Revolutionary ‘green’ types of bricks and construction materials could be made from recycled PVC, waste plant fibres or sand with the help of a remarkable new kind of rubber polymer.
With an economic downturn looming, drug and alcohol experts are calling for more reduction measures to combat risky drinking behaviour in the construction sector.
A new type of concrete that is made out of waste materials and can bend under load has been developed and patented by Swinburne researchers.
A by-product of steel making can be used to both treat wastewater and make stronger concrete, in a zero-waste approach to help advance the circular economy.
The invention of ‘Green Steel’ technology in collaboration with OneSteel and then MolyCop has won a major award.
Around 1.2 million Australians enjoy rock fishing, but a joint study between the University of Melbourne and Surf Life Saving Australia shows rock fishing is the third highest cause of coastal drownings.
Recycled glass can be ground up and used as a substitute for sand to make a commonly used form of concrete.
Men and women who have physically demanding jobs like fencing may experience poorer mental and physical health if they delay their retirement.
Location matters for species struggling to survive under a changing climate.
Despite Australian bush myth, there is no genetic evidence that the iconic Australian kelpie shares canine ancestry with a dingo.