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Can Age be a Factor in Job Site Safety?

We all know that Australia’s construction industry is a victim of the ageing population. With people remaining in the workforce longer, we ponder what this may mean for the construction worker and workplace safety.

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Features

Procore Community: Connecting the People Who Build the World

Earlier this month, construction project management software company Procore Technologies launched Procore Community, an online platform that aims to connect Procore customers from all around the world. Procore Community is the premier place for construction professionals to network, inspire, and share their best practices. 

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Australia

Landfills as the Last Resort

The Australian building industry produces a staggering 20.4 million tons of waste each year through construction and demolition works. Close to a third of this waste goes into landfills across the country while the remaining two-thirds end up being recycled, illegally dumped, reused, reprocessed or stockpiled.

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Features

An Industry of Groundbreakers

Procore’s third annual conference started with a special keynote from Procore’s CEO Tooey Courtemanche. He primarily focused on the continuing need for innovation in the construction industry. Courtemanche also emphasized the concept of being a groundbreaker; those who push the limits, challenge the status quo, and don’t take “no” for an answer are the ones who will truly change construction for the better. 

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Canada

Largest Construction Companies in Canada

Construction activity continues to fuel housing demands and needs for highly-modernized civic and commercial spaces. Construction companies in Canada have hit fresh heights in response, making success in this highly competitive space as elusive as ever. 

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Canada

The Best Advice Ever Given by a Superintendent

If you are new to supervising construction, and you really want to get an idea of what’s required to excel at construction management, you should talk to a superintendent. They occupy a unique place in the construction hierarchy because they are the ones who blend project management with project execution.…

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Canada

Cementing a Cure for a Healthier Planet

Concrete is everywhere—and it will outlive people on the planet. But while many people might connote concrete with a stale, ubiquitous material, it turns out that making the common building item involves massive carbon emissions.…

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Australia

Six Steps to Having Positive Outcomes with Angry Customers

Construction has many opportunities to make customers angry. Changes, budget issues, and on-time issues rank as the top three, but there are plenty of other reasons clients get upset. The best way to deal with angry or unhappy customers is not to have situations that cause them in the first place.…

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Australia

Preparing Homes for Bushfire Risk

There is more to constructing buildings able to withstand the impacts of bushfire than just adding extra features at the finishing stage. Thinking about fire risk needs to happen at the earliest planning stages, according to Chris Wyborn, the general manager of Education and Bushfire Services at Fire Protection Association of Australia.…

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