New Trends in Construction and Building
Building information modeling

Building Information Modelling takes into account the most crucial thing in a construction project: Collaboration. To put it simply, BIM refers to a collaborative method of working which is based on the generation and exchange of data and information between the various project parties.

Project management software

Like various other industries, construction has realized the potential of implementing a project management software. Real-time project management software has been continuously advancing in order to draw more insights from data.

VR and AR

Compared to augmented reality, virtual reality is a much more common tool in construction. It is often used in BIM. Its biggest benefit is the ability to provide virtual walk throughs in order to sell property and pitch architectural ideas to clients. The possibility to virtually show clients what their investment will look like beforehand, makes VR a very attractive technology.


Robotics and Automation have revolutionized various industries. Its arrival in construction has been slow but it’s here now and rapidly spreading. There has been much technological advancement made in robotics. One such example is MIT’s Digital Construction Platform which uses 3D printing to create form structures.


There has been much talk about Drones and the numerous advantages they provide to a construction project. It is extensively used in mapping the construction site (thereby gathering data of the entire site), reporting the changes and updates of the project to clients, and monitoring and inspecting job sites.

Modular construction

Modular buildings or prefabricated buildings is the development of a building structure off-site, and then transporting it to the desired site without compromising on quality. There is no change in building materials and supplies, and the job is done in less time.

Green construction

One of the most significant change observed in the construction industry is the growing interest in green construction. There has been a global change in the way people consume. Consumers have started to change their lifestyles.

In short, 2018 holds

A lot of excitement for the construction industry. From BIM to VR to Green Construction… we will see a lot of progress in all of these sectors. Lets keep a look out and see where the industry is next year.

Risk management plan in construction

Intense competition for available work
Expectation to produce a high return on all invested funds
Intense pressure to save as much money as possible as well as time
Consistently low margins and lower profits
A high number of litigation cases as well as disputes
Safety issues
Tax incentives for small trade businesses for 2021 Financial year

With the closing of the 2020/2021 financial year on the horizon, it’s time to educate yourself on the reforms that happened to our tax system before letting the year close out. 

Cubit Select Update: Introducing Invitations and Document Management

Buildsoft is excited to release the next leap forward in managing your tender process, enhancing the way you collaborate and communicate with your suppliers from within Cubit Select.  

Trade admin overload? Save yourself by going paperless (read how)

There’s no two ways about it: paper-based systems in trades businesses lead to double-handling, mistakes and lost time. Unfortunately paper is sometimes unavoidable and you may not be able to fully eliminate it from your trades business operations, and that’s totally fine. The goal should be to cut down on the amount of paperwork clogging up your filing cabinets, your headspace, and your free time.

Cubit Estimating Update: 10.1.1 now available

Buildsoft has released a new update to Cubit Estimating, with version 10.1.1. See details of the enhancements and fixes below. 

Tradesperson tech stack to automate admin

Want to spend less time in front of the screen and more time focusing on the work that matters? Construction software is the key to unlocking productivity and efficiency for tradespeople.

It’s not just physical labour that can be supported by technology. The speed of software development in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry means we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to digital tools to automate and centralise our work.

Sustainable Construction: 4 Actions Project Managers Can Take Today To Build A Better Tomorrow

Sustainability has never been more critical than at this very moment.

Cubit Estimating Release: Increasing your efficiency and productivity.

Our latest release of Cubit Estimating (version 10.1) has arrived and offers an exciting new way to increase the efficiency and productivity of your workflows, so you can work faster, more accurately, and with greater confidence.

Cubit Select

Delivering easy and efficient ways for you to perform your work is a priority for us at Buildsoft.

Access-ability: how can accessibility be improved in building design?

2020 has been a turning point for the construction industry. The global pandemic, combined with a looming deadline to reverse the effects of climate change, have forced us to completely rethink how we design our built environment to better manage infectious diseases and create a more sustainable future.

MudShark Update: version now available

Brightbox has released a new update to MudShark, with version 8.0.13.

Cubit Update: version 10.0.10 now available

Buildsoft has released a new update to Cubit, with version 10.0.10. See details of the enhancements and fixes included in the release below. 

The Australian construction trends shaping the post-COVID world

Construction is always changing and evolving to the needs of people. In the wake of COVID-19, our industry is set to transform, evolve and adapt on an unprecedented scale.

Australian-made safety by the Lathams in London, Malaysia and Singapore

From Europe to South-East Asia, Latham products have made it to every corner of the globe thanks to our high level of craftsmanship and experience. We continue to contribute to some of the world’s most exciting, innovative, and iconic buildings — and we’re fortunate enough to do what we love every single day.

Bartender 1.6: A new tool to work with tender variations

Delivering easy and efficient ways for you to perform your work is a priority for us at Buildsoft.

Australian made safety by Lathams in the Opera House, Parliament House and Darling Harbour

Lathams legacy is Australian made, and globally distributed. For three generations, Lathams have supported and enhanced large scale, public spaces and architecturally designed residential developments right here in Sydney, and around the world. In recent months, we’ve been reflecting on the amazing opportunities we’ve had to contribute to Australian buildings that hold significant value to the cultural landscape and development of this wonderful country of ours.

Cubit Update: version 10.0.9 now available

Buildsoft has released a new update to Cubit, with version 10.0.9. See details of the enhancements and fixes included in the release below. 

What’s the true cost of importing products from overseas?

For many manufacturers, imported products are a way to reduce costs without reducing productivity. However, the real cost of importing products from overseas might be more than you think.

Architecture changes post-pandemic

Every industry has been dramatically transformed by COVID-19, and architecture is no exception. Over the past couple of months, we’ve spent more time indoors than ever before. This period of sheltering-in-place will have a lasting impact on the way we design, transform, and shape the world around us for years to come.

How tax time benefits can help your business in 2020

This year has certainly been a trying time for Australian businesses. From drought to bushfires to floods, and the global COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve all been dealing with forces beyond our control that have had a massive financial impact on businesses.

MudShark Update: version 8.0.13 now available

Brightbox has released a new update to MudShark, with version 8.0.13.

Virtual Training: The benefits of learning to use your software from home

The world has changed and continues to change rapidly around us. Faced with this changing landscape, as a society we have had to redefine the way we work; and for many of us that means working remotely, or working from home. 

How Can I Help? Australian Construction and Architecture in Uncertain Times

As our industry continues to change and transform over the course of the most recent global events; the way we approach work, our colleagues and our customers are also changing.


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AC Development Group

21 April 2021

Construction Company
Wednesday, April 21, 2021