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Buildings approvals for housing in Victoria have declined in November according to new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Industry News, Latest News, Victoria

City of Melbourne creates peak design bodies

The City of Melbourne will establish two peak bodies to provide design advise on major developments, with 40 leaders from … 234
Billions of dollars in capital for major infrastructure projects could be unlocked through tax incentives for projects worth more than $500 million, as part of a draft plan released by the Federal Government.
International, Latest News, Technology

Survey finds construction cost management opportunities

New research has found that owners and contractors face a variety of project cost management problems, which could be helped … 482
Features, Industry News, International, Online Subscription, Opinion, Opinion

Asset management capability, the key to long-term infrastructure success

Imagine if potholes never got filled, bridges weren’t maintained, streetlights weren’t fixed and there was no such thing as a … 469
Industry News, Latest News, Projects, Victoria

City of Melbourne begins footpath blitz

The City of Melbourne is undertaking a footpath repair blitz to prepare for the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the … 296
Australia, Industry News, Latest News

USG Boral warns of potential asbestos contamination

Plasterboard manufacturer USG Boral has issued a warning to customers that some of its fire-rated plasterboard products may be contaminated … 659

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UniSA investigates construction suicides to help save lives

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The Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) has called for civil construction skills to be listed as essential on the Federal Government's National Skills Needs List to help the sector attract new workers and upskill the existing workforce.

NSW supports ageing workforce research

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With the Coalition likely to form a majority government, Inside Construction looks into how its First Home Loan Deposit Scheme could impact the construction industry.

Research finds Australia has “social housing timebomb”

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Products

Proximity systems utilise various technologies to complement existing safety practices and standards. Rather than relying on machine operators and workers to abide by adequate safety precautions 100 per cent of the time, proximity systems act as an alert system in the event of a possible collision or incident.

Guarantee safety on your next building site with proximity systems

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The eyes provide an essential service on a job site: vision. They are also an organ that is vulnerable to injury, particularly in the construction sector which is considered a high-risk environment due to the nature of the work involved.

Sites for sore eyes: Why construction requires a safety-first vision

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 Nearly 90 per cent of Australian building sites currently make use of string line technology for setting out. The principal drawback of string lines is the potential for small errors to have frustrating consequences. A small measurement error can potentially prove to be costly and time-consuming.

Save time and money with construction site set out technology

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Events

Entries open for the Construction Story of the Year award

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Nominations open for 2021 SafeWork NSW Awards

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The Women in Industry Awards has selected a 2021 Ambassador, who will encourage women in male-dominated industries to nominate for the awards.

Women in Industry Awards appoint ambassador

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Kennards Hire has expanded its operations into Lismore, in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.

Kennards Hire opens Lismore branch

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NSW commits $3B to build $100B construction jobs pipeline

New incentives for Victorian build-to-rent construction

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Tasmania has recorded the highest number of monthly dwelling approvals in a decade, with 369 being reported, which is expected to continue according to the state government.

Architect selected to design first Bradfield building

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A joint venture between construction firm Hickory and property investment groups Boston Global and Atlas Investment Corporation has lodged a development application for a $130 million gateway hotel tower near Sydney Airport.

Application lodged for $130M Sydney Airport hotel

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More than 500 construction sites around Australia are flying the flag of mental health and suicide prevention as part of the annual MATES in Construction ‘Fly the Flag Day’, in partnership with R U OK?

NSW to rebuild confidence in defect fixes

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TAFE NSW has launched a new Lockdown Learning course for risk management and workplace health and safety.

New Lockdown Learning to upskill 20,000

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