Buildings will no longer perform without PropTech, here’s what you should know
Author: Kieran Balmaceda When is the ideal time to consider PropTech? Now. We are now at a point where the technology is here and readily available, and will impact every owner, operator and user of the built-environment. The rate of growth in the sector as…
Bulletin: Two weeks remain for QLD Building owners to complete Stage 3 of the Combustible Cladding Checklist
Two weeks remain for building owners in Queensland to complete part 3 of the Safer Buildings Combustible Cladding Checklist.
Property Technology & the value of Integration: Know the five Cs
Author: Kieran Balmaceda The average business utilises around fifty different tech products each day. Information has to bounce from mobiles to laptops to software, not to mention stakeholders and decision makers. For most, these are seldom connected or directly compatible with one another, and naturally…
Why you should consider digitised and immersive solutions to deliver training and inductions.
If you oversee large development projects or manage a property portfolio, or any stage between, you have a responsibility to make sure everyone on site is effectively trained and able to work safely. They could be your own staff, occupants or contractors visiting your site.
What you’re looking for is a way to deliver training that’s high quality, costs less and where trainees genuinely retain information for the long-term.
With the emergence of digital and immersive training platforms, this is now possible.
The price of knowledge: Investing in your workforce for long term results
Some investments made within an organisation won’t show their value as a direct monetary return. Much of this investment, in a modern workplace, must be made with the aim to create a currency of knowledge. Done effectively, this will show an increasing momentum and growth-oriented attitude in the people who ultimately create success for your organisation.
AFR BOSS Awards: Hendry receives most innovative ranking for the second year running.
The Australian Financial Review has presented Australian Built-Form Advisory Firm Hendry Group with its second award in their 100 most innovative companies list.
Hendry has been recognised for their development of a web based mobile training platform, HendryIQ, designed to provide an immersive user experience through customizable, modular & scalable training.
Commenting on the award, CEO Emma Hendry spoke of the importance of creating a company-wide cultural shift which can enable change through meaningful and collaboratively driven innovation, moving on to explain the ways in which enlisting new and emerging technologies is the way forward.
State Governments to allow certifiers to continue practicing for the time being, but expose long-term risks.
Author | Editor: Kieran Balmaceda Subject Matter Expert: Craig Humphries State Governments are moving to protect certifiers and building practitioners who would be otherwise ineligible to practice under insurance exclusions. The Queensland state government was the first to speak…
Cladding, Professional Indemnity Insurance and Building Certifiers: Your questions answered.
Our increasing knowledge of the risks posed by unsafe cladding products has understandably given rise to the continued growth of public interest and awareness of the issue. In the past year alone, media reporting has grown significantly with regards to cladding related stories, mirroring your concerns as owners and occupants in the built-form as to what measures are being taken and what solutions are being discussed by Government and industry bodies. Certifiers and building practitioners face their own challenges also. The ability to possess mandatory insurance has since become a major concern too, as building certifiers must meet certain requirements such that they are granted a license to practice.
In review: Greg Payne at the 2019 NCC Symposium
Author: Greg Payne – National Manager – Building Surveying Sub-Writer and Editor: Kieran Balmaceda 2019 marks the start of a significant three-year transformation of the National Construction Code (NCC), as a range of amendments and improvements are implemented to existing regulations and…
The People Project – Investing in Human Capital
Employees are not just a resource. As much as we know the essential role that employees play in the greater business machine, shouldn’t people be an investment too?
Here, we take a look at the factors that can really encourage growth in employees and the value you can create by investing in their futures.