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NSW Defect Bond Scheme is Beset with Problems
Construction
Friday February 23 2018

NSW Defect Bond Scheme is Beset with Problems

Few issues force politicians to act on dodgy building practices more than reports of 85 percent of new apartments being riddled with defects.

Governments Must Get Rid of Builders Warranty Insurance
Construction
Thursday February 22 2018

Governments Must Get Rid of Builders Warranty Insurance

Builders Warranty Insurance (BWI) and its many name changes over the past 15 years remains exactly the same product that CHOICE describe as the worst insurance...

Prosecutable Offences Under the Victorian Building Act 1993
Construction
Thursday February 22 2018

Prosecutable Offences Under the Victorian Building Act 1993

There is a litany of ways by which a property owner or building practitioner can run afoul of the penalty provisions of the Building Act 1993.

The Security of Payment Act and its Important Consequences
Construction
Thursday February 22 2018

The Security of Payment Act and its Important Consequences

The Security of Payment Act is meant to be critical for builders to get paid for construction works that they do.

Corporate Governance and Risk Management
Construction
Tuesday February 13 2018

Corporate Governance and Risk Management

It is public knowledge in NZ that Fletcher Construction has taken a large profit write down on two significant projects in Auckland and Christchurch to the...

Lawnmowers Next to the Cheese: Australia’s Big Box Boom
Construction
Thursday February 8 2018

Lawnmowers Next to the Cheese: Australia’s Big Box Boom

They are the roadside megastores that have muscled in on Australia’s retail market with affordable appliances, homeware goods, and produce.

Three Predictions for 2018
Construction
Tuesday February 6 2018

Three Predictions for 2018

If you are going to be a forecaster, you need to forecast everything, often.

VCAT Designed to Be Tough on Building Consumers
Construction
Friday February 2 2018

VCAT Designed to Be Tough on Building Consumers

It's worth nothing that for cases brought before VCAT where the claim is over $100,000 (after costs) a 60 per cent of claim win is usually...

NSW Housing Approvals Dropping Below Victoria
Construction
Friday February 2 2018

NSW Housing Approvals Dropping Below Victoria

The latest ABS data on housing approvals indicates a fall in NSW compared to an increase in Victoria.

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Another WA Builder Calls Trading Halt

Another West Australian building company has suspended trading and operations due to financial viability problems a fortnight after one of the state's biggest builders, Cooper &...

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Construction
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Safety Concerns at Toowoomba Road Site

Ten heavy-vehicle rollovers in 18 months at a Queensland construction site have led to calls by the state government for reassurances the health of workers is...

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Construction
Feb 22 2018
Fletcher Building Shares Hit 5-year low

Fletcher Building shares touched their lowest levels in more than five years on Wednesday after the company's first-half results, which were clouded by losses at its...

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Autodesk – 300 X 250 (expire December 31 2017)
Construction
Feb 22 2018
Dumping West Gate a Jobs Threat: Andrews

Dumping Melbourne's West Gate Tunnel toll road will destroy the economy and jobs, Premier Daniel Andrews says.

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Construction
Feb 19 2018
Company Charged over Vic Painter's Death

A construction company has been charged over the death of a painter who fell from a building site in Victoria.

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Construction
Feb 19 2018
Formica May be Saleable Asset for Fletcher

Fletcher Building paid US$700 million to buy Formica Corp from private equity owners Cerberus Capital Management and Oaktree Capital Management in 2007.

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Construction
Feb 13 2018
Australian Construction Sector Continues to Grow

The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) increased by 1.5 points to 54.3 in January, indicating industry-wide growth for a...

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Dulux Exsulite Construction – 300 x 250 (expire Dec 31 2017)
Construction
Feb 13 2018
Fletcher Extends Trading Halt

Fletcher Building, which had planned to reveal bigger losses at its building and interiors (B+I) unit, has extended its trading halt until Wednesday saying it has...

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Construction
Feb 13 2018
Suspended CBL Needs Time to Raise Capital

Insurer CBL Corp says it hasn't worked out how much capital it needs to raise to satisfy regulatory solvency concerns and may take "a number of...

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