Featured Article

Should you hire overseas contractors in 2018?

May 11, 2017 Posted by Dane Latham

Read More

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...
Read More

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 –...
Read More

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.
Read More

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 ...
Read More

6 safe design principles to consider for your next project

During the planning, design, and construction phase of any project, safeguarding the property from potential risks is critical to the project’s success.
Read More

5 Ways To Alleviate Common Client Concerns

As a contractor, the success of your business depends on how you interact with clients. At some stage or another, it's common to find them asking questions, hesitating  to make decisions, and getting worried that the job won’t be finished on time or within budget.
Read More

The 5 most exciting construction projects in the world right now

In 2015, the global construction industry witnessed some extraordinary examples of ingenuity. Concepts such as smart buildings and vertical gardens featured in headlines, and builders and architects around the world worked together to transform the industry and break away from tradition.
Read More

Praising award winning small contractors

At Latham, we like to keep an eye out for local businesses and contractors doing well within the building and construction industry. Whether they're new up-and-comers to the industry or long-established businesses who started small and have gone on to to achieve great things, we think they should be...
Read More

When design meets engineering — a guide to genius

Creative genius is often perceived as a talent that only artists such as performers, painters or musicians possess. However, this kind of creative innovation and visionary thinking is evident in all sorts of disciplines, not just the arts ― from business and entrepreneurship to architecture and engi...
Read More

How do architects, builders and tradespeople work together to reduce safety risks in construction?

Teamwork is not about tedious staff planning days spent enduring dated trust exercises and falling backwards into the arms of your colleagues. When we're thinking about serious safety concerns and how they manifest in the construction industry, the importance of effective teamwork becomes clear. But...
Read More

How to maintain your current workers' compensation insurance

Maintenance of your Workers' Compensation is not a choice for Australian employers; under occupational health and safety (OHS) and work health and safety (WHS) laws, it's a legal obligation...and one designed to protect both employees and your business from potential harm.
Read More

How wall protection systems help to minimise damage, promote public safety and save money

Protective wall systems such as hand rails, bump rails, illuminated railing, corner guards and wall protection sheeting are designed to preserve the integrity and appearance of surfaces exposed to high traffic movement, where scuffing and damage to walls and corners is likely to occur. 
Read More

Design Safety Checklist

An ideal resource for architects, project managers, builders and homeowners

Download Now

blog-ad-1.jpg
subscribe-icon (1).png

Like what you’re reading?

I want to subscribe!

adspot-bg-2.jpg