Building & Construction

Industry responses to the Shergold-Weir report

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.

Case Study: Cadence & Co Stables Project

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.

Born Again: Skyscrapers finding a new life through refitting

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.

Sustainable Skylines: The Rise of Timber Skyscrapers

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.

The financial impact of retiring tradies in construction

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.

Protecting surfaces and safety on site with Skudo

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.

Global Building and Construction Innovation in 2018

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.

Key Drivers of Prefab and Smart Modular Building Construction

Modular building construction is one of the trends leading change in the building and construction industry today.

The next wave of Melbourne student accommodation builds

Melbourne is again Australia’s premier destination for overseas students. Recently rated as the 3rd best student city in the world*; Melbourne outranks 9th placed Sydney and 21st placed Brisbane.

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