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Microdocumentary: Enablement is still a work-in-progress.

Examining the hybrid work issues CIOs are grappling with now, and how some Australian organisations are charting a path forward.

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Lendlease Breaks Ground on $1.1B Mixed-Use Tower in San Francisco

Designed by SCB Architects, this space will be divided into resitdential, retail and office. Each level of office space will offer outdoor terraces and dynamic glass that lowers energy usage throughout the building.

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International Built Environment Week: CEOs in conversation

Tan Kiat How talks to Head of Lendlease Digital, Asia - Richard Kuppasamy on the importance of the 6 Ps within workforce development. Specifically in regards to people and computational engineer Loh Jun Han. 

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Lendlease launches software platform for workspace optimisation

“Companies need strategies for new hybrid work models to ensure all employees have a safe, productive and efficient environment wherever they work at any given time. Lendlease’s platform will give companies the insights to inform their new workplace strategies.” - Amit Bansal

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Lendlease: The Future of Property and Construction

“Whatever you build tomorrow is good for one day. There needs to be a constant shift of applying and changing best practices for the needs of the future.” - Bill Ruh

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Lendlease Selects Google Cloud To Run Its Property Lifestyle Platform

Google Cloud recently announced that international property and infrastructure group Lendlease selected it as its primary cloud partner to launch Podium, its new property lifecycle platform. The newly launched Podium platform is designed to “simply the interdependencies in the built world,” according to Google. 

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Lendlease Digital CEO: How to Tailor Office Space for Hybrid Workers

“Hybrid work is working in two places and getting the most out of both,” Lendlease Digital CEO Bill Ruh told GlobeSt.com. “Employers need to find out if their offices are attractive (to hybrid workers) and whether they are set up for hybrid work.”

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23 June 2022
Digital Visions For Business Frameworks That Support The Cognitive Digital Twin with Colin Dominish (Lendlease Digital)

“The ability to meeting person, to collaborate, to exchange ideas is he future purpose of the office” says Colin Dominish, “we still need our ability to get in front of people and talk, in ways we just can’t do online. So there is a lot that employers need to think about as they work through this change process to go - how do I create that new environment that supports this new dynamic?”. 

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1 June 2022
Lendlease launches its own metaverse in Milan

Digital Nation talks to Ciaran Hennessy – Chief Software Architect at Lendlease Digital about the Milano Innovation District (MIND). Situated in Milan, Italy it is a 100 hectare redevelopment on the Expo 2015 site and will be its research and innovation hub. Lendlease has created its own metaverse which is a virtual replica of MIND.

30 May 2022
What's next for smart cities? More sensors, more automation, and hopefully more privacy.

Given the rapid pace of change cities have already undergone, what will tomorrow’s cities look like, realistically? Not all cities will forge ahead at the same pace, of course. Places that are already part of wealthy, developed economies will be better positioned to take advantage of emerging tech while others will get left behind. Even so, technology will certainly change the way cities look and function.

