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Safe Work Australia’s Guide to Preventing Jobsite Accidents

Statistics show that even though the construction industry accounts for about 9% of the Australian workforce, it accounts for 12% of workplace-related fatalities. Jobsite ANZ spoke to Safe Work Australia, the Australian Government statutory body for workplace health and safety, to find out how employers and employees can decrease the risk of accidents on the jobsite.

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What’s Causing Your Projects to Fail?

Regardless of who is at fault for creating delays in construction projects, they are still delays. Missed deadlines mean late completion and budget overruns. Learn what’s causing them and how to prevent delays from happening in the first place.

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Australia

That’s not waste – it’s a resource!

There is a simple principle anyone can apply to reduce the amount of waste generated on a construction site. As Californian resource recovery entrepreneur Daniel Knapp puts it: waste isn’t waste until it’s wasted. It’s also important for the industry in terms of reducing costs, improving staff morale, and reducing environmental impact.

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Australia

3 Steps to Saving Big on Construction Projects

Managing a construction project or being a construction business owner in Australia requires good risk management in order to avoid losing money. As the potential cost blowout on the M5 construction demonstrates, poor risk management can lead to significant monetary loss.

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Australia

How Willow is Redefining the Digital Twin for the Built World

Starting life under the name Ridley, Willow rebranded in 2019. This global technology company is responsible for creating systems to facilitate smart building functionality and optimising building performance and the experience of a building’s occupants. It achieves all this by harnessing tech to glean valuable information.

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Australia

Calls for Collaboration in Housing All Australians

The growing shortage of affordable, social and public housing is pushing Australian cities to a crisis point. Housing affordability is an issue of national responsibility, extending beyond the government. It’s not just about building houses for people to live in; it’s about building communities.

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Australia

The Dangers of Silica Dust, What you Should Know

One of the major health hazards on many construction sites is the one you often cannot see—crystalline silica dust. The extremely fine particles are released when granites, sand, bricks, cement, and other materials release dust due to activities such as cutting, grinding and blasting.

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Australia

What Construction Can Learn from Car Builders

Standard modular site sheds or mining camp dongas might be what comes to your mind when you think of prefabricated buildings. However, the growing prefabricated building sector is developing capabilities that can deliver architecturally dynamic structures.

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