What downsizers want

National Research into what Downsizers want

National Research into what Downsizers want Guest article: Ellivo   With the numbers of potential Downsizers in Qld set to increase by around 350,000 over the next 20 years, Ellivo Architects recently undertook a nationwide study to better understand the preferences of this growing market. Distributed nationally via the Your Life Choices online community portal,…

Building Inspections

Technical Due Diligence – What did you miss?

Technical Due Diligence – What did you miss? There can be three levels of Technical Due Diligence inspection and reporting: Routine Maintenance Inspection; Condition Inspection; Detailed and invasive inspection. The focus of this article is in regards to a limited high level report. A limited high level report may typically include a review of core…

Value Management

Value Management and Value Engineering in Design

Value Management and Value Engineering are terms that are often perceived as interchangeable, as being the same process. They are often associated with the stigma of “cost cutting” because the project is “over budget”, reluctantly creating the need to sacrifice or compromise targeted vulnerable aspects of the design / project. This often leads to disappointment,…