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Driving Maximum Value Through Safe Work Method Statements
Safety
Tuesday March 27 2018

Driving Maximum Value Through Safe Work Method Statements

With an average of 35 workers being seriously injured every day, the building and construction sector in Australia has a high profile when it comes to...

Australia Needs Better Regulation for Building Certifiers
Business
Wednesday March 21 2018

Australia Needs Better Regulation for Building Certifiers

“They are in a very difficult position because, on the one hand, they have been given a responsibility to protect the public interest—that is, the regulatory—and,...

Technology Helps Drive Worker Safety on Construction Sites
Technology
Tuesday March 20 2018

Technology Helps Drive Worker Safety on Construction Sites

Back on February 28 last year, a 30-year-old rigger with a young family was helping a crane driver to move a heavy steel beam at around...

Australia Undergoing a Massive Road and Rail Boom
Civil
Friday March 16 2018

Australia Undergoing a Massive Road and Rail Boom

Before the 2013 federal election, then opposition leader Tony Abbott promised to be an ‘infrastructure Prime Minister.’

Australia’s Housing Boom Losing Steam
Residential
Friday March 16 2018

Australia’s Housing Boom Losing Steam

Total building commencements will continue to rise in the coming months but activity is expected to decline next financial year as Australia's housing boom begins to...

What Can Australia Learn from Sweden about Prefabrication?
Prefabrication
Wednesday March 14 2018

What Can Australia Learn from Sweden about Prefabrication?

There is nothing outwardly special about the Hammer Band apartment complex in the southern Stockholm (Sweden) suburb of Bandhegan.

Australian Construction Costs Under Massive Pressure
Business
Tuesday March 13 2018

Australian Construction Costs Under Massive Pressure

Developers and builders throughout Australia are being warned to allow for cost blowouts on major construction projects the likes of which we have not seen in...

Big Opportunities in Hotel Development and Construction
Commercial
Wednesday March 7 2018

Big Opportunities in Hotel Development and Construction

Four years ago, Australia’s hotel market was struggling as a surging dollar saw the cost competitiveness of our tourism industry relative to overseas peers plummet, weak...

Civil
Apr 10 2018
NSW Won't be Held to Ransom on Light Rail

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says her government won't be held to ransom by a Spanish subcontractor building the delayed Sydney light rail project to the eastern...

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Commercial
Apr 10 2018
Perth Children's Hospital to Open in May

Firm dates have finally been set for the staged opening of the problem-plagued Perth Children's Hospital, almost three years later than originally planned.

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Business
Mar 27 2018
Tensions Rise Between ABCC & CFMEU

The national construction watchdog has spent thousands of dollars on what a federal judge has described as a "storm in a tea cup" over two mates...

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Commercial
Mar 27 2018
More Funds for Nepean Hospital Upgrade

The NSW government has announced more money for a western Sydney hospital redevelopment, as the opposition ramps up its attack of stadium funding it says should...

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Commercial
Mar 21 2018
Subs Shed to be Bigger than Adelaide Oval

The construction shed for Australia's new fleet of submarines will be bigger than Adelaide Oval, Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne says.

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Safety
Mar 20 2018
Killed RAH Site Worker 'Didn't Feel Safe'

The partner of a man killed during the construction of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital has revealed she told him to "be careful on the scissor...

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Safety
Mar 20 2018
Victoria Company Fined $350k over Man's Death

A Melbourne construction company has been convicted and fined $350,000 after a man died while using a piece of earthmoving machinery left at his family home.

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Civil
Mar 20 2018
Cracks Reported in US Bridge Before Fall

Engineers and state and university officials met hours before a newly built pedestrian bridge collapsed, killing six people, but concluded that a crack in the structure...

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Civil
Mar 16 2018
Trump Examines Mexico Border Wall Designs

US President Donald Trump has toured the US border with Mexico and examined eight styles of walls, prototypes for the barrier he promised to build to...

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