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Safety in Design – What content should the SID Manual have?

Safety in Design – What content should the SID Manual have?

Following our recent article on Safety in Design – Missing in Action we were asked about what form and content should the Safety in Design Report/Manual include. Using the Safe Work Australia (SWA) Code of Practice – Safe Design of Structures[1] as a guide we have...

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Aged Care Asset Management Plans for NSW

Aged Care Asset Management Plans for NSW

Aged Care Asset Management Plans. If you think this is a one-off process think again! The NSW Government has made a number of changes to the NSW Retirement Villages Act. One of the key changes is that retirement village operators must prepare and keep an up-to-date...

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The Digital Twin – is it more than BIM?

The Digital Twin – is it more than BIM?

What is a Digital Twin? According to Gartner “A digital twin is a digital representation of a real-world entity or system[1]”  Gartner also states “Data from multiple digital twins can be aggregated for a composite view across a number of real-world entities.  ...

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The Shergold Weir Report & The National Construction Code

The Shergold Weir Report & The National Construction Code

The Shergold Weir Report... Building Confidence or False Hope? The report ‘Building Confidence’ by Peter Shergold and Bronwyn Weir, addresses a number of major flaws to the National Construction Code (NCC) in regards to design, certification and the handover...

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5 Tips to Improve the Building of New Schools

5 Tips to Improve the Building of New Schools

The Building of New Schools is an Increasingly Complex Process. High rise school buildings, greater use of technology, and more regulation is driving a need to ensure the right information is provided at the right time. While some in the industry think a USB loaded...

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DLP – Managing the Forgotten Project Stage

DLP – Managing the Forgotten Project Stage

The post-handover of construction projects is often called the warranty or defects liability period (DLP). The defects liability period or post practical completion stage is too often the forgotten stage of the work.  The focus is on contract completion, handover, and...

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