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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.

Life Cycle Assessment for Buildings is Taking off Globally
Architecture
Tuesday February 13 2018

Life Cycle Assessment for Buildings is Taking off Globally

Life cycle assessment is increasingly being used worldwide to quantify the environmental performance of buildings, set impact reduction targets, and ensure a safe environment for future generations.

Corporate Governance and Risk Management
Construction
Tuesday February 13 2018

Corporate Governance and Risk Management

It is public knowledge in NZ that Fletcher Construction has taken a large profit write down on two significant projects in Auckland and Christchurch to the tune of more than $250 million.

New Report Finds Opportunities in New Homes
Architecture
Tuesday February 13 2018

New Report Finds Opportunities in New Homes

Simple energy efficiency improvements in new housing stock can slash energy bills, cut Australia’s emissions by 10.8 million tonnes, and deliver comfortable and resilient homes, finds a new report.

Lawnmowers Next to the Cheese: Australia’s Big Box Boom
Construction
Thursday February 8 2018

Lawnmowers Next to the Cheese: Australia’s Big Box Boom

They are the roadside megastores that have muscled in on Australia’s retail market with affordable appliances, homeware goods, and produce.

Protecting Brutalist Buildings Can Harm Urban Environments
Architecture
Thursday February 8 2018

Protecting Brutalist Buildings Can Harm Urban Environments

Heritage bodies seem to have recently discovered a new architectural style that they are focussing on protecting. The raw concrete brutalist buildings of the 1980s are now being seen as objects to worship.

We Need to Talk About Security
Engineering
Thursday February 8 2018

We Need to Talk About Security

By multiple accounts, it’s become apparent that cyber-crime pays.

Australian Seniors Facing No Vacancy
Property
Wednesday February 7 2018

Australian Seniors Facing No Vacancy

Elderly Australians seeking to enter retirement villages are increasingly butting up against capacity constraints as the industry battles to roll out stock fast enough to keep up with demand, new research has shown.

Property
yesterday
John McGrath Denies Gambling Debt Claims

John McGrath has denied his gambling debts are out of control or in any way linked to his stake in his embattled real estate business.

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Construction
yesterday
Company Charged over Vic Painter's Death

A construction company has been charged over the death of a painter who fell from a building site in Victoria.

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Construction
yesterday
Formica May be Saleable Asset for Fletcher

Fletcher Building paid US$700 million to buy Formica Corp from private equity owners Cerberus Capital Management and Oaktree Capital Management in 2007.

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DesignBuild Expo (expire May 17 2018)
Siemens – 300×250 (Expires October 31st 2017)
Engineering
yesterday
SA Farmers in Possible Royalties Boom

A re-elected Labor government will pay royalties to South Australian farmers if new mineral deposits are found on their land.

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Property
yesterday
NZ:House Sales Rise for First Time in Months

The number of property sales across New Zealand rose in January for the first time in seven months but people are taking more time to purchase,...

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Engineering
Feb 13 2018
Waste Flows at Perth Children's Hospital

A costly wastewater recycling plant installed at the trouble-plagued Perth Children's Hospital is likely to stay switched off due to Heath Department fears of cross-contamination.

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Engineering
Feb 13 2018
Xenophon's Cladding Ban Populist: Senator

Nick Xenophon's push to ban the importation of flammable aluminium cladding reeks of "rank populism", a government senator has warned.

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Dulux Exsulite Architecture – 300 X 250 (expire Dec 31 2017)
Allegion – 300 x 250 (expire Aug 30 2018)
Construction
Feb 13 2018
Australian Construction Sector Continues to Grow

The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) increased by 1.5 points to 54.3 in January, indicating industry-wide growth for a...

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Property
Feb 13 2018
Auction Volumes Rise, Sydney Prices Fall

Auction volumes across Australia's capital cities bounced back last week from their post-Christmas lull, but Sydney home values fell again.

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