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Supply-chain involvement is critical for successful mega projects

Supply-chain involvement is critical for successful mega projectsLock icon2

According to Lindsay Le Compte, executive director of the Australian Constructors Association (ACA), early contractor and supply-chain involvement is critical to a mega project's success.

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The Grattan Institute calls for politics to be taken out of infrastructure

The Grattan Institute calls for politics to be taken out of infrastructure

Analysts from the Grattan Institute have recommended that the Commonwealth should stop giving infrastructure funding to the states, unless they prepare a full business case to be evaluated by Infrastructure Australia and then tabled in parliament.

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The importance of cash-flow forecasting

The importance of cash-flow forecasting

In a recent seminar, Ian Desbrow, Viewpoint Construction Software's vice-president of Australia and New Zealand sales, uncovered some harsh truths that for too long the construction sector as a whole has generally ignored.

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IFS appoints new MD

IFS appoints new MD

Warren Zietsman, a successful banking and private wealth management executive, has been appointed sales VP and managing director for IFS in Australia and New Zealand.

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Illegal phoenix activity and how to avoid it

Illegal phoenix activity and how to avoid it

The building industry is heavily affected by illegal phoenix activity, in which a company is deliberately liquidated to avoid paying its debts, including creditors, employee entitlements and taxes. The business then resurfaces operating as a new company.

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New partnership delivers range of insurance products

New partnership delivers range of insurance products

Civil Contractors Federation CCF) and the PSC Insurance Group (PSC) have formed a strategic alliance to deliver a range of civil construction and general risk management insurance products for the civil construction industry and its members.

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Government's phoenix rules given "no chance" of succeeding

Government's phoenix rules given "no chance" of succeeding

The federal government has released a new reform package aimed at phoenix activity among businesses in construction and other sectors but it won't fix the problem.

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Year in Infrastructure Awards: the Aussies in the running

Year in Infrastructure Awards: the Aussies in the running

Five Australian companies have been named finalists in this year's Year in Infrastructure Awards.

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Engineers Australia strengthens digital future

Engineers Australia strengthens digital future

Digital transformation specialist, Hurol Inan, has joined Engineers Australia.

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Contract safeguards being neglected by tradies

Contract safeguards being neglected by tradies

Contract safeguards were being neglected by many tradies, according to construction lawyer Kylie Howell, who said people in the industry needed to think twice about sealing a deal with a handshake.

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