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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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Australia

Waterproofing 101: How to Get it Right

Recent Deakin University research has found defects involving waterproofing are one of the major issues for Australian buildings. The research study focused on multi-residential buildings and included an in-depth examination of 212 building defect audit reports from Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales for buildings completed over the past decade.

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Closing the Skills Gap one Student at a Time

With many secondary school students heading straight into the workforce or University, apprenticeship numbers—both the uptake and completion—have seen a steady decline in recent years. This drop is being felt by construction companies across the country, with several different trades already experiencing a skills shortage.

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Cool Solar Innovations Coming to a Jobsite Near You

At the end of 2018, Australia passed the milestone of two million households with rooftop solar panels. As new products come onto the market, roof-mounted panels are only one of numerous options that can turn a structure into an electricity-generating powerhouse.

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Business

Generations. Diversity. Strength.

The jobsite’s mix of age-related perspectives and differing goals can seem a liability, but actually contains the elements of a new strength. Your varied crew is the raw ore. Find through insight and empathy the base metal that joins them.

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Australia

Victoria and NSW Lead Construction Growth

Victoria remains at the top of the economic performance rankings alongside NSW, according to the Deloitte Access Economics’s (DAE) latest quarterly report. Victoria’s boom comes despite the value of national investment projects declining by $62.4 billion over the last year.

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Construction Equipment Trends Revealed at bauma 2019

Billed as the “Heartbeat of the Industry,” expectations were high. You’d expect there to be some solid insights or trends revealed, and this year did not disappoint. Here are the biggest takeaways from bauma 2019, the world’s leading construction machinery trade fair.

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