RESEARCH & REPORTS

Suppliers owed large sums of cash by large builders

According to the latest report by credit card reporting organisation Dunn & Bradstreet, large builders throughout Australia have been holding onto cash owed to suppliers and subcontractors, and are using muscle to pay invoices later than their smaller counterparts.

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Franchising public transport could deliver $15.5B in new services funding

New data from Infrastructure Australia shows that subjecting the operation of Australia's government-operated bus and rail services to competitive tender processes could save Australian taxpayers up to $15.5 billion by 2040, which would then be re-invested into new transport services.

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Three cost-effective alternatives to replacing your crane

There are a number of valid reasons to consider replacing an overhead crane. Your application or production demands may have changed; statutory requirements may have changed; or critical components are reaching the end of their economic service life.

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Top global marine cranes vendors

Technavio has announced the top five global marine crane vendors in its recently released Global Marine Crane Market 2017-2021 report.

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Sydney remains most expensive place to build: Turner & Townsend

Turner & Townsend's International Construction Market Survey 2017 has found that construction costs in Australia remain stable compared to the rest of the world, with Sydney rated as the most expensive place in Australia to build.

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Gap in Asia's infrastructure financing is a "problem of region's success"

Asian Development Bank's (ADP) recently published report - Meeting Asia's Infrastructure Needs - says that Asia will need to invest $1.7 trillion per year in infrastructure until 2030 to maintain its growth momentum, tackle poverty, and respond to climate change.

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CONEXPO: Propelling tech forward

Telematics plays a major role in developing innovative solutions for fleet management. The increasing use of fleet management services by transport operators is anticipated to propel market demand for telematics. The adoption of telematics systems is expected to aid companies in reducing their fuel expenses and number of empty of runs.

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Global Construction Outlook 2021

Timetric have released the Global Construction Outlook 2021 report and found the pace of expansion in the global construction industry steadied in 2016, standing at 2.4%, but there will be an improvement in the next five years, with growth averaging 2.8%.

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Construction and engineering trends across Australia

The Hays Quarterly Report for April to June 2017 has been released and Australia's construction market and demand for engineers looks active across most states and territories.

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RLB Crane Index

The Q2 2017 RLB Crane Index has been released this week.

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