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 the time period between 1881 and 1890, both boys and girls born today can expect to live much, much longer than their ancestors, approximately 33 and 34 years longer…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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 development.
The APS Group has clients covered from the cradle to the grave. “Our company motto is ‘client for life,’” says Director Tony Schnaars.
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.
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.
For over 30 years, family-owned Lodge Construction & Building has maintained its success by making the building process as straightforward as possible for its clients.