RESEARCH & REPORTS

Construction and engineering trends across Australia

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

RLB Crane Index

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

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Construction work makes people happy

Construction work makes people happy

New research conducted by Curtin University, in collaboration with Making Work Absolutely Human (mwah.), reveals that while pay, job security and hours of work count, it's the job itself that matters most.

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Preparing advice on Victoria's future ports capacity

Preparing advice on Victoria's future ports capacity

Infrastructure Victoria has released a discussion paper and technical reports that form the evidence base for their advice on the timing and location of a second container port.

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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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