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Culverts are the hidden heroes of the infrastructure sector and while they are often not as prominent as bridges, tunnels and road networks, they are an essential asset that protects, roads, rail, buildings and structures. Unfortunately, culvert maintenance and repairs are not always prioritised appropriately. 

Maintaining culverts – Australia’s vital hidden infrastructure

Culverts are the hidden heroes of the infrastructure sector and while they are often not as prominent as bridges, tunnels and road networks, they are an essential asset that protects, roads, rail, buildings and structures. Unfortunately, culvert maintenance and repairs are not always prioritised appropriately. One of their common functions is managing stormwater runoff, allowing …

Building more than buildings: how world leading construction is bringing Australia ‘back to life’

The arts, entertainment and education sectors are among Australia’s most culturally defining communities. Built on a history of migration, collaboration and innovation, Australia has long been a ‘melting pot’ of cultures, with diverse ideas and traditions integral to its way of life. Our government, however, appears to treat these sectors with the lowest of priorities. …

Australian tradies have demonstrated that their role as the backbone of the Australian economy is critical, from building housing for the next generation to rebuilding in the wake of recent natural disasters. However, the past few years have seen unprecedented demand for tradies, leaving the industry in a pressure cooker compounded by supply chain inflation and capacity constraints.

Building the future: How does the 2022-23 Budget stack up for Aussie tradies?

Australian tradies have demonstrated that their role as the backbone of the Australian economy is critical, from building housing for the next generation to rebuilding in the wake of recent natural disasters. However, the past few years have seen unprecedented demand for tradies, leaving the industry in a pressure cooker compounded by supply chain inflation …

Like a double-edged sword, the construction industry’s ability to operate throughout Australia’s COVID-19 restrictions has presented its own unique challenges. As 2022 kicks off, the sector must continue to adapt to address fresh, emerging priorities: delivering increasingly complex builds, maintaining a safe and positive workplace culture and climate action.

The four C’s of post-pandemic construction: Complex Challenges, Culture and Climate

Like a double-edged sword, the construction industry’s ability to operate throughout Australia’s COVID-19 restrictions has presented its own unique challenges. As 2022 kicks off, the sector must continue to adapt to address fresh, emerging priorities: delivering increasingly complex builds, maintaining a safe and positive workplace culture and climate action. The remote era Like many industries, …

Asset management capability, the key to long-term infrastructure success

Imagine if potholes never got filled, bridges weren’t maintained, streetlights weren’t fixed and there was no such thing as a sewage system.  These are all assets, and thankfully there are professionals who manage and maintain these assets to ensure they are safe, protected from damage, changing climate conditions, and ensure they are performing at an …

Australian constructors are continuing to operate with thin margins fuelled by the constraints of the global pandemic, and despite an ongoing flood of investment to the sector.

How construction firms can automate and increase claims on site

Australian constructors are continuing to operate with thin margins fuelled by the constraints of the global pandemic, and despite an ongoing flood of investment to the sector. Many opportunities to improve these margins are lost in the day-to-day detail of the worksite. This may be incorrect delivery dockets, contractual claims which are missed and time-barred, …

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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