Industry News

Latest industry predictions from ACIF’s May 2018 Forecast

The latest industry forecasts released recently by the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), the peak consultative body for building and construction, anticipate continued growth in the sector attributed to infrastructure and non-residential projects.

IoT Design for Interiors Using Smart Devices

IoT design for interiors is gaining popularity at a rapid pace. With over 3.58 billion web users worldwide and 4.9 billion unique mobile users, there is high demand for maximum connectivity at all times and in all locations, from offices to homes.

Is the word ‘resale’ compromising residential design?

Lets face it, if you engage an architect to renovate or build a new home, the probability is that you’re not looking for something that appears ‘cookie-cutter made’. However, with the cost of real estate heading north, in line with the cost of building, it’s not surprising that architectural briefs err on the side of caution.

Technology takes tile to a new level

Driven by significant advances in tile manufacturing, with technologies such as continuous pressing, digital inkjet decoration, and new glaze formulations; the technical and aesthetic evolution of ceramic tiles has accelerated significantly over the past five years.

What’s the best flooring for a kitchen?

Kitchens are quite often the hub in any home; families and friends alike congregate here, making it the busiest room in terms of foot traffic.

Top 3 Australian interior design looks for winter warmth

As the seasons change, we are often presented with a slew of new interior fixtures and fittings to inspire our spaces.

Optimising bedroom space with integrated wardrobes

Built-in wardrobes are no longer an afterthought, but an integrated part of bedroom design that reflects personal style. A well-designed wardrobe can make a striking visual impact whilst providing functionality, optimising space and bringing some order into the homeowner’s life.

The revolving door of indoor greenery trends

Indoor plants, similar to all fashion trends, have been in and out of favour for centuries. In our current modern Western culture, indoor plants are back in vogue more than ever.

The how-to of Australian Building Information Modelling (BIM) and what can we learn from overseas

The process of creating a virtual digital model of a building and infrastructure facility, known as Building Information Modelling (BIM), is now firmly established in Australia’s design, architecture and construction industries.

How hospitality design is influencing the workplace

It is evident how much the workplace has changed over the past decade or so. Cubicles and bland strip lighting have been replaced by comfortable co-working spaces, with employees more likely to show up in shorts and sneakers than in a suit.