Apprenticeships at Barangaroo

By Latham Australia

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It’s that time of year when school leavers all across Australia celebrate their freedom. But for many graduates that joy will be short lived, as the sobering prospect of job hunting and embarking on a new career sets in.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Global Warming's Impact On The Construction Industry

By Latham Australia

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As the impacts of climate change become increasingly visible - with more extreme temperatures and severe weather conditions -  buildings must adapt in order to accommodate their environment. Here we highlight some of the major environmental challenges climate change is expected to create throughout the world - and how we can prepare for them through smarter building practices.  

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6 after market upgrades for a safer environment

By Latham Australia

construction-safer-environmentAs contractors, employees and stakeholders in the constructions industry, we have a mutual responsibility in ensuring that buildings meet safety standards so that preventable injuries and damage is avoided. Building a safer environment should never be an afterthought, but in some cases — such as older buildings that no longer meet the safety test — it’s necessary to retrofit safety products to pre-existing surfaces.

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How to properly specify expansion joints

By Latham Australia

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Mechanical expansion joint covers are designed to accommodate structural movement in a building due to thermal shrinkage and expansion of a building’s structure, or the impact of environmental factors like seismic activity. However, because expansion joints are manufactured differently according to their intended application, it’s integral to choose the correct type.

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What makes Latham’s products different from other products on the market

By Latham Australia

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Are you looking to install the right product in your latest engineering project, but can’t tell the difference between what alternate companies are offering? They may all seem one and the same, but when you’re considering a structural component like expansion joint covers, there’s a huge divergence in the quality, durability and reliability between manufacturers. So how do you know which supplier to choose?

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The impact of climate change on mechanical expansion joints between concrete slabs

By Latham Australia

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Climate change adaptation strategies have become increasingly important to Australian engineers, architects and designers in order to remain competitive in the construction industry. While some people remain sceptical of the impact of global warming, the fact is that investors are now looking ahead to how climate change might create risks to their building projects.

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Praising award winning small contractors

By Latham Australia

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At Latham, we like to keep an eye out for local businesses and contractors doing well within the building and construction industry. Whether they're new up-and-comers to the industry or long-established businesses who started small and have gone on to to achieve great things, we think they should be recognised for their efforts.

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Staying compliant in 2015 with new builders insurance laws

By Latham Australia

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Earlier this year, major changes were made to the Home Building Act which have significant impacts on the way small businesses and contractors operating in the building and construction industry will handle licensing, contracting and builders insurance.

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Where to use tactile indicator studs

By Latham Australia

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Without a vision impairment, the application of tactile indicator studs (also known as tactile ground surface indicators) in your building project may not be foremost on your mind.

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Non-traditional ways to promote your business

By Latham Australia

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If you’re operating a small business or working as an independent contractor within the building and construction industry, it’s unlikely you’ll have the time or the specific resources needed to engage a full-scale, in-house marketing initiative.

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