Industry Blog

February 12, 2018

CSIRO Synergy Building – Independent Commissioning Agent

BMM has completed another successful project in the role of Independent Commissioning Agent; this time on the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) new Synergy Building – a $100 million research facility that will amalgamate the scattered CSIRO staff currently occupying several inefficient buildings. The Synergy Building (together with the refurbishment of four existing buildings […]

March 23, 2017

New mentoring program launched for Canberra engineers

Engineers Australia have long been a fundamental part of the engineering culture throughout Australia, and their new pilot Mentoring Program in the Canberra region is set to lead the way again.  The Engineers Australia Mentoring Program (EAMP) has been developed to form relationships between all levels of Engineers across varying disciplines; a great opportunity for […]

January 11, 2017

Canberra, The Home of WLAN

WLAN Prototype Early 1990’s Did you know in the early 1990’s, researchers at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) developed a new wireless data transmission system.  The wireless local area network (WLAN) solved the main problem of indoor wireless networking – radio waves bouncing off walls and furniture created a distorted signal – […]


Natural Disaster Resilience

2016 was a big year for natural disasters around the world, particularly strong, damaging earthquakes in Taiwan, Italy, New Zealand, Japan, and Indonesia [1]. BMP looks at the role of engineers in building resilience against natural disasters in Australia. Hazards and Natural Disasters in Australia Australia is at risk of hazards such as major droughts, […]


New Civic Quarter to Redefine Corporate Lifestyle in Canberra

Amalgamated Property Group (APG) are leading a new development project, Civic Quarter, to be located on the old Northbourne square site bordered by Northbourne Avenue and Mort St. This project is the newest office for lease in Canberra, and the 12-level tower will “provide its occupiers the ability to create agile workplaces, where they are […]


Providing Opportunities for Migrant and Refugee Workers

Barmco Mana McMurray values helping out new migrants and refugees to gain real job skills. In collaboration with Navitas and Engineers Australia, BMM has provided an opportunity for Yolanda Crespo in the Settlement Language Pathways to Employment and Training (SLPET) Program. Yolanda performed a number of duties and tasks at Barmco Mana McMurray, from data analysis […]


Innovation and Ingenuity

Barmco Mana McMurray applauds innovation and ingenuity in construction and beyond. Here are some that caught the eye of one of our partners recently:  Growing bricks with bioMASON: bioMASON is a recent start-up in the US which grew out of a prize-winning design for bricks which are grown (low environmental impact) as opposed to the […]

December 6, 2016

First Aid Training and the Importance of Keeping Certified

BMM staff have recently updated their first aid certifications, in a refresher course last week. The course covered the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, and management of casualty, the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.   Development of skills and training is […]

September 8, 2016

Soward Way project receives 5 Star Green Star rating

Green Star certification is the national rating system for buildings aimed at improving environmental efficiency, productivity, and community well-being [1]. The BMM project at Soward Way led by Cromwell Property Group has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star rating out of 6 stars, using the Office Design v3 rating tool. This building is one […]

August 16, 2016

Pot Plant Productivity

The presence of nature in office environments can have a positive impact on the well-being and productivity of workers. Biophilic urbanism integrates natural elements and features such as parks, green streets, green walls, and pot plants, into urban landscapes [1]. This approach has tangible benefits for cities such as reduced air-conditioning loads, reduced urban temperatures, improved health […]