Engineers Must Learn ‘Winning’ Negotiation Strategies
For many engineers, talks surrounding fees and terms of engagement can cause plenty of discomfort.
What’s in a Conforming Tender?
The tender process is a tricky game to play, and the end result is that no one - not the consumers and not the participants -...
Contestability Key to Infrastructure Improvements and Savings
New modelling on the benefits of franchising, released as part of Infrastructure Australia’s ongoing Reform Series, shows that subjecting government-operated bus and rail services to competitive...
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.
The Tender Point of Safety in the Construction Industry
All the ‘experts’ are once again beating on their drums, complaining and blaming everyone and anyone associated with the boss for the lack of safety in...
Licensing Ain’t a Bad Idea to Minimise Insolvency
The recently released report from the Senate Economics Committee into Insolvency in the Construction Industry contains 44 recommendations to address the issue of insolvency.
Construction Prices Rise as Trade Shortages Grow
Tender price escalation for major construction projects in Australia is set to intensify as trade shortages worsen and a booming apartment sector drives a shortage of...
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.
Are Low-Ball Fees Cannibalising the Engineering Sector?
In a tightening market, competition is fierce and fees are getting lower and lower. What does this mean for the sector and how can better procurement...