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.
How AI Can Drive BIG Value for Construction
A study released earlier this year predicted that the engineering and construction sector will be slow to embrace artificial intelligence (AI), but despite this slow adoption,...
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.
Demystifying the Landscape of Construction Technology
Understanding the types of construction technologies available will help builders, designers and suppliers deliver successful project outcomes. 6D BIM. Point cloud. RFID. IFC files. Augmented...
Myths and Facts about NCC Performance Solutions
When Lend Lease built what was then the world’s tallest timber building at the Forte apartment complex in Melbourne’s Docklands in 2012, the company had some...
Road Pavement Treatments Put to the Test
Locals in the Melbourne outer south-western suburb of Werribee describe the Ballan Road as a 'death trap.'
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...
Victoria Developers Face Fine Over Vic Nylex Site
A property development group which owns Melbourne's historic Nylex clock silos site on the banks of the Yarra River has been given three weeks to carry...
York Civil in Voluntary Administration
South Australian construction and engineering company York Civil has entered voluntary administration, but the state's transport minister says work on two major infrastructure projects will go...
Work Begins on New SA Irrigation Pipeline
The first 10 kilometres of an underground pipeline to feed water to the new Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme will be laid this month.
Govt Accused of Inflating Stadium Figures
A key claim supporting the NSW government's business case for a new western Sydney stadium was never agreed to by the NRL, a parliamentary inquiry has...
Public Service Chief Lloyd Attacks Unions
One of Australia's top bureaucrats has fired a parting shot at unions, warning Labor's plan to abolish the construction watchdog would be seriously retrograde.
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.
Surprise Jump in June Building Approvals
Approvals for the construction of new homes jumped 6.4 per cent in June, well above the one per cent improvement economists had expected, the Australian Bureau...
Cimic Shares up After $US310m Contract Win
CIMIC's shares have jumped after the construction heavyweight secured mineral processing contracts in South Africa worth $US310 million ($418 million).
Victoria Bests NSW as Top Performing Economy
More people and new homes have helped Victoria edge past NSW as the nation's top performing economy, a new report shows.