Current Issues in the Construction Industry
The current issues facing the construction industry in Australia and elsewhere are not necessarily issues which haven't arisen before.
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...
Building Product Manufacturers Facing Massive Energy Cost Pressures
NZ:Building Costs Set to Moderate from Highs
New Zealand building costs are expected to moderate given the low inflation environment, an inability to pass on rising costs, and as migrants help fill building...
Value of NZ Construction Work higher in Q2
The value of New Zealand building work rose in the June quarter as both non-residential and residential activity ticked up, even as volumes eased as construction...
How to Bust Creeping Cost “Ghosts” on Construction Projects
It seems that in every building or construction project, there are hidden items that end up costing someone on the project more than they had planned.
US Construction Spending Rises to 11-year High
U.S. developers ramped up construction spending in February to the largest amount in nearly 11 years, led by more building of homes, highways and schools.
Capacity Constraints Raise New Zealand Building Costs
Capacity constraints in Auckland's construction sector have been driving up building costs by more than four times the rate of inflation in recent years, eroding margins...
Where is the Discord in Construction Technology Uptake?
From BIM to prefabrication to drones to big data, areas in which technology either is delivering or has the potential to deliver benefits in design and...
BHP Sends Work Offshore, Angers Union
BHP has awarded a major steelwork contract for its new South Flank mine in the central Pilbara to a Chinese company, drawing the ire of the...
Govt Accused of Inflating Stadium Figures
A key claim supporting the NSW government's business case for a new western Sydney stadium was never agreed to by the NRL, a parliamentary inquiry has...
Time Zone Costing Investment and Jobs in Queensland
A national survey of 230 businesses by Ai Group found that an overwhelming 85% of businesses surveyed support changing Queensland's current position on daylight saving.
NSW Won't be Held to Ransom on Light Rail
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says her government won't be held to ransom by a Spanish subcontractor building the delayed Sydney light rail project to the eastern...
Unexpected Costs for New Homeowners
Buying a house certainly is a great milestone in life. You can finally move out of a rental or your parents’ place and start your own...
Residential Construction Costs Accelerate 5% in Victoria
In Victoria, the cost of constructing a house accelerated by 5% in 2017 according to the CoreLogic CHIP index December quarter results. According to the measure,...