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Australian Construction Costs Under Massive Pressure
Business
Tuesday March 13 2018

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
Business
Tuesday May 30 2017

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
Business
Wednesday March 22 2017

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
Civil
Wednesday February 1 2017

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
Business
Friday January 13 2017

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
Business
Thursday March 31 2016

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
Business
Monday January 18 2016

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
Business
Thursday October 8 2015

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...

ROI on BIM: Where is the Evidence and Will it be Kept Secret?
Technology
Monday September 7 2015

ROI on BIM: Where is the Evidence and Will it be Kept Secret?

BIM and associated technologies have been touted as the savings saviours of the modern construction era and the expectations for a direct and quantifiable return are...

Residential
Feb 28 2018
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,...

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Commercial
Feb 28 2018
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.

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