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10 Mega Projects in Australia in 2019

Australia’s extensive population growth and rich natural resources have made the country home to numerous mega projects. From medical research complexes to mining facilities, these projects will support Australia’s continued reign as a global leader in many areas — including construction.

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The Top Reasons to Work in Construction

Considering a career in construction? With ample opportunities and salaries on the rise, a chance to learn and use exciting new technology and be part of an active workforce, a career in construction sounds like the perfect choice.

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How to Protect your Smart Buildings from Cyber Threats

With the emergence of smart buildings leveraging the Internet of Things and other digital technologies has come a whole new set of risks, according to cyber security experts.

The same system that allows for remote monitoring of HVAC, for example, can also provide a gateway for cyber criminals to hack into sensitive systems or information and hold the occupants or the entire company “hostage” until a ransom is paid.…

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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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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

Despite a recent slow down in major residential construction, the latest Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) market forecasts show there is still cause for optimism in 2020.

Engineering and Infrastructure Booming

ACIF currently has 6,848 active projects in its Major Projects Database, with a combined value of $1,072 billion.

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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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Why We Need Great Mentors – And How To Be One

For the construction industry to continue to thrive, evolve and grow, encouraging and inspiring the next generation of construction professionals requires more than just excellent leaders. It requires great mentors.

Mentors are those that share their knowledge and experience and encourage a mentee to grow professionally and personally.…

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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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How to Speak Safety in a Diverse Industry

Some of the most vulnerable workers on any construction site are those from culturally diverse backgrounds, according to SafeWork NSW.

Both new migrant workers and those whose first language is not English are reportedly concentrated in high-risk work environments including construction.

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Drones to Deliver Safer Worksites

When it comes to safety, using technology is worth the investment. And with drones, they can save lives on the construction site.

The increased use of drones, along with advances in technology, can provide a contractor with diverse capabilities that can improve safety on the job site.

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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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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.

A quick look at TenderLink, one of Australia’s leading procurement websites, and you can see there is close to 1,000 tender opportunities currently open in the construction industry alone, with hundreds more in other categories such as engineering, landscaping, government, water and sewage plus pipe supply, just to name a few.…

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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.

Improving Effectiveness Through Regulation

Improving engagement is a big part of the new reforms.

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BIM? BAM! But Always Start with the Model

There’s an old joke. “What gives us the ability to look through walls?” (audience rustles uncomfortably, throats clear). “Windows.”

Yes, it’s one of those old-school comic throwaways more likely to produce a nod of assent than genuine laughter.

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Ancient Profession Moves into the Future

When Jobsite covered the story back in March of a breakthrough construction technology – a bricklaying robot called Hadrian X – it was still in the development stage. Fast forward eight months: the world’s only fully-automated, bricklaying solution is now on the cusp of becoming commercially available, according to its developer Fastbrick Robotics Limited,(ASX:FBR).…

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Could BIM Be the Key To Better Project Outcomes?

Building Information Modelling and digitised documentation could hold the key to delivering better outcomes not only for project teams but also the end customers—the asset owners, facilities managers and occupants, according to digital engineering experts.…

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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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