Who’s Afraid of the Freaky Ghost?
It seems that in every building or construction project there are hidden items that end up costing someone on the project more than they had planned.
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...
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.
Capacity Constraints Raise New Zealand Building Costs
Capacity constraints in Auckland's construction sector have been driving up building costs by more than four times the rate of inflation in recent years, eroding margins...
Safety Codes Can Lead to Over-building, Higher Building Costs
A UBC researcher says bridges built to meet current Canadian safety codes are being ‘overbuilt’ and may still suffer extensive damages after a major earthquake.
Canadian Construction Costs Expected to Rise After Drywall Tariff Ruling
Higher construction costs across Western Canada, including in fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., stand to continue under a ruling by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.
Disputes Up Since Abolition of ABCC
Disputes within the construction sector have risen since the Australian Building and Construction Commission was abolished, a government minister claims.
Improved Productivity Key to a Better Construction Future
The coming year must see Australian construction lock in the potential of a more lawful industry and address the challenge of measurably lifting its productivity and...
Experts Question Claims of Global Glass Shortage
Recently, The Wall Street Journal reported a commercial glass shortage, specifically for curtain wall, the non-structural, metal-framed glass that covers the exterior of many high-rises and...
Residential Construction Costs Accelerate 5% in Victoria Over 2017
In Victoria, the cost of constructing a house accelerated by 5% in 2017 according to the CoreLogic CHIP index December quarter results. According to the measure,...
NSW:Labor Pounces on NSW Stadiums Reports
Labor says it will consider a royal commission-like inquiry into the NSW government's $2.5 billion splurge on sporting stadiums if elected in 2019.