Tradie Tech Stack: Automate the business and get back on the tools
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Tradie Tech Stack: Automate the business and get back on the tools

Feb 10, 2021 Posted by Dane Latham

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Tradie Tech Stack: Automate the business and get back on the tools

Want to spend less time in front of the screen and more time focusing on the work that matters? Construction software is the key to unlocking productivity and efficiency for tradespeople. It’s not just physical labour that can be supported by technology. The speed of software development in the arch...
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Sustainable Construction: 4 Actions Project Managers Can Take Today To Build A Better Tomorrow

Sustainability has never been more critical than at this very moment.
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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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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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Living Walls: The Good, The Bad, The Green

A wall by any other name: whether you know them as green walls, plant walls, vertical gardens or biophilic design, living walls are on the rise for new builds in our major metros.  From One Central Park in Sydney to Brisbane’s Aria Botanica, our verticals are becoming more verdant thanks to a consid...
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Is the Australian construction industry in trouble? Inside the current crisis.

Australia’s residential construction boom began in 2012, as demand exceeded supply and more everyday Aussies said yes to the dream of homeownership. Fast forward seven years and construction represents approximately 11% of gross domestic product, providing ongoing job security to just over 9% of the...
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Giants in the Sky: Why are Skyscrapers Important?

Since the opening of Australia Square Tower in Sydney in 1967,  Australia’s skylines have continually risen, reflecting a change in the way we think about the relationship between towers and densification. Far flung from the early days of business districts, today’s skylines reveal a bricolage of br...
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The future is prefabricated: Prefabrication and modular construction

Prefabricated construction is the environmentally savvy disruptor tipped to break the budget strangling mould of the Australian housing market. Common in nations like Sweden, where prefabricated modular design dominates around 70 percent of the residential housing market, the benefits of prefabricat...
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5 construction materials you should be recycling (and why it matters)

Imagine if a single decision could have the same climate-saving impact as neutralising the carbon emissions of one million cars or four million cows. Project managers and sustainability officers would be hurriedly investigating ways to revolutionise the Australian construction industry… right?
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Construction, we have a problem

With $10 trillion spent each year on construction and 7% of the world’s working population working in construction-related professions, there’s no questioning the industry's economic size and impact. Despite this, there is an obvious, underlying dormancy in the industry's productivity (productivity ...
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