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Medical Interior Design

Medical interior design is important for creating practical, efficient, and pleasant spaces within healthcare settings. The interior design and fitouts of medical offices should revolve around the patient and their needs. Factors such as confidentiality, maintaining a calm and neutral environment, and privacy must also be taken into account in the design. When planning a healthcare office fitout, RAW Commercial Projects also aims to deliver a clinic that is great for its staff. Clinics and healthcare offices can be complex environments with many people coming and going with different activities underway at the same time. We are specialists in medical interior

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Construction Safety

Building a safety-first culture Construction can be dangerous. The combination of heavy machinery, working at heights and the use of a wide range of materials contributes to the building sector being a higher-risk. In Queensland this year, workers have been killed in vehicle rollovers on building sites, falling objects have injured people, and others have suffered electric shocks or electrocutions. Builders do vital tasks delivering new offices, homes and community projects. Their work is essential. But it is also essential to reduce the inherent risks facing workers as much as possible, to make sure everyone goes home safely every day. Safety

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How to attract tenants to a commercial property

Commercial property can be an excellent investment for owners, with the potential for long-term leases and strong returns. However, it is essential that owners attract the right tenants to ensure the asset is well maintained. With the current rate of vacancy in Brisbane hovering around 11 per cent, there can be strong competition to attract tenants. A vacant property will not only result in foregone revenue, but it will also continue to incur costs such as maintenance, utilities, and property taxes. So how do property owners attract tenants to a commercial property? There are a range of key ways

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Office fitout depreciation in Australia

Office fitouts bring a range of benefits for a company, from a boost in brand image and staff morale from working in a new space, to the adaptability and flexibility of a contemporary office. But there can also be a financial advantage for the investment in a new fitout, through office fitout depreciation. These investments in the building or interiors are expenses that can be claimed from the total business revenue when calculating the total taxable income. The annual reductions in taxable income from a depreciating asset can improve the bottom line because businesses only pay tax on the lower amount. However, as

Open-plan office design ideas

The traditional office and cubicles of the 1980s corporate office are long gone. Open-plan, flexible spaces have become the norm, encouraging team collaboration. This change is not just about how things look; it’s a significant shift in how we think about and create our work environments. Given the rise of video conferencing and remote work, the office has to change too. There needs to be areas for noisy interactions, but also zones where people can focus on deep work. However, the challenge of open-plan office design is to optimise those positive human interactions while minimising the potential volume and distractions. The design

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Office fitout trends for 2024

Take a sneak peek into the accelerating and emerging trends in office fitout design for 2024. This year, the professional team at RAW Commercial Projects expects the demand for flexibility in floorplans, adaptability, sustainability, and the use of technology integration to increase. So, too, will employee and client desires for healthy and positive spaces that feel good to be in. The workplace is always changing, and trends move quickly. Learn more about the trends that will shape how we think about office spaces in the coming year. Flexibility in office fitout design In 2024, flexibility in office fitout design will become even more important. Uncertain

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Favourite Office Fitouts of 2023

We’re very proud to reflect on our year filled with challenging and diverse office fitouts across southeast Queensland. In 2023, at RAW Commercial Projects we’ve had the good fortune to work on a range of projects. We’ve done sleek offices overlooking the Brisbane River, transformations of CBD highrises and comprehensive make-good projects, among others. We’ve met each project with our commitment to on-time and on-budget delivery, and created modern, adaptable spaces for productivity and collaboration. As always, we tailored each project to the clients’ needs. Some wanted vibrant, flexible workspaces, others were accommodating expanding workforces, and others still were future-proofing their tenancy for

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Brisbane Developments and Construction

Image credit: Craig English Photography Brisbane development is in full swing as the city prepares for its “Green and Gold runway” to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. With the population soaring, average house prices at a new record and commercial office vacancies recovering markedly since the peak of the pandemic, southeast Queensland is reshaping itself with new developments across the region. The $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf development and the $2.1bn Waterfront Brisbane project will bookend the central business district, while two new walking and cycle bridges will better connect the city. There is a renewed optimism in

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Choosing a Commercial Builder in Brisbane

Image credit: Craig English Photography If you have a commercial office or building needing renovations or a fitout, you need a commercial builder. Commercial builders are responsible for planning, constructing, renovating and outfitting buildings on behalf of a property owner. It’s important to find the right commercial builder to ensure you get the best solution for your business and a high-quality work standard. Ensuring you hire a licenced commercial builder also means you are guaranteed the appropriate warranty on work completed and post-construction support. At RAW Commercial Projects, we have been professional office design and fitout specialists since 2017, providing

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Speculative fitouts – What are the benefits to potential tenants?

The benefits of speculative fitouts When property owners build the fitout of an office space before a tenant has committed to lease it, it is called a speculative fitout. There are many benefits to a speculative fitout for both the prospective tenant and the developer. The main advantage is that the prospective tenant looking for their new office space can immediately see and experience what they will get if they lease the office. There is a rising trend for companies to prefer this option. The speculative fitout in place allows them to determine the layouts and the functional areas, instead of seeing an