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QLD welcomes second infrastructure report

QLD welcomes second infrastructure report

The Palaszczuk Government welcomed the release of Building Queensland’s second Infrastructure Pipeline Report, an independent analysis of Queensland’s priority infrastructure projects. In an exclusive interview with Inside Construction, Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Jackie Trad said the release of the second Infrastructure Pipeline Report demonstrated the ongoing commitment to transparency …

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PART II - Practising Lean Construction

PART II – Practising Lean Construction

In the second of a two part series on lean construction processes, Marton Marosszeky discusses how lean thinking works in construction and the benefits experienced by clients, contractors and what the limitations and opportunities are for the sector. What is lean thinking in construction? The term lean production was coined by the research team that …

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Exclusive: The practice of lean construction (part 1)

Exclusive: The practice of lean construction (part 1)

Marton Marosszeky has spent 25 years researching and mentoring teams in construction process improvement in relation to production, safety and quality and has co-authored two books, Total Construction Management: Lean Quality in Capital Project Delivery, with another book on lean construction due out in early 2017. For the past 15 years, he has been in …

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The year that was for the crane sector

The year that was for the crane sector

2016 has been another tough year for our industry, with a reported slowing for total construction investment in 2015-16 of -9.8% versus a forecast of -2.4% given last year. Of course, this is the figure for total construction however, there were pockets, which continued to show strong growth, namely multi-level apartment construction, which was up …

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