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Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia
Safety
Wednesday October 10 2018

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.

The Pros and Cons of Contract Employment for Engineers
Business
Wednesday October 10 2018

The Pros and Cons of Contract Employment for Engineers

When growing up, many Australians are told to study, get into tertiary education and get a job. For most, this involves working for a company as...

Build More Homes, Improve Affordability
Residential
Tuesday September 18 2018

Build More Homes, Improve Affordability

Housing affordability is about supply and demand.

Increase Housing Supply and Prices Will Fall
Residential
Friday September 14 2018

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
Business
Wednesday September 12 2018

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
Business
Friday September 7 2018

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
Technology
Thursday September 6 2018

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
Technology
Friday August 31 2018

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...

Business
Oct 4 2018
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.

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Business
Oct 4 2018
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...

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Business
Oct 4 2018
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...

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Commercial
Sep 27 2018
Ground Broken at Western Sydney Airport

The first piece of earth has been broken at the construction site for the new Western Sydney Airport.

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Commercial
Sep 27 2018
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.

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Business
Sep 27 2018
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.

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Safety
Sep 18 2018
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...

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Business
Sep 12 2018
Employers Urge Senators to Back Union Bill

A major employer body is ramping up pressure on crossbench senators to pass draft laws making it easier to disqualify rogue unions and their officials.

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Safety
Sep 12 2018
Call for Victoria Cranes Check after Death

Every crane in Victoria should to be checked, authorities urge, after a key part was likely to have contributed to the death of a construction worker...

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