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What are Smart Hobs?

The Smart Hob system has been used by formwork contractors and concreters for over 15 years. Many companies have proved time and labour savings with some reporting a reduction of up to 50% when compared to a traditional on site method of forming up hobs. Find the answers to your questions about the system in […]

10 Iconic Projects over 20 Floors using the Smart Hob System

Where has the Smart Hob system ended up over the years? Here’s 10 iconic projects in and around Melbourne over 20 floors that have used the system for an easier, faster and smarter hob formwork solution. EQ Tower Project Location / 127-141 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne Floor Count / 65 Builder / Multiplex Architect / Elenberg […]

From Around the Web: Top 8 Construction News Articles in March

With so many construction news websites out there to give us inspiration, updates and tips on what’s trending in the industry, here’s our round-up of the top articles in March: Top 10 Construction Technology Trends to Look Out For Construction technology is constantly evolving, with innovations ranging from powerful GPS tracking solutions, to new construction […]

The Results are In! 2017 Predictions in the Australian Design and Construction Industry

With the design and construction industry in Australia continually evolving and changing, we set out to understand the challenges and opportunities those working in the industry were facing in 2017. We wanted to find out how different 2017 would be from 2016. So early this year, we asked the question: What challenges, opportunities, trends and […]

How Safe is Your Work Site?

“Statistics indicate that fatal accidents in construction (on site) are three times more likely than in the manufacturing sector (off site).” Are you and your employees working in a safe environment? Working safely is always of prime importance, whether in an open or confined situation, as new build or retrofit or for commercial, civil workplace […]

Are the Challenges of Conventional Formwork Holding Up Your Project Progress?

Conventional formwork systems can be demanding. When dealing with external factors including weather delays, RDO’s and other trades, there isn’t much time left to consider internal problems such as timber warping, and if it’s not braced correctly, concrete blowout or breakout. Worksafe Australia lists 14 common hazards and risk controls in its Formwork and Falsework […]

How are you BUILDING SMARTER to keep ahead in today’s construction industry?

As we are all aware, the construction industry does not stay long in one place. With the architectural landscape changing, architects are moving ahead, designing new concepts and dimensions in building and construction features. We are increasingly forced to think and build smarter to achieve productive results, while transforming images from the drawing board to […]

Have You Seen Our Latest Smart Hob Feature?

We’re spreading the word about our Smart Hob formwork system with a recent feature in the Construction Engineering Australia magazine! And we’re letting our customers speak for the system. As Darren from Kosta Concreting said, ‘We can do Smart Hobs in half the time with half the man power.’ Read the full magazine here and […]