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Planning Applications Require Too Many Specialist Reports
Zoning
Tuesday July 17 2018

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
Business
Thursday July 5 2018

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
Zoning
Thursday July 5 2018

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
Residential
Wednesday July 4 2018

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
Business
Wednesday July 4 2018

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
Buildings
Wednesday June 20 2018

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
Business
Wednesday June 20 2018

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
Structural
Friday June 15 2018

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?
Green
Friday June 15 2018

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...

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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.

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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

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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...

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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.

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Civil
Jul 5 2018
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

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Technology
Jul 4 2018
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...

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Residential
Jun 20 2018
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.

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Residential
Jun 15 2018
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...

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Business
Jun 13 2018
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...

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