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A Better Way to Build

Projectcorp was launched in 2002 to provide innovative solutions across a wide range of commercial construction sectors. A dynamic team of Estimators, Architects, Project Managers, Contract Administrators, Building Cadets, Site Managers, Foremen, and Leading Hands execute projects covering the commercial, retail, industrial, community, health, aged care, and education sectors.

Projectcorp Australia Pty Ltd

In Praise of The Northwest

Parnall is a company that started out in Victoria and has recently ‘gone west.’ Retaining its offices in Wangaratta and Gippsland, where it was established in 1956, the company expanded to Broome in January of 2009. As Managing Director Iain Edmondson explains, “it was in early 2008 that we saw an opportunity to move here.


Developing Melbourne

Ashley Williams is one of three Directors for Evolve Development. Established in 2003 by Mr Williams, Evolve’s focus is on unique, innovative projects. Situated in Melbourne, the company’s strategy for success in this competitive marketplace is two-pronged: Evolve builds quality residential developments in trendy inner city suburbs and also produces luxurious housing estates in Melbourne’s growth corridors. This has enabled the company to service a niche market and to build a strong reputation in the industry as a competent and innovative property developer.

Evolve Development

Constructing a Clear View to the Future

In 2004, the CRC for Construction Innovation (CRC-CI) – now the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc) – introduced its 2020 Construction Vision Report. The report is the result of the collection and analysis by the CRC-IC of direct industry input gathered through a series of workshops held between November 2003 and February 2004 in every Australian capital city.

2020 Vision

The Design, History, Interesting Facts and Havoc of Really Tall Buildings

By definition a ‘Skyscraper’ is a building that reaches up past those around it and changes the skyline. People often describe a very tall building as a skyscraper but the definition can actually apply to a structure as low as four stories – as long as it reaches past the surrounding built environment and changes the skyline, it is considered a skyscraper.

Tall Tales

Taking Timber to New Heights

In just a few weeks, Australia will become home to the tallest timber building on the planet. Forte, a residential apartment complex rising over 10 stories, will also be the first of its kind on the continent. Lend Lease, the company behind the innovative, environmentally friendly project, is constructing the 23 boutique apartments and four townhouses using Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) to create a revolutionary tower with walls, floors, and ceilings made of solid wood.

Forté Apartments

Harnessing GPS Technology

Sitech Construction Systems is the authorised distributor of a range of construction technology products and services for Eastern Australia, distributing some of the most reliable and rugged construction technology systems available to the heavy and highway contractor anywhere in the world.

Sitech Construction Systems

Multi-Skilled and Adaptable

Some construction companies feel the need to advertise just about every project they are working on to get business. At Kym Clarke Constructions, the company’s many decades in the construction industry and successful, on-time completion of projects for private and government clients speaks for itself.

Kym Clarke Constructions

Up In The Air

The future is up in the air, according to Iwan Sunito. This renowned architect turned developer, Chief Executive of Crown Group, has already been responsible for a tangible shift in the skyline of Sydney and the way Sydneysiders think about their living space.

Crown Group

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’?

June 25, 2022, 11:31 PM AEST