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Friday January 18, 2019

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Construction Professionals Ride Civil Infrastructure Jobs Boom
Business
Wednesday January 16 2019

Construction Professionals Ride Civil Infrastructure Jobs Boom

Skilled construction professionals are in massive demand for work on civil infrastructure projects as the focus of opportunities switches from residential building to the booming infrastructure...

Australia Must Built Heat Resistant Homes
Architecture
Friday January 11 2019

Australia Must Built Heat Resistant Homes

Around Australia, much effort has been afforded to building homes which stay warm in winter and minimise energy costs. Less attention has been given to heat...

Building Approvals Plummet to Five Year Low
Business
Wednesday January 9 2019

Building Approvals Plummet to Five Year Low

Building approvals in Australia have fallen to their lowest level in more than five years as concerns about the extent of the likely downturn in housing...

Build More Homes, Improve Affordability
Residential
Tuesday September 18 2018

Build More Homes, Improve Affordability

Housing affordability is about supply and demand.

Increase Housing Supply and Prices Will Fall
Residential
Friday September 14 2018

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
Residential
Friday September 14 2018

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?
Business
Friday September 14 2018

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
Business
Wednesday September 12 2018

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...

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New Home Sales drop to lowest level since 2012

“HIA New Home Sales continued the declining trend that we saw throughout most of 2018,” said Geordan Murray, HIA Senior Economist.

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Business
Jan 15 2019
Building Watchdog Defends Costly Cupboard

The controversial construction industry watchdog has defended spending more than $6000 of taxpayers' money on a lockable coat cupboard and shelving for its boss's office.

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Civil
Jan 14 2019
More Signs Removed From Melbourne Roads

Two more signs will be removed from Melbourne roads as part of an audit to find out what caused one to come crashing down on a...

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Civil
Jan 11 2019
Light Rail Critic Launches Political Party

An outspoken critic of the Sydney light rail project has launched her own political party which will run candidates in several inner-city seats at the upcoming...

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Residential
Jan 11 2019
Opal Residents Reluctant to Reoccupy Tower

The builders of Sydney's cracked Opal Tower say most residents will be able to move back in on the weekend but the owners' committee isn't convinced...

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Business
Jan 11 2019
Cracked Opal Tower to be 'safe to occupy'

Some residents of the cracked Opal Tower in Sydney could be back in their homes as early as Saturday after engineers declared the building safe for...

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Civil
Jan 10 2019
Vic driver hit by road sign wants answers

A woman whose car was crushed by a giant sign that fell from a Melbourne freeway gantry says she is lucky to be alive and wants...

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Safety
8 Nov, 2018
Federal Government Falls Short on Stopping Asbestos Imports

Since 2003, Australia has maintained a complete ban on the importation, manufacturing or use of any products which contain asbestos, exposure to which can cause mesothelioma,...

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Business
1 Nov, 2018
Construction Geotechnical Risk Must be Carefully Managed

When building the $1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in the inner northern Melbourne suburb of Parkville in 2012, construction giant Grocon was carving out a...

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