For quite some time now we Sydney-siders have noticed a rise in the amount of cranes popping up around our city , closely followed by the opening of impressive high rise apartments. However, it seems projects are shifting within the construction industry with the amount of residential projects experiencing a slow period. To counteract this decline, the industry is now experiencing an increase in commercial projects which has allowed the sector to continue to thrive.
In such a populated city such as Sydney there was a constant demand for more accommodation which prompted the creation of a mass amount of high rise apartments. However, this demand has shifted and is now for commercial spaces such as offices, retail properties and hotels. Now more than ever individuals and companies alike have the financial stability and entrepreneurial drive to invest into infrastructure and structural upgrades to further their business ventures, which not only reflects the strength of our economy at the moment, but creates a bright and stable future for the construction sector as a whole.
Whether it be a demand for residential or commercial projects, the construction sector is booming, meaning your friendly neighbourhood cranes are not going anywhere soon.
Balconies and awnings are critical elements of a building that require regular checks. If these components of a structure go unchecked and are not certified by professionals, they can put not only tenants, but pedestrians and other community members at risk.
As of recent times, local councils have been encouraging owners to get in contact with qualified engineers to test and certify their balconies and awnings to ensure that they are structurally adequate to deal with the loads and conditions imposed over the next five years. This mainly applies to buildings over five years old, as many buildings after this period tend to get to a point where they begin to deteriorate and become quite dangerous.
It is suggested that owners have their balconies and awnings certified every five years to ensure they are structurally sound. These inspections and certifications are strongly recommended to owners of structures over-hanging public areas such as footpaths and roads, as they endanger not only the owner but members of the community.
Here at BellMont we possess the engineering expertise to undertake inspections and certifications of balconies and awnings. If you are concerned with the condition of your balcony or awning, you can get in touch with us by clicking the button below. Let us help put your mind at ease!
The term digitalisation refers to the improving or transformation of a business’s operations through the use of technology and data, tools which can be used to benefit the business’s knowledge of the market and boost productivity.
In the last few years many sectors within the business world have undergone digital transformations in order to stay competitive and relevant. While the construction sector is said to be behind other sectors such as the music and communications industries, in terms of digitalisation, there is evidence to suggest the industry is beginning to explore the technological advancements available.
More than ever before, technology is playing a huge role in the success of a business, offering more effective ways to complete tasks and in turn changing the way business can be done. In recent years, the construction industry has been experimenting with technology and how it can be used to work more efficiently and effectively, through the use of technologies such as Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Testing of these technologies within the construction sector has shown that they can be used for training purposes and as the perfect visual aid for project pitches.
While the digital transformation of the construction sector is inevitable, we are excited to see what the construction industry will look like with the integration of more technological components.
With the word façade meaning face in French, it makes absolute sense that this component of a building is one of great importance. The façade of a building, if designed correctly can, generate business for commercial buildings, create a great first impression and leave a lasting one, serve a practical security purpose, create a point of differentiation and has the power to be environmentally effective.
The first thing that usually convinces a client to enter a store to potentially purchase items, is its store front. Unusual or beautifully designed facades have the same effect, capturing the attention of onlookers who are intrigued by the façade of the building. For a business, a great façade has the power to intrigue and lure consumers in, which can generate not only interest in the innovative business, but generate business.
A Great First Impression:
As mentioned before the word ‘façade’ is a French word for ‘face’. Now, when you meet a person for the first time the first thing you see is their face and whether they make a good or bad impression , the thing you remember , in most cases, is their face or look. This is the same for a building. A successful façade allows onlookers to develop a great and lasting impression of a business or residential structure, without even knowing the buildings purpose or contents.
When it comes to both residential and commercial buildings, façades have the power to not only look interesting, but offer an element of practicality. Structures with solid marble, stained or mirrored glass facades allow their occupants to maintain a sense of security, as no one can see in, while also looking aesthetically pleasing.
Create a Point of Differentiation:
A great façade has the power to grab attention and keep it. Unique facades offer their occupants the opportunity to express their personality, unique style and stand out from the surrounding buildings, thus creating a point of differentiation. For occupants of residential buildings this is a major plus, for commercial complexes, it’s an effective marketing strategy.
If you would like to upgrade your buildings’ façade, you’ve come to the right place. You can get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to help give your building new life!