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Taking business to the next level in WA & NT

Taking business to the next level in WA & NT

Donald Cant Watts Corke recently announced a new line-up in their senior management team, with Neil Dickson appointed to the role of managing director. Dickson has a longstanding background in the WA construction space and joined the Perth team as a director at the beginning of 2013. He has since led the opening of the …

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Under the big top

Under the big top

A constrained worksite, Australia’s rigorous safety standards, and tight turnaround made pitching Cirque du Soleil’s iconic big top in Sydney a testing process. Cranes and Lifting spoke to site director Erik Larssen ahead of the Sydney show last year to find out more about the process. Raising g Cirque du Soleil’s famous blue and yellow …

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Mandating BIM in the UK

Mandating BIM in the UK

There is no doubt that BIM technology is becoming an intricate part of architectural design and the construction process. Recently the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) and Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) hosted the first meeting of the Australasian Building Information Modeling Advisory Board, which has been established with key bodies including NATSPEC and …

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High Court decision: reference dates necessary for valid payment claims

High Court decision: reference dates necessary for valid payment claims

In its first decision concerning the construction industry’s security of payments laws, the High Court’s judgment this week in Southern Han Breakfast Point Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) v Lewence Construction Pty Ltd [2016] HCA 52 has delivered a clear message to claimants and those responding to claims that there must be a “reference date” for …

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Tick of approval from the state of Georgia

Tick of approval from the state of Georgia

Eden Innovations has recently had their carbon nanotube enriched, liquid concrete admixture approved for use by the state of Georgia’s Department of Transportation (GDOT), for use in their 24 hour accelerated strength concrete (Section 504) and Class B concrete (Section 500) applications. EdenCrete is a proprietary carbon-strengthened concrete additive, which is used for improving the …

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In conversation with John Gillespie...

In conversation with John Gillespie…

In a career spanning nearly 50 years, John Gillespie has seen many changes in the crane sector. As president of CICA for 30 years, he is one of the founding fathers of the industry body and has been actively campaigning to make crane operation safer and crane access on roads easier. In an exclusive interview …

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Heads working together in the Cloud

Heads working together in the Cloud

There is no doubt that software solutions for the construction sector are becoming more sophisticated and beneficial not only from the design but to the construction and ongoing maintenance of the project. In an exclusive interview with Inside Construction, Chris Richardson, business area manager (construction software) Trimble, discusses the evolution-taking place in the sector, as …

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Putting people at the heart of transport planning

Putting people at the heart of transport planning

It’s no secret that we need to build smarter. With more than half the world’s population now living in urban areas and with an estimated 70% living in cities by 2050, we need to get better at creating great transport that generates public benefits beyond just increased mobility options. Transit-hubs are no longer simply places …

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What's holding up cash flow in construction?

What’s holding up cash flow in construction?

Ongoing investment in working capital management, particularly billing and collections processes, is vital to the construction and engineering sector, but research undertaken by the McGrathNicol Cash and Working Capital Centre of Excellence shows some businesses still aren’t getting it right. This is an industry with a clear challenge, a structural funding gap that means, on …

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Employment in the construction sector remains on track for 2017

Employment in the construction sector remains on track for 2017

The most recent Hays Quarterly Report, covering January to March 2017, has found demand for employees in the construction sector remains buoyant and on track for 2017. But according to Hays, relevant experience is not enough to secure a job this year and are advising people that they may need to go above and beyond …

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