Compliance & Legal
Construction
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Builders beware – robots are on the rise!

Robotic technology company FBR has built its first house in less than three days, in what the company describes as a feat of engineering to impact the future of the construction industry Perth-based FBR, formerly known as Fastbrick Robotics, successfully constructed a 180sq m, three-bedroom, two-bathroom house, The Urban Developer reports. Continue →


Design
Engineering




Facilities Management
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Hitting the floor at new whisky distillery

Luxury whisky brand The Macallan has installed a variety of Flowcrete floors to create surfaces that reflect its visual identity and maintain the functional properties required to produce this iconic Scottish spirit When Edrington, the international spirits group that owns The Macallan, decided to build a £140 million facility to meet increasing global demand, they knew that no ordinary site would suffice. Continue →
Finance


Materials
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Australia’s first CLT plant begins production

Building material manufacturer XLam has set the pace for a timber revolution in Australian construction, the Urban Developer reports, with production officially under way at their newly opened Cross Laminated Timber plant in Wodonga The facility measures 12,000sq m and was announced in 2016, when the $25 million project was originally conceived to fill a gap in the industry responding to the demand for a sustainable, easy-to-use and fast building solution. Continue →
Property Trends
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2019 real estate better than most predicted

Low interest rates, softer lending criteria, and Auckland’s ongoing undersupply of housing will help counter any negative influences impacting the property sector in 2019, says Ryan Mitchell, National Manager of Century 21 New Zealand Mr Mitchell says there’s plenty to be optimistic about going into the new year with many economists and commentators leaning towards the positive side of the ledger when it comes to predicting the 2019 New Zealand real estate market. Continue →





Training & Management
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National first aid training partnership forged

The Electrical Training Company, New Zealand’s leading provider of electrical apprenticeships, has partnered with Life Care Consultants Ltd to deliver first aid and CPR training across its apprentice programme The Electrical Training Company has more than 600 apprentices across the country and Life Care Consultants will provide all training nationally, apart from the Auckland region, where First Aid NZ is the provider. Continue →
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2019 real estate better than most predicted

Low interest rates, softer lending criteria, and Auckland’s ongoing undersupply of housing will help counter any negative influences impacting the property sector in 2019, says Ryan Mitchell, National Manager of Century 21 New Zealand Mr Mitchell says there’s plenty to be optimistic about going into the new year with many economists and commentators leaning towards the positive side of the ledger when it comes to predicting the 2019 New Zealand real estate market. Continue →