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Resources - spring 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.

A big event for builders

Builders and designers take note! The International Builders’ Show (IBS) 2024 is set for 27-29 February next year at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This epic show will offer the latest in building materials and products for every part of a house, education sessions and valuable networking opportunities with manufacturers and suppliers. 

Each year, the three-day event also features a housing tour of ‘The New American Home’, the official show home of IBS, currently under construction in the hills overlooking the city. For those interested in an immersive design and building experience, this is one not to miss.

As a home builder, kitchen or bathroom specialist you can learn what the future trends and products are to help your business get ahead of the curve back in Australia. Registrations open 1 September 2023. HIA will provide details soon about international registration options.

Listen up, tradies!

Do you like to think big, do more and want to get ahead? Whether you’ve just started in the industry or are an experienced tradie, there’s always something new to learn.

HIA is excited to present the Built Different Show – a podcast for tradies by tradies. Join co-hosts Ryan May, HIA’s Built Different Ambassador and Simon Mee, third-year apprentice carpenter and two-time Survivor Australia contestant, as they chat with inspiring legends from our industry.

From knowing when and how to start your own business to overcoming adversity at work and in your personal life, each episode will offer tips and insights as guests tell their stories. Tune in each fortnight to hear from a fresh voice ready to share what it takes to make waves and smash goals in the Australian building and construction industry.

It’s time to get answers to the questions you didn’t know you had from some of the best. Find the podcast on all major streaming services, such as Apple and Spotify, by searching ‘Built Different Australia’.

Start streaming today

Easy safety solutions

It’s never been easier to meet your business’s safety obligations thanks to the tailored products and services offered by the HIA Safety Solutions team. Launched this year, we now have Safety System eDocs available, which are a suite of nearly 40 downloadable digital templates to help you build safety systems into your business.

You can access Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Safety Management Plans, risk assessments, safety checklists and more when you need it, straight from HIA Products. These are editable so you can add your business logo and details.

HIA’s products are tried and tested, designed specifically for the residential building industry. 

Visit HIA Safety Solutions to get started or email us to help you.

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First published 16 August 2023

Intriguing projects to follow

If you love residential design, then your Insta feed may already be filled with images and video of buildings and interiors. But for those who can’t get enough, here’s another page to follow for some international inspiration. 

Volume Zero showcases innovative, modern works from countries such as India, Cyprus and Mexico. Cultural influences, ingenuity, as well as the site and local environment where the buildings are located, are clearly at play in many of the incredible projects highlighted. 

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