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PART II - Practising Lean Construction

PART II - Practising Lean Construction

In the second of a two part series on lean construction processes, Marton Marosszeky discusses how lean thinking works in construction and the benefits experienced by clients, contractors and what the limitations and opportunities are for the sector.

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Changes on the horizon - Qld reforms to secure payments for subcontractors

Changes on the horizon - Qld reforms to secure payments for subcontractors

On November 23, 2016, the Queensland government announced a plan to introduce an array of new measures to ensure security of payment for subcontractors (see footnote 1). The plan anticipates that by January 1, 2019, every construction project in Queensland over $1 million will be required to operate a Project Bank Account (PBA). To get the ball rolling, the Queensland government plans to introduce PBAs on all government projects between $1 million and $10 million from the beginning of 2018.

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Exclusive: The practice of lean construction (part 1)

Exclusive: The practice of lean construction (part 1)

Marton Marosszeky has spent 25 years researching and mentoring teams in construction process improvement in relation to production, safety and quality and has co-authored two books, Total Construction Management: Lean Quality in Capital Project Delivery, with another book on lean construction due out in early 2017.

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Consulting firm announces WA succession plan

Consulting firm announces WA succession plan

Donald Cant Watts Corke has announced the appointment of Neil Dickson to managing director WA, replacing current MD Richard Archer from January 1.

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The national SOP scheme: time to act

The national SOP scheme: time to act

Just how the federal scheme will interface with the State and Territory SOP legislation will be a critical element of whatever proposal emerges.

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Why an ad-hoc information management strategy doesn't cut it in the data-driven age

Why an ad-hoc information management strategy doesn't cut it in the data-driven age

Today's construction, engineering and architecture projects are generating data at an exponential rate. From design drawings and BIM models to meeting minutes, transmittals and change orders, there's a never ending stream of email-clogging information created in the course of designing and constructing a building or facility.

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GHD - an employer of choice

GHD - an employer of choice

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has recognised GHD's efforts in changing the work culture to promote diversity and inclusion, naming the company a 2016 Employer of Choice.

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Construction contract update - AS11000

Construction contract update - AS11000

Standards Australia has once again pushed back the release date of the AS11000 contract after receiving negative feedback on the draft version from industry stakeholders. The contract is intended to replace AS2124-1992 and AS4000-1997, which form the basis of many construction contracts in Queensland.

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Tracking the fleet

Tracking the fleet

There is no doubt fleet tracking is a growing sector within the construction industry. Not only is it evident by the number of companies taking up the software; it's evident by the actual amount of software that is currently available.

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GHD's public works efforts recognised

GHD's public works efforts recognised

GHD has been recognised for its commitment to its local government clients at this year's Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Queensland (IPWEAQ) Excellence Awards.

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