Architects and Engineers Must Develop Effective Fee Negotiating Strategies
It looked like an amazing opportunity.
Hard Numbers are Reshaping Australia’s Building Code
As of today, Australia has a new building code as the 2019 version of the National Construction Code (NCC) came into force this morning.
What You Can Expect From NCC 2019
As of May 1, Australia’s building industry will have a new National Construction Code (NCC).
Victoria Moves to Mandate Engineering Registration
Engineers who work across major construction categories in Victoria will be required to be registered under a new scheme which will see the mandatory registration of...
Engineering Firms Need Strong Knowledge Retention Strategies
In any firm, the loss of key staff is disruptive.
Engineers Ride Civil Construction Boom
Engineers throughout Australia are enjoying a significant jobs boom as federal and state governments ramp up efforts to provide infrastructure to a growing population.
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.
Does Your Product Comply with the NCC?
Throughout Australia, the seriousness of building products which fail to comply with the National Construction Code is well-known following the tragedy at Grenfell in London, the...
Australian Government Must Strive to Be Model Clients
For a contract to design a public facility worth $320,000, one architectural firm reports spending $9,000 simply to prepare their bid.
Australian Standards to Become More Widely Available
Australian standards are set to become more widely available and potentially less costly after the organisation responsible for developing and maintaining the standards announced a new...
Vic Engineer Claims Farts can be Bullying
A Melbourne engineer who claims his colleague repeatedly farted near him and "thrusted his bum" at him is hoping his bullying claim is successful on appeal.
Subbies to Lose $170 Million on Engineering Firm Collapse
Subcontractors and suppliers will not be paid any of the $170 million they are owed as a result of a major engineering firm collapse, the firm’s...
Fed, SA Govts Ink $551m Adelaide City Deal
Federal, state and local governments have inked a $551 million deal designed to boost economic growth, tourism and innovation in Adelaide.
WA Govt Axes Deal with Wave Power Company
The West Australian government has decided to stop subsidising a company that planned a wave power project in the state's south but ran out of cash.
Construction Geotechnical Risk Must be Carefully Managed
When building the $1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in the inner northern Melbourne suburb of Parkville in 2012, construction giant Grocon was carving out a...
Gender Quota Bid for Vic Public Sector
Victoria's public service could be legally required to employ at least 40 per cent women.
Unemployment Rate Steady at 5.3% in August
Employment growth in August was twice as high as expected, keeping the nations' unemployment rate steady at 5.3 per cent for the second month in a...
ACCC Approves $13 Billion APA Takeover Bid
The competition watchdog has approved a Hong Kong consortium's $13 billion takeover bid for APA Group, Australia's biggest gas pipeline company.