Using Ecoloop solution to strip out and recycle the aluminium from the original cladding, reducing environmental impacts and waste.

PROJECT COMPLETION | Prior to the Christmas break we handed over another completed project to happy clients. 452 St Kilda Road included a cladding upgrade spanning 18 levels of a...

Bricklayers Top Nation’s Tradies Shortage List

Bricklayers are the most in demand tradies as the building boom continues to sap the supply of skilled workers and materials. The HIA Trades Availability Index deteriorated further in the...

QLD’s construction pipeline to reach $62 billion

According to the latest Queensland Major Projects Pipeline report, the value of the state’s major construction and engineering future is expected to reach $62 billion across the next five years. The report,...

UK HSE targets construction in mental health initiative

Construction is one of five sectors being specifically targeted in a new campaign aimed at helping businesses recognise the signs of work-related stress. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) says...

Shortlisted companies announced for $1.8B Coffs Harbour bypass

Construction on the Coffs Harbour bypass, the biggest infrastructure project in Coffs Harbour’s history, is a step closer to commencing with the shortlist of companies invited to tender for construction...

Tattarang Files Cottesloe Beachfront Hotel Plans

Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest’s Tattarang has unveiled plans to transform the Indiana Tea House at Cottesloe Beach in Perth. Tattarang’s property division Fiveight, alongside architecture firm Woods Bagot, plans to create...

Price Gap Luring Investment Back to Apartments

The doorbell is ringing again as institutional property players from near and far increasingly look to dig deeper foundations in Australia’s $9-trillion housing market. And with the gap between detached and...

Working with councils to create a city in nature

Almost 100 years ago, A Plan for General Development set out the first comprehensive vision for Melbourne’s open space network. While the remarkable legacy of this vision lives on, the...

ALGA welcomes $150m funding program for safer roads

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed the Australian Government’s $150 million Remote Roads Upgrade Pilot Program, which will provide funding to councils to deliver safer and more productive...

Australian Antarctic Program searching for tradies to work on Antarctic research stations

The Australian Antarctic Program is looking for 200 workers to fill 24 roles across its Antarctic research stations Mawson, Davis and Casey stations, as well as the station on Macquarie...

A four-year works program worth $16.95 million has been approved by the Palaszczuk Government

A four-year works program worth $16.95 million has been approved by the Palaszczuk Government, giving the green light to a series of job-creating infrastructure projects on The Spit at Queensland’s...

More Trains, More Often

High-tech upgrades to the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines in December have them on track for more frequent services when the Metro Tunnel opens in 2025. Crews finished a nine-day round-the-clock...

ACT Budget $5 billion infrastructure program

The Australian Capital Territory has announced a massive $5 billion infrastructure program as part of its 2021-22 ACT Budget, to create thousands of jobs and support its economic recovery. With...

Sustainable Housing Providing Hope For Homelessness

The Victorian Government is creating more innovative and environmentally sustainable housing for men experiencing homelessness in Greater Geelong. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the expansion of Samaritan...

Connecting Apprentices To The Footscray Hospital Big Build

Victorian jobseekers are invited to join the New Footscray Hospital construction workforce, with the Andrews Labor Government today launching a new Jobs Hub in the heart of Footscray. Minister for...

Tenders open for NSW school building program

More than 50 tender opportunities for builders, engineers, architects and project managers are available as part of the NSW Government’s school building program. The program will see $3.3 billion invested...

Tenders called for $450M Newcastle Inner City Bypass

Transport for NSW has called for tenders from pre-qualified contractors for construction on the  $450 million Rankin Park to Jesmond – Newcastle Inner City Bypass. Funded jointly by the Australian...

Global construction industry faces mounting climate change and sustainability challenges as economies build their way to recovery

With the infrastructure boom set to fuel global economic growth over the next decade, the construction industry must address the mounting pressures associated with climate change and the race to...

No Issue With Bricks, It’s the Tradies

While the national construction sector is struggling with constrained supply of timber and steel, there’s still plenty of bricks in the supply chain. The problem is there are not enough bricklayers to lay...

Tradies Moving to Queensland at Record Pace

Tradies from the southern states are flocking to Queensland in record numbers as skills shortages hit the construction industry. The Queensland Building and Construction Commission has had its biggest jump in licensee...

Respect Asbestos Risks

During National Asbestos Awareness Month (1-30 November) managers of commercial and non-residential properties and tradespersons are being urged to respect the risks of asbestos and download free resources from asbestosawareness.com.au...

New training programme offers ‘green’ building skills

Scotland’s minister for training has hosted the first hands-on session of a new programme designed to help out-of-work construction workers to gain new skills. Jamie Hepburn visited the Construction Scotland...

Autonomous Rollers & Pavers deployed on China Highway Project

Chinese construction equipment manufacturer XCMG reports that it has successfully used unmanned asphalt compactors and pavers on maintaining a section of one of the country’s busiest highways. The company says it deployed...

Research underway on Construction Industry Wellbeing

One construction worker dies by suicide every two days. Construction workers are six times more likely to die by suicide than in a workplace accident. Men in the construction industry...

Changing the Construction Landscape: How Technology is Improving Workflows

COVID-19 changed priorities on construction sites in ways that accelerated adoption of BIM, drones, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Here’s how proliferation of those techs is raising the stakes in...

Swimming Pool And Spa Certification Extension

Victorians now have more time to get their pool and spa safety barriers inspected and certified as compliant, with the Victorian Government acknowledging the challenges imposed by the coronavirus pandemic....

LeChase unveils training center for healthcare construction best practices

In what the company says is an industry first, East Coast-based LeChase Construction has opened a training center to teach its workers how to contain dust, contaminants and noise during...

Houses Shrinking but Apartments Getting Bigger

Apartments are getting bigger, reflecting the Covid-driven desire for extra living space, but simultaneously the size of new houses being built across Australia is shrinking. Nevertheless, compared to most other...

Northern Australia Development Program

Northern Australia is a diverse and vibrant region rich in opportunities to drive growth in jobs and investment for the benefit of all Australians. A strong and prosperous north is...

$29 million contract awarded at Port of Port Hedland

The Nelson Point Tug Haven upgrade project has reached a significant milestone, with a $29 million contract awarded for the design and construction of a revetment wall in Nelson Point...

Implementing the Cement and Concrete Net Zero Roadmap(COP26)-Nov 2021

Recorded Sessions available online (cement/concrete and others). With 189 members, including 33 countries, the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction is the leading global platform for governments, the private sector,...

