Living with climate change – how can we future-proof infrastructure against global heating?

When Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast of the US in October 2012, railways, airports, and roads were flooded, and transportation ground to a...

Sustainable Steel – Options For The Future

By: Dr. Jacqueline Balston, Director of Sustainability, IPWEA Context Steel is widely used in a diverse range of infrastructure due to its relatively low cost, high strength-to-weight...

Sand makes the modern world run, but we’re running out. What can be done?

Demand for high-quality sand continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, but problems with diminishing resources and environmental side-effects mean sustainable solutions are needed. Sand...

Why our future depends on concrete changing

By: Dr. Jacqueline Balston, Director of Sustainability, IPWEA. The problem with concrete In 2020 the global production of cement was 4.1 billion tonnes – up from...

Minamata Convention: Big implications for local councils

We now have a better understanding of the risks associated with mercury – a heavy metal used extensively during the 20th century that can still...

Why ‘greening’ cities is much more than just planting trees

‘Greening’ cities isn’t just about planting trees. Successful urban greening projects – which make cities more resilient to heatwaves, flooding and pollution, and contribute to improved community wellbeing – require the right leadership,...

What would you do? Two asset managers discuss natural disaster responses and resilience

We asked asset managers at two NSW councils: “How have natural disaster events affected infrastructure in your council area to date and what actions...

Four pathways to carbon neutrality by 2050. Opinion by Jacqueline Balston

Climate change has been declared the greatest threat to the planet this millennium, but innovative technologies in the building and infrastructure industries could help...

Implementing sustainable urban design: IPWEA’s Dr Jacqueline Balston

IPWEA’s Director of Sustainability Dr Jacqueline Balston explains how to reduce the carbon footprint of building materials used in the construction of public infrastructure

How climate change demands sustainable infrastructure solutions

As much of the world works towards carbon neutrality by 2050, IPWEA Australasia’s Director of Sustainability, Jacqueline Balston, and CEO, David Jenkins, insist there...

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