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NAWIC Awards: Calling all WA women in construction

NAWIC Awards: Calling all WA women in construction

Women making an impact in Western Australia's construction industry are encouraged to enter the 2017 National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Awards.

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New safe harbour laws do little to assure companies

New safe harbour laws do little to assure companies

It is unlikely that new safe harbour legislation, which passed through federal Parliament last week, will settle the personal liability fears of current and aspiring company directors in the construction industry, according to an insolvency expert.

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SMEs remain optimistic despite rising costs

SMEs remain optimistic despite rising costs

The Westpac-Melbourne Institute SME Index, which examines the economic health of Australian small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), shows business confidence rose by 3.2% in the third quarter of the year.

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NSW flies the flag for suicide prevention

NSW flies the flag for suicide prevention

Minister for Mental Health, Tanya Davies, representing the Premier of New South Wales, this week launched the national Fly the Flag day by raising the MATES in Construction flag at one of more than 700 construction sites participating across Australia.

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Vic's top civil construction projects announced

Vic's top civil construction projects announced

Victoria's civil construction industry came together to celebrate the best infrastructure projects of the past 12 months at the Civil Contractors Federation's (CCF) 2017 CCF Earth Awards.

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Offshore draftsman drawing the new age of design

Offshore draftsman drawing the new age of design

Technological changes and advances are enabling construction companies to consider outsourcing overseas talent as an alternative method for expanding their team

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Retiring chairman reflects on time at Infrastructure Australia

Retiring chairman reflects on time at Infrastructure AustraliaLock icon

Mark Birrell will be retire as the chairman of Infrastructure Australia (IA) at the end of this month. In this article, he reflects on his nine years at IA.

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Teletrac Navman: construction companies plan to increase fleet size

Teletrac Navman: construction companies plan to increase fleet sizeLock icon

This week, Teletrac Navman, a global software-as-a-service provider that leverages location-based technology for GPS fleet tracking and fleet management solutions, released findings from its first Telematics Benchmark Report: Global Construction Edition.

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Komatsu establishes advanced technical Training Academy

Komatsu establishes advanced technical Training Academy

Leading mining and earthmoving equipment supplier Komatsu Australia has moved into the vocational educational field, offering a range of high-level technical, operator and management courses throughout Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.

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Building health: why do we wait until it is too late to ask for help?

Building health: why do we wait until it is too late to ask for help?Lock icon

Why do we wait until it is too late to ask for help? This was the problem statement I was asked to deliver as part of the inaugural University of New England (UNE) Smart Region Incubator Augmentation (Hackathon) event held recently at the UNE Smart Farm near Armidale.

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