9-11 May 2023
ICC Sydney

Building & Construction

Building a smart and digitized industry

Apr 21, 2022 Technology

If we are to ride the wave of change into the future, we must avoid the ‘tech wash’ and instead apply technology solutions while using less energy and resources to do so. We look beyond to discover who’s driving change, and what’s behind it. 1. Human habitat resilience   Global advisory and multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, […]

Prefabrication in Australia – what’s to learn and what’s next?

1.  How is prefabrication working with BIM to achieve lower construction waste and how much more can the industry achieve in this area? Construction waste is typically measured in terms of the materials that are sent to landfill. Prefabrication and BIM reduces this waste significantly (up to 90%) through manufacturing components to precise dimensions and tolerances […]

Digital tools power collaboration in the midst of great uncertainty

Mar 18, 2022 Technology

As Fletcher controls at least 94% of the plasterboard market, this announcement severely impacts builders, developers, business owners and their customers, not to mention the financial implications with banks, insurers and others. This is just the latest in a line of challenges for the construction industry. The onset of the pandemic resulted in ongoing issues […]

NBS ahead of the digital construction game with Chorus and Source

Feb 15, 2022 Technology

For architects, engineers, designers and contractors, NBS provide a cloud-based specification system that enables them to work smarter and reduce their risk. For building product manufacturers, the system helps to grow their business by exposing their products across the construction project timeline. NBS began life in 1973 as the commercial arm of the Royal Institute […]

Hyne Timber: Engineering solutions for the future

Materials, staff and transport shortages have meant that the local industry is struggling to keep up with the demand from the construction industry, who are crying out for engineered timber products. However, one proactive Australian business found a way forward with superior R&D, solutions based thinking and world-class engineering. DesignBuild will provide the ultimate opportunity […]

Rawlinsons wrote the book on Construction Cost Estimating

Covering all Australian states, both the Australian Construction Handbook and Construction Cost Guide are compiled annually, commencing with in depth discussions with a selected list of respected industry experts, followed by comprehensive research and calculations before editing and, finally, production. Both publications are calculated using different labour rates, labour constants and material discount structures. Aimed […]

Inside Bluebeam: What is Bluebeam Revu?

Bluebeam Revu is a best-in-class PDF markup and collaboration software tool developed by Bluebeam in 2002. It is used by architects, engineers, construction workers, specialist contractors and quantity surveyors to gather and assess data and information throughout the lifecycle of a building project. Construction industry workers face a range of challenges as they seek to bring projects to completion. Revu can help overcome any number […]

New NCC course to help build housing energy efficiency understanding

Design practitioners have choice in which compliance pathway they follow to meet housing energy efficiency requirements in the National Construction Code (NCC). The Australian Building Codes Board’s new NCC continuing professional development (CPD) course on housing energy efficiency will enhance the understanding of those designing and delivering Class 1 residential buildings and some Class 10a […]

UK & US Collaborate to improve BIM in the built environment

Jun 25, 2021 Technology

Marking the next step in a two-year collaboration the MoU will see the U.S. National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) work with experts from the UK’s Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) on the development of a national BIM program for the U.S. supporting international alignment on technical standards for the built environment. The US-UK collaboration […]

Calibre Diona Group implements WHS Monitor to bring their safety into the 21st Century

Apr 15, 2021 Technology

A specialist in the delivery of utility services, infrastructure, mining and urban development across Australia and New Zealand, Calibre Diona works closely with utility providers, mining houses, developers, councils and government departments.

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