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The art of surveying

The art of surveying

Australia's first publicly listed surveying company, Veris has recently had their new name approved and in an exclusive interview with Inside Construction, Veris chief executive officer Simon Thomas discusses why it was important for the company to become a national brand and what its like to be in the business of surveying in the current infrastructure climate in Australia.

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Lower hiring costs plus better conditions for workers = win-win

Lower hiring costs plus better conditions for workers = win-win

A new temp agency is promising to save employers up to 30% on temp costs and speed up the hiring process, while offering workers better pay conditions and greater flexibility.

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Transport infrastructure will keep industry moving

Transport infrastructure will keep industry moving

The Australian Industry Group and the Australian Constructors Association Construction Outlook survey released this week, suggests that an upturn in transport infrastructure activity will drive a lift in major construction project work across the 2016-17 and 2017-18 financial years.

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The bigger picture view of transport infrastructure

The bigger picture view of transport infrastructure

Design and consultancy firm, Arcadis are pleased to announce the official launch of their mobility oriented development (MODe) business in Australia and the appointment of Kevin Brake, transport and mobility expert, to lead it.

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New ACIF forecasts - post boom falls and rises

Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) is pleased to present the November 2016 ACIF Forecasts - the outlook for the next decade for 20 work types across residential and non-residential building and engineering construction work in Australia.

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Australian PCI®: Construction slips back in October

Australian PCI®: Construction slips back in October

The national construction industry moved back into contraction in October, with the Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®)dropping 5.5 points to a 20-month low of 45.9 (readings below 50 indicate contraction in activity, with the distance from 50 indicating the strength of the decrease).

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$1 billion in civil works package currently going to tender as part of Pacific Highway upgrade

$1 billion in civil works package currently going to tender as part of Pacific Highway upgrade

Around $1 billion worth of major civil work packages for the Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway upgrade are currently going to tender.

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New tax legislation removes GAIC exemptions for land used  for utilities and transport infrastructure

New tax legislation removes GAIC exemptions for land used for utilities and transport infrastructure

On 11 October 2016, the State Taxation Acts Further Amendment Bill 2016 (Bill) was introduced to the Victorian State Government. The Bill proposes key changes to the payment regime of the Growth Area Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) on public purpose land in Victoria under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic) (Act).

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Enabling construction software

Enabling construction software

Ian Howell is an Australian architect by training, with professional experience as managing director of the The Buchan Group, based in Sydney.

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Terex names new president

Terex names new president

Terex Corporation has appointed Steve Filipov president of Terex Cranes - effective immediately.

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