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Access-ability: how can accessibility be improved in building design?

Nov 12, 2020 Posted by Adam Latham

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Access-ability: how can accessibility be improved in building design?

2020 has been a turning point for the construction industry. The global pandemic, combined with a looming deadline to reverse the effects of climate change, have forced us to completely rethink how we design our built environment to better manage infectious diseases and create a more sustainable fut...
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The Australian construction trends shaping the post-COVID world

Construction is always changing and evolving to the needs of people. In the wake of COVID-19, our industry is set to transform, evolve and adapt on an unprecedented scale.
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Australian-made safety by the Lathams in London, Malaysia and Singapore

From Europe to South-East Asia, Latham products have made it to every corner of the globe thanks to our high level of craftsmanship and experience. We continue to contribute to some of the world’s most exciting, innovative, and iconic buildings — and we’re fortunate enough to do what we love every s...
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Australian made safety by Lathams in the Opera House, Parliament House and Darling Harbour

Lathams legacy is Australian made, and globally distributed. For three generations, Lathams have supported and enhanced large scale, public spaces and architecturally designed residential developments right here in Sydney, and around the world. In recent months, we’ve been reflecting on the amazing ...
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What’s the true cost of importing products from overseas?

For many manufacturers, imported products are a way to reduce costs without reducing productivity. However, the real cost of importing products from overseas might be more than you think.
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Should you hire overseas contractors in 2021?

At Latham we’ve had the good fortune of having all of our stair and flooring product manufacturing needs met by Australian workers. However, some organisations in the construction and manufacturing industries don't have the same luxury. The COVID-19 pandemic has put an unprecedented economic strain ...
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Architecture changes post-pandemic

Every industry has been dramatically transformed by COVID-19, and architecture is no exception. Over the past couple of months, we’ve spent more time indoors than ever before. This period of sheltering-in-place will have a lasting impact on the way we design, transform, and shape the world around us...
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How Can I Help? Australian Construction and Architecture in Uncertain Times

As our industry continues to change and transform over the course of the most recent global events; the way we approach work, our colleagues and our customers are also changing.
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Supporting customers & associates through COVID-19

Australia, like the rest of the world, is being heavily affected by the rapidly escalating outbreak of the Coronavirus and we feel that it is important to communicate the steps that Latham Australia are taking during this uncertain time.
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Your 5-step ‘work from home’ safety checklist

Flexible work is becoming common practice for many companies, but have you ever stopped to think: what are the possible health and safety risks of working from home?
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Robots, clouds & AI: what is the future of construction?

Well, we made it. Welcome to the ‘20s. It’s a new decade full of new opportunities, so what does that look like for the construction industry over the next 10 years?
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Construction’s responsibility to protect our native wildlife

Australian bushfires devastated the east and west coasts in the Summer of 2020, leaving thousands of people without homes, and our native wildlife in perilous conditions for rehabilitation. An initial estimate of the death of 1 billion animals is now considered conservative, according to Chris Dickm...
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