PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Crackdown on phoenixing a step in the right direction: MBA

If it wins government, the Australian Labor Party will legislate to make company directors provide 100 points of ID when they sign up, a move Master Builders Australia has commended.

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Acciona reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 43%

Global infrastructure and energy group Acciona announced this week that it is now carbon neutral, having reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 43% through its Sustainability Master Plan 2010-15.

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SLR appoints new mine waste engineering principal consultant

International environmental and advisory consultancy SLR has announced the appointment of Trent Collins as principal consultant in the firm's mine waste engineering team.

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Federal budget will bring a 30% rise in public infrastructure construction

According to construction industry analyst and economic forecaster BIS Oxford Economics (BIS), the 2017-18 Federal budget will help deliver a strong boost to Australia's $80 billion civil construction market, offsetting further declines in resources-related work.

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ACIF forecasts show double dip downturn

The latest industry forecasts released this week by Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), show the construction sector is moving quickly through two peaks in activity with a less fevered period of activity coming.

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The state of Australia's engineering profession

Engineers Australia has released its 2017 State of the Engineering Profession report, sharing insights for the year ahead and the change required to realise Australia's political, social, and economic aspirations.

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Metron wins Sydney Metro design contract

Aracdis and joint venture partner Mott MacDonald as joint lead designers in the Metron consortium have won the Underground Station Design and Technical Services (USDTS) contract as part of the Stage 2 of the Sydney Metro project.

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A focus on operating balance could signal ramp up of infrastructure spend

A focus on operating balance could signal ramp up of infrastructure spendLock icon

Ahead of the May 9 federal budget, Ai Group's Tim Piper told Inside Construction that the government has recognised what economists have been preaching for years, that there is a major difference between good and bad debt, with the latter offering no return.

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STEM subjects still on the agenda

The federal government has reaffirmed its position on STEM subjects after criticism of its decision over 457 visas.

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GHD appoints new board members

GHD, has recently announced changes to its Board, with new appointments in the US and Asia-Pacific.

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