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