Planning Applications Require Too Many Specialist Reports
Back in the old days, a development application, particularly for a single house, was a matter of submitting drawings and a description of the materials and...
Victoria’s Construction Industry is Booming
Starting from December this year, four 100-metre long tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will begin arriving in Melbourne.
Record Land Releases Creating Huge Greenfield Opportunities
Drive along the old Princes Highway toward Pakenham in Melbourne’s south-east and ‘Land for Sale’ signs dot the landscape.
An Update on Directions to Fix or Rectify Building Work
Plenty has been written both in Victoria and elsewhere as to the issue of defective cladding on the externals of buildings.
Building Defects? The Law Is Not Your Friend
Most people would assume that if there are defects in your new building, the builder would be obliged to fix the defects.
Overhaul of Standard Will Unleash Masonry Design Opportunities
Artistic, versatile, durable and resistant to fire, and sound, masonry construction has been used in architectural achievements such as the Egyptian Pyramids, the Colosseum in Rome,...
State Based Agency Referrals Must be Cleaned Up
As Australia’s population expands, urban renewal and development are needed to cater for growing housing and infrastructure requirements.
Aussie Engineers Must Better Manage Risk on Retaining Walls
Last November, 15 people were evacuated from their homes in the Cleveland (south of Brisbane) street of Middle street after excavators ‘dug too deeply’ at the...
What Can Governments do to Foster Sustainable Construction?
Back in 2007, Australia had a broad consensus about dealing with climate change and establishing an emissions trading scheme and carbon price. Fast forward several years...
ABCC Launches Campaign to Help Secure Subcontractors’ Payments
Australian Building and Construction Commissioner Stephen McBurney today launched a national campaign aimed at security of payments for subcontractors in the building and construction sector.
At Least 9 Dead in India Building Collapse
Rescuers have found nine bodies as they almost finished clearing a mound of rubble after the collapse of two multistorey buildings east of New Delhi
Stand Up, Fight Back: Unions Rally Support
Both major parties will come under pressure to introduce new laws that send bosses to jail over workplace deaths, as union heavyweights call for renewed attacks...
Underwater Graveyard Plan for Gold Coast
Sleeping with the fishes may not be as sinister as it sounds if a Gold Coast plan for an underwater graveyard gets the green light.
A Melbourne ‘Super Highway’ -Building an East West Link and a North East Link
A Melbourne ‘Super Highway’ –Building an East West Link and a North East Link
ECM - Going Digital in the Construction Industry
Working as part of an advanced content services solution, an ECM platform can streamline and automate document handling, and make up-to-date data centrally available across teams...
US Housing Starts Jump 5 per Cent in May
A surge of construction drove US housing starts up five per cent in May from the prior month - the strongest pace since July 2007.
Melbourne Dominates Australia’s Housing Hotspots List
According to the HIA Population & Residential Building Hotspots Report 2018, the Mickleham-Yuroke area of Melbourne is Australia’s number one Hotspot, with population growth of 35.3...
Sign of Solid Jobs Growth for Rest of 2018
Employment growth unsurprisingly cooled after an unsustainable record run in 2017, but there are signs job gains are likely to be solid for the remainder of...