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How to use mirrors in the garden

Civil Engineer Blog

Reflections in a garden We’re all know how mirrors indoors can increase the feeling of light and space, but have you considered using them in your garden too? With homeowners taking more and more pride in their ‘extra room’, strategically-placed mirrors can provide a magical effect, reflecting not only nature’s abundance, but also your personality. […] The post How to use mirrors in the garden first appeared on Civil Engineer Blog.

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Essential Steps for Submitting a Successful Development Application

Learn Civil Engineering

Embarking on a building or renovation project in your home in New South Wales can be both thrilling and challenging. Before you begin, it’s crucial to understand whether you need to submit a Development Application (DA). A DA involves a comprehensive evaluation by the local Council based on the specifics of your project.


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Basement Transformation: From an Ordinary Storage to a Functional Space

Civil Manage

Assessing Your Needs and Goals The first step to transforming your basement is to determine what you want to use it for. Is it going to be a home office, a gym, or more of a cozy place for movie nights? Knowing the purpose helps you plan your space effectively. If you’re facing structural or. The post Basement Transformation: From an Ordinary Storage to a Functional Space appeared first on Civil Manage.

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Geoffrey Osborne subsidiaries apply for administration

Construction News

Geoffrey Osborne subsidiaries, Osborne Construction and Osborne Homes, have joined their parent in applying to go into administration. Early yesterday (19 April), Geoffrey Osborne’s chairman, Andrew Osborne, announced that his company had filed a notice of intent to appoint administrators. Later yesterday, the High Court… The post Geoffrey Osborne subsidiaries apply for administration appeared first on Construction News.

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The Art of Contingency Planning: Dealing with Unforeseen Costs

Contingency planning is a strategic plan to allocate resources, time, and money if “all hell breaks loose” on a project. It considers risk mitigation and planning for a worst-case scenario.  Contingency planning in construction is necessary. You're expected to throw in a percentage to cover a contingency plan in your estimates but is it enough? There is an art to this type of planning and, if project leaders aren’t careful, a contingency plan could cost the company a lot more than lapsed deadlin

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Designing an Effective Hiring Process

For Construction Pros

Getting the right people on your team is critical to the sustainability of your business. High turnover rates or underperforming team members can have a detrimental impact on your business and profitability.