Technology and trends
03 April 2012
Building approvals fell to their lowest level in nearly three years in February 2012, highlighting the urgent need for lower interest rates and government action, said the Housing Industry Association (HIA)
02 April 2012
In February 2012 the volume of new home sales bounced modestly off a concerning January low, says the Housing Industry Association.
28 March 2012
The Energy Users Association of Australia (EUAA) recently released a report into electricity prices in Australia in comparison to other countries.
A new system from Nexus Technologies could help alleviate the loss of life caused by bush fires. Engineer David Ambry talks to Paul Skelton about a new technology that could save lives.
09 March 2012
When Mike Brock, lead designer and project manager for Richardson, TX-based UltraMedia, Inc., was given the task of installing a state-of-the-art, multi-technology system in a newly constructed home in Frisco, he turned to Auralex Acoustics for his acoustical treatment needs.
09 March 2012
Everyone can experience tech envy — that moment when you see a friend with a cool new gadget and think, “Wow, I need that right now!” For this family who all work together at a family-owned company, this all-too-familiar feeling arose from experiencing the capabilities of an ELAN g! Entertainment and Control System.
06 March 2012
If you're looking for a career change, it may be worth looking at these vacancies available across the Tasman.
The team at SmartHouse Integration used an ELAN g! Home Entertainment and Control system to enable a professional-grade poolside entertainment centre that combines iPad and iPhone control of the LED landscape lighting, Jandy pool equipment, and pool house HVAC and multi-zone audio system.
According to Safe Work Australia In 2009–10, the construction industry accounted for 11% of all serious workers’ compensation claims (13,670 claims). This equates to 37 employees each day requiring one or more weeks off work because of work-related injury or disease.
17 February 2012
Anyone building a new home or renovating an old one is now looking at the possibilities the latest technology can provide. Including Network Attached Storage (NAS) as part of their network is now becoming even more commonplace.