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07 Apr 2022
If you go back into the seventies, all cars were metal-based.
Now they’re all carbon fiber,” said Denis Hickey, COO of Lendlease, the Australian-based development and construction behemoth that’s making a big push in New York. “Once you bring in a higher level of predictability and design engineering, can you bring in new materials for structure, new materials for facade and use recycled materials and things that we probably don’t intuitively think about now?”
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31 Mar 2022
CEO Outlook: Scott Mosely, Managing Director Investment Management, Lendlease
With an emphasis on health and wellbeing, and brands or companies that are ethical and sustainable we see a huge shift in consumer habits. Join Managing Director Investment Management, Lendlease Scott Mosely in the discussion of how the property industry has been affected.
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21 Mar 2022
Newcrest Mines data In The Cloud for A $100m Virtual Goldmine
The digital boss of construction giant Lendlease, Bill Ruh, has previously claimed that digital twins will be the greatest innovation in the construction sector in 100 years, and Mr Wood said his conversations with Newcrest’s leadership team have included assessments of the long-term financial gains to be gleaned.
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28 Feb 2022
How AI Is changing The Property Industry Forever
Ponder this: what if identifying suitable sizes for development or optimising the construction process and streamlining building operations and maintenance could all be automated? Colin Dominish explores a few ways that AI could be utilised. Lendlease Podium Envision is a great example of how technology can do this. Using AI in finding and assessing the best sites and designing the most optimal and feasible buildings for those sites is just the tip of the iceberg.
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14 Feb 2022
The Importance Of Digitizing Construction Supply Chains
With technology evolving so quickly, now is the time to be thinking about how to make construction streamlined, safer, and more cost effective. Chief Product Office and Head of Design Professor Daryl Patterson and Global Head of Business, Lendlease Digital Michelle Zamora, talk about the importance of digitizing construction supply chains.
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28 Jan 2022
Industrialising Construction Presents Challenges For Management
Leaders of the future. While traditional leadership can be structured and rigid, the next generation of leaders should embody characteristics such as strategic thinking, collaboration and engagement, education, and diversity.
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23 Nov 2021
Digital Twin in Construction: LendLease Leads a Revolution
When people think of digital twins, industries like aviation and manufacturing typically come to mind. But the technology is rapidly expanding into other industries.
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18 Nov 2021
CIO50 2021: Harvey Worton and David Lipscomb, Lendlease
The property sector has been one of the last to industries to harness digital transformation. Lendlease co-chief information officers in Australia, Harvey Worton and Dave Lipscomb and their teams have worked to change that and make property and construction more digitised and connected.
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09 Nov 2021
COVER STORY: Building Sector Accelerates Sustainable Transformation
In the building and construction sector there is an accelerated movement towards renewable energies and the adoption of technologies, working to make the industry more sustainable. Digital Nation spoke to sustainability leaders including Monica Kiraly, GM Origination - Podium Services.
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18 Oct 2021
Lendlease launches Podium, a platform to manage the lifecycle of assets
William Ruh, CEO of Lendlease Digital, announces the establishment of a Podium MX Studio in the area that hosted the Expo.
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10 Oct 2021
Google Cloud Partnering with Lendlease on ‘Built World’
The partnership involves three key areas: advancing Lendlease’s next-generation IT strategy; integrating new artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and smart data features into Lendlease’s building life cycle platform, Podium; and collaborating on joint go-to-market initiatives to drive sustainability projects industry-wide.
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06 Oct 2021
Highlights 2021: Lendlease Digital CEO Bill Ruh reveals dramatic benefits of transformation
Lendlease are leading the way by way of digitising the property world. According to Lendlease Digital CEO, Bill Ruh, it will help the company cut the time it takes to design timber based constructions from over a year to potentially just a few months.
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06 Oct 2021
Lendlease Digital CEO Bill Ruh reveals dramatic benefits of transformation
Venture capitalists often talk about the rule of 10X – the idea that genuine digital transformation involves delivering outcomes that are ten times faster, or ten times cheaper or better, and that is something that Ruh has experienced first-hand following the launch of Podium, the company’s property platform.
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06 Oct 2021
EDGE, CRYPTOCURRENCY DRIVE EXPONENTIAL ENERGY GROWTH IN DATA CENTRES
According to Joe Craparotta, VP of IT Business at Schneider Electric, data centres consume between 4 and 6 per cent of Australia’s energy generation, and this trend is set to grow with the move towards edge computing
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06 Oct 2021
DIGITAL DRIVING DOWN ELECTRICITY AND GAS COSTS SAYS LENDLEASE CO-CIO
Digital Nation spoke to Harvey Worton about the company’s commitment to net-zero carbon by 2025 and the role technology — and he as the Co-CIO — will play in achieving that goal.
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06 Oct 2021
