Building & Construction
The Great Australian dream of owning our own home is sliding out of view for many. A recent Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report showed that 67.5 percent of households owned their own home, which is a dip from 71.4 percent over the last two decades.
Precast concrete is a high-performance construction material that provides significant benefits in terms of lifespan, durability, quality, design, construction, strength and sustainability.
In August 2017 the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) asked Professor Peter Shergold and Bronwyn Weir to assess the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems in the Australian building and construction sector.
The Prefab debate: The opportunities and threats of modular building for Australia’s construction industry
Modular homes are on the rise in Australia, with more and more buyers turning to prefabricated options rather than the typical onsite build.
Few of us are actually lucky enough to achieve the goal of permanently ‘getting away from it all,’ as is the case for Darren Mills – Co-founder of Cadence & Co, and owner and designer of this amazing project.
Skyscrapers are finding a new life around the world, but one being reborn in Sydney is the most radical of all. We talk to partner of Danish architects 3XN, Fred Holt, about the transformation of the AMP Centre at 50 Bridge Street Sydney.
If the idea of being fifty metres high in a building made of timber doesn’t sit too well with you, it may be time to consider a home office. Timber skyscrapers are growing in popularity for a number of reasons including sustainability, cost, earthquake protection and speed of build.
Australia, among other developed countries, is looking at even higher construction costs in future years as the Baby Boomer generation of skilled tradespeople retire and are not being replaced.
Any professional working in the construction industry will have experienced some type of incident with a worker or a product that has injured or damaged.
Construction innovation has been growing at a very fast pace, and the developments so far this year have already set a higher standard with more opportunities for the building and construction industry.