Is the Glass Really Half Empty?
The pervasive catch-cry regarding economic conditions seems to involve the word ‘weaknesses’ in the first quarter of 2016.
Some Fog in the 2016 Jobs Outlook
In 2014/15, governments across the country made a commitment to kick start jobs growth via the construction sector.
Tracking Construction Costs in NSW, VIC & QLD
Impact on global confidence from political uncertainty and the lower Australian dollar is both stimulating growth and starting to highlight Australia's dependence on imported construction material....
Residential Construction Forecast Remains Healthy
The residential construction industry will see out another healthy year in 2015/16, says the Housing Industry Association (HIA).
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...
Infrastructure Investment to Help Fill Gap in Economy
Further growth in residential building plus a resurgence in state public infrastructure spending over the next five years will go some way toward ‘filling the hole’...