The recent bushfires extended from September last year until the end of March. We were therefore under attack for half a year. It exposed many weaknesses in our built environment and the stewardship of our natural resources. We were found exposed because of directionless development and the vulnerability of our built assets to both wildfires … Continue reading Bushfires – Assets and liabilities
One reason for Australia’s procrastination on the adoption of new technology to help prepare us for the effects of our harsh environment is because most believe nothing can be done to protect us from bush fires. The reality, however, is that this is simply not correct and doing nothing is a symptom Australia can ill … Continue reading Bushfires – What’s in a name?
Submission by Cox Architects to the “2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission”. The following are parts of the above submission: ABC Interview (mp3 format) of Cox Architects Director David Cox on the 5/3/2009.
For many years, the majority of Australians have been comforted by the thought that the prevalence of bush fires doesn’t concern those living in urban areas. Whilst there might be empathy for our ‘country cousins’, many don’t consider these fires to be a direct threat. So is this assumption correct or just a misguided myth? … Continue reading Bush Fire Architecture
Cox Architects announces that their fire shutters have met the rigorous compliance testing requirements of Australian Bush Fire standards, making them suitable for use throughout Australia. These fire shutters are part of a series of innovations that evolved from Cox Architects’ award-winning research project into Bush Fire Resistance Construction started over 10 years ago. David Cox, a leading … Continue reading Fire shutters Australian Bush Fire standard compliant