RESEARCH & REPORTS

Queensland Major Projects Pipeline sees modest uptick for project work

Queensland Major Projects Pipeline sees modest uptick for project work

A new report released by three of Queensland's leading industry bodies identified major engineering project work in the state is on track to reverse a five-year decline and return to modest growth in 2017/18. However, without more funding commitments, any uptick will be short-lived and lead to sustained levels of low activity.

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Ai Group finds construction bounces back in February

Ai Group finds construction bounces back in February

Following four months of decline, the Ai Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI) lifted by 5.4 points to 53.1 in February.

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Report ranks Melbourne the 14th most expensive city globally for construction

Report ranks Melbourne the 14th most expensive city globally for construction

Melbourne increased its position from 15th last year to 14th in the latest International Construction Costs report published by Arcadis, largely due to the prolonged impact of the slowdown in commodity markets and fluctuations in global currencies.

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Green Buildings produce workplace benefits

Green Buildings produce workplace benefits

New research shows a link between working in green-certified buildings and better wellbeing for employees.

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The 100 most important infrastructure proposals identified

The 100 most important infrastructure proposals identified

Infrastructure Australia has identified 100 projects and initiatives as national priorities in a newly revised Infrastructure Priority List, released this week.

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RLB outlook report for construction remains positive

RLB outlook report for construction remains positive

The Rider Levett Bucknall Q1 2017 Oceania Report released this week shows the construction outlook for both Australia and New Zealand remains positive. The report states, the residential market fuelling growth with inconsistent rises in construction costs forecasted across the region.

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Opportunities for tyre recycling

Opportunities for tyre recycling

In a recent report from the Australian Tyre Recyclers Association (ATRA), there are opportunities for the ever increasing volume of end-of-life tyres.

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The impact of the prohibitive cost of building in Victoria

The impact of the prohibitive cost of building in Victoria

The Institute of Public Affairs has released a new research paper that has found the Victorian Government could spend considerable amounts of money on public infrastructure if it stopped wasting money on excessively generous construction union wage deals.

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New report shows cash flow crisis costing builders $15.4 billion

New report shows cash flow crisis costing builders $15.4 billion

A new report released this week from the Invoice Market, found that builders are drowning in a sea of unpaid customer bills, with $15.4 billion worth of outstanding invoices crippling their ability to grow.

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Will Trump affect our industry, our economy?

Will Trump affect our industry, our economy?

As a new era begins in the US, we are all thinking about what it means for Australia and the building and construction industry. A recent Australian Construction Industry Forum Webinar had some important insights from Investment Strategy team at Cbus Super.

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