Australia’s Rail Construction Boom Will be Massive
On February 8, the first of four tunnel boring machines (TBMs) which are around 100 meters long arrived in Melbourne from Germany.
Large Contractors Bullish on Major Project Outlook
Large commercial and engineering construction contractors are optimistic about the outlook for major project work over the next two years, the latest survey has found.
Australia Road Crashes Costing $30b a Year
The federal government is being urged to do more to reduce the number of road crashes in Australia after a new report found they are costing...
Tasmania Skills Shortage to Slow Water Infrastructure
Tasmania's government says it can fix the state's ailing water infrastructure in five years but concedes it needs help from mainland workers to get there.
Why Australia is an Expensive Place to Build
When you fork out around $200 billion each year for something, you obviously want value for money.
NBN Rollout to Hit Halfway Mark by June
The rollout of the national broadband network is expected to hit its half way point by the end of June, as it begins to spread into...
Australian Civil Construction to Thrive in 2017
Road and bridge construction and oil and gas extraction are among the industry sectors set to fly in 2017 whereas heavy industry construction and apartment construction...
Mining Construction Downturn Will be Worse than Thought
The decline in resource and energy investment and construction activity will be worse than originally thought, a leading government economist says.
Maintenance Spending Set for Five Years of Growth
Whilst construction activity in some civil sectors may well be on the wane, contractors may find opportunities in terms of maintenance of existing assets, a new...
Malcolm Turnbull's $7.6b Roads Sweetener
Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's $7.6 billion road and rail election sweeteners have been revealed in a leaked list.
Work Begins on New SA Irrigation Pipeline
The first 10 kilometres of an underground pipeline to feed water to the new Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme will be laid this month.
Alberta Roadbuilders Take Province to Court
A group of five Alberta roadbuilders say the province has forced its hand following a “costly and potentially illegal” government decision to transfer more than $500...
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...
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...
Fletcher on Track in Christchurch
Retirement village operator Arvida Group says it's on track to complete 94 new units in the second half and has "strong relationships" with its development partners,...
New Harbour Tunnel to Create Toxic Plumes
Toxic sludge and heavy construction noise are likely to pollute inner western Sydney as work on the Western Harbour Tunnel gets underway, leaked government documents suggest.
Brisbane Queen's Wharf Construction Starts
Construction on Brisbane's Queen's Wharf development will officially begin on Thursday, more than a year after the project started.
Victoria's Metro Tunnel Construction Ahead Of Schedule
Victorian Government: Victoria’s biggest ever public transport project the Metro Tunnel is on track to open a year earlier than expected.