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Mega Projects 2020

When it comes to exciting new projects, New South Wales is definitely the State to keep an eye on in 2020. Let’s take a look at a few up and coming developments getting ready to kick off this year.

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How to Move from Residential to Commercial Construction

With the slowdown in residential construction, many firms might be looking to expand across into commercial projects. Here’s how to make it work. New codes, new supply chains, new staging, new products and highly competitive tendering are just some of the challenges a residential builder faces when they move into commercial construction.

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Australian Construction Forecast for 2020

Major residential construction have trended downward in recent months. However, the latest Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) market forecasts show there is still cause for optimism in 2020. This is partially due to millions of dollars of Federally-funded road projects, but new rail, light rail, bridge, harbour, electricity, pipeline and water sector projects have also contributed.

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Getting on Top of Fraud in the Construction Industry

Falsifying payment applications, covering up the purchase of personal items, diverting money to a phantom company, taking material from the work site for personal use, or using lower-grade material are just some issues plaguing the construction industry when it comes to fraud.

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Australia’s Biggest Infrastructure Trends

Infrastructure is among the most important sectors in the Australian economy, contributing more than 10 per cent in gross value added and accounting for a substantial share of employment. Australia ranks as a world leader in infrastructure development, although we are currently facing many challenges within the sector.

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How to Speak Safety in a Diverse Industry

Both new migrant workers and those whose first language is not English are reportedly concentrated in high-risk work environments including construction. The SafeWork NSW At Risk Workers Strategy aims to address some of the challenges so that safety messaging gets through to these Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) workers.

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Top Tips for Successful Tendering

With hundreds of new tenders released each week, more and more businesses are considering whether to jump onboard with the bidding process. It seems now is the perfect time for businesses to get on board with bidding on tenders. However, a lot of contractors find the tender process too hard or too time consuming and that’s why it pays to be selective.

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Delight Your Customers (Or Someone Else Will)

Dean Willemsen, Managing Director at Prime Build, firmly believes a company’s most important asset is its people. He asserts great leadership requires taking actions that positively affect those people. While learning and development should be fundamental, they’re simply not enough for Dean. Employers must also provide for mental health and well-being.

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Victoria Cuts Red Tape to Save Small Builders Millions

The latest reforms announced in Victoria aim to facilitate understanding and meeting regulatory obligations for small businesses. The reforms are expected to save the sector millions of dollars each year. A Small Business Regulatory Engagement Charter will be developed to improve the effectiveness of interactions between small businesses and regulators.

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How to Go from Six Stars to Seven Without Budget Blowout

A recent Australian Building Codes Board consultation on proposed changes to the energy efficiency provisions for residential dwellings in the National Construction Code has foreshadowed a possible increase in performance requirements from 6 Star NatHERS to 7 Star. If it goes ahead, the change would form part of the next iteration of the National Construction Code in 2022.

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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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