7 Exciting Building and Construction Trends for 2019
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7 Exciting Building and Construction Trends for 2019

Oct 10, 2018 Posted by Dane Latham

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7 Exciting Building and Construction Trends for 2019

2018 was rife with innovation in the construction industry, with the advance of artificial intelligence, breakthroughs in construction robotics, and an increasing importance placed on sustainable architecture and accessible design.  
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Construction robotics: fad or future?

When it comes to robotics, the construction industry has remained relatively untapped due to the difficult nature of automating manual construction tasks. However, the industry is on the cusp of a revolution: a string of innovations and developments in the field of construction robotics this year ar...
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Stop and stair: Australian stair regulations in contemporary designs

It’s an exciting time to be designing staircases. From transparent stairs to giant spiral staircases, architects have more choice than ever. Staircases are no longer just a functional feature of a building: they’re a central element of the design.
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Should you hire overseas contractors in 2018?

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, with many facing constant skill shortages and budget constraint...
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Building hype: 2018’s biggest construction trends

With rapid advancement of technology across all sectors, an increased focus on sustainability and changes to the contractor hiring landscape, 2018 is set to be a year filled with opportunities and innovations. We’ve rounded up 6 exciting building and construction trends to keep an eye on this year –...
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Study up! 5 steps for tactile indicator stud installation

Tactile indicator studs are an essential tool for ensuring pedestrian safety in busy or slip-prone areas. They also help anyone who is blind or visually impaired to navigate the world; by warning people when they are approaching a hazardous situation, such as stairs or a train platform, as well as p...
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5 innovative features of the best construction project management software

With widespread adoption of BIM in project management and new legislation around hiring international contractors, construction project management has changed a great deal in 2017.
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Stay grounded: A guide to Australian floor coverings standards

Floor coverings can pose many OH&S risks. Highly polished or slippery floors cause falls in wet weather conditions, reflective surfaces trigger migraines or confusion for those with visual impairments, and poorly secured floor surfaces or obstructions can cause access issues for people with mobility...
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3 factors to determine whether project managers should use BIM software

BIM (Building Information Modelling), is shaking up the architecture, engineering and construction industries in fundamental ways, leading to new ways of working through projects. Before project managers take the leap into this new paradigm, however, there are various BIM pros and cons to consider.
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Attention architects! Try these 5 ways to nail a new client meeting

To create great buildings, architects need great clients. That's why your first meeting with a potential client as an architect is crucial.
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Time management tips for architects on a tight deadline

Imagine you’re preparing for a major client presentation tomorrow and you know you’ve got a late, caffeine-fuelled night ahead. Burning the midnight oil can be inevitable to meet tight deadlines but effective time management can minimise the long hours and stress. If you’re juggling multiple project...
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Tender loving: how to write a great tender submission

Writing a tender is like writing a job application ― your goal is to convince someone why you are the right person or team to hire. The big difference is that with tender writing, you’re setting your own price for the job. And the amount you quote is going to have a big impact on whether or not you ...
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