TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR NEW HOME
Cyclones come with the territory in Cairns and Townsville, so it’s important when building in these areas to make sure your new home is protected during extreme weather events.
There are already building codes in place in North Queensland to ensure new homes can withstand up to category 4 cyclones. These codes were put in place in 1985, and they’ve been very effective. Homes built after this year sustained significantly less damage in recent cyclones. For example, only 3% of new homes lost their roofs during Cyclone Yasi in 2011, compared to 12% of older builds.
Because of these regulations, roofs are now attached more securely, providing better protection against lifting. Regulations for roofs, garage doors and sheds were further updated after Cyclone Yasi, but critics argue they still don’t go far enough...
Advances in technology in the field of virtual reality, augmented reality and data analytics are set to usher in the biggest change in the commercial property industry in a generation, a top industry expert believes.
Source: Review full article by Sue Williams on Commercial Real Estate by following this link www.commercialrealestate.com.au/news/how-gaming-technology-is-transforming-commercial-real-estate/
Millennials have grown up with sophisticated gaming equipment and expertise, and now, as both real estate insiders and consumers, they’re driving much of the transformation.
“They’re bringing ‘gamification’ to the design, development and sales processes,” says Ryan D’Arcy, JLL’s WA state manager of project and development services. “In 2018 and beyond, the convergence of 3D visualisation and data analytics could prove to be one of the biggest game-changers in the property industry for many decades.
JLL’s Ryan Darcy demonstrating VR technology and its application to the property sector. Photo: JLL