Engineering Firms Need Strong Knowledge Retention Strategies
In any firm, the loss of key staff is disruptive.
How the GSC 40-Year Plan Will Reshape Sydney
If the character Marty McFly from "Back to the Future" were to get in a time machine in Sydney and travel forward 40 years to 2056,...
Architects Need to Develop Marketing and Leadership Skills
Around Australia, many architects are knowledgeable, capable and passionate about design, but many are less keen on promoting themselves and their firms or to evolve into...
Architects Falling Behind on Business Management Systems
In any business, having the right systems is critical. Yet many architects, engineers and consultants throughout Australia lack the systems required to deliver optimum outcomes in...
Australia Has Too Many Small Design Firms
Back in the 1990s, then-Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett encouraged young people in that state to follow a dream of starting their own business.
New Laws to Impact on Parties’ Right to Terminate
The construction industry will soon have tighter regulations placed on the ability of parties to enforce the right of termination based on insolvency events.
Downer Shares Soar
Shares in Downer EDI have soared following an upgrade to the engineering group's full-year profit guidance after it found larger-than-expected cost savings following its Spotless purchase.
Fletcher Outlines Problems, Names CEO
Fletcher Building has taken a further $125 million provision against problematic construction contracts, including Auckland's international convention centre and the Justice Precinct in Christchurch, and says...
Signs Australian Economy Regaining Momentum
The Turnbull government will be hoping official growth figures can get the focus back on to the economy after weeks of distraction from parliament's citizenship fiasco...
Small Builders Halt Expansion Until After Election
More than one in four small businesses in construction are delaying expansion plans on account of the federal election, the latest survey has found.
Investa Sets Date to Decide on Takeover
Investa Office Fund has set next Monday as the date for its shareholders to vote on Blackstone Group's sweetened $3.3 billion takeover bid.
ATO Swoops on Vic Homes, Businesses
Homes and businesses across Victoria have been raided on suspicion of tax "mischief".
APA Group a $13bn Chinese Takeover Target
Shares in energy infrastructure giant APA Group have soared following a $13 billion takeover proposal from a Chinese consortium led by CK Infrastructure Holdings.
Qld Govt Contracts not Disclosed Properly
Queensland government departments are failing to meet benchmarks for openness and accountability over the disclosure of government contracts, according to the latest Auditor-General's report.
CIMIC Soars on Dividend Lift, New Forecast
CIMIC's shares have jumped after the construction giant raised its dividend by 13 cents on the back of a 21 per cent lift in full-year profit...
Downer Flags $77m Goodwill Impairment Hit
Downer EDI has flagged a goodwill impairment charge of $77 million on its mining operations after failing to renew two material contracts and delays in securing...
Stantec Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Occam Engineers
Global design firm Stantec is strengthening its water, transportation, and public works service in the Southwestern United States with the planned acquisition of New Mexico-based consulting...
BHP Boosts Copper and Coal Output
BHP Billiton has maintained its full-year production guidance for most commodities including iron ore after reporting a first-half boost in production of copper and energy coal.