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Project Risk Vs. Company Liability
Business
Tuesday March 13 2018

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...

Are You Getting a Donkey Ride?
Business
Tuesday December 12 2017

Are You Getting a Donkey Ride?

If you are building, then you are paying your builder handsomely, so you could be forgiven for thinking you have paid for a good ticket. So...

Licence Restriction Placed on Commonwealth Games Builder
Commercial
Wednesday September 13 2017

Licence Restriction Placed on Commonwealth Games Builder

Queensland's construction watchdog has slapped a restriction onto the building licence of a key contractor for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

WIP Crucial for Construction Business Management
Business
Tuesday August 29 2017

WIP Crucial for Construction Business Management

Large or small, any builder taking on a new job wants to know how much profit they expect to make on that job.

Australia’s Labour Hire Industry Faces Challenges
Business
Friday July 28 2017

Australia’s Labour Hire Industry Faces Challenges

Australia’s labour hire industry fulfills a crucial need in the marketplace, linking willing workers with firms that need them. According to the the Australian Bureau of Statistics,...

Builder Insolvencies and Holes in the Ground
Business
Thursday June 8 2017

Builder Insolvencies and Holes in the Ground

The Australian high-rise apartment boom is winding down and there are signs that some contractors are winding up.

Watersun Constructions Down the Gutter, and Tradies Suffer
Residential
Wednesday May 24 2017

Watersun Constructions Down the Gutter, and Tradies Suffer

The second collapse of the commercial arm of Watersun, which entered administration on April 28, 2017, was once again devastating to its subcontractors who have lost...

Is Your Construction Contract Really a Sham?
Business
Monday March 20 2017

Is Your Construction Contract Really a Sham?

In October 2015, the ABC’s 7:30 program ran a story featuring ‘David’ (not his real name).

Construction Tender Software: 4 Points to Consider
Technology
Wednesday March 8 2017

Construction Tender Software: 4 Points to Consider

Most construction professionals would agree that the tendering/bidding process has changed significantly over the past 15 years.