INNOVATION ACCELERATED, BUT BE MINDFUL OF WHAT WE LOST: MACQUARIE CEO
Far from arguing that the business world should snap back to its pre-Covid processes, Macquarie Group CEO Shemara Wikramanayake, instead told delegates at this week's Autonomous21 conference run by Lendlease, “Flexibility, I think will be here to stay and people will be much more empowered in terms of how they deliver.”
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06 Oct 2021
Lendlease and Stora Enso launch global sustainable timber partnership
A major new partnership between international real estate group, Lendlease, and one of the world’s leading suppliers of sustainable timber, Stora Enso, is set to supercharge the use of environmentally friendly construction products in some of the world’s most recognised cities.
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05 Oct 2021
Lendlease partners with Stora Enso for sustainable construction materials
Lendlease has inked a global partnership with Finland-based renewable materials supplier, Stora Enso, on the use of sustainable timber products.
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05 Oct 2021
LENDLEASE AND STORA ENSO: RENEWABLE SOLUTIONS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
The problem of climate change is increasingly urgent, and the construction sector alone is responsible for the emission of about 40% of greenhouse gases. It is necessary to make a common front. This is supported by Tony Lombardo, Global Chief Executive and Managing Director of Lendlease.
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05 Oct 2021
Lendlease forms global sustainable timber partnership
A new partnership between international real estate group, Lendlease, and one of the world’s leading suppliers of sustainable timber, Stora Enso, is set to boost the use of environmentally friendly construction products, including sustainable timber, in construction.
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04 Oct 2021
Lendlease and Stora Enso launch global sustainable timber partnership
A major new partnership between international real estate group, Lendlease, and one of the world’s leading suppliers of sustainable timber, Stora Enso, is set to supercharge the use of environmentally friendly construction products in some of the world’s most recognised cities.
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04 Oct 2021
Lendlease builds partnership with Stora Enso to develop sustainable construction materials
International real estate group Lendlease has launched a partnership with a leading supplier of sustainable wood for construction, Stora Enso, in a bid to slash the embedded carbon from its buildings...
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01 Oct 2021
LENDLEASE SIGNS A PARTNERSHIP WITH STORA ENSO FOR THE GLOBAL ADOPTION OF RENEWABLE WOOD-BASED SOLUTIONS
Tony Lombardo, Global CEO of Lendlease: "Our roadmap towards absolute zero emissions: collaboration is the key to tackling the climate crisis".
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30 Sep 2021
JTC Partners with Lendlease to Develop a Digital Platform to Automate Design Processes (page 8)
This collaboration will leverage Lendlease Podium to create designs and building components which encourage the industry to move towards achieving higher productivity and adopting more advanced building techniques.
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13 Sep 2021
Lendlease, Google join forces for property’s tech transformation
The global property investor has partnered with Google to tackle what it calls “the greatest need and the greatest opportunity in addressing our future”.
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09 Sep 2021
LENDLEASE ACCELERATES DIGITAL SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN REAL ESTATE
LENDLEASE has partnered with digital giants Accenture and Google Cloud to use data analytics and deliver more sustainable projects and reduce the carbon impact of buildings.
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09 Sep 2021
Fragmented value chains left property sector lagging in digital: Lendlease chairman
Fragmentation in the property construction value chain and the bespoke nature of much of the work kept the industry resistant to the kinds of digital transformation seen in sectors such as financial services, transport or entertainment, according to Lendlease Corporation chairman Michael Ullmer.
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08 Sep 2021
LENDLEASE DIGITAL CEO REVEALS HOW GOOGLE CLOUD WILL ACCELERATE AND IMPROVE SERVICES
In an interview this week with iTnews Digital Nation, Bill Ruh, CEO of Lendlease Digital, said the partnership with Google Cloud reflects a digital transformation aimed at modernising the construction and operation of its global building sites.
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07 Sep 2021
Google Cloud signs direct deal with Lendlease
Lendlease and Google Cloud have formed a new global partnership which will see the cloud giant set to be the sole cloud service provider for the property developer by 2022.
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07 Sep 2021
Digital and Sustainable: Lendlease and Google Cloud Partner to Digitally Transform the Built World
With Google Cloud as the foundation for its digital transformation strategy, Lendlease will move to the cloud by migrating its mission-critical enterprise workloads, including its data-intense CAD platforms, in-house project excellence platform, Oli, and its Oracle-based eFinance system.
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07 Sep 2021
Lendlease selects Google as sole cloud provider, plans to exit its on-premise data centers by 2022
Though it has a $1 billion data center fund and is in the midst of developing a $600 million hyperscale facility in Japan, the Australian property company intends to move its infrastructure to the cloud and exit all eight of its own on-premises data centers across four continents by 2022.
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07 Sep 2021
LENDLEASE SIGNS GOOGLE CLOUD TO SPEED UP DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION STRATEGY
