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Why the Cost Blowouts on Single Luxury Residential Developments?
Residential
Thursday February 9 2017

Why the Cost Blowouts on Single Luxury Residential Developments?

Why does there increasingly appear to be no rigorous cost control during the design process for single luxury residential developments/refurbishments when compared with the cost control...

Hourly Rates: Are You Selling Time or an Outcome?
Business
Monday March 28 2016

Hourly Rates: Are You Selling Time or an Outcome?

We see a lot of disputes about hourly rates work, but often it isn’t the rate the parties are arguing about - it’s the work.

Why Forecast Beyond the End?
Business
Monday September 28 2015

Why Forecast Beyond the End?

Having been a career estimator in the commercial construction industry for nigh on 40 years, there is one question I still ask myself over and over...

Is Australia Missing Out on Lean Construction?
Business
Thursday August 6 2015

Is Australia Missing Out on Lean Construction?

Around Australia, considerable debate in recent years has revolved around the efficiency of our construction sector and the costs of delivering buildings and infrastructure.

How to Avoid Cost Blowouts in Engineering Design
Business
Wednesday July 29 2015

How to Avoid Cost Blowouts in Engineering Design

When undertaking design work on major building projects, a critical imperative revolves around making sure design costs do not exceed budget.

Trade Shortages Worsen as Construction Boom Rolls On
Business
Monday July 27 2015

Trade Shortages Worsen as Construction Boom Rolls On

As the apartment building boom continues, upward pressure on construction tender prices in Australia is continuing as bottlenecks continue to emerge in some trades.

What Are Construction Costs Looking Like in QLD, NSW and VIC?
Residential
Friday May 1 2015

What Are Construction Costs Looking Like in QLD, NSW and VIC?

Falling resources prices, sharp declines in the value of oil, and stagnating growth are impacting on global confidence, but Australia is weathering the storm and the...