OPINION

$1.58B contract signed for Hong Kong tunnel

A joint venture of China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) and Leighton Contractors (Asia) have been awarded a $1.58 billion contract for a new tunnel in Hong Kong.

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HIA calls on Turnbull to create housing portfolio

THE Australian Electoral Commission has yet to formally finish counting votes, but the Housing Industry Association (HIA) is already calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to create a housing portfolio in his government’s next term.

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Accusations levelled against Cross River Rail

THE benefit cost ratio (BCR) is one of the most vital tools for any large project. But the Courier-Mail has alleged the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail (CRR) has a lower BCR than the Queensland government claimed.

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Construction sector bounces back in June

THE Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) and the Housing Industry Association (HIA) have released the Australian Performance of Construction Index (PCI) for June 2016, which shows an increase in points from 6.5 to 53.2 – the highest rate of expansion in 10 months.

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Major work begins on elevated rail line

CONSTRUCTION work has commenced on the $1.6 billion elevated rail project to remove every level crossing between Dandenong and Melbourne in Victoria.

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AIA concerned over closed-door deal

THE NSW President of the Australian Institute of Architects, Shaun Carter, has expressed his concern over the approval process of James Packer’s Crown Sydney Hotel Resort at Barangaroo.

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ACIF members bring priority policies to the table

WE may still be waiting for an election result but according to the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), there is a shortlist of priorities its members would like to see implemented regardless of who takes office in Canberra.

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Asia-Pacific win in 2016 Ground Engineering Awards

THE earthquakes that ravaged Christchurch were tragic, but from that tragedy there were innovative solutions to rebuild the once-great city. One company’s efforts have now won an award at the 2016 Ground Engineering Awards in the UK.

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Green wall rises at Barangaroo South

TOWERS are topping out at Barangaroo South, but a new element of the sustainable precinct has just been unveiled in what Lendlease is calling an Australia-first.

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Kalmar delivers to the Port of Tauranga

KALMAR has won an order to deliver eight diesel-electric straddle cranes to the Port of Tauranga in New Zealand.

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