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 […]
In this year’s wrap-up we invited Nic Burt, CEO at Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA), James Cameron, Executive Director at Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) and Sarah Bachmann, CEO at National Precast to reflect on their organisation’s wins, losses and built environment industry insights for the future. What are the key trends in the […]
Since 2002, ACIF has provided the industry with a compass to its future, as the ACIF Forecasts details the upcoming demand for work across all sectors, as well as what is happening with construction costs and labour requirements. Led by ACIF’s Construction Forecasting Council (CFC) and produced by one of the industry’s lead Forecasters Kerry […]
The National Construction Code (NCC) addresses many aspects of building design, construction and performance that have evolved with time. These include new materials, new methodologies and improvements to fire safety, thermal performance and energy efficiency. What it does not do is contain details of every design and construction requirement for a building, plumbing or drainage […]
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 […]
A message to our built environment community With the COVID-19 situation across the nation and Sydney in particular unfolding rapidly and the expansion of the lockdowns directly impacting the built environment sector, forcing site closures, building tenancy challenges and supply chain disruption, we have made the difficult decision to cancel DesignBUILD and Total Facilities (TFX) […]
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 […]
The development of fire safety regulations of the built environment to minimise the impact of fire is an evolving process. This means practitioners need to regularly maintain and refresh their knowledge of the National Construction Code (NCC) fire safety provisions so they can stay-up-to date with change and innovation. This new Fire Safety course is primarily targeted at design practitioners, however, […]
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.
The UK’s leading platform for innovation and technology in the built environment, Digital Construction Week (DCW), has announced its foray into Australia with a launch at DesignBUILD 2021. This global expansion of the brand is set to promote investment in growth markets like Australia and signifies the future direction of the industry.