Mandated vaccination may provide a chance for a $1 million payout

One lucky Australian will win $1,000,000 just for receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, thanks to the newly launched Million Dollar Vax campaign. Focused on accelerating Australia’s vaccination program throughout October, the...

Torrens to Darlington unveils reference design

Adelaide’s $9.9 billion Torrens to Darlington (T2D) Project has taken another step forward with the release of its reference design. The release, which is open to community feedback, shows for the...

Increased Density in Perth’s Runaway Market

A swathe of new developments in Western Australia has prompted questions about whether the state is shedding its penchant for NIMBYism once and for all. NIMBY, or “not in my...

Victorian construction businesses to receive cash grants

The Victorian Government is backing construction businesses most affected by lockdown restrictions with a $196.6 million package of cash grants for thousands of operators as the industry prepares to reopen...

Lendlease Wins Bid to Build $400m Parramatta Powerhouse

Lendlease has been awarded the fixed price contract to build the controversial $400-million Powerhouse Parramatta, which will become the city’s first 6-Star Green Star Building. Lendlease Building Australia managing director...

Gold Coast Housing Market Insights: October 2021

Latest Gold Coast housing market insights reveals the city’s property prices have increased by nearly $400 a day in the past year—jumping by more than 30 per cent in some...

Assana tower to become tallest in Broadbeach

Macquarie Developments Group was last month granted approval to develop Assana, a 52-storey tower to be built on a prime corner site in Broadbeach. The Sydney-based developer this week announced...
Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) Nextgen Digital Transformation

Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) Nextgen Digital Transformation

Dial Before You Dig (DBYD), the service that protects $388 billion of Australia’s critical infrastructure, has completed an ambitious digital transformation of its delivery platform – with the successful launch...

Preferred proponents announced for major METRONET projects

The Western Australian Government has announced the preferred proponents for two key METRONET projects, the Byford Rail Extension and Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal projects, which are set to transform Perth’s Armadale Line. The...

West Gate Tunnel Project: Building the portals

More than 200,000 vehicles, including a majority of Melbourne’s commercial traffic, travel on the West Gate Freeway each day. The West Gate Tunnel is aiming to provide an alternative to...

Office Of The Building Commissioner Facilitates World-First Construction Doctorate

Experienced construction professionals in NSW now have the chance to apply their skills to a world-first Construction Industry Doctorate Program (CIDP) that will focus on solving problems to lift performance...

Queensland to build seven mini hospitals

More than 770 construction jobs are set to be created following the appointment of the contractor for a programme to build seven satellite hospitals in Queensland, Australia. The Queensland government...

Name a new train station

The Level Crossing Removal Project is removing the dangerous and congested level crossings at Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert by lowering the tracks and building...

City of Melbourne new urban design requirements

The City of Melbourne’s new Central Melbourne Design Guide is set to overhaul the city’s urban design requirements for the first time in 25 years. Victoria Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne, has...

Qld Contractor Loophole Closure Delayed

The Queensland government has postponed the closure of what many see as a loophole licensing exemption misused by contractors to enter into construction contracts and carry out building work in...

$300m fund for Building New Regional Homes For Those Who Need It Most

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering the state’s biggest ever social housing build and calling on all community housing agencies to put forward proposals for new social housing in...

Tradies’ mental health crisis sparks increase in targeted support for workforce

While many industries have been forced to halt for the better part of the past two years, Australia’s construction sector has powered through COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions… at a deadly...

Questionable design, construction practices likely contributed to Surfside condo collapse

While it may take years to fully unwind what caused the collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, it appears that there were multiple points of failure, including questionable...

Melbourne Arts Centre to undergo major transformation

An additional $241 million will go towards the Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation project, which will see more than 11,000 jobs created over the life of the build. The additional funding...

Vicinity Plans Seven-Tower Redevelopment at Brisbane Shopping Centre

Retail landlord Vicinity Centres is stepping up efforts to diversify its shopping mall portfolio, lodging plans for a mixed-use precinct of seven buildings at its Buranda Village Shopping Centre in...

Leaders of the Construction Industry come together to support ACT Construction Apprentice Mental Health

The CFMEU, Creative Safety Initiative (CSI) and Construction Charitable Works (CCW) today launch their mental health training and support program for ACT construction apprentices. CSI will be delivering Mental Health...

Windfall Tax and the Melbourne Property Pipeline

The proposed Victorian windfall gains property tax has the potential to completely change land prices across the state. Meanwhile, developers have never been more hungry for land in an increasingly...

Kit Home Maker goes 3D to win pandemic sales

iBuild Kit Homes is being celebrated as a Victorian and national success story, after being named as a finalist in the 2021 Australian Export Awards. iBuild traditionally builds modular and...

Inland Rail partners with MATES in Construction

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has partnered with MATES in Construction to ensure there is a dedicated focus on suicide prevention and early intervention in the Inland Rail project’s...

Regional Infrastructure Fund Support Means More Places To Stay Along Famous Silo Art Trail

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting accommodation along the state’s popular Silo Art Trail, giving travellers more options to stop and enjoy regional towns. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas...

Consultation open for Australian national digital engineering guide

Austroads is seeking the experiences of transport professionals from Australia and New Zealand to help inform the delivery of a new guide for the adoption of digital processes. The Guide to...

Get ready for Green Star Buildings

Project teams will soon have the chance to use the Green Star Buildings tool, but there’s still time to submit a project using Green Star – Design & As Built....

Bridges: The weakest link or the strength of the Australian economy?

ARRB’s National Leader of Asset Performance Nigel Powers writes about the evolution of bridges and how important it is to continuously monitor and assess these structures to ensure they are...

Two More Level Crossings Gone For Good On The Road To 50

Two more dangerous and congested level crossings in Melbourne’s outer-east have been removed months ahead of schedule this morning and two brand new train stations are now open – as...

Australia’s worst timber and steel shortage in four decades leave builders left to construct own solutions

Pandemic-related international supply chain issues have left Australia with a debilitating downside to its earlier than anticipated economic revival: the country now faces its worst material shortage in over 40...

Just as not all masks suit each circumstance, gloves vary according to their safety suitability.

“PPE gloves in particular, can easily be encouraged as a daily habit by being made available on site through vending machines at entrances and other common areas on a site,”...

$62B ‘digital dividend’ available if infrastructure firms update outdated tech

Australia’s property and asset-intensive industries could unlock a $62 billion ‘digital dividend’ by replacing old technology with cloud-based Software as a Service systems (SaaS), according to a landmark economic analysis...

