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Digital Technology Can Help to Improve Building Quality and Compliance
Technology
Wednesday November 24 2021

Digital Technology Can Help to Improve Building Quality and Compliance

Greater adoption of digital technology in construction can help to improve the quality, safety and compliance of buildings, an industry leader says.

Aussies Face Huge Asbestos Risk in Home Renovation Boom
Business
Wednesday November 24 2021

Aussies Face Huge Asbestos Risk in Home Renovation Boom

Australians face significant risk from asbestos as a boom in home renovation activity is accompanied by poor practices and lack of knowledge of asbestos related hazards,...

Why Should I Care about Construction Industry Culture?
Safety
Wednesday November 24 2021

Why Should I Care about Construction Industry Culture?

Whether your role is out at the precast yard pouring large beams for a major infrastructure project, or a graduate project engineer looking after quality documentation...

Australia’s Detached Housing Construction Boom to Roll On
Residential
Thursday November 18 2021

Australia’s Detached Housing Construction Boom to Roll On

Australia’s boom in detached home building is set to continue for another two years, the latest forecasts suggest.

The Hidden Scope: Yet another way for you to lose money on the job
Business
Thursday November 18 2021

The Hidden Scope: Yet another way for you to lose money on the job

There’s one part of the contract that no one ever looks at: The document register. And yet it can contain documents that apply to your work...

Victorian Builders Raise Alarm on Construction Code Changes
Business
Monday November 15 2021

Victorian Builders Raise Alarm on Construction Code Changes

Builders in Victoria have joined those in other states in raising concern about proposed changes to the National Construction Code (NCC).

Women Still Face Barriers in Construction
Business
Friday November 12 2021

Women Still Face Barriers in Construction

Women continue to face barriers in construction despite improving attitudes, a new report has found.

Concerns About Construction Code Changes Must Be Addressed
Business
Friday November 12 2021

Concerns About Construction Code Changes Must Be Addressed

We have major concerns with the Queensland Government’s proposed changes to the 2022 National Construction Code, particularly around accessible housing and energy efficiency.

Commercial
Aug 19 2021
Asbestos dust litters Sydney school

Asbestos dust and fragments left littered across a Sydney private girls' school, have raised health concerns for students and local community members.

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Safety
Aug 1 2021
Company fined over fatal NSW wall collapse

A building company and its subcontractors have been fined a total of $620,000 after one man was killed and another injured when a brick wall fell...

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Business
27 Mar, 2020
Builder avoids jail over insurance fraud

A South Australian builder who duped investors and councils by forging more than 200 insurance certificates has avoided jail time.

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Residential
21 Jan, 2020
WA shock safety campaign delay questioned

The mother of a girl who was left severely brain-damaged from an electric shock at state-owned housing in Perth has welcomed a public safety campaign but...

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Business
10 Jan, 2020
Woodside Gets Not for Sangomar Project

Senegal has authorised the West African country's first oil development, the $US4.2 billion Sangomar offshore oil project, operator Woodside Petroleum has announced.

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Green
18 Dec, 2019
Industry groups want climate change action

Six industry groups are calling on the Victorian government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring a fair transition for the workers, communities and industries affected.  

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Safety
29 Nov, 2019
Worker dies after Sydney pipe bursts

A worker has died in hospital after being struck in the head by a burst pressurised water pipe at a central Sydney worksite.

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Business
19 Nov, 2019
Plumber penalised over $150,000 for Cheating Workers and Lying

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured penalties of $151,200 against a Victorian plumber and his company for underpaying a young worker following previous court action involving...

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Business
13 Nov, 2019
Worker injured in Melbourne crane fall

A man has been rescued from a crane at a Melbourne construction site after falling two metres and suffering head and back injuries.

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