Making up for honest mistakes: Professional Indemnity insurance

May 18, 2015

Professional Indemnity is a critical insurance cover for a range of businesses and trades in the design and construction industry, from engineers and surveyors, to carpenters and builders. However, it is not well understood and often overlooked by many in these fields. These business owners are exposing themselves to potentially crippling costs.

Terracotta flat shingles key to curved roof design

May 15, 2015

In the prestigious east Melbourne suburb of Canterbury, architect Phillip Mannerheim and master builder Brian Lee collaborated on a project to create two townhouses with premium appeal that met the price expectations of the market.

Houzz Australia

May 15, 2015

For those not familiar with Houzz, shame on you. Effectively a two-way interaction between designers and potential clients, Houzz is an online resource that enables designers to reach a broad range of clients, while allowing homeowners access to myriad images from thousands of designers.

Banksia launches Design & Build Award

May 15, 2015

Established in 1989, the Banksia Foundation is a Melbourne-based not-for-profit that awards sustainable initiatives and achievements across various industries.

DesignBUILD 2015 Wrap Up

May 15, 2015

DesignBUILD 2015 has wrapped up and what a success it was. Builders, developers and architects were the staple, but the 2015 event also opened its doors to new categories of visitors including interior designers and landscape professionals.

STOP and GO signals for building and construction

May 14, 2015

Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) forecasts show serious shortfalls or oversupply are expected for key building assets – including classrooms, hospital beds, office, retail and industrial space plus housing – in communities around Australia.

DesignBUILD 2015: Software solutions take centre stage at DesignBUILD

May 7, 2015

A host of companies offering software solutions for architects, builders, designers and construction professionals to help improve their day-to-day operations for staff, clients and contractors have taken the spotlight this year’s DesignBUILD trade event.

The Future is Now: How Technology Shapes Design in the New Age

Apr 16, 2015

In the smartphone age, it is easy to take the rapid evolution of technology for granted. How often do we appreciate that it is now possible to connect to anyone on earth, and access an infinite database of human knowledge from a gadget we all carry in our pockets?

TV Lift kits changing home entertainment

Apr 13, 2015

TecHome TV Lift Kits take TV viewing to the next level. They are designed to quietly lift and lower a television out of a cabinet or wall unit with a one touch remote control. The mechanism allows the user to permanently set the ideal height for viewing.

7 key steps to Project Team Integration and optimising BIM

Apr 13, 2015

Productivity in the construction industry is critical to Australia’s growth and the economy. The building and construction industry accounts for 7.8% of Australia’s gross domestic product (GDP), and employs 9.1% of the workforce. At the end of June 2012, the building and construction industry generated $305 billion in total income, incurred $275.4 billion in total expenditure, and employed 950,000 persons.

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