Cracks in the system

It is almost impossible for purchasers to predict whether their new apartment will have building defects, a report into the apartment building industry has found. Poor business culture, poor capacity...

Mandatory EV charge points “just another tax on builders”?

UK builders have slated government plans for mandatory electrical charge points on all new buildings, saying they are another stealth tax on their business. After a consultation on the topic...

Construction starts at Brisbane riverfront apartment after sales rush

Work has started on the riverfront apartment building Rivello in Brisbane after 90-plus per cent of apartments sold for more than $133 million in just ten weeks. The sales rush...

Wadawurrung Traditional Owners join Geelong revitalisation

Wadawurrung Traditional Owners will be taking a central role in the planning, design and implementation of a range of projects in Central Geelong.  Victorian Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas...

Construction’s plastic waste problem

While the UK as a whole is learning to create less plastic waste, the construction industry is producing more and more. According to an analysis of latest government data, plastic...

NSW GOVERNMENT TO BUILD CONFIDENCE IN DEFECT FIXES

The NSW Government is ramping up its commitment to restoring consumer confidence in the residential building industry with an investment in defect rectification, as new research finds despite 39% of...

UK Govt requires green commitment on projects

New rules have come into force requiring any company bidding for government contracts worth more than £5m a year must say they will be net zero by 2050. All government...

Public, private teams gear up for lunar construction

Despite the hostile environment for people and machines alike, scientists are on track to make 3D printed structures on the moon a reality. The last time the United States sent...

2022 World Cup stadium built out of shipping containers

Work on Stadium 974, previously known as Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, has finished ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, dezeen reported. The arena is located in Doha, Qatar, and is...

$100 million combined, for road upgrade projects in Melbourne’s south east

With construction and infrastructure projects re-opening in Melbourne today, the Victorian Government has announced two contract awards, valued at over $100 million combined, for road upgrade projects in Melbourne’s south...

Paralysis proves no bar for excavator driver

A Swedish man who became paralysed from the chest down is able to work as an excavator driver using a heavily modified Hyundai HX235LCR. Hyundai has publicised the achievement after...

Building things without breaking people.

MELBOURNE: ​Kane Constructions places a strong emphasis on the health and wellbeing of staff and is committed to supporting the Kane community during challenging times. As we move into the...

Brisbane Land Deal for South Bank 2.0

The vision for South Bank 2.0 is crystallising as negotiations progress for a riverfront industrial site in Brisbane’s inner-city suburb of West End. Speaking at the Property Council of Australia...

Stockland Tops Up Pipeline with 5900 Lots

Unmet demand in the booming house and land market has led Stockland, the country’s largest listed developer, to restock its pipeline with 5900 lots in the first three months of...

USA’s 2022 Construction Growth Forecast to Top 2019 Levels

Construction starts will rise 6% in 2022, which is above levels for peak year 2019, according to a new forecast by Dodge Construction Network. That’s a drop in growth from...

Victoria Adds Three Years to Cladding Claim Period

The period for home owners in Victoria to make claims over the use of non-compliant flammable panels on their buildings has been extended. Owners now have an additional three years...

Design, landscape plan revealed for Sydney’s $2B M12 project

Public consultation is now open for the design and landscape plan for the future of the M12 Motorway in Sydney. The design concept includes landscaping ideas, innovative Aboriginal art and also shared...

AI adopted on London housing estate

Wates Residential is using helmet cameras to monitor work on the Park East housing estate redevelopment in Erith, London. Footage of the site will be recorded to monitor construction progress...

Plans approved for $38 million Richmond office building

Little Projects is planning to build an 11-storey office tower near Swan Street in Richmond to take advantage of the future fringe office market. The Melbourne-based developer’s plans would create...

New panel to guide NSW apartment defect insurance

The NSW Government will establish a Ministerial Advisory Panel to advise on the introduction of decennial liability insurance (DLI) into the Australian market, to better protect apartment buyers. Better Regulation...

Construction Technology – Keeping people safe

Technology in the construction environment is making significant progress. Recent examples include the Cat Connected Worker system, Cohda and Sona Safe proximity detections systems, MyModular lighting and air quality systems...

Human Settlements – Climate Action Pathway

It’s 2050 and urban life has never been better. Despite more people living in urban areas than ever before, the world’s towns and cities are now healthy, affordable and inclusive...

$34.5B cost for first section of Victoria’s Suburban Rail Loop

The Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) will support 24,000 jobs across Victoria and cost up to $34.5 billion, according to the recently released Business and Investment Case. The Business and Investment...

Two US States Race to Build First Wireless-Charging Road for Electric Vehicles

Michigan and Indiana are leading the charge to build a road that would wirelessly power electric vehicles, with each claiming they will be the first to do it. That means no...

Recycled plastic noise walls approved

Victorians will soon reduce traffic noise and plastic waste after a new specification to allow recycled plastic noise panels was approved. The game-changing specification follows the successful installation of the...

Free Travel Vouchers This Festive Season

The Andrews Labor Government will give away 250,000 free public transport travel vouchers to Victorians heading back to the city for some of Melbourne’s most exciting events and attractions throughout...

EOIs open for major Melbourne Airport Rail sections

Expressions of Interest are now being invited to deliver two major sections of Melbourne Airport Rail, including a new section of elevated rail line and a train station at the...

Industry’s cultural issues costing economy $8 billion annually

A new report into the construction industry highlights that urgent change is needed to address cultural issues that are costing the economy nearly $8 billion each year due to workplace...

Holcim 3D-prints Kenyan housing complex

Holcim is printing what is claimed to be Africa’s largest 3D-printed affordable housing complex. The 52-house complex in Kenya is being developed by its joint venture 14Trees in partnership with...

Accelerating heating decarbonization in buildings with the GlobalABC

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom: At the COP26 #BuildingsPavilion, a group of nations, companies, and organizations announced the launch of a global collaborative effort to accelerate the adoption of clean heating...
Revitalising NSW – planning reform briefing 15 December 2021

Revitalising NSW – planning reform briefing 15 December 2021

Newly minted NSW Premier The Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP has already flagged housing affordability as one of his top priorities, tasking his Treasurer and Planning Minister with developing strategies and...

Mirvac JV’s $160m Waterloo Office Tower Approved

A $160-million over-station development has been given the green light as part of Sydney’s $900-million Waterloo Metro Quarter development. The New South Wales government has approved the plans for a...

