Publications

seven habits

ar – magazine

AR – Effective habits are internalised principles and patterns of behaviour that assist us to perform at our best. The third in the series... Habit 3 – Put first things first   Put first things first. Sounds simple, right? But what is the most important thing you could do when you arrive at work? And is that the […]

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inside – magazine

inside – The first issue of inside magazine for 2020 is out! Here’s a peek into the edition, on newsstands across the country. inside welcomes its new editor Elisa Scarton with a whole new look and feel, but the same passion for incredible architecture and design from all over the country. Australian architecture and interior design is […]

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Introducing Tili Bensley-Nettheim, editor AR magazine and ADR Architectural

Tili Bensley-Nettheim joins Niche as the editor of AR magazine and ADR Architectural, teaming up with Elisa Scarton, editor of inside magazine and ADR Interiors. Tili will also be an integral part of the content team for Niche’s newest initiative, the Business of Architecture and Design conference, which had a very successful debut last November […]

Watch the video of Peter Verwer’s keynote lecture at BoAD

Peter Verwer explains why “the Asian century has arrived” in this video of his keynote for the Business of Architecture and Design conference. Verwer, a research fellow, was one of four keynote speakers at our inaugural Business of Architecture and Design conference in November 2019. At the event, he explained why the future is already […]

Living in a material world – Axolotl

For over 20 years Axolotl has been a leader in the materials field, and has even branched out into producing a niche product like trophies. And in a time where the materials used on and in our buildings are under greater than ever scrutiny, there are a range of alternatives available, says Kris Torma. Axolotl […]

There’s no place like home – Paul Karakusevic at the Sydney Architecture Festival

One of the keynote speakers at this year’s Sydney Architecture Festival – Making Housing Affordable – was Paul Karakusevic, a UK-based architect with long experience working in some of London’s most historically disadvantaged boroughs. Can you talk about the foundation of Karakusevic Carson Architects?  When I formed the practice, public housing design was not really […]

Agency and change: robotics and other disruptive construction technologies

UTS is on the frontline of investigation into the current and the coming disruption in the AEC industry. Its research reveals it’s vital that Australia invests in robotics if it is to remain competitive on the world stage. When trying to predict the future it is always important to reflect on the past and take […]

High-rise units a big risk for developers

Lenders are reluctant to lend and buyers don’t want to buy when it comes to high-rise developments. That’s according to RiskWise Property Research’s latest analysis of the construction industry, which has been hit hard over recent months following the high-profile cases of the Mascot and Opal towers in New South Wales. RiskWise CEO Doron Peleg […]

Australia salary benchmark 2020 released

A new salary benchmark report has been published, which finds effective leadership is crucial to securing and retaining Australia’s best talent in 2020. The report includes statistics for the construction and architecture industry, finding the roles in greatest demand are (in descending order): project manager project engineer estimator business development manager site manager, and contracts administrator. […]

FPA releases new register of fire protection practitioners

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) has launched a new register of fire protection practitioners to connect building industry professionals with FPA Australia Corporate members who currently prepare plans and specifications for the installation or modification of fire safety systems in NSW. The new Fire Systems Design – NSW Interim Register is a response to […]

Follow the Business of Architecture and Design conference discussion on Twitter today!

The Business of Architecture and Design conference, our agenda-setting Sydney conference, is today! Didn’t manage to get a ticket? Follow along on our Twitter page as we tweet from the event starting at 8:15am AEST, and join the discussion using #BOAD19. Our inaugural conference will address the changes that are taking place within the built environment – […]

Come to the BoAD conference and experience Igloo’s shared AR space

Attendees at our Business of Architecture and Design conference in Sydney on 11 November will have the chance to step inside Igloo’s immersive space and experience the future of AR.  The English brand is sponsoring BoAD and will have an igloo set up for attendees to experience the technology firsthand. Wearing a VR headset can be a […]