5 innovative features of the best construction project management software

By Adam Latham

With widespread adoption of BIM in project management and new legislation around hiring international contractors, construction project management has changed a great deal in 2017.

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3 factors to determine whether project managers should use BIM software

By Adam Latham

BIM (Building Information Modelling), is shaking up the architecture, engineering and construction industries in fundamental ways, leading to new ways of working through projects. Before project managers take the leap into this new paradigm, however, there are various BIM pros and cons to consider.

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5 ways architects can impress in their first meeting with a client

By Dane Latham

To create great buildings, architects first need great clients. As such your first meeting with a potential client as an architect is crucial.

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Time management tips for architects on a tight deadline

By Dane Latham

Imagine you’re preparing for a major client presentation tomorrow and you know you’ve got a late, caffeine-fuelled night ahead.

Burning the midnight oil can be inevitable to meet tight deadlines but effective time management can minimise the long hours and stress. If you’re juggling multiple projects and feeling the strain it could be time to look at new architectural project management software and strategies to add to your toolkit.

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How to write a great tender submission

By Latham Australia

Writing a tender is like writing a job application  your goal is to convince someone why you are the right person or team to hire. The big difference is that with tender writing, you’re setting your own price for the job. And the amount you quote is going to have a big impact on whether or not you secure the contract.

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Sustainable architecture and building design for extreme weather events

By Adam Latham

Anyone who caught the news coverage of the devastation that Cyclone Debbie wrought on southern Queensland and northern New South Wales earlier this year would be aware of the risks that extreme weather events pose to our communities.

The figures are staggering enough: from the 1980s to the last decade, weather-related damage has risen from losses of about $50 billion annually to nearly $200 billion every year. And there’s more to come, with the CSIRO warning that the cost of replacing buildings exposed to extreme weather events could exceed $1 trillion in Australia alone by the end of the century.

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3 things to consider before hiring overseas contractors in Australia in 2017

By Dane Latham

At Latham we’ve had the good fortune of having our skill needs met by Australian workers. However, some organisations in the construction and manufacturing industries don't have the same luxury, with many facing constant skill shortages and budget constraints. In such instances often the only option is hiring overseas building contractors to tap into a wider pool of skilled talent.

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The 3 most important takeaways from DesignBUILD 2017

By Adam Latham

Image source: DesignBUILD

Last week we set up our iconic, neon light clad Latham exhibit for Sydney’s DesignBUILD expo at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour. All hands were on deck as thousands flooded to the annual celebration of Australia’s thriving architecture, building and design scene. 

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5 Timeless Buildings For Architectural Inspiration In 2017

By Latham Australia

We live in an amazing world. Every day, someone, somewhere, does something inspirational. Art, science, technology and literature — everything is driving forward at an exponential rate. A bright new idea or a creative concept seems to be around every corner.

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6 safe design principles to consider for your next project

By Latham Australia

During the planning, design, and construction phase of any project, safeguarding the property from potential risks is critical to the project’s success.

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