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The Sky is the Limit

Urban centres across the world continue to grow at a rapid pace. This is especially true of Asia, whose economic growth and burgeoning middle class has caused a large influx of rural migrants to urban areas…

August 21, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

In Focus

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Nice Little Urner »

Sometimes only the best will do. Sometimes modern alternatives will not cut it; even if the eye cannot discern a fake, the heart somehow knows a reproduction from the original.

Traditional Restoration Company
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Challenges Welcome »

Good Constructions is better than just “good”; it is excellent at bringing architects’ visions to life. Named after company founder Jolyon Good, the company specialises in the construction of designer residential homes and commercial spaces.

Good Constructions
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City Slickers »

Scaffolding in city centres is a unique challenge, one which calls for specialised skills that are different from those in out-of-town areas. That is the view of Danny O'Brien, one of the two Directors of Cogent Scaffolding of Brisbane.

Cogent Scaffolding
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Keeping it Simple »

Keeping the business at a manageable size, getting along well with architects, making sure the client stays informed and getting the job done on time – it hardly sounds revolutionary. But these practices may be less common than you might think, according to John Nettle of Nettle Construction in Sydney...

Nettle Construction
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Delivering Solutions, On Site and On Time »

Over five generations, the Hudson family built the reputation of Hudson Building Supplies. Today, the company is well known as Australia’s leading and most recognisable building product and timber supplier, the result of building meaningful relationships with suppliers, builders and DIYers in order to offer expert opinion and high quality products for a wide range of applications.

Hudson Building Supplies
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A Cut Above »

Much of the finest private housing around the Western Australian capital, Perth, sits on the banks of the lovely Swan River. As Gransden Construction knows well, building top-quality homes is a challenge with commensurate rewards.

Gransden Construction
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Rising to the Challenge »

The Gordon McKay business began back in 1953 when Gordon McKay took on the job of installing the electrical supply networks to farming communities on the outskirts of Geelong, in Victoria’s south-west.

Gordon McKay
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Building Relationships »

Formacon Building has carved a market for itself by providing a service greatly desired by clients but ignored by many other service providers. By providing efficient development and construction services for small and midrange clients, the company has created space in which smaller investors can safely and effectively realise their dream projects while being sure that they are saving a great deal

Formacon Building
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Smashing Time »

A significant point of difference for FGS (Fethers) is the fact that it offers an end-to-end service for anyone needing frameless glass and hardware for architectural or interior decorative purposes – FGS (Fethers) can provide everything required.

FGS (Fethers)
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Facing the Future »

The commercial market for brick is under threat, according to one of New South Wales' top bricklayers. “Not your standard bricklayer,” is how Ray Favetti describes the company that bears his name, founded by his father and run by him and the rest of the family from its Sydney headquarters. “We have a passion for laying bricks and we try to do it the right way.”

Favetti Bricklaying
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A New Name with a Strong and Secure Legacy »

Allegion is a company committed to keeping people safe and secure in their workplaces and homes. After years of operating under global conglomerate Ingersoll Rand, Allegion was spun off in December, 2013 to primarily focus on security given its potential for growth.

Allegion
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On Time and on Budget »

It goes without saying that keeping costs down is a top priority in any construction project. Soaring expenses and shrinking budgets are every builder’s nightmare. With competition increasing and profit margins shrinking throughout the industry, cost control has become an absolute cornerstone of project management.

Keeping Control of Costs and Schedules