Lendlease has signed a global partnership with Google Cloud as part of the next stage of its digital transformation strategy, working together to integrate artificial intelligence, machine learning, and smart data analytics capabilities into Lendlease's Podium building software platform.
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07 Sep 2021
LENDLEASE, GOOGLE IN FOR GLOBAL CLOUD, SOFTWARE PUSH
Construction giant Lendlease has formed a global tech partnership with Google’s cloud computing division, which will see the companies co-develop software products after the ASX-listed firm made Google Cloud the foundation of its own tech transformation.
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07 Sep 2021
LENDLEASE TO EXIT ALL EIGHT DATA CENTRES IT USES FOR ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS BY 2022
Australian real estate group Lendlease intends to exit all eight of the on-premises data centres it uses to host its core enterprise systems by 2022, with those systems being re-platformed to run in the cloud.
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27 Aug 2021
MarTech drives digital transformation at Lendlease
Michelle Zamora, Head of Marketing for Lendlease Digital, says that the organisation’s role is to use digital technologies to deliver better outcomes for customers as well as for the communities they serve.
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23 Aug 2021
JTC partners Lendlease to digitise design and manufacture of buildings
JTC has partnered Lendlease to jointly research and develop a digital platform to automate the design and manufacturing of construction parts off-site.
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22 Jun 2021
Technology central to global recovery: Macquarie CEO
Macquarie Group chief executive Shemara Wikramanayake says technology and automation are central to the global economic recovery, particularly as signs of inflation emerge and competition for skilled staff heats up.
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18 Jun 2021
Digital twins help transform the construction industry
Digital twins promise to be a key enabler as the construction industry races to catch up with demand for new facilities and new layouts in the wake of COVID-19. Use of such technology, which creates a digital representation of real-world systems and components, is important for an industry seen as slow to adopt digital technology relative to others.
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04 May 2021
Lendlease Podium recognised by Fast Company on the ‘2021 World Changing Ideas’ list
Fast Company has recognised Lendlease Podium as a ‘World Changing Idea’ in the Software category! This award honours products, concepts, companies, policies, and designs that are pursuing innovation for the good of society and the planet.
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22 Apr 2021
5 stages to pave the way to truly autonomous buildings
The overall promise of ‘autonomous’ is for buildings and cities to automatically adapt to the world at large. Our Lendlease Digital CEO, William Ruh, introduces a five-step framework to pave the way towards this reality.
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15 Apr 2021
Smart ‘mind’ powers future Italian district with human approach to building and design
Susan Constantine – Head of Digital, Lendlease Italy – shares the vision for the Milan Innovation District (MIND) and the need to re-evaluate the current property lifecycle, including the way we design, build and operate.
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30 Mar 2021
HOW DIGITAL TWINS WILL TROUBLESHOOT – AND EVEN HELP DESIGN – THE BUILDINGS OF THE FUTURE
Digital twins will be key in creating the buildings of the future. Not only can they can save millions of dollars in construction costs and improve productivity, but they can also reveal the carbon footprint of a building before it’s even been built. Lendlease Digital CEO William Ruh and Group Head of Innovation Jasna Sims share their insights with the World Economic Forum.
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22 Mar 2021
ASIA REAL ESTATE PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Aussie developer Lendlease has appointed Preetham Nadig as head of its Singapore product development centre and vice president of engineering for its Lendlease Digital division in Asia.
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19 Mar 2021
LENDLEASE APPOINTS TWO NEW OFFICIALS FOR DIGITAL SOLUTIONS
Lendlease announces two new leadership appointments to its digital arm to deepen its digital services this year: Preetham Nadig - Head of Product Development Centre (Singapore) and VP of Engineering for Lendlease Digital Asia, and Richard Kuppusamy - Head of Lendlease Digital Asia.
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18 Mar 2021
LENDLEASE ANNOUNCES TWO KEY HIRES
Lendlease, an Australian property and investment group with a presence in Southeast Asia, has appointed Richard Kuppusamy as Head of Lendlease Digital (Asia). Preetham Nadig has been appointed as VP Engineering of the digital unit and Head of Lendlease’s Singapore Product Development Centre.
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18 Mar 2021
LENDLEASE’S DYNAMIC CIO-DUO ON DIGITISING CONSTRUCTION
“For the first time in our history, there is going to be a direct link between the work our [technology] teams do and the outcomes of our business, which is a very broad shift.” Lendlease co-CIOs, Harvey Worton and David Lipscomb speak to CIO Australia about how Lendlease and Podium are driving digital transformation in the property and construction sector.
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11 Mar 2021
ON CLOUD 9: LENDLEASE SETS NEW STANDARDS FOR SMARTER, GREENER REAL ESTATE
“Today, Fast Company named Lendlease the 9th most innovative company in the world for Urban Development. It’s a phenomenal achievement to be recognised in this way and affirms to me that we are taking the right steps in building a better world for us all.”
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10 Mar 2021
HOW TO BUILD A DIGITAL FUTURE – AND FORGE A NEW CATEGORY WITH ‘AUTONOMOUS BUILDINGS’
