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3D Printing: A threat to traditional manufacturing or not?

It’s been hailed as Australia’s chance to revive the manufacturing industry. Its growth and potential to expand has gotten our curiosity piqued. Call it what you like; additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping or advanced manufacturing, 3D printing handles materials like plastic, wax, polymers and metallics, and is used across industries for aircraft development, building design, organ…

6 Nov 2012, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security | Planning & Design

Important prison planning issues to be discussed

We have the opportunity to speak to Mark Walters, Director - Southern Queensland Correctional Centre of Serco Asia Pacific prior to his presentation at the Prison Planning, Design, Construction and Maintenance Conference on the 29-30th November 2012 in Melbourne. What do you think is the most important issue/topic that should be discussed? I might be…

30 Oct 2012, by Informa Insights

Planning & Design

Summarising Day 1 of BIM 2012

The Building Information Modelling 2012 was held in Sydney recently and we have a brief coverage of each speaker's session on Day 1 of the conference. Jorge Pautasso, BIM Integration Manager, GHD Jorge Pautasso, a GHD Service Line Leader for Structural and Global BIM Integration Manager, started off with an in-depth introduction on BIM. He…

30 Aug 2012, by Informa Insights

Planning & Design

Housing bubble an ever growing risk

In today’s economic climate, Australia’s housing market is placed under consistent scrutiny as prices edge towards unaffordable levels compounded with the ever growing risk of a housing bubble. Australia’s situation is unique due to the coastal population centers and booming population. Various stimulus packages have helped first time buyers gain a foothold on the property…

30 Apr 2012, by Informa Insights

Planning & Design

Reducing carbon tax liability

The Government’s policy on Climate change has in its center the introduction of the “Carbon Tax”. This means that polluters will pay per tonne of carbon they release into the atmosphere. This cost will initially be set at $23, and increase gradually until 2015, then we will shift to a trading scheme that will let…

23 Apr 2012, by Informa Insights

Planning & Design

Wrapping up Building Information Modelling Summit

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptlA6ZLbKno] The two-day Building Information Modelling 2011 Summit examined the benefits and challenges to BIM implementation, how BIM affects project delivery, costs and the return-on-investment. Additionally, the Summit focused on numerous domestic and international case studies, software innovation, the legal implications associated with BIM. Speakers from all over the world came to give their input…

15 Mar 2012, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security | Planning & Design

Exclusive Interview with Marty Edwards of the Idaho National Laboratory

We had a chance to speak with Marty Edwards, INL Program Manager, DHS Control Systems, Security Program Critical Infrastructure Protection for the Idaho National Laboratory at the 10th National SCADA Conference. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeLE1ruxWog] The questions we asked were: 1. Stuxnet hit the headlines in 2010 and altered SCADA security across the globe. What key lessons were…

15 Dec 2011, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security | Planning & Design

We need to be concerned about coordinated attacks – Lofty Perch

"We need to be concerned about coordinated attacks," says Mark Fabro, President Chief Security Officer at Lofty Perch. We had a chance to interview Mark Fabro at SCADA Conference 2010 and asked him these questions. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a0LaGrCH-Y] 1. Stuxnet hit the headlines in 2010 and altered SCADA security across the globe. What key lessons were learned?…

14 Oct 2011, by Informa Insights

Healthcare | Planning & Design

Tasmania commits to green ratings for new public buildings

Delivering excellence in Environmentally Sustainable Design was defined as a key result area for the $160M Redevelopment of Flinders Medical Centre, and the New South Wing at FMC is the first project to be assessed under the Green Star Healthcare v1 Tool. The project has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star - Healthcare Design…

1 Sep 2011, by Informa Insights

Planning & Design | Transport & Logistics

Written interview with the CEO of NSW Business Chamber

We had the opportunity to get an interview with Stephen Cartwright, CEO, NSW Business Chamber, who is nice enough to give us a few minutes of his busy day to fill in some blanks for us! Building and maintaining transport infrastructure is of pivotal importance for the future prosperity of NSW. We had the chance…

11 Oct 2010, by Informa Insights
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