Climate change has impacted everyone in different ways. Even skeptics are seeing record temperatures, disastrous storm cells and enormous glacial masses breaking off the Antarctic shelf.
According to a recent report released by Adzuna, an Australian search engine for job advertisements used by over two million visitors per month, the construction jobs market is experiencing a boom.
When you walk away from the webinar, you’ll have a better understanding of the real waste you are battling daily and understand the LEAN Principles: Customer Focus, Culture and People, Workplace organization and Standardization, and Elimination of Processes and Continuous Improvement. You’ll know what each principle truly stands for and why they are integral to building a Lean company. In addition, you’ll get a snapshot of the 5S plan and an overview of some of the latest Lean tools like BIM and VSM/A3.
There’s currently a real buzz around electric vehicles. However, while zippy passenger vehicles are growing in numbers on Australian roads, they aren’t ideal for hauling tools, materials and equipment around to construction sites. The good news is this year the Australian market is likely to see a growing number of practical commercial vehicles entering fleets, including a dual cab all-electric utility, electric commercial vans, and all-electric light trucks, according to auto industry pundits.
The Powerhouse Museum move might just be the most controversial topic in Sydney right now. Following last month’s announcement the search is underway for an architect for Parramatta’s Powerhouse Museum, many have voiced their concerns regarding the move. The two stage competition has called for both Australian and international design teams, and it is encouraging creative and intellectual collaborations between established and emerging talent.
What if you remove this customer pain point by improving job scheduling so that your crews show up when they’re supposed to? You’ve set a goal for improving consistency that’s measurable while addressing exactly what’s important to clients. Now, what about all those other customer interactions? By setting goals to eliminate inconsistencies in performance, you also keep the emphasis alive.
The independent expert report commissioned by the NSW Government into the causes of the Opal Tower incident has highlighted the importance of independent verification of engineering designs. The report noted that following the major failures of precast elements on several levels of the tower, the building’s original structural engineer proposed rectification measures of the damaged parts. However, Professors Mark Hoffman, John Carter and Stephen Foster, who co-authored the report, have recommended that “detailed plans for the proposed rectification works should be checked by an independent qualified structural engineering organisation.”
Worldwide, there is a growing emphasis on delivering buildings that won’t just survive routine wear and tear but will also be able to handle extremes—heatwaves, power outages, and flash flooding. Jobsite consulted some leading Australian experts to find out what makes for a resilient building and how project teams can add the right elements to deliver them.