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HIA Building Australia podcast

Building real conversations - Hosted by Luke Van Dyck, third-generation builder, award winner, writer and television presenter.

HIA Building Australia podcast

Building real conversations - Hosted by Luke Van Dyck, third-generation builder, award winner, writer and television presenter.

HIA Building Australia Podcast brings together a broad spectrum of experts, industry insiders, change-makers and passionate professionals to help our industry excel in the face of challenge and change. Episode topics include a deep-dive on recent NCC changes, building a sustainable future, and tackling mental health.

Hosted by Luke Van Dyck, third-generation builder, award winner, writer and television presenter, HIA’s Building Australia podcast explores current conditions and future trends shaping the building and housing industry; the real questions and the real answers.

Whether you are a first-year apprentice or a project manager from one of the biggest names in the industry or have an interest in building and renovating - there’s something for everyone!

You can livestream episodes of the show here any time. Or subscribe in your favourite podcast app like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts so you never miss an episode!

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Meet our host

Luke Van Dyck

Third-generation builder and respected professional, Luke's combined mix of easy-going personality and expertise in building, have led to television, print and media opportunities.

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Listen to HIA Building Australia Podcast

Mark Hands & Russell Holtham

Apprentices: our next-generation

They are the future of our industry, so how can we work to be better mentors and leaders? HIA’s Russell Holtham and Australian Industry Trade College’s Mark Hands demystify the challenges and benefits of taking on an apprentice.

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Dave Burroughs & Georgie Harman

The human cost of mental health

Residential construction workers are six times more likely to die by suicide than in a workplace accident. Beyond Blue CEO Georgie Harman and Mantle Health co-founder Dave Burroughs discuss how to foster better mental health on and off the building site.
Warning: This podcast discusses the topics of depression and suicide. If you or someone you know is feeling any symptoms of depression, anxiety, or suicidal thoughts, please contact Beyond Blue, Lifeline, Headspace, or your local GP.

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Steve Mallinger & Jenny Haling

What does it take to be a winner?

Do you love marvelling at awe-inspiring homes and award-winning projects? We meet our 2021 HIA-CSR Home of the Year award winner Steve Mallinger and HIA’s Awards program manager Jenny Haling for all the insider information on what it takes to be a winner.

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James McGregor & Jenny Edwards

Sustainability: the green building revolution

Jenny Edwards, scientist and the owner and director of Light House Architecture & Science, and Blue Tribe Company founder James McGregor discuss shifts in eco-conscious design, the industry’s ecological responsibility, and where the future of green building is headed from here.

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Simon Croft

NCC Changes: What you need to know

It’s the most significant shake-up to the National Construction Code since 1988, and you’ll want to take note. HIA’s Building and Policy Executive Director Simon Croft explains and explores what is to come, and how to prepare for the changes afoot.

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Economics Forecast: Building and Construction

Business is booming for builders, but are we amid a profitless boom? HIA Chief Economist Tim Reardon and National Manufacturers Council Chairman Glenn Simpkin analyse critical shortages. They forecast the economic drivers that will impact the industry over the next 12 months.

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