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Sydney Skyline Makes it Australia’s Crane Capital

Sydney’s skyline is overrun by an impressive 350 cranes involved in mostly residential construction, giving it the nickname “Australia’s crane capital”. Around 109 Sydney suburbs have residential cranes operating at the moment with each crane an indication of the booming

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Take Advantage of a Booming Construction Industry

With the construction sector booming in NSW, now is as good a time as any for women interested in a career in construction to get a foot in the door. Women make up just 11 per cent of the construction

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New Orders Rolling in Indicate Positive Outlook for Australia’s Construction

According to the Ai Group’s Performance of Construction Index (PCI), Australia’s construction sector saw an increase in activity levels in June. The PCI for June was 56.0, anything above 50 signals growth and anything below 50 signals a decline in

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Construction Reaches Highest Level in 10 Months

There’s good news for the workers and companies in the construction industry following the Reserve Bank cutting the official interest rate to a record low of 1.75 per cent. The construction sector has experienced its highest level of growth in

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State Government to Fund $11 billion Melbourne Metro Rail project

According to reports, the Victorian government will entirely fund the $11 billion Melbourne Metro Rail project without any help from the federal government. The 2016/2017 state budget includes $2.9 billion for the twin rail tunnels under the CBD, treasurer Tim

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Expect a Turn-around in Engineering Construction

There’s good news for the engineering construction sector, we can expect things to pick up soon, according to the latest forecasts. According to industry research done by BIS Shrapnel, the engineering construction sector in Australia is set to start booming once

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Bushfire Reforms for Buildings Released for WA

The Western Australian Department of Fire and Emergency Services, the Building Commission, WA Planning Commission and Department of Planning have released new building and planning requirements for houses being built in areas prone to bushfires. That includes areas within a

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These Are The Top Performing Construction States

A recent post on Sourceable.net revealed some surprising statistics in terms of the performance of varioous state’s construction sectors. According to the article which quoted a new report, Tasmania, due to a good pipeline of projects, has projected itself to

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State’s Leading Australia’s Construction Activity

According to the latest Construction Monitor Report, Tasmania is at the top of list of economic performance of the civil and commercial building sector. The runner up states are Victoria, the Northern Territory and New South Wales. A post on Sourceable.net

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Methods to Increase Construction Productivity

How can we improve productivity in the construction industry? Construction is the state’s fifth largest industry sector and it’s productivity is important to the state’s economy. According to a Victorian government discussion paper prefabricated construction, building information modelling (BIM) and

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