Industry News

New era for commercial timber construction

Quicker, more cost-effective and sustainable construction of retail shops, carparks, storage warehouses, laboratories, hospitals, schools and aged care facilities would be enabled under proposed changes contained in the draft 2019 National Construction Code (NCC).

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital: futuristic and state-of-the-art

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), which opened in September 2017 in the city’s CBD, is arguably Australia’s most technologically-advanced hospital.

Minimising human error with innovative construction technology

The construction industry is in the middle of a boom in technological advancements that are changing the way professionals plan, perform and review their work.

Five designs steps to creating an award-winning bathroom

It’s not surprising that bathrooms are one of the top areas for complaints in the workplace—they’re often a design afterthought.

The exciting potential of CLT: the future of sustainable construction?

Feb 18, 2018 Sustainability

Cross laminated timber (CLT) has many virtues that endear the material to architects and developers.

Five fresh new cafés in Melbourne and Sydney

When it comes to café culture, Australia really does take the cake. But the design experience is just as important as the food, and, thankfully, we’re not in short supply of talented creatives either.

How graphene could disrupt design and construction

Technology within the materials space is always on the move. Since graphene arrived on the scene, companies have raced to find scalable industry applications for a material with the potential to disrupt the construction industry and how we design our world.

DesignBUILD 2018: It’s all in the detail

Feb 10, 2018 DesignBUILD News

The only dedicated trade show to bring together Australia’s built environment community, DesignBUILD, is returning for its 32nd year for three days of unrivalled networking and inspiration.

Smart Building Cladding Panels: Breaking the Culture of Non-Compliance

With the fires of recent years, there has been continuously stimulated awareness on the importance of smart building cladding panels among the building and construction sector in Australia.

Bold and Brave – Adventurous Architecture

Jan 31, 2018 Architecture

Those contemplating a new home may be inspired by television shows that appear to push architectural boundaries. But when it comes to commissioning a new home, the word ‘caution’ rather than ‘adventurous’ is at the forefront of their minds.