Building Ministers around the country have agreed to adopt a national approach to solving the insurance crisis and to addressing deficiencies which have led to thousands of multi-residential towers throughout Australia being clad in flammable material.
Project managers, site engineers, contract administrators and other construction professionals are raking in big bucks amid a surge in construction jobs which saw more than 30,000 positions added (seasonally adjusted) over the past quarter.
The employment market for architects and designers is set to remain reasonably strong during the second half of the year as a growing portfolio of commercial building projects helps to offset the decline in residential and multi-residential work, the latest report says.
Lendlease signs historic development deal
Lendlease has chalked up the biggest urban construction deal in its history.
CIMIC shares crash on 'soft' HY earnings
CIMIC Group shares have plunged to a two-year low after the construction contractor, mining services and engineering giant said its profit for the first half was...
Industry 'Unprepared' for NSW Solar Plan
The NSW government's solar battery program risks injury or death because of a lack of training in the industry, according to internal budget documents.
Cladding Fix Could Increase Building Costs
Construction costs for apartments and commercial buildings could soar in Victoria if the federal government refuses to help fund the removal of dangerous, flammable cladding.
Construction Warning over Insurance Issues
The construction industry fears it could collapse if state governments don't crack the whip to enforce regulations, as insurers walk away from high-risk projects.
Vic Sets up Cladding Rectification Fund
Victoria wants the federal government to contribute to a $600 million fund to remove dangerous cladding from hundreds of buildings, including apartment blocks.
Property council hits out at SA land tax
Proposed changes to land tax in South Australia could have a devastating impact on property owners and the economy, the state's Property Council says.
Oversupply to Cap House Prices: Forecaster
A home-building surge in recent years is likely to stave off a major rebound in Australian property prices, an economic forecasting agency says.