Australia Needs Better Regulation for Building Certifiers
“They are in a very difficult position because, on the one hand, they have been given a responsibility to protect the public interest—that is, the regulatory—and,...
Australia Undergoing a Massive Road and Rail Boom
Before the 2013 federal election, then opposition leader Tony Abbott promised to be an ‘infrastructure Prime Minister.’
Which Approach to Non-Complying Products is Best?
Since the Grenfell tragedy in London and the Lacrosse apartment debacle in Melbourne, politicians of all stripes have been under pressure to act on combustible cladding...
What Can Australia Learn from Sweden about Prefabrication?
There is nothing outwardly special about the Hammer Band apartment complex in the southern Stockholm (Sweden) suburb of Bandhegan.
Australian Construction Costs Under Massive Pressure
Developers and builders throughout Australia are being warned to allow for cost blowouts on major construction projects the likes of which we have not seen in...
Project Risk Vs. Company Liability
Shortly after Christmas, a number of media outlets reported that tier one engineering consulting firm Arup had settled a major court case related to traffic forecasting...
Wynne’s Game of Russian Roulette: Playing With People’s Lives
A recent ruling by the Supreme Court should send shockwaves throughout the Victorian community.
Entrepreneurship and Success in an Increasingly Digitised Industry
Even as the construction world trends toward the digital, soft skills and creativity are becoming more critical than ever among business leaders. Successful construction entrepreneurs...
Subs Shed to be Bigger than Adelaide Oval
The construction shed for Australia's new fleet of submarines will be bigger than Adelaide Oval, Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne says.
Killed RAH Site Worker 'Didn't Feel Safe'
The partner of a man killed during the construction of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital has revealed she told him to "be careful on the scissor...
Victoria Company Fined $350k over Man's Death
A Melbourne construction company has been convicted and fined $350,000 after a man died while using a piece of earthmoving machinery left at his family home.
Call for Blitz on Unlicensed Builders
Master Builders SA is calling for a government blitz after yet another unlicensed builder was fined in the Adelaide Magistrates Court.
Banning Combustible Cladding In Victoria
The Andrews Labor Government will ban the most dangerous types of combustible cladding from being used on Victorian buildings.
Cash for 14 New Victorian School Sites
The Victorian government is shelling out almost $240 million to buy land for 14 new schools across suburbs in Melbourne's growth corridors.
NSW:Politicians Team Up for NSW Stadium Probe
A pack of political foes have teamed up to launch two parliamentary probes that have the scope to expose the NSW government's secretive stadiums plan, with...
Fletcher on Track in Christchurch
Retirement village operator Arvida Group says it's on track to complete 94 new units in the second half and has "strong relationships" with its development partners,...
Fire Safety Regulatory Changes For Multi Level Buildings
The facilities management industry now more than ever is required to take a lead role in ensuring the safety of the occupants within the buildings they...