Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia
If you want to know about costs associated with asbestos in residential premises, you only have to ask the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government.
Build More Homes, Improve Affordability
Housing affordability is about supply and demand.
Increase Housing Supply and Prices Will Fall
You often don’t know you’re in a bubble until it has actually popped. This is what ASIC chairman, Greg Medcraft, was warning three years ago. Shortly...
Best Practice in Security of Payment Laws Has Been Defined
“At noon last Friday, instead of receiving nearly $76,000 from a major client, we were given – two minutes before it (the client) closed before the...
Construction Professionals in Massive Demand
As Australia’s record breaking construction boom rolls on, professionals across multiple areas including surveying, contracts management and health and safety are in massive demand.
Industry 4.0 Will Reshape Property and Construction
For centuries, goods such as food, clothing, houses and weapons were made by hand.
Driving BIM Adoption Throughout Construction
In the 1987 classic comedy Beverly Hills Cop 2, detective Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) assumes temporary occupation and enjoyment of a multi-million dollar Beverly Hills mansion...
Commercial Building Set to Drive Activity Forward
Last October, Cbus Property turned the first sod on what it says will be a landmark ‘vertical village’ in Melbourne’s CBD featuring two twin 39-storey vertical...
Federal Government Falls Short on Stopping Asbestos Imports
Since 2003, Australia has maintained a complete ban on the importation, manufacturing or use of any products which contain asbestos, exposure to which can cause mesothelioma,...
Prefab is the Future for School Building
In 1989, I had my first experience with modular school buildings.
Who Can Become a Building Practitioner in Australia - Recent Changes in Victoria
All states in Australia, and across most of the common law world, ensure the registration of building practitioners.
Social Value: The New Currency in Construction and Infrastructure
Recent major project awards have vividly illustrated that it is no longer good enough to offer the cheapest price to win a bid - you must...
The Year of Integrity and Accountability?
While we all shake our heads in disbelief to what we hear and see in regard to integrity and accountability, it does create a very disturbing...
Ground Broken at Western Sydney Airport
The first piece of earth has been broken at the construction site for the new Western Sydney Airport.
New Renal Unit Opened at SA Hospital
Children with life-long or chronic conditions will benefit from a redeveloped medical day unit and renal dialysis unit at Adelaide's Women's and Children's hospital.
Bill to Get Tougher on Unions Suffers Blow
A push to make it easier to deregister unions and disqualify officials has suffered a blow, with a key crossbench senator signalling he won't support it.
Vic Builders Fined $600K for Dumping
Developers who allegedly unlawfully knocked down a 159-year-old Melbourne pub have been fined more than $600,000 for dumping asbestos from the site to an area bordering...