Kaizen Papers


The hidden cost of high rise

Click here to read the Kaizen Paper. With space in Australian cities at a premium, investors and developers will often look to height to maximise yield through the construction of tall buildings. However, a multitude of not-so-obvious hidden costs need to be considered as part of any feasibility study to ... more


Unlocking the Cost of Incarceration

Click here to read the Kaizen paper. In the wake of the Victorian Governments announcement to budget $1.8B to new prisons and correctional facilities over the next four years, considerable community concern and media debate has arisen in regards to the necessity for investment into prevention, rather than detention. As ... more


Brownfield hospital developments

Click here to read the Kaizen Paper. In this paper we outline the challenges and opportunities with brownfield hospital developments and the opportunity for quality facilities, including an insight into common budgetary, time and operational constraints associated with these developments. Slattery explores how the opportunity for quality facilities can be ... more


What’s the knock on wood?

Click here to read the Kaizen Paper. What’s the knock on wood? Engineered timber is a renewable building material offering multiple environmental, architectural and program benefits. The material is starting to be seen as an alternative building material compared to the more traditional material such as concrete, steel and masonry ... more


The real cost of delivering a modern workplace

Click here to read the Kaizen Paper. The workplace should represent a company’s brand and corporate values, and enable staff productivity and efficiency. This has always been part of the brief for workplace design and construction but nowadays tenants are dealing with a society that demands an enormous emphasis on ... more


The infrastructure conundrum

Click here to read the Kaizen Paper. Two thirds of Australians now live in our capital cities, and the growth of our urban nation continues to accelerate at an ever-increasing rate. According to Infrastructure Australia, the percentage of city dwellers will rise from 69.3 per cent in 2031 to 73.4 ... more