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Why We Need Great Mentors – And How To Be One

For the construction industry to continue to thrive, evolve and grow, encouraging and inspiring the next generation of construction professionals requires more than just excellent leaders. It requires great mentors. Mentors are those that share their knowledge and experience and encourage a mentee to grow professionally and personally.

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Preparing Homes for Bushfire Risk

There is more to constructing buildings able to withstand the impacts of bushfire than just adding extra features at the finishing stage. Thinking about fire risk needs to happen at the earliest planning stages, according to Chris Wyborn, the general manager of Education and Bushfire Services at Fire Protection Association of Australia.

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Investa, Lendlease and Willow Leap into the Future at Martin Place

Sixty Martin Place by Investa is the latest addition to Sydney’s global skyline. The striking architectural form incorporates a unique curved façade rising over the adjacent heritage church. However, it is not the only ground-breaking feature of the newest Sydney skyscraper. Behind the scenes, here is something most people cannot see—the building’s full digital twin.

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It’s not all hype: Why sustainable construction is the future

It is notable that buildings in Australia are now being judged on their environmental friendliness. Jobsite spoke exclusively to Professor David Carmichael, from the University of New South Wales’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering on why sustainability is becoming a necessity rather than a nice thing to have.

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Can Age be a Factor in Job Site Safety?

The most common injury reported for workers over the age of 45 is musculoskeletal disorders, rather than workplace accidents. It seems, therefore, their abundant experience helps our older generation to avoid accidents. Their physical abilities, on the other hand, may cause other problems. These incidences, however, are not exclusively due to an aging body.

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Striking a Balance Between Luxury and Affordability

The North Bank of the Yarra is set for a make-over, as an apartment and hotel complex, dubbed Flinders Bank, has been approved by the Victorian Government. Not only will it feature a luxury hotel and state of the art apartments, but developer Century Group Aus will rent out 20 apartments at a subsidised rate in perpetuity.

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Precycling in Construction Can Save Money and the Environment

The latest buzzword in environmental circles is “pre-cycling”—the process of reducing waste by avoiding items that will generate it in the first place or by selecting elements that will create less waste. An innovative company from South Australia has decided to apply the principle to the construction industry after identifying problems with its own waste generation.

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Australian First Repurposing a Zinc Mine as a Power Plant

Canadian renewable energy innovator Hydrostor’s Australian operation is set to break ground on Australia’s first commercial-scale demonstration project of its Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) technology in the coming months. The project has been launched in partnership with Terramin, the owner and operator of the Angas Zinc Mine in Strathalbyn, 60 km southeast of Adelaide.

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Landfills as the Last Resort

The Australian building industry produces a staggering 20.4 million tons of waste each year through construction and demolition works. Close to a third of this waste goes into landfills across the Country while the remaining two-thirds end up being recycled, illegally dumped, reused, reprocessed or stockpiled.

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