Construction
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Construction Sector Accord a long-term commitment

A New Zealand Construction Sector Accord was announced by five ministers, including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, signalling long-term commitment between government and industry to collaborate on key work areas for a healthy construction sector Government and construction industry leaders have signalled a shared commitment to transform New Zealand’s construction sector. Continue →
Property Trends

Design
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Greening myths you probably thought were true

Whether it’s indoors or out, the different greenwall and greenroof applications available today each have their own pros and cons, some are classified as living and others not, while a selection can actually be a fire hazard, says The Greenwall Company founder Mark Paul When it comes to selecting the best option for greening your home or building, the first thing you need to consider is what look and feel you are trying to achieve. Continue →
Engineering
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China’s Tallest Skyscraper Announced

One of China’s latest property developers Shiamo Group has revealed designs for China’s tallest building set to be located as the centrepiece to the Shenzhen Longgang master plan Once completed the Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Centre located in Shenzhen will be the world’s third tallest building building behind SOM’s 828m Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the 1,000m tall Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia. Continue →




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 →
Compliance & Legal




Training & Management
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Workspace as a Service: workplace for the future

The way we do business has been disrupted; we are now connected everywhere and with everyone, says Regus Country Manager Pierre Ferrandon As employees we can now choose where and when we work, because work is no longer something we do or a place we go but is the overall output that an employee and employer produce. Continue →
All News
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Greening myths you probably thought were true

Whether it’s indoors or out, the different greenwall and greenroof applications available today each have their own pros and cons, some are classified as living and others not, while a selection can actually be a fire hazard, says The Greenwall Company founder Mark Paul When it comes to selecting the best option for greening your home or building, the first thing you need to consider is what look and feel you are trying to achieve. Continue →