- Friday, 07 October 2016 16:43
We’re thrilled to announce that this year the Built Environment Collective were nominated for two awards on behalf of Engineers Australia as a part of the QLD Australian Engineering Excellence Awards. Our work on the Australian Embassy in Ethiopia was awarded a High Commendation in the Small Business and Projects category (the best result in the category), and was also noticed in the Buildings and Structures category.
As you can see from the pictures, we had a great night! Thanks to Engineers Australia for hosting, it’s great to feel appreciated. See you again next time!
- Monday, 12 September 2016 17:42
Pedro Reyes and his wife Carla Fernández are perhaps the epitome of the creative couple. From melting down guns and moulding then into shovels, to enabling the design and development of craft techniques in indigenous communities, the couple have etched their name into artistic history.
More recently, they have been focused on the design and build of their new home in Coyoacán, Mexico. Reyes’ background in architecture is plain to see throughout the home, as is the couples appreciation and love for ancient Mexican art, history and culture.
We’re big believers in off form concrete, so it’s exciting to see others sharing our passion, especially those with such impressive stylistic-credentials!
- Tuesday, 06 September 2016 17:19
We’re looking for some new cowboys (or cowgirls) to join our herd – take a peek at our poster for more info!
Get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply or find out more.
- Thursday, 01 September 2016 13:12
The French government has committed to building one thousand kilometres of solar roads, joining solar-road-pioneering nations such as The Netherlands and Korea.
Wattway, the manufacturer of the solar road panels, claims that a home can be powered by only 20m2 of solar road panels. This would mean that 1km of solar road could power a town of 5,000 people.
Solar Roads are extremely efficient in terms of space, as they are installed in pre-existing roadways and take advantage of otherwise wasted sunlight and space. Some solar road systems also integrate led lights for signage and internal cable storage lines which can eliminate the need for ugly and inconvenient outdoor power poles and lines.