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Amazon.com Opens Rainforest in Seattle
Commercial
Wednesday January 31 2018

Amazon.com Opens Rainforest in Seattle

Amazon.com has opened a rainforest-like office space in Seattle that it hopes will spark new ideas for employees.

Construction Productivity: Are We Measuring the Wrong Thing?
Business
Thursday December 14 2017

Construction Productivity: Are We Measuring the Wrong Thing?

We are repeatedly told that if we wish to maintain our current standard of living of about two per cent per capita income growth per year,...

Green Offices Boost Brainpower
Green
Tuesday March 28 2017

Green Offices Boost Brainpower

The evidence that ‘green’ offices have a significant positive impact on the health and productivity of workers continues to mount.

New Zealand Immigration Hurting Productivity
Business
Thursday March 23 2017

New Zealand Immigration Hurting Productivity

New Zealand's labour productivity fell 0.7 per cent in the year to March 2016, bolstered by the strong labour market as waves of migrants look for...

Managing Jobsite Quality and Safety With Data
Technology
Friday March 3 2017

Managing Jobsite Quality and Safety With Data

Construction is a labour and material-intensive industry. Building structures requires a commitment to quality and safety at every stage of the project.

The Construction Productivity Crisis in Australia
Business
Wednesday January 11 2017

The Construction Productivity Crisis in Australia

Over 18 months ago, the Housing Industry Association (HIA) provided a submission to the Productivity Commission concerning the proposal to adopt a mutual recognition scheme to...

How Going Green Can Help Your Bottom Line
Green
Tuesday November 15 2016

How Going Green Can Help Your Bottom Line

The many benefits of moving towards more sustainable products and business practices are obvious – but how many people associate sustainability with savings?

Redesigns Shouldn’t Cost You Productivity
Commercial
Tuesday November 15 2016

Redesigns Shouldn’t Cost You Productivity

Opting to redesign your office could be the greatest decision you make for your office space.

Collaborative Thinking Needed to Tackle ‘Wicked’ Problems
Business
Tuesday October 25 2016

Collaborative Thinking Needed to Tackle ‘Wicked’ Problems

There are several enduring areas of construction industry performance which have been stubbornly resistant to change over the past few decades.