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Online World Quality Day conference announced

CIOB announces World Quality Day conference The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has announced the first ever World Quality Day Conference. CIOB president Mark Beard will open and close the conference on Thursday 12 November...

Australian Construction Industry Charter launched for Industry reform

The  Australian Constructors Association (ACA) has launched a ground-breaking Australian Construction Industry Charter to spearhead much-needed industry reform to help ensure stimulus projects are delivered efficiently and their benefits shared and maximised according...

Trialling sustainable cement in Sydney

Researchers pour environmentally friendly recycled cement University of Sydney researchers have successfully poured sustainable cement pavement made from fly ash and recycled waste, such as ground glass and carbon dioxide....

The Art of Building photography competition returns for 2020

A global search is on for the best built environment photograph. The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has launched the competition – called The Art of Building –  on October...

Easy Come, Easy Go, CIMIC To Write-Down almost $1bn

A day after announcing that it had booked between $1.7bn-$1.9bn for selling a 50% stake in Thiess Mining Services, CIMIC Group has today announced that it has failed to claw-back...

CIMIC Sells Down 50% Stake in Thiess

CIMIC Group has today announced that it has sold down 50% of Thiess mining services through Elliot Advisors (UK). The stake is valued at between $1.7-$1.9bn giving the Thiess entity...

Industry on notice in scaffolding blitz

Safework NSW is conducting a safety blitz on scaffolding in construction following a number of incidents including 3 fatalities in 2020. The blitz has already resulted in more than 800...

First 6 Star Green Star rating awarded to CBus property in Brisbane

Cbus Property’s iconic 443 Queen St project in Brisbane has been awarded Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star – Design & As Built Version 1.2 Design Review certified rating for a residential tower by the Green Building Council of...

New Infrastructure technology – ‘Gamechangers’ awarded by the American Society of Civil Engineers

Every year the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) honors infrastructure projects around the country that showcase innovative ways of constructing roads, building bridges and treating water. Whether they’re unique,...

Virgin Hyperloop Certification Centre to be built in West Virginia

Virgin Hyperloop have announced that their Hyperloop Certification Centre (HCC) will be built in West Virginia in the US. For the nascent hyperloop technology, Virgin Hyperloop said this announcement marks...

Autodesk launches BuildingConnected in ANZ

Tech giant Autodesk launches global construction tender platform in Australia & New Zealand Autodesk is expanding BuildingConnected into ANZ, the UK and Ireland. The platform has over 1 million construction...

Wooden wind towers trialled in Sweden

Vattenfall is to assess a timber tower design by Modvion for potential use in future onshore wind farms. The two companies are to collaborate in the venture, which is expected...