Build More Homes, Improve Affordability
Housing affordability is about supply and demand.
Increase Housing Supply and Prices Will Fall
You often don’t know you’re in a bubble until it has actually popped. This is what ASIC chairman, Greg Medcraft, was warning three years ago. Shortly...
The Language Of War And Destruction Is Being Used To Describe New Apartment In Sydney
In recent months the emotive language of war and destruction has been blazed across Sydney’s media as ‘battles wage in nearly every suburb’ and there will...
Does Your Product Comply with the NCC?
Throughout Australia, the seriousness of building products which fail to comply with the National Construction Code is well-known following the tragedy at Grenfell in London, the...
Best Practice in Security of Payment Laws Has Been Defined
“At noon last Friday, instead of receiving nearly $76,000 from a major client, we were given – two minutes before it (the client) closed before the...
Australian Government Must Strive to Be Model Clients
For a contract to design a public facility worth $320,000, one architectural firm reports spending $9,000 simply to prepare their bid.
Construction Professionals in Massive Demand
As Australia’s record breaking construction boom rolls on, professionals across multiple areas including surveying, contracts management and health and safety are in massive demand.
Is Timber Really Cheaper?
Ever since Lend Lease built its Forte apartment complex in 2012 using cross laminated timber (CLT), the use of wood and especially engineered wood/mass wood products...
Vic Builders Fined $600K for Dumping
Developers who allegedly unlawfully knocked down a 159-year-old Melbourne pub have been fined more than $600,000 for dumping asbestos from the site to an area bordering...
Unemployment Rate Steady at 5.3% in August
Employment growth in August was twice as high as expected, keeping the nations' unemployment rate steady at 5.3 per cent for the second month in a...
Employers Urge Senators to Back Union Bill
A major employer body is ramping up pressure on crossbench senators to pass draft laws making it easier to disqualify rogue unions and their officials.
Call for Victoria Cranes Check after Death
Every crane in Victoria should to be checked, authorities urge, after a key part was likely to have contributed to the death of a construction worker...
Skills Shortage Hits Canadian Construction Market
Canada’s construction industry is one of a few sectors to be hit hardest by a decade of labour shortages and lower margins, according to a study...
US Construction Spending Rises 0.1% in July
Spending on U.S. construction projects ticked up 0.1 per cent in July, led by an increase in homebuilding and the publicly funded building of schools and...
One Dead, One Critical in Crane Drop
A man is dead and his co-worker is fighting for life after after they were submerged in concrete that fell from a crane on a Melbourne...
Workplace Disputes Hover Around Record Low
Industrial disputes have doubled as tensions rise between unions and the coalition government but they remain at historically low levels.
Unions Protest Against ABCC in Sydney
Thousands of union members have marched through Sydney's CBD to protest against the federal government's building and construction watchdog.