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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.

Industry 4.0 Will Reshape Property and Construction
Construction
Thursday September 6 2018

Industry 4.0 Will Reshape Property and Construction

For centuries, goods such as food, clothing, houses and weapons were made by hand.

Driving BIM Adoption Throughout Construction
Construction
Friday August 31 2018

Driving BIM Adoption Throughout Construction

In the 1987 classic comedy Beverly Hills Cop 2, detective Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) assumes temporary occupation and enjoyment of a multi-million dollar Beverly Hills mansion under construction by pretending to be a building inspector and ordering the contractors to down tools and leave the site.

Understanding Smoke Control in Buildings
Engineering
Friday August 31 2018

Understanding Smoke Control in Buildings

Smoke exhaust systems provide a means of increasing occupant evacuation time from a space affected by fire and smoke.

Apartments Could Be Death Traps for Elderly in Heatwaves
Architecture
Friday August 31 2018

Apartments Could Be Death Traps for Elderly in Heatwaves

In the European heat wave of 2003, 14,802 excess fatalities were recorded in France alone as temperatures rose above 37 degrees Celsius for seven consecutive days.

Architectural Staff Continue to Enjoy Good Times
Architecture
Tuesday August 21 2018

Architectural Staff Continue to Enjoy Good Times

Architects continue to enjoy relatively strong employment conditions for now despite a downturn in the residential market.

Property
Sep 18 2018
BIM for Smart Buildings

In terms of innovation, BIM for smart buildings is leading the way and it is all set to change the way buildings are operated. “Imagine” you...

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Engineering
Sep 12 2018
Value Capture Models Maximise Returns for Infrastructure Projects

Federal and State government, as well as the private sector have a unique opportunity to leverage opportunities associated with Australia’s $70 billion infrastructure spend over the...

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Property
Sep 12 2018
One Million Ordered to Evacuate Florence

More than one million people have fled toward higher ground in a mass evacuation ordered three days before the expected arrival of Hurricane Florence.

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Construction
Sep 10 2018
Skills Shortage Hits Canadian Construction Market

Canada’s construction industry is one of a few sectors to be hit hardest by a decade of labour shortages and lower margins, according to a study...

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Construction
Sep 10 2018
US Construction Spending Rises 0.1% in July

Spending on U.S. construction projects ticked up 0.1 per cent in July, led by an increase in homebuilding and the publicly funded building of schools and...

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Engineering
Sep 10 2018
Japan Quake Kills 44, Hits Power Supply

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in northern Japan last week has risen to 44, with 660 injured, the government says, as electricity supply remained...

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Property
Sep 6 2018
Japan Cleaning up After Typhoon Kills 11

Japan has begun cleaning up after a powerful typhoon killed 11 people, injured hundreds and stranded thousands at a flooded airport, though when the airport in...

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Construction
Aug 23 2018
Canadian Construction Starts Fall 9% in July

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $817.4 billion, new construction starts in July fell 9 percent from the elevated pace reported in June, according to...

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Architecture
Aug 8 2018
US Congress Approves Funding for Architecture Education

The labor shortage currently plaguing the American construction industry might see relief in coming years.

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