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NSW Defect Bond Scheme is Beset with Problems
Construction
Friday February 23 2018

NSW Defect Bond Scheme is Beset with Problems

Few issues force politicians to act on dodgy building practices more than reports of 85 percent of new apartments being riddled with defects.

What is a Yield?
Property
Friday February 23 2018

What is a Yield?

The term ‘yield’ is used in articles related to both residential and commercial property and there is an implication that the meaning is the same in both instances, but in fact it is not. So what is the difference between the use of this term when it is applied to residential property as opposed to when it is applied to commercial property?

Living Infrastructure and Environmental Rating Systems
Architecture
Friday February 23 2018

Living Infrastructure and Environmental Rating Systems

How can living infrastructure help you achieve environmental ratings like the WELL Building Standard, Living Building Challenge and Green Star?

Governments Must Get Rid of Builders Warranty Insurance
Construction
Thursday February 22 2018

Governments Must Get Rid of Builders Warranty Insurance

Builders Warranty Insurance (BWI) and its many name changes over the past 15 years remains exactly the same product that CHOICE describe as the worst insurance in Australia.

The Low Carbon Engineering of Things
Engineering
Thursday February 22 2018

The Low Carbon Engineering of Things

If asked to consider how to cut carbon emissions, most people would probably focus on reducing energy use in their home or place of work, or opting for renewable energy sources to achieve goals.

Prosecutable Offences Under the Victorian Building Act 1993
Construction
Thursday February 22 2018

Prosecutable Offences Under the Victorian Building Act 1993

There is a litany of ways by which a property owner or building practitioner can run afoul of the penalty provisions of the Building Act 1993.

The Security of Payment Act and its Important Consequences
Construction
Thursday February 22 2018

The Security of Payment Act and its Important Consequences

The Security of Payment Act is meant to be critical for builders to get paid for construction works that they do.

Engineers Needed to Fill Talent Mismatch
Engineering
Monday February 19 2018

Engineers Needed to Fill Talent Mismatch

Engineers with suitable skills throughout Australia will be in high demand throughout 2018 to fill a mismatch between the abilities which are needed and the skills which are currently on offer, a new report says.

Critical Concepts for Successful BIM Implementation
Engineering
Tuesday February 13 2018

Critical Concepts for Successful BIM Implementation

Throughout Australia and much of the world, the most significant benefits associated with Building Information Modelling (BIM) accrue during the operations phase of projects.

Construction
Feb 23 2018
Another WA Builder Calls Trading Halt

Another West Australian building company has suspended trading and operations due to financial viability problems a fortnight after one of the state's biggest builders, Cooper &...

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Property
Feb 23 2018
Westfield Insists Unibail Deal on Track

Westfield Corporation's joint CEO Peter Lowy insists its board and the Lowy family remain committed to the shopping centre giant's $33 billion takeover by Unibail-Rodamco, despite...

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Engineering
Feb 23 2018
Energy Dominates SA Election Campaign

Nick Xenophon has vowed to "keep the bastards accountable" on energy costs and will pull the plug on any South Australian minority government if it can't...

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Engineering
Feb 23 2018
WA Economy Back from the Brink: Report

A rebounding West Australian economy is forecast to bring jobs and long-awaited wages growth, but the weight of government debt remains a threat to the...

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Architecture
Feb 23 2018
Victoria Govt Pushes Ahead with Apple Store

A day after plans to scuttle Melbourne's proposed Apple flagship store failed, the government says it is pushing on with the controversial development.

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Construction
Feb 23 2018
Safety Concerns at Toowoomba Road Site

Ten heavy-vehicle rollovers in 18 months at a Queensland construction site have led to calls by the state government for reassurances the health of workers is...

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Construction
Feb 22 2018
Fletcher Building Shares Hit 5-year low

Fletcher Building shares touched their lowest levels in more than five years on Wednesday after the company's first-half results, which were clouded by losses at its...

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Construction
Feb 22 2018
Dumping West Gate a Jobs Threat: Andrews

Dumping Melbourne's West Gate Tunnel toll road will destroy the economy and jobs, Premier Daniel Andrews says.

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Engineering
Feb 22 2018
Solar Farms Using Backpacker Labour: Union

Solar farms in Queensland are being built by backpacker labour rather than qualified electricians, a parliamentary inquiry has heard.

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