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

Jan 24, 2018 Posted by Latham Australia

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

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 ...
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6 after market upgrades for a safer environment

As 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 old...
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How to properly specify expansion joints

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

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

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 ...
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Praising award winning small contractors

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...
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Staying compliant in 2015 with new builders insurance laws

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

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

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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Are Cheap Safety Product Substitutes Really Worth It?

When it comes to a new construction project, your clients will typically have one goal that will supercede all others; for everything to be as cheap as possible, and for the whole project to be within - or dare we say it, under budget. As a result, contractors and tradies in the construction industr...
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Lodge your submission for the HIA awards

Application season for one of the building and construction sector's most prestigious awards is upon us — and while we might not see the same level of fanfare or paparazzi that Hollywood conjures, the HIA building awards are a major event for those involved in the industry, and for the individuals a...
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5 small business tools you might not be using

The digital age has infiltrated all aspects of our lives — from the way we communicate, learn, entertain ourselves and in many cases, the way we work. You might think that — as a small business or private contractor who’s often away from the desk — that these smart small business apps don’t apply to...
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