Researchers target 3D printing from forestry waste

A new US research project will investigate the construction of affordable rural housing through developments including using forestry waste to create the input materials for 3D printing. Researchers at Auburn...

Sydney logistics space drying up

720,000 sqm of additional Sydney logistics space will be needed just to meet soaring e-commerce sales, according to CBRE’s latest research. CBRE’s new Sydney Industrial & Logistics Land Supply report...

The construction and building sector accounts for 38% of total global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions – or 9.95 gigatonnes of CO2

As representatives from countries across the world gather at the COP26 United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow to plot progress to a carbon- neutral world, Paul Thompson takes a...

Green streets: why urban greening is vital to our cities

Australia’s capital cities and regional centres are growing. In 2020, Melbourne experienced the largest population growth of all cities in the country with over 80,000 new residents calling Melbourne home....

Delivering Social Housing In The Heart Of Melbourne

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Victorians in need have access to safe and secure housing close to jobs, transport, education, health and support services. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne...

Building Activity Surges to Four-Decade High

Building activity has surged by 23.2 per cent in the three months to June, the highest quarter of building activity in four decades. Work began on almost 65,000 dwellings during...

Contract Awarded For Bridge Inn Road Upgrade

Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists in Melbourne’s north can look forward to a safer and less congested trip, thanks to the planned Bridge Inn Road Upgrade. The contract to deliver the...

SA circular economy grants now open

South Australia’s Circular Economy Market Development Grants Program will provide up to $100,000 in funding per applicant for market development projects involving recycled materials. Local councils, industry associations, not-for-profit organisations,...

$292m Wollongong Mall Extension Plan

Television rich-lister Bruce Gordon is planning a $292-million mixed-use development in Wollongong. Gordon’s company Birketu Pty Ltd lodged plans to develop an entire block at the end of Crown Street...

Construction employers work to keep the peace in the great vaccine debate

As tensions flare over who is and isn’t inoculated, employers are taking different approaches to minimize conflict. Jen L’Estrange, a strategic human resources and workforce consultant, has seen a pattern...

Back to basics: An innovative approach to road rehabilitation

Driven by a commitment to keep the Australian pavement recycling industry at the forefront of global innovation, one Australian company is setting examples by making the most of existing resources...

Don’t box us in – industry needs room to move

Australia’s urban areas are growing, and so is the industry’s urban freight task. The future looks bright to some – with new homes, increased amenities, and everything from your shoes...

Darwin Comes of Age as Investment Tops $50bn

With a pub crawl by helicopter listed among its top 10 things to do, you could be forgiven for thinking that Darwin is in no hurry to shake off its...

Modifying HVAC Systems to Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

Aerosol transmission has emerged as a viable COVID-19 infection mechanism – very small particles carrying the virus – emitted by infected people breathing – hanging in the air possibly for...

Approaching $1B in annual revenue, esports market looks to level up construction

2020 was not the best year for esports revenue, as it declined for the first time since data became available a decade ago, JLL reported. The dip was likely temporary,...

Construction’s hidden crisis

New research suggest that one if three UK construction workers are living with elevated levels of anxiety. High levels of mental distress and a reluctance to seek professional help among...

UK Building Safety Bill

Will Australia follow down this path? The Building Safety Bill is making its way through parliament. Chartered building engineer Kevin Blunden, chairman of Association of Corporate Approved Inspectors, shares insight...

Construction Inclusion Week

Building a kinder jobsite to attract new workers More than 1,100 firms took part in the inaugural American event, which focused on issues such as women’s pay, attracting underrepresented workers...

WAF 2021 announces first winners of completed and future buildings

The World Architecture Festival has announced the first phase of its 2021 category winners, following weeks of intense judging in which hundreds of architectural practices from around the world presented...

Women lead $17 million construction project in Massachusetts USA

The YWCA in Worcester, Massachusetts, was renovated by a team of women who provided a unique—and welcome—perspective. When Consigli Construction was in the running to take on a $17 million...

Machine learning: keeping our communities safe via early detection of road defects

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) NSW and ACT Division has collaborated with four councils to trial the use of machine learning, video and Artificial Intelligence in the...

Contract awarded for 570km Inland Rail project section

Australian owned and operated company Martinus Rail has been selected to deliver approximately 570 kilometres of track linking Narromine in New South Wales and Gowrie in Queensland, as part of...

Construction of a $320 million national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural precinct in Canberra

The federal government has announced plans to construct a $320 million national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural precinct in Canberra. The new cultural precinct will house the world’s largest...

The four C’s of post-pandemic construction: Complex Challenges, Culture and Climate

Like a double-edged sword, the construction industry’s ability to operate throughout Australia’s COVID-19 restrictions has presented its own unique challenges. As 2022 kicks off, the sector must continue to adapt...

Earth Friendly Concrete steps up UK presence with local production

Australian construction materials group Wagners is planning to set up three chemical plants in the UK to support local production of its cement-free concrete. Wagners International Operations Pty has registered...

Building Climate Resilience Into The Construction Industry

This past year offered a glimpse of what a warmer world could bring. Multiple tornadoes left a trail of destruction across the midwestern United States. Fatal rains inundated vast swathes of...

Campaign highlights the risk of occupational lung disease

Safe Work Australia is highlighting the importance of clean air in the workplace as part of this year’s National Safe Work Month. Many industries are at high risk of occupational...

Developer Sought for 60ha Sustainable Community

The South Australian government is searching for a “visionary” developer to help deliver a sustainable masterplanned 60ha residential community. The greenfield site is one of the largest broadacre landholdings in...

New Homes And Thousands Of Jobs In Building Partnership

More than 1,400 new homes and 4,500 jobs will be created through a new partnership between community housing organisations, the private sector and the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government...

RSL Re-developments

A wave of lucrative, high-profile RSL redevelopments is coming to fruition, with another tranche of proposals under way, but proponents warn that club projects shouldn’t be viewed as low-hanging fruit....

City of Sydney wins approval for visionary plan

The City of Sydney today welcomes the state government’s approval of the City’s new planning framework for Central Sydney, paving the way for the city’s future growth and prosperity. The...

Sun still shining on Queensland property market

The demand for Queensland’s residential property market appears to be insatiable with the latest median house price data from the REIQ showing another period of strong performance over the September...

Developers Big Winners in Lending Battle

First, the bad news. A wave of increasing construction costs is hitting Australia’s property development sector. Now, the good news. According to Barwon Investment Partners head of property finance Jonathon Pullin: “It...

