In Australia, as in most other first world countries, there is a strong appetite for green technologies and nowhere is this more visible than in the building and construction industry. Whether the construction is of a new residential, commercial or industrial building, or the makeover of an existing structure, the incorporation of energy-efficient technologies is heavily demand-driven, if not mandated.
A growing number of private and public sector organisations are actively working toward reducing their energy consumption and carbon footprint including, from a real estate perspective, by adopting and implementing:
- Renewable energy solutions
- Energy efficient lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning
- New technologies in building insulation and elevators
- ‘Green’appliances and information and communication technologies.
At Shelston IP many of our patent attorneys possess technical qualifications which are relevant to building and construction technologies:
- Materials science
- Process automation
- Polymer science
- Industrial chemistry.
Prior to qualifying as attorneys, a number of our professionals held roles with world-class developers of materials and technologies for the building and construction sector. For example:
Senior Associate Michael Zammit worked for Dulux in its resin technology laboratories while simultaneously completing a Graduate Certificate in Surface Coatings Technology. Michael has also worked at the James Hardie research and product development laboratories, where he conducted research into fibre cement composites and building products.