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Are easements now required for ground anchors under a neighbouring property in NSW?

Temporary ground anchors are often used in construction to help prevent excavation walls from collapsing prior to the building’s permanent structures being in place. Developers and contractors have frequently relied on simple contracts with neighbours for rights to use their land for temporary ground (or rock) anchors. That’s now changed with the Particulars for Regulated Design …

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The complexity around tiered retention calculations and manual processes is slowing down not just operations but increasing risks including financial penalties. 

Are digital solutions the answer to managing retention?

In the past year, several high-profile payment disputes in the construction industry have made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Regardless of where fault lies, what is clear is construction companies on both sides of the Tasman are struggling to track payments and progress claims. The complexity around tiered retention calculations and manual processes is slowing down not just …

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Environmental monitoring technology has reached a point where some companies are choosing to do it themselves rather than hire a consultant.

Environmental monitoring technology in demand

Environmental monitoring technology has reached a point where some companies are choosing to do it themselves rather than hire a consultant. In the seven years I’ve worked in the hire industry I’ve never seen so much demand for environmental monitoring equipment. In part, that’s because local councils and state environmental agencies are setting much higher …

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Standards Australia has published new specifications for aluminium composite panels (ACP) to help identify them following fires at Lacrosse and Grenfell.

Construction forecast for 2021-2022

Everyone wants a recovery in 2021. And, according to Alex Carrick, Chief Economist, ConstructConnect, there will be a recovery in 2021, but it will be uneven. For example, travel and tourism will not see a recovery. “The airline sector is tumbling further,” says Carrick. “Tourism and business travel are far below normal. Security clearances at …

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