Digital Technology Can Help to Improve Building Quality and Compliance
Greater adoption of digital technology in construction can help to improve the quality, safety and compliance of buildings, an industry leader says.
Aussies Face Huge Asbestos Risk in Home Renovation Boom
Australians face significant risk from asbestos as a boom in home renovation activity is accompanied by poor practices and lack of knowledge of asbestos related hazards,...
Why Should I Care about Construction Industry Culture?
Whether your role is out at the precast yard pouring large beams for a major infrastructure project, or a graduate project engineer looking after quality documentation...
Australia’s Detached Housing Construction Boom to Roll On
Australia’s boom in detached home building is set to continue for another two years, the latest forecasts suggest.
The Hidden Scope: Yet another way for you to lose money on the job
There’s one part of the contract that no one ever looks at: The document register. And yet it can contain documents that apply to your work...
Victorian Builders Raise Alarm on Construction Code Changes
Builders in Victoria have joined those in other states in raising concern about proposed changes to the National Construction Code (NCC).
Women Still Face Barriers in Construction
Women continue to face barriers in construction despite improving attitudes, a new report has found.
Concerns About Construction Code Changes Must Be Addressed
We have major concerns with the Queensland Government’s proposed changes to the 2022 National Construction Code, particularly around accessible housing and energy efficiency.
Asbestos dust litters Sydney school
Asbestos dust and fragments left littered across a Sydney private girls' school, have raised health concerns for students and local community members.
Company fined over fatal NSW wall collapse
A building company and its subcontractors have been fined a total of $620,000 after one man was killed and another injured when a brick wall fell...
Builder avoids jail over insurance fraud
A South Australian builder who duped investors and councils by forging more than 200 insurance certificates has avoided jail time.
WA shock safety campaign delay questioned
The mother of a girl who was left severely brain-damaged from an electric shock at state-owned housing in Perth has welcomed a public safety campaign but...
Woodside Gets Not for Sangomar Project
Senegal has authorised the West African country's first oil development, the $US4.2 billion Sangomar offshore oil project, operator Woodside Petroleum has announced.
Industry groups want climate change action
Six industry groups are calling on the Victorian government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring a fair transition for the workers, communities and industries affected.
Worker dies after Sydney pipe bursts
A worker has died in hospital after being struck in the head by a burst pressurised water pipe at a central Sydney worksite.
Plumber penalised over $150,000 for Cheating Workers and Lying
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured penalties of $151,200 against a Victorian plumber and his company for underpaying a young worker following previous court action involving...
Worker injured in Melbourne crane fall
A man has been rescued from a crane at a Melbourne construction site after falling two metres and suffering head and back injuries.