The Pros and Cons of Contract Employment for Engineers
When growing up, many Australians are told to study, get into tertiary education and get a job. For most, this involves working for a company as...
Best Practice in Security of Payment Laws Has Been Defined
“At noon last Friday, instead of receiving nearly $76,000 from a major client, we were given – two minutes before it (the client) closed before the...
Construction Professionals in Massive Demand
As Australia’s record breaking construction boom rolls on, professionals across multiple areas including surveying, contracts management and health and safety are in massive demand.
Tradespeople Reap Construction Jobs Boom
As the building and infrastructure boom rolls on, tradespeople across Australia’s residential, commercial and civil construction sector are enjoying extremely buoyant labour market conditions.
VBA is Nothing More than a Giant Failure
The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) came into being on 1 July 2013 and has been continually criticized ever since by building consumers, and every facet of...
Current Issues in the Construction Industry
The current issues facing the construction industry in Australia and elsewhere are not necessarily issues which haven't arisen before.
Further Reforms are Coming to Building Law
Much has been written recently on the issue of fires in buildings not only in Victoria but also elsewhere, including overseas, where the combustible cladding placed...
Time Zone Costing Investment and Jobs in Queensland
A national survey of 230 businesses by Ai Group found that an overwhelming 85% of businesses surveyed support changing Queensland's current position on daylight saving.
Australian Construction Culture Pushing Women Out
The construction industry's masculine culture and underlying sexual harassment is pushing women out even though they love their work.
Building Approvals Jump 11.7% in November
Approvals for the construction of new homes have jumped by 11.7 per cent, boosted by a spike in apartment and townhouse construction activity in Victoria, Western...