Portfolio Projects

Some old fashioned values still rule in Hamilton, a northern suburb of Brisbane, where the three-man team of Portfolio Projects (Holdings) Pty Ltd still operates largely on a trust and handshake basis. “My philosophy is ‘a deal is a deal,'” says Bill Lambert, Portfolio’s managing director.

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James Clifford Construction

James Clifford Construction was founded in 1980. Today, company founder Jim Clifford is still very much in control of the Liverpool NSW based company.

As company director David Griffin explains, “through a continual flow of repeat and referral work the company became a “˜speciality hospitality-sector builder,’ with much of its business in design, fitout and refurbishment of clubs, pubs and hotels.”

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Housing SA

Adelaide has some of the country’s most affordable suburbs and South Australia is the second most affordable location in Australia after Tasmania. But that does not minimise the challenges faced by Housing SA, whose director of major projects, David O’Loughlin, told us the main obstacles are cost of supply, diversity and housing stock renewal.

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GMB Architects

It was Frank Lloyd Wright, the American 1900’s architect, who said, “Architecture is the triumph of human imagination… a magic framework of reality that we touch upon when we use the word order.” For him architecture was a unified organism, a symbiotic relationship between humanity and nature.

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Arrow International

From the start of each of Arrow International’s value-engineered Project Management projects, the company looks to work in partnership with its clients. The focus of the Arrow Project and construction Management team is to act as the agent of the client, always looking at the successful end result for their clients. This arrangement allows not only for Arrow International to work closely with each client but also to ensure that any complications are dealt with thoroughly and quickly, without undue hassle or stress for the client.

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Home Automation

Call it ‘domotics,’ and you are likely to receive a blank stare, but refer to it as ‘smart home’ or ‘home automation,’ and you will get a nod of acknowledgement. For the past few years, consumers have heard the word ‘smart’ attached to countless products and services, from food and drink to snacks like popcorn and mobile phones, which no one seems to refer to as a ‘cellphone’ anymore. Yet what, exactly, constitutes ‘smart’?

July 16, 2020, 9:18 AM AEST