Association Updates

PRECAST: CONCRETE AS CANVAS

THE RESURGENCE OF BRUTALIST DESIGNS, COUPLED WITH AN UPSURGE IN…
Emerging from the 1920s and coming to its fore in the early 1970s, brutalist architecture has made its mark around the world, producing massive, raw, geometric concrete designs. It fell... READ MORE

FWPA PROGRAM UNCOVERS OPPORTUN...

FOREST AND WOOD PRODUCTS AUSTRALIA (FWPA) HAS LAUNCHED A TECHNICAL…
The National Residential Construction and Fit-out Program, headed by Dr Alastair Woodard*, a structural engineer and construction consultant previously involved in FWPA's WoodSolutions programs, will uncover the issues and opportunities... READ MORE

ASIA PACIFIC LEARNINGS

PROFESSOR TUAN NGO, RESEARCH DIRECTOR AT THE ARC TRAINING CENTRE…
BRENDAN POPE – FLEETWOODOrganisations seeking to maintain relevance in a rapidly changing business landscape see attendance at the right conference as an investment and development opportunity. The question is: how... READ MORE

ASI URGES REGULATORY REFORM TO...

THE ASI IS CALLING ON GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY TO RESOLVE…
With Australia's construction industry regulatory environment reaching a critical tipping point, the Australian Steel Institute (ASI) is urging government and industry to work together to implement the viable, cost-effective solutions... READ MORE

COLAB REFLECTIONS

OPENING ITS DOORS IN AUCKLAND FROM 13 TO 15 MARCH,…
"We liked that the event takes a multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary approach towards discussing the value, potential and challenges facing offsite manufacturing." Architecture Now magazine's review of CoLab sets the tone... READ MORE

ENGINEERING + EXPANSION

IN THE CONTEXT OF LAND SCARCITY AND GROWING URBAN POPULATIONS,…
Intelligent design that factors in the need for future growth and adaptability is an increasingly critical driver for engineers and designers; rapidly changing demand and end-use requirements mean adaptability at... READ MORE

COST REDUCTION, OFFSITE CONSTR...

CANVASSING OPINION ON THE TOPIC OF 'A COST-EFFECTIVE APPROACH TO…
"By adopting an educated approach throughout design and cost control processes, we can advise which materials and construction methodologies minimise climate change through resource and labour minimisation and modular construction.... READ MORE

NETWORK TO ENCOURAGE ASIA-PACI...

THE ASIA-PACIFIC RESEARCH NETWORK FOR RESILIENT AFFORDABLE HOUSING (APRAH) IS…
The Asia-Pacific research network on sustainable materials and prefabricated systems was established at the University of Melbourne in Nov 2017 to address the housing crisis in the region through resilient... READ MORE

TOTAL PRECAST: SUSTAINABLY DRI...

WITH THE CASE FOR PRODUCTIVITY-ENHANCING METHODOLOGY IN THE CONSTRUCTION SPACE…
It is widely understood in the offsite space that building a structure from manufactured prefabricated components improves productivity by up to 10 percent. With many contractors continuing to focus on... READ MORE

ETHICS + THE STEEL SUPPLY CHAIN

WITH THE MODERN SLAVERY ACT COMING INTO EFFECT EARLIER THIS…
According to the 2018 Global Slavery Index, over 40 million people globally are subject to some form of modern slavery. Whilst Australia has one of the lowest rates of slavery... READ MORE
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