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The Evolution of Drawings

Prior to the first release of the first Computer Aided Design (CAD) software package, Shop Drawings, For Construction Drawings and As Installed Drawings were all hand drawn; you may remember drawings offices filled with drawing… Read more

Task Management

Task management is the process of identifying and monitoring the progress of work being completed on a day to day basis. Successfully managing the delivery of projects requires utilising reliable tools that allow you to… Read more

Outsourcing Benefits

Whilst rewarding, managing the delivery of a construction project can be quite challenging. In between striving to achieve milestones, supervising subcontractors, and managing your own in-house team, you still need to draw on your expertise… Read more

What Are Commissioning Plans?

Commissioning is…  ‘The process of ensuring that  all systems and components of a major piece of equipment, a process, a building or similar, are designed, installed and tested according to the operational requirements of the… Read more

What Are O&M Manuals?

Operating & Maintenance Manuals (O&M Manuals), also known as Builders’ Manuals and Handover Manuals, provide a building owner / occupier with details of each building element for efficient operation, effective maintenance to ensure longevity, decommissioning… Read more

The Devil is in the Details

Every interaction with your client is an opportunity to impress.  It is a shame when the delivery of an exemplary project is overshadowed by the provision of handover documentation that is rushed, poorly prepared and… Read more

Productivity

I don’t know about you, but I’m not really a morning person. Sure, I can happily motor along completing my autonomous and analytical tasks in the morning and throughout the day, but the afternoon is… Read more

Leave a Lasting Impression

There are so many elements to a construction project, be it large or small, each requiring the expertise of a variety of professionals and each phase as critical as the next. Project management teams commonly… Read more

Technical Note: NCC Section J May 2020

Overview & Purpose The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has updated the energy efficiency provisions in the National Construction Code (NCC) to improve thermal performance, increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the… Read more

The Importance of As Builts

The development of a set of As Built Drawings is a vital part of every construction project. Not only are they necessary to record and identify the final layout and configuration of a build and… Read more

Scalability

If the restrictions and changes associated with COVID-19 have taught me anything, it is the need for a business to be scalable.  I’m fortunate that my company is built around the provision of short notice… Read more

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