We believe that places of the future won’t be judged by how technologically advanced they are, but by how well they adapt to the changes in interdependencies of the built world, by how well they learn, adapt and respond to the needs of the people and the natural environment. We have a vision for buildings to push the status quo and be autonomous.
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08 Oct 2020
Navigating Never Never
You are never coming back once you transform.
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06 Oct 2020
Digital Twin Consortium Membership Approaches 150
Autodesk, GE Digital and Northrop Grumman join Ansys, Lendlease and Microsoft as founding members.
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30 Sep 2020
Rethinking Building Construction And Maintenance, With Help From The Cloud
The construction industry can—and must—undergo as profound a digital transformation over the next few years as any business segment, spurred on by help from the cloud.
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23 Sep 2020
Lendlease looks to tech for improving efficiencies, best practices
Lendlease says it is making technology a major priority for its global construction and real estate businesses, according to its 2020 annual report.
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21 Sep 2020
Lendlease opens a digital construction centre in Singapore
Lendlease will set up a $29m (S$40m) digital construction development centre in Singapore, with help from the state’s Economic Development Board (EDB), to accelerate digital construction adoption.
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15 Sep 2020
Introducing Lendlease's $29mn digital construction centre
Australia-based property group LendLease, is set to open a multi-million dollar digital construction centre located in Singapore.
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14 Sep 2020
Collaboration works better in the office, says Google chief
Google may be at the forefront of enabling people to work from home effectively, but the technology company warns remote working in the long term will be detrimental to the productivity and culture of businesses.
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11 Sep 2020
Lendlease eyes tech talent for $40m product development centre
Property group aims to accelerate digital transformation of built environment sector
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10 Sep 2020
Lendlease to set up S$40 million product development centre in Singapore
Global property developer Lendlease is setting up a $40-million centre to develop software and services aimed at helping the design and construction sector build better and faster.
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10 Sep 2020
Lendlease to set up S$40m product development centre in Singapore
International property group Lendlease on Thursday said it will set up a S$40 million product development centre in Singapore to accelerate the digital transformation of the property and construction sector.
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14 Jul 2020
Google Cloud Demonstrates Enterprise Customer Momentum at Next '20: OnAir
Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Lowe's, Renault, Verizon, and many other leading global brands showcase how they are building and innovating with Google Cloud
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01 Jul 2020
Lendlease Picks Google Cloud To Run Podium, Its New Property Lifecycle Platform
International property and infrastructure group Lendlease, has selected Google Cloud as its primary cloud partner to launch Podium, the company’s recently announced property lifecycle platform called Podium, aimed at simplifying the interdependencies in the built world.
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30 Jun 2020
Lendlease hails greatest construction innovation of the next 100 years
With "digital twins", Lendlease says it can model every aspect of new buildings before they are built, and detect problems in advance with artificial intelligence.
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30 Jun 2020
Lendlease launches digital property lifecycle platform
Podium aims to simplify interdependencies and improve decision making.
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25 May 2020
Lendlease helps form digital twin consortium
Digital chief Bill Ruh appointed chair.
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19 Mar 2020
Lendlease wins bid for $28m smart building grant
Building 4.0 CRC gets green light.
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19 Mar 2020
Lendlease team gets grant to develop ‘Building 4.0’
A team of universities, companies and industry bodies have secured funding for an AU$131m (£65m) initiative to transform how buildings are designed and manufactured in Australia.
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18 Dec 2019
General Electric’s CDO tapped to lead Lendlease digital branch
Bill Ruh to lead data, automation push at the construction giant.
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13 Dec 2019
Why Lendlease is embracing digital twin technology
Australia-based property developer Lendlease is using digital twins and other technologies to break the bulwark of rising costs and declining productivity in the construction sector
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19 Nov 2019
Lendlease puts weight behind 'file-to-factory' home design software
Construction giant continues pushing its digital agenda.
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18 Oct 2019
Lendlease lays out property-tech wish list
Outlines vision for 'smart building ecosystem'.
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29 Aug 2019
How to deal with the cultural and technological challenges of transformation
Lendlease and Willow execs discuss their journeys
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06 Aug 2019
Lendlease leads funding bid to ‘revolutionise’ construction
An industry-led research initiative is set to “catapult” the industry into an efficient future, targeting up to a 40 per cent reduction in project costs and delays.