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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...

Australian Government Must Strive to Be Model Clients
Business
Monday September 10 2018

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
Business
Friday September 7 2018

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?
Business
Thursday September 6 2018

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...

Safety
Nov 8 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
Nov 1 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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Prefabrication
Nov 1 2018
Prefab is the Future for School Building

In 1989, I had my first experience with modular school buildings.

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Business
Oct 6 2018
Blockchain will Revolutionise Australia’s Property Sector

In commercial leasing, one set of processes which creates headaches for all involved is the current paper based system of arranging bank guarantees for landlords in...

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Business
Oct 4 2018
Who Can Become a Building Practitioner in Australia - Recent Changes in Victoria

All states in Australia, and across most of the common law world, ensure the registration of building practitioners.

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Business
Oct 4 2018
Social Value: The New Currency in Construction and Infrastructure

Recent major project awards have vividly illustrated that it is no longer good enough to offer the cheapest price to win a bid - you must...

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Business
Oct 4 2018
The Year of Integrity and Accountability?

While we all shake our heads in disbelief to what we hear and see in regard to integrity and accountability, it does create a very disturbing...

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Commercial
Oct 4 2018
NSW Should Delay Stadium Rebuild: inquiry

The NSW government should hold off refurbishing ANZ Stadium in Sydney's west until the rebuild of Allianz Stadium in the city is completed, a parliamentary inquiry...

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Business
Sep 27 2018
Bill to Get Tougher on Unions Suffers Blow

A push to make it easier to deregister unions and disqualify officials has suffered a blow, with a key crossbench senator signalling he won't support it.

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