$50million Boost to Support Housing For Homeless Youth

The Andrews Labor Government is tackling youth homelessness by ensuring vulnerable young Victorians have access to the accommodation and support they need to build strong futures. Minister for Housing Richard...

Why Construction Companies Need to Invest in Digital Marketing

It’s not a matter of if you become a digital contractor, but when. And if when isn’t soon, your company will eventually fade from the public eye. That’s the reality...

UK Company Tarmac unveils glow-in-the-dark pavements

A glow-in-the-dark paving system that absorbs ultraviolet rays during the day and radiates a soft luminescent light at night has been used on a new commercial development in Derbyshire. Developer...

$32 million for Townsville City Deal

Funding from Federal, State and Local Governments in Queensland has been announced to support the Townsville City Deal, a 15-year agreement to support the development of community infrastructure. The investment...

Procore and MYOB launch joint initiative

Business management platform MYOB has launched a joint initiative with Procore Technologies to provide a new platform for construction firms. Procore is a leading provider of construction management software, with...

$1.8 billion Sydney Metro contract awarded to CPB Contractors and Ghella

Major works are set to commence on the new Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport metro line after a $1.8 billion contract was awarded to CPB Contractors and Ghella to build the...

Sydney’s west receives $139M for new infrastructure

$139 million in funding is available for eight Western Sydney councils in round two of the Accelerated Infrastructure Funding (AIF) program. Round 2 will provide $139 million to co-fund and...

NSW Safety Crackdown on Forklifts

Safework NSW is warning businesses using forklifts they will be visited after the workplace regulator releases astonishing figures noting an incident involving a forklift occurs every day, six days week....

Construction Costs Surge at Fastest Rate in 20 Years

Residential construction cost increases are on the way to outpacing property price rises as Australia records the biggest cost increase since the introduction of the GST. The runaway housing market...

The Fellows Foundation: Assisting families impacted by workplace fatalities

Each year, around 200 Australian lives are lost through a traumatic death in the workplace, leaving families severely impacted. AfPA is shedding light on the works of the Fellows Foundation,...

New report finds gender disparity in construction is shrinking

A new report published by Randstad has found female workers still face significant barriers entering and progressing within Australia’s construction industry. Despite a mounting skills gap, the construction sector is...

Major Roads Projects Victoria – Mordialloc Freeway

The Mordialloc Freeway will improve travel times and ease congestion in Melbourne’s south east, providing safer, more reliable journeys. Since the contract was awarded to the McConnell Dowell Decmil Joint...

Investment in Housing for Women

The Victorian Government is ensuring women at risk of homelessness have access to safe and secure housing thanks to the transformation of outdated rooming houses. A former 22-bedroom Fairfield rooming...

Developer Plans 17 More Storeys for Homebush Tower costing $44 Million

A developer wants to add 17 storeys to an approved eight-storey mixed-use building in Sydney’s Homebush, to take advantage of zoning changes, during construction of the project. Three eight-storey buildings...

Holiday displays bring cheer to construction sites

These contractors are getting festive by decorating their jobsites in unique ways. At year’s end, construction sites across the country often don lights and other festive displays. To capture some of...

First stage of new airport business precinct open for development

Some of Sydney’s most anticipated property is now on offer with Western Sydney Airport starting the search for a development partner for the first stage of its on-airport business precinct....

Super Summer Of Works On Victoria’s Big Build

Victoria’s Big Build will heat up over summer with more than ten thousand construction workers focused on transforming road and rail infrastructure across Victoria in the coming months. There will...

Super cool building materials could reduce urban temperatures

A new partnership between the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney will producer new cool building materials that reduce urban temperatures and counteract the effects of...

To Stop an Equipment Thief, Think Like an Equipment Thief

Crime is on the rise everywhere and with so many construction companies powering down for the holidays, equipment theft is rising accordingly. Pandemic issues such as reduced staffing and unemployment...

ARTC proposes Inland Rail material distribution centre

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has proposed a multi-million-dollar material distribution centre in Narromine as part of the Inland Rail project. Planning and investigations are underway for the facility...

Investors seeking growth moving to fringes of Melbourne

The outer suburbs of Melbourne have become a focal point for property investors, as the quest for growth potential moves away from the inner city regions that have driven Melbourne’s...

Western Sydney International Airport takes wing

After more than three years of earthmoving, the Western Sydney International Airport’s runway construction will kick off next year. Roads & Infrastructure talks to Chief Executive Officer Simon Hickey about some of...

Victorian Building Equality Policy to take effect next year

The Victorian Government’s Building Equality Policy (BEP) will help more women enter the construction, infrastructure, and civil engineering sectors. The BEP is an Australian first and aims to disrupt gender stereotypes in...

UK News: ‘Obstructing construction’ to become a criminal offence

The Home Office is planning to introduce new legislation to lock up protestors who disrupt transportation or construction. After recent motorway blockages by demonstrators from Insulate Britain, home secretary Priti Patel...

$70 million sale price for Albert Park project

An abandoned Melbourne hotel has changed hands in a $70-million-plus deal after a bidding war between a number of Australia’s most prominent developers and investors. The former four-star Bayview on...

New Build-to-Rent Player Prepares $500m Melbourne Pipeline

Newly minted build-to-rent platform Alt Living is confident it will raise $200 million in capital in order to break ground on two build-to-rent projects in central Melbourne this year. The...

Architect Shortlist for NGV Contemporary Announced

Four Australian design teams have been short-listed in the competition to design and deliver the National Gallery of Victoria’s new contemporary art gallery. The Victorian government has announced that design...

Developer Sought to Deliver 4ha NSW Healthcare Precinct

The NSW government is on the hunt for a developer to help deliver a premium healthcare precinct across a 4.66ha hilltop site in north-east Sydney. The site is home to...

METRONET implements new sustainable road surfacing

A new sustainable road surfacing substance, made from recycled materials, will be used for METRONET’s Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal project. The road surfacing material, called Reconophalt, is made from...

City reveals blueprint for Sydney’s rejuvenation

New public spaces, green avenues, slow streets, revitalised laneways and a Pitt Street promenade are among new City of Sydney public domain projects set to rejuvenate the city centre, support...

Tracks laid under Sydney Harbour

Construction on the Sydney Metro City and Southwest project has reached a major milestone, with track laid for the first rail crossing under Sydney Harbour. More than 2400 railway sleepers...

Victorian Tunnelling Centre Training For The Future

The Victorian Tunnelling Centre has produced its first round of graduates, with 26 current and former trainees now working on the city-shaping Metro Tunnel Project. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta...

