Life after COVID-19: What can PropTech do to improve health and well being?
Author: Kieran Balmaceda Co-Author: Amber Keogh There will be much to take away from COVID-19, and naturally all eyes will be on minimising the likelihood such an event could happen again. At least, not with such an aggression and inability to detect, monitor and…
Employers caught out by legal requirements as Work from Home surges during COVID-19
Author: Kieran Balmaceda It is said that you need to treat your house like an office when Working from Home. Believe it or not, this is a requirement by law. The aggression we’re seeing across the expansion of COVID-19 has exposed a glaring deficiency in…
Avoiding liability during COVID-19: How to maintain Safety Measures and Emergency Planning Compliance during building vacancy or inactivity
Author | Kieran Balmaceda The rapid acceleration of COVID-19 as a point of global concern has caused an equally sharp rise in popularity, and necessity, for Work from Home arrangements in order for employers to maintain employee health and safety. The flow on effect of…
Australia’s Cladding Landscape: 2019 review and 2020 forecast
2019 has been a year of rising concern against relatively steady but modest progress, as Government and Industry seek to deal with the issues surrounding the use of non-conforming and unsafe building materials, particularly combustible Aluminium Composite Panels (ACPs) Concerns this year have also included…
Bring your Risk and Compliance obligations together with an Integrated Approach
Choosing a provider that can deliver a holistic understanding of overall risk is paramount in streamlining key attributes to ensure necessary frameworks, assessment, response, reporting and monitoring are easier to manage.
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.
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.
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.