Research reveals gender discrimination is driving women out of construction

Randstad’s 2019 Women in Construction report reveals more than a third (37 percent) of female workers in the field have experienced inappropriate behaviour. New research from global HR services and recruitment company, Randstad, has revealed new details exposing the issues preventing women nationwide from entering or remaining in the construction and engineering sectors – from gender […]

Australian Opal Centre appoints Root Partnerships as project manager

A regional cultural tourism facility celebrating Australia’s national gemstone has announced the appointment of Root Partnerships as project manager for its new multi-million-dollar energyefficient, largely underground building.  The new Australian Opal Centre (AOC) will be a world centre for opal-related education and training, certification, scientific research, art and culture. The long-anticipated off-grid building, designed by renowned Australian architects Wendy Lewin and […]

Record number of small businesses seeking help to resolve disputes, reports VSBC

The Victorian Small Business Commission’s (VSBC) Annual Report 2019 reveals a record 2074 small businesses sought help in resolving their business disputes. The main issues causing disputes were: retail leases money that wasn’t paid understanding rights and responsibilities when it comes to contracts the quality of goods and services, and goods and services that weren’t […]

BEHF Architects wins at Iconic Awards 2019 with two projects

BEHF Architects has been twice awarded at the Iconic Awards 2019: Innovative Architecture – in the Architecture category for the projects Koller + Koller am Waagplatz Restaurant and Residential Complex Korb Etagen, Brandstätte 7 (BEHF Architects and Mittermair Architekten). Iconic Awards: Innovative Architecture, established by the German Design Council, is the first independent international architecture and […]

Lodge tax returns now before it’s too late

Australians are being advised to lodge tax returns before the end of the month. As we enter the final fortnight of tax time, hundreds of thousands of them may still be missing out on their tax refunds. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is encouraging people to take advantage of potential refunds by lodging their return or […]

What will the architecture and design professions look like in 2025?

“Hey Siri, please design a 20,000-square metre, six-star Green Star suburban office building that delivers an annualised 18 percent total investment return (and wins design awards).” What will the architecture and design professions look like in 2025? The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) took a stab at this question in 2011, but instead of looking […]

Jamye Harrison joins Arcadis

Arcadis, a global design and consultancy organisation for natural and built assets, has announced the appointment of Jamye Harrison to its Smart Cities team as global solutions lead. Harrison has over 25 years of experience that spans strategy, public policy, design and delivery in transport, infrastructure and smart cities. He joins Arcadis from WSP, where he led the […]

Why project-based ERP leads to success

Why does a practice need project-based ERP? Well, if there’s one overwhelming truism about architecture and design practices, it’s that invariably they were established by people whose expertise is not business. Architects, designers and engineers study to follow their passion, which is design. When it comes to setting up in practice, there is a whole […]

Chewing over the challenges of running a profitable practice

A group of architecture industry practitioners came together recently to discuss the challenges facing their individual practices and how they are able to remain profitable in the current economic climate. A team from Deltek, the global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, hosted the lunch to spend some time with their key […]

Announcing MINI LIVING – INVERT 3.0

green magazine has announced its third MINI collaboration: MINI LIVING – INVERT 3.0. The previous two iterations have challenged our understandings of how and where we live in urban environments, and MINI LIVING – INVERT 3.0 continues this legacy. This year, the exhibition will focus on laneways, which are common to the suburbs of most Australian […]