October is Safety Month: Sites for sore eyes

The eyes provide an essential service on a job site: vision. They are also an organ that is vulnerable to injury, particularly in the construction sector which is considered a...

Upgrading Albury Stabling To Support New VLocity Trains

Work is set to begin this month on a stabling upgrade at Albury Station which will accommodate new VLocity trains, bringing passengers on Victoria’s North East Line a step closer...

U.S Construction market shortages and delays

Will Australia face the same issues? Lennar, which is the nation’s second-largest homebuilder, has increased lead times by as much as 7 times in some cases to give manufacturers additional...

Detailed design has commenced on North East Link; Australia’s largest road project, which includes Victoria’s longest road tunnels

Work has commenced on the detailed design of Australia’s largest road project, North East Link; as the project moves into the delivery phase, led by Spark Consortium who have signed...

$1 billion in funding available for local council priority projects

Local councils can now start nominating their priority projects for the third phase of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program, with $1 billion in funding available. Deputy Prime...

All Aboard: New Goornong Station Officially Open

The brand-new Goornong Station is officially open, giving passengers access to more reliable and faster journeys. Minister for Transport Infrastructure and Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan was among the...

Gippsland Set To Benefit From Suburban Rail Loop

Gippsland locals will be the first regional Victorians to benefit from Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) with a connection to SRL East set to slash travel times to and from key...

Brisbane’s Green Bridges $550 million investment

Brisbane City Council is providing more transport options and responding to a growing population, making it easier for residents and visitors to travel around our city now and into the...

NSW supports ageing workforce research

The New South Wales Government has invested in two new research projects to ensure work environments are healthy, safe and sustainable for older workers. The Ageing in Nursing and Construction...

Shopfront Facelift funding For Bass Coast Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government is backing businesses across the Bass Coast by investing in the revitalisation of their shop fronts to help welcome more visitors to the region. Minister for...

Tenders called for QLD’s Archer River Crossing project

Tenders are being called for a project to upgrade one of Cape York’s well-known waterway crossings, the Archer River Crossing in Far North Queensland. The project is part of the...

$500m bridge upgrade program in NSW

Hundreds of old timber bridges across regional New South Wales will be replaced, with applications now open for the next round of the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Bridges program. The...

Multiplex targets women with flexible working

Multiplex (UK) has joined the ranks of major contractors adopting flexible working programmes. Multiplex Flex is designed to address structural issues linked to gender equity, improving health and wellbeing as...

Electric Vehicle charging in construction

Electric Vehicles are becoming increasingly more common in the community.  They provide significant environmental benefits, and while it is not currently the case they should eventually become more cost effective...

The world’s tallest vertical garden on its $2 billion Southbank tower in Melbourne.

Developer Beulah is in the process of creating the world’s tallest vertical garden on its $2 billion Southbank tower in Melbourne. The images and design details show more than 15,500...

Victoria’s Big Build Investment in Housing

More Homes And More Support For Homeless After Hotels The Andrews Labor Government is extending the transition out of emergency hotel accommodation for Victorians who have experienced homelessness during lockdowns...

Putting Tech To The Test On Our Roads

The latest in road maintenance technology is being deployed to help deliver safer and more reliable journeys on Victorian roads. As part of the current Andrews Labor Government’s regional road...

Infrastructure Market Capacity Report

Infrastructure Australia has today published its first Infrastructure Market Capacity report, forecasting a surge in demand for skills, labour and materials due to the rapid increase in public infrastructure investment. The Infrastructure Market...

Transformative Hervey Bay road project now underway

A new east-west road connection through Hervey Bay will improve accessibility and ease congestion for residents and visitors. The Australian Government is contributing $7.7 million to the project to connect...

Australian Urban Design Awards announce winners for 2021

Five projects from around Australia were named as the 2021 Australian Urban Design Award (AUDA) winners at an online ceremony this week. Urban centres in the Northern Territory were the...

ARTC signs $2.4B in contracts for critical Inland Rail sections

The Inland Rail project has achieved a new milestone with the award of two major civil works contracts for critical sections of tracks in New South Wales and southern Queensland....

Keep Clean Air and Clear Lungs in Construction

Safe Work Australia’s Clean Air. Clear Lungs. campaign aims to raise awareness of occupational lung diseases in workplaces across Australia. Safe Work Australia Chief Executive Officer Michelle Baxter said the...

The top 12 drivers of construction disputes and how to avoid them

Design problems have overtaken change in project scope as the primary cause of claims and disputes in the construction industry in the U.S., according to global consulting firm HKA’s CRUX Insight 2020 report. Projects...

Woolloongabba leads ranking of best places to invest

Brisbane’s inner eastern suburb of Woolloongabba has been named Australia’s best location for residential investment as the nation emerges from the pandemic. Research commissioned by ME Bank revealed the top...

Step forward in quest to develop living construction materials and beyond

Some engineered living materials can combine the strength of run-of-the-mill building materials with the responsiveness of living systems. Think self-healing concrete, paint that changes color when a specific chemical is...

Labour Shortfalls Push Australia Down Global Construction Index

Australia has ranked 15th in world for construction workers as the country battles with a skills shortage and a building boom. Average salary, cost of living and safety were the...

Priority COVID19 vaccination access for construction workers

The Victorian Government has announced new measures to support the continued operation of the building and construction industry in metropolitan Melbourne during the current outbreak of COVID-19. Construction workers will now receive...

$20 million contract awarded for NSW rail centre

A $20 million contract has been awarded to deliver major electrical works at Dubbo’s Mindyarra Maintenance Centre in New South Wales. Six locals will be recruited to carry out the...

What does chronic unease look like in practice?

Accidents don’t just happen when things are going badly; they often happen when things appear to be going well. Jodi Goodall, of Brady Heywood, explains the concept of chronic unease...

Apprentices Help Build Their Own Training Facility – And Used the Latest Tech to Do It

In 2019, the Southern Nevada Operating Engineers was faced with a problem. The Las Vegas community had exploded in size around the training facility it moved into in the mid-90s....

Labour Hire Workers get Nation-First Safety Kit

An Australian-first toolkit to improve safety for labour hire workers, including a worker guide and a self-assessment checklist for businesses, has been launched as part of the “Protecting Workers At...

Olympics win to launch ‘golden decade’ for Brisbane property

risbane’s 2032 Olympics win is likely to give the River City’s property market another boost, with experts saying it will likely sustain record-setting price growth for the next decade. The...

