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State Based Agency Referrals Must be Cleaned Up
Business
Wednesday June 20 2018

State Based Agency Referrals Must be Cleaned Up

As Australia’s population expands, urban renewal and development are needed to cater for growing housing and infrastructure requirements.

What Can Governments do to Foster Sustainable Construction?
Green
Friday June 15 2018

What Can Governments do to Foster Sustainable Construction?

Back in 2007, Australia had a broad consensus about dealing with climate change and establishing an emissions trading scheme and carbon price. Fast forward several years...

Coroner Rules over Fatal Victoria Wall Collapse
Business
Friday June 8 2018

Coroner Rules over Fatal Victoria Wall Collapse

The safety of a wall that collapsed and killed three people in Melbourne six years ago was the responsibility of site owner Grocon, a coroner says.

Victoria Builder Suing CBA over ‘Ponzi Scheme’
Business
Wednesday June 6 2018

Victoria Builder Suing CBA over ‘Ponzi Scheme’

A Melbourne property developer is suing the Commonwealth Bank for millions of dollars over a "Ponzi scheme" he says was carried out by accountants living luxury...

Corrosion Protection Critical for Infrastructure Assets
Civil
Wednesday May 30 2018

Corrosion Protection Critical for Infrastructure Assets

Over the 10 years to 2027, Australian households, businesses and governments are expected to fork out $2.018 trillion in building new homes, commercial buildings, and civil...

Head Construction Contractors Should Embrace BIM
Technology
Wednesday May 23 2018

Head Construction Contractors Should Embrace BIM

In a presentation to be delivered at the upcoming BILT event in Brisbane on May 24-26, John Holland Planning & Program Manager – Building QLD/NT Chris...

Quantity Surveyors Must Not be Locked Out of BIM
Technology
Wednesday May 23 2018

Quantity Surveyors Must Not be Locked Out of BIM

Around Australia, take-up of BIM from architects and designers has been strong in recent years. Alas, this is not the case for quantity surveyors.

Critical Strategies Needed to Maximise Value from Revit
Technology
Wednesday May 2 2018

Critical Strategies Needed to Maximise Value from Revit

Across most sectors of the economy, industry specific software can deliver advantages.

Unlicensed Builders Putting Consumers in Jeopardy
Business
Tuesday May 1 2018

Unlicensed Builders Putting Consumers in Jeopardy

The rap sheet against Matthew Rixon was damning.

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US Housing Starts Jump 5 per Cent in May

A surge of construction drove US housing starts up five per cent in May from the prior month - the strongest pace since July 2007.

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Residential
Jun 15 2018
Melbourne Dominates Australia’s Housing Hotspots List

According to the HIA Population & Residential Building Hotspots Report 2018, the Mickleham-Yuroke area of Melbourne is Australia’s number one Hotspot, with population growth of 35.3...

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Business
Jun 13 2018
Sign of Solid Jobs Growth for Rest of 2018

Employment growth unsurprisingly cooled after an unsustainable record run in 2017, but there are signs job gains are likely to be solid for the remainder of...

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Civil
Jun 13 2018
Victoria 'short-changed' on Road, Rail Funding

Victoria is being short-changed when it comes to federal infrastructure funding because most of the Turnbull government's pledged $7.8 billion won't flow through for at least...

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Residential
Jun 8 2018
Convicted Tradie Targets NSW Home Owners

NSW consumers are being warned not to deal with a dodgy tradie who may be "up to his old tricks", says the state's Minister for...

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Business
Jun 8 2018
Victoria Developer Settles Lawsuit with CBA

A Melbourne property developer has settled a lawsuit with the Commonwealth Bank over a scam he says was masterminded by fraud accountants.

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Civil
Jun 8 2018
NSW to Boost Apprentices on Big Projects

One in five people working on future NSW infrastructure projects will be apprentices, the state government says.

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Buildings
Jun 6 2018
Aluminium Composite Panels

Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) - Why governments and insurers need to rationalise their approach

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Business
Jun 6 2018
Top 3 Innovations in the Australian Construction Industry

Like many other branches of industry, construction is highly receptive to new technology trends.

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