Not all products that comply with a standard are made to the same quality
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Not all products that comply with a standard are made to the same quality

Oct 13, 2021 Posted by Adam Latham

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Not all products that comply with a standard are made to the same quality

The Australian construction environment is a complex regulatory ecosystem. There are numerous standards that must be met for products, and ultimately whole buildings or projects, to achieve certification and completion. Just what does it mean for a product to be compliant with a standard? Is that th...
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Understanding Luminance Contrast and Compliance in Stair Tread Nosing

Whenever you are in a public area, the chances are you will encounter Stair Tread Nosings. They are installed for safety against slipping, and for improved visibility to assist the vision-impaired, as well as to protect the stairs from damage. In order to ensure fitness for purpose, there are import...
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How do I specify the right Stair Tread Nosing?

There are many features of Stair Tread Nosings that will influence the specific product for your site. Latham Australia has the widest range and variety and while our expert team of engineers are happy to answer any query you have, here is some good background information to get you started. 
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Access-ability: how can accessibility be improved in building design?

2020-21 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 ...
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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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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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Looking Ahead: The Australian Construction Industry in 2020

The final year of the decade has seen changes across a number of industries, including construction. In 2019, construction work fell by more than 11% across all states and territories in Australia. While it may not be a statistic that will make you feel overly positive about the future, all is not l...
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