initiatives being conducted by QUT and associates, with a focus on the National Energy Efficiency Buildings Project (NEEBP). The workshop will also provide an opportunity for visiting Professor Thomas Lutzkendorf of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, to provide some insights into how Australia’s progress compares on the world stage.

Further information about the workshop will be available shortly.

Cheers,

Jo.

Building passports promoted in “The Fifth Estate”

Following the release of the National Energy Efficiency Building Project Report late last year, our project leader Dr Wendy Miller was interviewed by “The Fifth Estate” on the value of easy ongoing access to good building documentation. Click the link below to read the article.

Building passports could help repair Australia’s energy efficiency
The Fifth Estate, 5th February 2015

Maleny home goes solar!

The Maleny case study home continues its journey towards greater energy efficiency with the installation of solar panels in October 2014. Looking good!

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