Industry News

Building Codes

In November of last year, 13 floors of an apartment building at Melbourne’s Docklands were rapidly destroyed in a blaze originating from a discarded cigarette.

Forecasts show changing gears in building and construction

Latest industry forecasts for the building and construction industry in Australia show that the economy is changing gears, making a big impact on the one million-plus people employed in the sector.

Show me the money: ACIF Forecasts

As the building and construction industry anticipates the next release of industry data by Australian Construction Industry Forum, one call is heard loud and clear: Show Me The Money!

Sika sponsors Master Builder NSW waterproofing courses

Sika has partnered with Master Builders Association New South Wales (MBA NSW) as the official sponsor of its suite of waterproofing courses. Under the agreement, Sika will supply waterproofing products for more than 30 courses a year and provide expert insights with presentations from the Sika team.

What’s In Your Adhesives?

Adhesives are undoubtedly one of the most ubiquitous materials found in any building or interior design project. They’re often used in large quantities and may not necessarily receive the same kind of attention as materials used for flooring, walls or furniture.

Nicholas Brunsdon and the Rise of Emerging Practices

Jun 25, 2015 Architecture

Nicholas Brunsdon, director of WA practice POST- and this year’s Australian Institute of Architects National Emerging Architect Prize winner, has built a professional foundation through working with small firms, an experience that he considers “a great ladder into entrepreneurial and diligent practice”.

People Issue: Bobby Ali-Khan

Jun 24, 2015 Sustainability

Bobby Ali-Khan is the National Business Development Manager at Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) and is also a part of the DesignBUILD Advisory Panel and DesignBUILD 2015 Speaker Series.

People Issue: James Treble

James Treble is a Sydney based Interior Designer, TV Presenter, brand ambassador and writer, who loves sharing his passion for houses, colour, good design and recycling. With over 20 years’ experience within the building and design industry, James is a source of knowledge and is recognised as a leader within the industry.

People Issue: David Solomon

Jun 24, 2015 Policy & Trends

David Solomon is Master Builders Association (MBA) NSW’s Executive Safety Officer. He heads up the MBA NSW Safety Department, a WHS technician when it comes to prescribed legislation and troubleshooting member queries and issues.

People Issue: Claire Martin

Jun 24, 2015 Landscape & Urban

DesignBUILD recently sat down with Claire Martin (Co-Creative Director) to discuss ‘This Public Life Festival of Landscape Architecture’, being held in Melbourne in October 2015. Claire has been involved with this event since October 2014 in collaboration with Cameron Bruhn and Ricky Ricardo.