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…
Cladding Update – Safer Buildings
With the recent Registration date of 29 march 2019 passing, Building Owners and Body Corporate or property managers now move into the next phase of the Safer buildings and combustible cladding requirements. Phase 2 of the requirement has a deadline of 29th of May. By…
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.
What’s new for the NCC in 2019?
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has released a preview document for the 2019 National Construction Code (NCC) earlier this month, an industry standard document which outlines building codes and regulations nationwide. Click here to read Hendry’s analysis and summary of major changes coming in the next edition.
Know your practitioner: How to partner for maximum benefit
Whether you are going to work with or work for an organisation in the built-form industry (or any industry), you should be able to assess their reputation, their principles and the quality of works on which that reputation is based.
Making a case for Blockchain in the Proptech Industry – Craig Humphries looks at the future of business in the Built-Form.
Author: Craig Humphries Sub-Writer and Editor: Kieran Balmaceda Last week I was asked to attend a panel discussion and presentation with the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES) at Melbourne University, presenting on the subject of “Blockchain technology as an emerging platform for the Proptech…
Bricks and Mortar: How to optimise every layer of your asset portfolio.
National Operations Manager for Asset Optimisation Heshan Samarawickrama explores the current state of Asset Optimisation in the Built-Form and how to plan your Asset Optimisation and Management Strategy.
Addressing the future of Asbestos Management in Australia – A review with Andrew Pakenham
Asbestos continues to be a pressing issue in Australia. The ability to devise and implement a robust Asbestos Management Plan tailored to your requirements will ensure that asbestos management and removal works are carried out in a safe and effective manner, Andrew Pakenham reports.