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Tuesday December 10, 2019

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Salary growth for property, infrastructure and energy professionals in 2020
Property
Monday December 9 2019

Salary growth for property, infrastructure and energy professionals in 2020

As we look into 2020, it is important for both hiring managers and professionals alike in the property, infrastructure and energy sectors to be aware about likely job market trends and strategies which they can employ to derive best possible outcomes.

Commercial Property Still Offers Good Opportunities
Property
Thursday September 5 2019

Commercial Property Still Offers Good Opportunities

The Sydney and Melbourne office and industrial property sectors still offer solid investment opportunities for investors, says Per Amundsen, Head of Research for the specialist commercial property lender Thinktank.

Behind Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Facility
Property
Monday August 19 2019

Behind Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Facility

“We’ve been talking for five or ten minutes now but we haven’t seen a parcel go past. Can’t we just turn it off?”

Change Starts with Beliefs and Values
Architecture
Wednesday October 10 2018

Change Starts with Beliefs and Values

“Australia needs to make ‘a complete shift’ in the way it plans cities” outgoing Infrastructure Australia chief executive Philip Davies told the Australian Finance Review Weekend recently.

The Importance of Living Infrastructure in Schools
Architecture
Friday September 14 2018

The Importance of Living Infrastructure in Schools

Did you know that in 2017, there were more than 3.8 million students enrolled in 9,444 (public, catholic and independent) primary and high schools across Australia?

Why Architects are Stuck at Bottom of Construction Pay Scale
Architecture
Monday September 10 2018

Why Architects are Stuck at Bottom of Construction Pay Scale

With around $218.4 billion worth of work having been done on the construction of houses, commercial buildings and civil infrastructure over the year to March, Australia’s building sector has plenty of money up for grabs.

Digital Mapping Will Change Land and Rock Surveying
Architecture
Friday September 7 2018

Digital Mapping Will Change Land and Rock Surveying

At the beginning of major mining or civil engineering projects, one of the more manual, technically challenging and hazardous tasks involves rock and land surveying.

Is Timber Really Cheaper?
Architecture
Thursday September 6 2018

Is Timber Really Cheaper?

Ever since Lend Lease built its Forte apartment complex in 2012 using cross laminated timber (CLT), the use of wood and especially engineered wood/mass wood products on multi-storey buildings throughout Australia has taken off.

Property
Mar 21 2019
PM Morrison Hits 'Pause' on Migrant Intake

The prime minister has hit "pause" on Australia's annual migration intake as he tries to redirect more new arrivals away from overcrowded capital cities and into...

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Engineering
12 Nov, 2018
Solar Roads the Next Battleground in Energy Generation

Back in December 2016, France opened what it says was the world’s first road to be covered with a surface of solar panels.

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Architecture
6 Nov, 2018
Library Design for the Digital Age

In days gone by, much of the role and function of public libraries throughout Australia involved reading and borrowing hard copy books.

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Engineering
5 Nov, 2018
We Must Lift Its Game on Indoor Air Quality

In his younger years, Rick Fedrizzi would become sleepy at his office at around 3 pm each day.

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Engineering
5 Nov, 2018
Do Wind Farms Really Harm Human Health?

“Tonight, for the first time, hard evidence that wind farms are not safe,” stated the introduction to one current affairs program in Adelaide in February 2015.

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Engineering
1 Nov, 2018
Construction Geotechnical Risk Must be Carefully Managed

When building the $1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in the inner northern Melbourne suburb of Parkville in 2012, construction giant Grocon was carving out a...

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Construction
1 Nov, 2018
Prefab is the Future for School Building

In 1989, I had my first experience with modular school buildings.

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Property
31 Oct, 2018
What’s the Difference Between a Repair and an Improvement?

Deductions for repairs, maintenance and improvements are areas the Australian Taxation Office pay particular attention to on annual tax returns.

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Architecture
31 Oct, 2018
Architects Must Overcome Engineering Detail Challenge

For many architects in Australia, a core part of their roles involves the ability to think, dream and create.

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