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?
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
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’
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
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
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
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
Across most sectors of the economy, industry specific software can deliver advantages.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
NSW to Boost Apprentices on Big Projects
One in five people working on future NSW infrastructure projects will be apprentices, the state government says.
Aluminium Composite Panels
Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) - Why governments and insurers need to rationalise their approach
Top 3 Innovations in the Australian Construction Industry
Like many other branches of industry, construction is highly receptive to new technology trends.