Embedding sustainability in paving

Australia still has over half a million kilometres of unpaved roads and over 350,000 kilometres of paved roads which will require ongoing maintenance – that’s why it’s important the pavements...

BESIX Watpac to upgrade iconic Sydney ferry wharves

BESIX Watpac has been appointed Managing Contractor by Transport for New South Wales for the design and delivery of upgraded Ferry Wharves in iconic Sydney harbourside locations. The contract has...

Building Equality In Construction

More women will enter Victoria’s construction industry thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s world-leading policy to improve gender equality in the building, infrastructure and civil engineering sectors. The Government’s Building...

Project Remediate begins first investigation

The first cladding has been removed for investigation as part of Project Remediate, the NSW Government’s billion dollar cladding remediation program. The project aims to remove all flammable cladding from...

New Tool Launched To Boost AUSTROADS Compliancy

Responding to concerns raised by councils surrounding the implementation of new mandatory Austroads technical standards, the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland (IPWEAQ) has developed a new tool for...

Women on construction sites welcome NSW funding boost to increase numbers

Ashley Schulz has been the only female carpenter on every construction site since her apprenticeship and she is ready for that to change. A $57.4 million state government funding boost...

Major US utilities plan nationwide charging network, anticipating 22M EVs by 2030

More than 50 utilities, primarily investor-owned power companies, have banded together to install electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging infrastructure along major U.S. highway corridors by the end of 2023, the National...

$1.2m campaign to attract women to plumbing careers

Master Plumbers is today (Monday 22 November) launching a two-year $1.2 million “Women in Plumbing” program, partnering with the Victorian Government’s Apprenticeships Victoria, to encourage Victorian women of all ages...

Construction’s diversity numbers are awful.

Here’s how 3 US based contractors are improving theirs. When it comes to diversity and inclusion, construction is still on the ground floor. Compared to the overall workforce, the construction...

Female quota introduced for jobs in the Victorian construction industry.

In an Australian first female representation in the construction industry will become mandatory from January 2023.

National Asbestos Awareness Week 2021: Think twice about asbestos, it’s in 1 in 3 homes.

This year’s National Asbestos Awareness Week (22-28 November) campaign asks Australians to Think Twice About Asbestos. The campaign challenges complacency by reminding home renovators and tradespeople that the danger of...

Volvo’s Autonomous Wheel Loader Concept Inspired by LEGO Set

What started as LEGO Technic model is now a real machine. Volvo recently unveiled a fully autonomous, battery-electric prototype, the LX03. Formerly referred to as ZEUX, the in-development machine is the...

Series of construction projects to create over 1,000 jobs

Over a two-month period, $236 million worth of tendered out infrastructure projects are expected to result in the creation of more than 1,000 jobs in South Australia. South Australian Minister...

Weighing up alliance contracting on major infrastructure projects

Alliancing is a complex form of procurement which aims to bind owners (usually government bodies) together with external parties such as consultant teams and contractors. These external parties are referred...

Melbourne’s buildings could be close to self-sustaining through fully integrated solar

Net zero within reach for major Australian city through comprehensive adoption of photovoltaics in built environment  New modelling, on a scale ranging from individual structures through to neighbourhoods and an...

10 suburbs under $600K primed for rentvesting

With younger Australians increasingly being priced out of the most desirable suburbs, it’s no wonder many are looking to ‘rentvest’ to not only enjoy a sophisticated inner-city or coastal lifestyle,...

Rising construction costs push builders to the brink

The competing pressures of a hot property market and rising construction supply costs are claiming victims as builders are pushed to the brink. The Morrison government is adamant that the...

Pace of new construction work slows across Asia-Pacific region

The rate of new construction projects slowed slightly in the third quarter of 2021, with new infrastructure works making up falls in new residential and commercial projects, according to a...

Despite many signs of a boom, construction output in Great Britain fell by 0.2% in August 2021

Construction’s post-Covid recovery now looks to be over. The output graphs show, unsurprisingly a near vertical decline with the arrival of Covid-19 virus in the UK in early 2020 and...

Recycled tramstops for Melbourne

Recycled plastics from kerbside waste will be used to create innovative modular tram stops, making Melbourne’s tram network more sustainable, accessible for people with disabilities and less disruptive to maintain...

7 ways contractors can work sustainability into their procurement practices

A little planning can go a long way towards making projects more socially responsible and environmentally sound. Construction is typically dirty business for the environment. Building construction and operations combined...

Property industry to play critical role in the race to net zero

The Property Council of Australia has announced the important role the property industry will play in achieving net zero. Property Council’s NSW Director Luke Achterstraat said as New South Wales...

Can the Construction industry attract millennials and Gen Z?

Younger workers want flexibility and higher pay, and the industry is trying a variety of tactics to recruit them. Construction employment carries with it a perception that the work does...

Greenland Tower becomes the tallest residential tower in Sydney

The much-anticipated Greenland Tower reaches completion. Architects face crazy challenges and impossible briefs every day. But BVN and Woods Bagot might have just completed their biggest challenge to date. The...

Crane numbers lift across the country

Crane numbers have lifted by 4 per cent across the country as construction continues to pick up with easing pandemic restrictions allowing more onsite work. The number of cranes across...

A $250 million boost for bridges, heavy vehicle infrastructure

The Federal Government is investing $250 million in initiatives to improve heavy vehicle safety and to keep freight moving. Applications are now open for the Bridges Renewal Program (BRP) and...

Stockland bottoms out at $450M M_Park development

Construction of the $450 million first stage of M_Park has ‘bottomed out’ at two of the building sites, in the Macquarie Park Innovation District (MPID), Sydney. Works started during the...

New resource to boost gender diversity in rail

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has released its Gender Diversity Resource Guide, containing materials to help rail organisations establish new measures supporting gender diversity in the industry. ARA Chief Executive Officer,...

One third of new hires are women at this 120-year-old US construction firm

Construction has a long way to go to move the needle on diversity and inclusion in its ranks. While the industry’s numbers, compared to the nation’s overall workforce, skew heavily white and...

The unseen machines behind our biggest infrastructure projects

Don’t let the name fool you: Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) are fascinating machines, carving out the underground road and rail tunnels of Australia’s future while leaving life at the surface...

Storm Clouds Gather as Perth Value Drops

The winds of change appear to be sweeping across property prices as the first capital city in Australia records a drop in monthly values—and experts predict there will be more...

