National Plan to Fix Australia’s Building Mess
Building Ministers around the country have agreed to adopt a national approach to solving the insurance crisis and to addressing deficiencies which have led to thousands...
NSW Closer to a Trust Scheme – But Will They Get It Right?
When John Murray delivered his report on Security of Payment last year he implored governments to stop “kicking the can down the road” and implement a...
Tradespeople Ride Construction Jobs Boom
As building and civil activity remains strong, tradespeople throughout Australia are cashing in on a near-record boom in construction employment, the latest reports suggest.
Professionals in Huge Demand as Construction Jobs Surge
Project managers, site engineers, contract administrators and other construction professionals are raking in big bucks amid a surge in construction jobs which saw more than 30,000...
Building Industry Reforms Must be Careful About Unintended Consequences
Around Australia a series of reviews are underway on the building industry that could lead to dramatic reforms across the whole industry.
Building Groups Issue Urgent Call on Insurance Crisis
Building practitioners across the supply chain face challenges in obtaining the insurance required to maintain their registration and perform their work, five key industry lobby groups...
World’s Construction Sector Must Change
Practices in the delivery of building and infrastructure projects must change if the world is to cater for a growing population, a leader in construction technology...
The Aussie-OSCM Vocational Education Challenge
The Box Hill Institute had a strong presence at Frame Australia’s 2019 Conference in Melbourne this week. Attended by over 240 delegates from Australia and overseas,...
“WHAT A MESS”
The Australian building industry is in turmoil and rudderless as we lurch from one disaster to another with the latest crisis that is capable of shutting...
Lendlease signs historic development deal
Lendlease has chalked up the biggest urban construction deal in its history.
CIMIC shares crash on 'soft' HY earnings
CIMIC Group shares have plunged to a two-year low after the construction contractor, mining services and engineering giant said its profit for the first half was...
Industry 'Unprepared' for NSW Solar Plan
The NSW government's solar battery program risks injury or death because of a lack of training in the industry, according to internal budget documents.
Cladding Fix Could Increase Building Costs
Construction costs for apartments and commercial buildings could soar in Victoria if the federal government refuses to help fund the removal of dangerous, flammable cladding.
Construction Warning over Insurance Issues
The construction industry fears it could collapse if state governments don't crack the whip to enforce regulations, as insurers walk away from high-risk projects.
Vic Sets up Cladding Rectification Fund
Victoria wants the federal government to contribute to a $600 million fund to remove dangerous cladding from hundreds of buildings, including apartment blocks.
Qld miner mourned amid pressure on govt
Queensland miner Jack Gerdes is being mourned as one of the good blokes, always up for a laugh or a chat.
Burns 'peel skin off' Perth tunnel worker
Another worker has been seriously hurt at the trouble-plagued Forrestfield Airport rail link project in Perth, suffering severe chemical burns that caused the skin on his...
Economy Focus of Work Review: Treasurer
The Morrison government insists its crackdown on union misconduct and review of Australia's industrial laws will make the economy stronger, despite union warnings about workers' rights.