14-16 May 2019
ICC SYDNEY, DARLING HARBOUR

Industry News

The interactive ‘Materials in Mind’ pod educating on sustainability

Feb 4, 2019 Sustainability

Staying true to their vision and purpose of providing solutions for sustainable consumption and production, GECA have created an interactive pod to experience and learn more about sustainability.

Lush greenery to maximise indoor living and working spaces

With new houses and apartments being designed to maximise indoor living space, outdoor gardens are rapidly disappearing from our lifestyle. But people still (perhaps now more than ever) want to be surrounded by greenery.

Build to Rent: How the US model is shaping Australia’s multi-residential market

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.

Reasons to use precast concrete and its advantages

Precast concrete is a high-performance construction material that provides significant benefits in terms of lifespan, durability, quality, design, construction, strength and sustainability.

Remarkable alpine architecture amongst Australia’s Snowy Mountains

Jan 23, 2019 Architecture

Alpine architecture has been with us since the Inuit created homes from hides spread over whalebone frames and insulated with snow.

Why underground is not the best location for a wine cellar

When we think of wine cellars, many of us romanticise the idea of the subterranean “caves” similar to those found in Europe where we can hide our bottles away and watch them mature gracefully.

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.

New configuration courtyard-style homes

Jan 14, 2019 Architecture

Courtyard-style homes aren’t a new phenomenon, appearing every few decades in different configurations. In the 1950s and ‘60s, these homes often appeared with flat roofs and were often single-storey in form.

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.

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