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Resources autumn 2023

Resources autumn 2023

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Looking for technical information or design inspiration? Here are the latest tools to narrow your search and advance your knowledge.

Add it up

In the construction industry, it’s essential to get the maths right. A handy app for your mobile or tablet is Construction Master Pro, a handheld calculator for builders, contractors, designers, carpenters and other tradespeople.

It provides built-in solutions for quick completion of layouts, plans, bids and estimates. Apart from offering sine, cosine, tangent, arcsine, arccosine and arctangent trigonometric functions, it provides handy right-angle functions.

These make square-ups, rafters and slopes a breeze. Visit Construction Master Pro at Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

New way of living

As low- and medium-density residential buildings continue to boom, research has shown that innovation and technology are key when developing properties. These elements can help enrich the lives of residents – as well as the cities themselves. Building Community: New Apartment Architecture by Michael Webb analyses creative builds that range from social housing and micro-apartments to urban villages, megastructures and high-rises. The heart of the book features 39 recent projects designed by leading international studios and building companies. They show that contemporary apartment buildings can foster a sense of community while giving every resident an inspiring place to live. Available e from Thames & Hudson.

Know on the go

HIA newLearning on Demand professional development program offers a variety of online courses that enable you to obtain your CPD points anywhere, at any time, on any device.

Designed specifically for the building industry, this program provides interactive components to reinforce understanding of the topic along the way.

You can download course resources after completing each topic, and once you past the set activities and knowledge checks for each course, you will receive a Statement of Completion.

In addition, if you a HIA member, your CPD point/s will be automatically allocated to your My HIA CPD Online Diary.

First published on 19 April 2023

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