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Critical Concepts for Successful BIM Implementation
Engineering
Tuesday February 13 2018

Critical Concepts for Successful BIM Implementation

Throughout Australia and much of the world, the most significant benefits associated with Building Information Modelling (BIM) accrue during the operations phase of projects.

Corporate Governance and Risk Management
Construction
Tuesday February 13 2018

Corporate Governance and Risk Management

It is public knowledge in NZ that Fletcher Construction has taken a large profit write down on two significant projects in Auckland and Christchurch to the tune of more than $250 million.

New Report Finds Opportunities in New Homes
Architecture
Tuesday February 13 2018

New Report Finds Opportunities in New Homes

Simple energy efficiency improvements in new housing stock can slash energy bills, cut Australia’s emissions by 10.8 million tonnes, and deliver comfortable and resilient homes, finds a new report.

Lawnmowers Next to the Cheese: Australia’s Big Box Boom
Construction
Thursday February 8 2018

Lawnmowers Next to the Cheese: Australia’s Big Box Boom

They are the roadside megastores that have muscled in on Australia’s retail market with affordable appliances, homeware goods, and produce.

Protecting Brutalist Buildings Can Harm Urban Environments
Architecture
Thursday February 8 2018

Protecting Brutalist Buildings Can Harm Urban Environments

Heritage bodies seem to have recently discovered a new architectural style that they are focussing on protecting. The raw concrete brutalist buildings of the 1980s are now being seen as objects to worship.

We Need to Talk About Security
Engineering
Thursday February 8 2018

We Need to Talk About Security

By multiple accounts, it’s become apparent that cyber-crime pays.

Australian Seniors Facing No Vacancy
Property
Wednesday February 7 2018

Australian Seniors Facing No Vacancy

Elderly Australians seeking to enter retirement villages are increasingly butting up against capacity constraints as the industry battles to roll out stock fast enough to keep up with demand, new research has shown.

Choose Your Colour, Create Your Mood
Architecture
Wednesday February 7 2018

Choose Your Colour, Create Your Mood

Upon being hired to work for what was then a growing technology company back in 2001, I noticed that the bright green carpet gave the office a ‘fresh’ feel.

Three Predictions for 2018
Construction
Tuesday February 6 2018

Three Predictions for 2018

If you are going to be a forecaster, you need to forecast everything, often.

Engineering
Feb 13 2018
Waste Flows at Perth Children's Hospital

A costly wastewater recycling plant installed at the trouble-plagued Perth Children's Hospital is likely to stay switched off due to Heath Department fears of cross-contamination.

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Engineering
Feb 13 2018
Xenophon's Cladding Ban Populist: Senator

Nick Xenophon's push to ban the importation of flammable aluminium cladding reeks of "rank populism", a government senator has warned.

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Construction
Feb 13 2018
Australian Construction Sector Continues to Grow

The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) increased by 1.5 points to 54.3 in January, indicating industry-wide growth for a...

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Property
Feb 13 2018
Auction Volumes Rise, Sydney Prices Fall

Auction volumes across Australia's capital cities bounced back last week from their post-Christmas lull, but Sydney home values fell again.

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Construction
Feb 13 2018
Fletcher Extends Trading Halt

Fletcher Building, which had planned to reveal bigger losses at its building and interiors (B+I) unit, has extended its trading halt until Wednesday saying it has...

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Architecture
Feb 13 2018
DHA’s Liv Apartments recognised as a One Planet Community

The Liv Apartments development in Freemantle has become WA's third property development to be recognised as a One Planet Community.

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Construction
Feb 13 2018
Suspended CBL Needs Time to Raise Capital

Insurer CBL Corp says it hasn't worked out how much capital it needs to raise to satisfy regulatory solvency concerns and may take "a number of...

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Property
Feb 8 2018
Clamping Down on Tax Evasion

The Government has today introduced legislation that delivers on its 2017-18 Budget commitment to strengthen compliance with GST law in the property development sector.

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Construction
Feb 8 2018
CIMIC Soars on Dividend Lift, New Forecast

CIMIC's shares have jumped after the construction giant raised its dividend by 13 cents on the back of a 21 per cent lift in full-year profit...

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