Planning Overhaul Finalised in Sydney’s Inner West

The future of development in Sydney’s inner west is looking more clear with rezoning in Rhodes and master-planning for Sydney Olympic Park. The state government has finalised the Rhodes Place...

‘Asylum’ Island Rezoning Plans Resurrected

Plans to unlock an island with a dark past on the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales, opening it to the public for the first time in more than a...

Women taking up the tools breaks records

The number of women joining the construction workforce has hit a new record, with Queensland leading the country in enrolments for female construction apprentices. The National Centre for Vocational Education...

$125million dock port rail project awarded

Port of Melbourne is a step closer to implementing a critical rail solution to meet the needs of a growing port, having awarded the construction contract to move ahead with...

Builders Embrace the Rebirth of Wood Through Mass Timber

In 2015, international developer Lendlease built a four-story Candlewood Suites hotel at Redstone Arsenal, a U.S. Army post near Huntsville, Alabama. From the outside, the finished structure looks like dozens...

Industry-first construction engineering guide launched

In an industry first, the Australian Constructors Association and Engineers Australia are overhauling the training and development guidelines for construction engineers—setting new and tighter benchmarks for skills and competencies across...

Builder chosen for Maroochydore apartment development

Cube Development has appointed National Construction Management as the project builder for its Nature project in Maroochydore’s Cotton Tree, Queensland. Nature was originally planned to include 13 luxury residence in...

Development approval granted for UNSW’s Health Translation Hub

UNSW Sydney has secured the State Significant Development Approval for the UNSW Health Translation Hub (UNSW HTH) for a dedicated 15-storey, 35,600 square metre clinical health, education and research building....

Stats confirm dust as construction’s biggest health hazard

Breaches in dust control are the biggest health hazard on construction sites, according to latest statistics from the Building Safety Group (BSG). Data analysis of 16,000 site inspections over the...

Laing O’Rourke lands $500m Australian rail package

Laing O’Rourke has been officially awarded a contract worth about AU$500m (£270m) for work on the Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) East project in Melbourne, Australia. It has been appointed as...

Construction’s career crisis

An increasing number of job seekers are open to something new. The trouble is, few are likely to set their sights on construction. In America skilled trade companies are desperate...

Australian construction robot Hadrian X is to be used to build the walls of between 2,000 and 5,000 homes in Mexico.

Robotic technology company FBR agreed to supply GP Vivienda with ‘Wall as a Service’ (WaaS) bricklaying using Hadrian X. FBR’s managing director & chief executive officer, Mike Pivac, said: “We...

Construction’s career crisis: How did we get here?

Experts weigh in on the factors that made construction a profession for “someone else’s kid,” and the long road ahead to fix it. A four-decade veteran of the construction industry,...

Plugging our drastic Engineering skills shortage – a migrant solution

Australia is in the grip of an engineer shortage, yet first-of-its-kind research commissioned by Engineers Australia shows a ready-made workforce is being overlooked. Findings from the Barriers to Employment for...

Installation of New Zealand’s first trapdoor hydroslide!!

The $300 million rebuild anchor project is set to open in early 2022 following a series of delays. Crown rebuild agency Ōtākaro said the hydroslide tower would include five slides,...

AI (Robotics) in Construction

In Australia and the United States projects are underway using robotic technology as an integral part of the build process. FBR’s Hadrian X construction robot is to be put to...

Federal Government acts to alleviate timber crisis

The Prime Minister’s announcement of the Federal Government’s $15 million investment to alleviate the acute timber shortage will safeguard the viability of building and construction businesses around the country. Chief...

Perron Group’s $1bn Cockburn WA Quarter Approved

Perron Group’s $1-billion bid to transform a disused site south of Perth into a masterplanned town centre and shopping precinct to be developed over 20 years has been approved. Cockburn...

Victoria on Cusp of Approving Windfall Property Tax

The Victorian government looks set this week to pass its controversial Windfall Gains Tax—a 50 per cent levy on the extra value created from rezoning a piece of land. The...

$80 Million In Regional Housing Funding Up For Grabs

The Victorian Government is calling on all developers and landowners in regional Victoria to put forward any developments or vacant land that could be turned into social or affordable housing....

Fetch, Spot! Robot dog gathers construction data

Construction Technology implemented in the UK. Trimble (a technology company connecting the digital and physical worlds) has released the X7 3D laser scanner and Trimble FieldLink software that is integrated...

M1 Pacific Motorway extension contract

Transport for NSW is calling for registrations of interest from prequalified contractors to deliver extension of the M1 Pacific Motorway to the Pacific Highway at Raymond Terrace in the Hunter...

Newcastle’s $780m Healthcare Precinct Approved

Newcastle’s John Hunter Health Campus is in line for a $780-million redevelopment including a new acute services building to help provide healthcare for the region’s growing population. The State Significant...

Workplaces Urged To Make Safety a Priority this Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, SafeWork NSW is urging all businesses and workers across the State to make safety their top priority. SafeWork NSW Executive Director of Compliance and...

City of Melbourne creates peak design bodies

The City of Melbourne will establish two peak bodies to provide design advise on major developments, with 40 leaders from the design sector already appointed. Councillors endorsed the new Design...

Parramatta light rail

Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail is one of the NSW Government’s latest major infrastructure projects being delivered by Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) to serve a growing...

Digging done and dusted at Aircraft Station

Excavation works at Aircraft Station are now complete, marking a major milestone in building the new pedestrian and cyclist underpass and new station forecourts as part of stage 2 of...

Concept design revealed for $336M Tiaro Bypass in QLD

A concept design for the Tiaro Bypass has now been completed, which shows how a new four-lane section of the Bruce Highway east of Tiaro, in Queensland, could look. The...

Construction social media influencers

By posting videos about everything from clothes and video games to trucks and even fast food, social media influencers are attracting massive followings. Even in the world of construction and...

Are you happy at work ??? This amigo is dancing 8 hours per day and getting paid.

Doing a happy dance!! Although dancing is not recommended if you’re working on construction sites due to the safety risks, however you can still safely sing and dance on the...

Clerk of Works team to oversee Victorian cladding rectification projects

Cladding Safety Victoria’s (CSV) team of independent inspectors are providing additional quality and safety assurances as part of its Clerk of Works initiative. The Clerk of Works aims to ensure...

Subcontractor selected for $32M Melbourne quarantine facility

Multiplex has awarded a $32 million contract to supply modular buildings for a 1000-bed quarantine facility in Melbourne. Fleetwood Limited was selected and will assist in the delivery of the...