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Construction, we have a problem

Apr 17, 2019 Posted by Dane Latham

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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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How these 3 startups are revolutionising the AEC industry

Disruption is a buzzword that clearly sums up how innovators are fundamentally altering products, services and business models. It is a driving factor behind the advancements and improvements in all industries. This got us thinking - what will be the next big game-changer in the Architectural, Engin...
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6 Free Construction Apps to Jump Start Your 2019

With the increased prevalence of tech innovation in the construction industry, more businesses are releasing apps catered to the construction and building industry. While this is welcome news, it can be hard to sift through the myriad of apps out there to find the ones that truly add value to your d...
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Take A Break: Overseeing Industry Related Mental Health in 2019

With over 1.1 million people employed by the Australian construction industry, making up around 8% of the nation’s GDP, the physical health and safety of industry workers are of utmost importance. A topic that is rarely talked about, however, is the mental health and safety of industry workers.
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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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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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Designing sustainable architecture for natural disasters

The figures are staggering enough: from the 1980s to the last decade, weather-related damage has risen from losses of about $50 billion annually to nearly $200 billion every year. And there’s more to come, with the CSIRO warning that the cost of replacing buildings exposed to extreme weather events ...
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The 3 most important takeaways from DesignBUILD 2017

Last week we set up our iconic, neon light clad Latham exhibit for Sydney’s DesignBUILD expo at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour. All hands were on deck as thousands flooded to the annual celebration of Australia’s thriving architecture, building and design scene. 
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5 Timeless Buildings For Architectural Inspiration In 2017

We live in an amazing world. Every day, someone, somewhere, does something inspirational. Art, science, technology and literature — everything is driving forward at an exponential rate. A bright new idea or a creative concept seems to be around every corner.
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