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Robots on construction sites are becoming a reality

While robotics and automation have revolutionized the way factories build cars and computers — helping companies build new types of products with speed and efficiency not possible or practical with...

Multiplex gets the green light on SPIRE

Multiplex has been announced as the winner of the $500m SPIRE Canberra Hospital project. Multiplex beat out Lendlease in the final round of tendering and is expected to commence construction...

Tenders open on $121m Spoilbank Marina

The earthworks tender for the $121m Spoilbank Marina development in Port Hedland has now been opened. The project is expected to take 2 years to complete and will include: 4...

NSW boosts recycled glass content in asphalt

The NSW Government has announced new guidelines for recycled glass content in asphalt used on infrastructure projects across the state. The current allowance of 2.5% glass content has been raised...

Work Commences on Howard Smith Redevelopment

Fitzgerald Constructions has been awarded the contract by Brisbane City Council to construct a new ferry terminal to service the revitalised Howard Smith Wharves precinct. The new terminal will initially...

Innovation in prestressed concrete patented

Swiss researchers have patented a process that could help lower the cost and environmental footprint of the world’s most widely used building material, reports Construction Dive in the US. A...

Expanded polystyrene blocks to be used in rail platform extensions in the UK

The platforms at Cambridge railway station will be extended using  expanded polystyrene, reports The Construction Index in the UK.  Dyer & Butler has been appointed to extend the platforms for...

Do you know what a Dutch roundabout is?

First Dutch roundabout completed in Cambridge in the UK., reports World Construction Network. The roundabout was built by Skanska on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council, which awarded the project last...

Building cities of the future out of mass timber

North America is on the cusp of a mass timber revolution, but the smart material faces major obstacles. A building made primarily of wood conjures public fear of fire, but...

Sustainable project housing for the Indigenous community

Aboriginal Sustainable Homes is a company set up by Brad Draper, a Wiradjuri leader and former rugby league player now businessman, to provide better housing options for Aboriginal people, skills...

Construction in the US is on the rise

Construction scores a hat trick: Starts, jobs, backlog all rise, reports Construction Dive in the US. Nevertheless, the good news came with a dose of caution: “While there are reasons...

The impact of COVID-19 on the US Construction Market Outlook to 2024 – report released

Research and Markets report “Construction in the United States (US) – Key Trends and Opportunities to 2024” was released in August 2020. The US construction industry is expected to contract by...