How architecture practices can overcome business challenges

Projects stall, prized associates land jobs overseas, the economy in your specialist field tanks and off-the-plan apartments go way, way off. How do architectural practices plan for – and cope with – the business of staying in business? “I’m not sure that you can succeed as an architect if you don’t have a good dose […]

Designing with confidence

Larki is a new software that provides exceptionally detailed three-dimensional files – point cloud surveys made up of millions of site data points, ensuring greater accuracy than via traditional two-dimensional surveys, writes Haley Hooper. TheLarki software was created with the intention of making architects’ lives easier. The start-up’s founder Simon Cookes (who is also an […]

The need for project control in the current climate

According to software and information business solution company Deltek’s research, firms in the AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) sector have pinpointed their greatest management challenges as: client change requests accurate project timeline forecasting, and poorly defined scope. Added together, these challenges have resulted in a climate where two in three AEC firms are reporting up […]

Record year for building work in Victoria

Applications for building permits in Victoria continued at record levels in 2018, with the cost of works in permits reported to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) reaching almost $40 billion for the first time.  The value of building permits for the 12 months was $39.6 billion – up 10.7 percent, or $3.8 billion, on the […]

Archistar launches world-first Feng Shui engine for property

Architectus launches Urban Design and Planning Melbourne