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Construction Workers on Road Works Being Endangered

The CFMEU has accused contractors involved with work on Pacific Highway upgrades of putting the safety of road construction workers at risk by failing their duty of care. The union says contractors on North Coast roads projects of neglecting safety

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Victoria’s Construction Costs Slammed

A new research paper has found that labour costs per square metre in Melbourne are some of the highest in the world. In fact the only place that has higher costs is New York, thanks to enterprise bargaining agreements in

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Arsonists Believed to Be Behind Building Site Blaze

An arsonist is believed to be behind a construction site fire at a complex at Dunstan Street, Melbourne’s south-east. The flames spread within minutes and almost spread to the 2 storey building next door. The blaze took 50 firefighters to

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What You Need to Know About The ABCC

The legislation to reinstate the construction watchdog, The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) was passed in December and there have been reactions from the industry. While employers and Master Builders Australia have welcomed the legislation, which they say will

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Civil Construction Projects to Thrive in 2017

According to market research from IBISWorld, road and bridge construction, and oil and gas extraction are set to flourish in 2017, while we may still see a fall in heavy industry construction and apartment construction. According to IBISWorld senior industry

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Residents Assured of Safety Despite Asbestos Discovery

A material containing asbestos was discovered at a building site in Tullamarine, sparking concerns from residents. Authorities were quick to reassure residents of their safety despite the concern of many homeowners in the area. Work taking place at a vacant

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Builder Fined for Substandard Work

A building firm and its supervisor have been fined $45,000 plus costs after a house’s roof was blown off during a storm. The negligent conduct of the builder was found to have contributed to the incident, the Building Services Board

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Bundaberg Construction Booming

Commercial and industrial building approvals have skyrocketed across the Bundaberg region to October 2016, recording a 73 per cent rise in activity compared to the previous year. According to Bundaberg Mayor this has provided a much needed economic boost to

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Video Shows Funny Building Fails

This video shows some funny building fails that often leave us wondering how they could possibly happen? But there is an important message behind them. While safety training and instruction is crucial, common sense is just as important when it

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Watch Major Roadway Construction Underway

There’s something so satisfying about a construction time-lapse, watching something rise out of nothing. In this video we’ll see the King Georges Road interchange construction underway. Although road construction can be inconvenient for motorists, they always make traffic flow so

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