Associations

From Past to Present

When the subject of construction materials is raised, traditional products immediately come to mind. Many raw materials, like wood and stone, have been used in building for thousands of years, and remain popular today for a number of reasons ranging from necessity to cost, convenience, and availability…

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In Focus

From Past to Present »

When the subject of construction materials is raised, traditional products immediately come to mind. Many raw materials, like wood and stone, have been used in building for thousands of years, and remain popular today for a number of reasons ranging from necessity to cost, convenience, and availability...

Modern Construction Materials

The Golden Years »

In many nations around the world, life expectancy is dramatically on the rise, and Australia is no exception. Depending on gender, where one resides and other considerations, Australian boys born in 2013 to 2015 are expected to live to 80.4 years, while girls born during the same time have an expected lifespan of 84.5 years, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Compared to

Smart Design for Seniors

Designed to be Seen and not Heard »

They look as good as they sound – contemporary acoustic solutions lead with cutting-edge aesthetics while meeting strict functional requirements...

Modern Acoustic Management

Good for Business »

Across the United States, there are an estimated 9,813,000 construction workers. Of this total, approximately 872,000 – or 8.9 per cent – are women. A growing industry worldwide, construction accounts for nine per cent of the entire workforce in Australia, employing about a million people. And although women make up about twelve per cent of workers in the sector, this still represents a small

Women in Construction

Mind the Gap »

With historically low interest rates and a gradual economic recovery being experienced worldwide following the financial crisis of 2008, the construction industry is booming in most countries around the world. In Australia, for example, the Department of Employment projects that employment in the construction industry will grow by 9.3 per cent by November 2018...

Closing the Skills Gap in Australia’s Construction Industry

Working Safe, Working Smart »

When we set off to work first thing in the morning, most of us already have our day planned in advance. Unless something unusual comes up, like a last-minute deadline, we can anticipate how many hours we will be at our job, and what time we will return. Tragically, in some industries, not everyone makes it home on time, if at all.

Construction Site Safety

Harmonising Nature and the Built Environment »

Building design has evolved over time, using a variety of materials and resources to meet the builder’s demands. The materials have evolved as well, with engineers, architects, and scientists using innovation to improve their application and overall efficiency, driving development in residential, commercial and industrial construction.

Biomimicry

Adelaide’s Architectural Icon »

A mesmerising new building shimmers above Adelaide’s River Torrens. Called everything from the spaceship and the prickly pear to the cheese grater and the pine cone, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) is anything but ordinary.

South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

Innovation in Construction »

The resource boom in Australia has had far-reaching impacts on other industries, including the construction sector. As a direct result of the boom, there was an enormous inflow of international capital, foreign investments, skilled migrant labour – as well as its associated expertise – and new materials and applications. All factors have had a role in shaping Australia’s growth and developme

Building up Ideas and Constructing Results

Building Clients for Life »

The APS Group has clients covered from the cradle to the grave. “Our company motto is ‘client for life,’” says Director Tony Schnaars.

APS Group

Sustainable Heating Solutions »

Evoheat is bringing Australians innovative new options for sustainable heating and cooling. “Energy efficiency is something that everybody is looking for these days,” Co-founder Travis McNeill points out.

EvoheatEvoheat

Commitment, Respect, and Compassion »

Along the New South Wales North Coast, homelessness has become a major issue. For almost thirty years, The North Coast Community Housing Company Ltd (NCCH) has provided much needed long-term social and affordable housing for people with special needs and low-to-moderate incomes. As the largest community housing provider in the region, NCCH is committed to serving the needs of the area’s people.

North Coast Community Housing