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Quantity Surveyors Must Not be Locked Out of BIM
Construction
Wednesday May 23 2018

Quantity Surveyors Must Not be Locked Out of BIM

Around Australia, take-up of BIM from architects and designers has been strong in recent years. Alas, this is not the case for quantity surveyors.

How Should the National Construction Code Respond to Airbnb?
Property
Wednesday May 2 2018

How Should the National Construction Code Respond to Airbnb?

Back in 2011, owners of 42 units at the two-tower Watergate apartment complex in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct were served with orders to cease using their dwellings for ‘short-term commercial accommodation (hotel) or the like’ purposes.

Critical Strategies Needed to Maximise Value from Revit
Construction
Wednesday May 2 2018

Critical Strategies Needed to Maximise Value from Revit

Across most sectors of the economy, industry specific software can deliver advantages.

Density Vs Sprawl: Which Wins for Sustainability?
Architecture
Tuesday April 10 2018

Density Vs Sprawl: Which Wins for Sustainability?

To some, compact urban environments offer advantages in putting greater numbers of people within walking or riding distance of transport connections, employment opportunities and local services.

Smart Cities Move Beyond Hype into Reality
Tuesday April 10 2018

Smart Cities Move Beyond Hype into Reality

Do you want to know whether you are better off leaving for work now or in 15 minutes?

Driving Maximum Value Through Safe Work Method Statements
Construction
Tuesday March 27 2018

Driving Maximum Value Through Safe Work Method Statements

With an average of 35 workers being seriously injured every day, the building and construction sector in Australia has a high profile when it comes to occupational health and safety hazards.

How the GSC 40-Year Plan Will Reshape Sydney
Architecture
Tuesday March 27 2018

How the GSC 40-Year Plan Will Reshape Sydney

If the character Marty McFly from "Back to the Future" were to get in a time machine in Sydney and travel forward 40 years to 2056, he may or may not find that we have invented hoverboards.

Construction
May 1 2018
Melbourne Suburban Roads get $2.2b Revamp

Melbourne's suburban roads will have 550km of extra road built as part of a $2.2 billion state government plan to bust congestion.

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Engineering
May 1 2018
Big-spending Victoria Government Unveils Budget

Booming population and jobs growth is fuelling significant infrastructure spending in the Victorian budget, which will also deliver a $1.4 billion surplus.

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Engineering
May 1 2018
Great Barrier Reef Gets $500m

The federal government will deliver the single largest investment in the Great Barrier Reef in Australian history on May 8, but conservationists say not enough is...

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Property
May 1 2018
Rentals Properties out of Reach for Many

Taking a snapshot of the more than 67,000 rental properties available across Australia on March 24, the advocacy group found only 3729 were affordable for households...

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Engineering
May 1 2018
Victoria Water Threatened by Collapsing Forest

A vital forest in Victoria's central highlands is facing imminent collapse, posing a major threat to Melbourne's water supply, a landmark study says.

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Engineering
May 1 2018
Councils Fear Huge Hit from Waste Woes

At least 10 Queensland councils expect a $7 million hit next financial year as Australia's recycling crisis rolls on.

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Engineering
May 1 2018
Qld Govt Rolls out $50 Power Bill Credit

Nearly two million southeast Queensland households will have $50 knocked off their energy bills as they reap dividends from state-owned electricity generators.

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Property
Apr 10 2018
Amazon, Airbnb Drive Retail Insolvencies

Competition from online giants such as Amazon and Airbnb is behind an increase in the number of Australian retailers going bust in recent years, according to...

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Engineering
Apr 10 2018
No End in Sight for Drought-hit NSW

Farmers desperate for Autumn rains to keep alive their cattle, flocks and crops are struggling in the dry heat of a drought which is affecting a...

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