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Police Probe Construction Fraud Allegations

Police are investigating claims that construction company directors issued fraudulent statutory declarations that their subcontractors had been paid to trigger progress payments from their clients. The Queensland Building and Construction Commission is being pressured by subcontractors demanding the authority take

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Construction Company Raises the Roof on Housing Technology in Mandurah

  Homes in Mandurah are being built higher up, literally as new technology is being used to raise them. A locally based builder has recently developed its own foundation raising system, that it believes could revolutionise the home building industry

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NT Approves Northern Gas Pipeline Construction

The Northern Territory government has just given the green light for the construction of the first 344km section of the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) project, which is good news for the construction industry in the area. Consent to build the

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Brisbane City Council Approves 30 Storey Apartment Tower

Stage 2 of the $500million Fortitude Valley development has been approved and will commence soon. The Brisbane City Council recently gave the 30 storey residential tower the go ahead and construction will commence at the corner of Alfred and Brunswick

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Fixed Modular Bridge Under Construction

During natural disasters the Australian Army step in and help in a number of ways including building temporary roads and bridges to help the community as they rebuild. This video shows the army constructing a modular bridge in Bundaberg a

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Director Fined over Worker Injury that Resulted in Disability

A company and its director have been issued with fines totaling more than $336,300 for negligence that left one worker a tetraplegic. The director and company were charged for failing to take all practicable steps to ensure the safety of

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Man Dies in Workplace Incident in Pennant Hills

A 65 year old man has lost his life in a workplace accident at a construction site in Sydney. It is believed the man was struck in the head by a piece of machinery while conducting work at the site

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Queensland Tougher Laws Crack Down on Workplace Fatalities

The Queensland Government introduced proposed laws to parliament to give the construction watchdog stronger powers to cancel or refuse licences to builders who hold a poor safety record. This comes after a number of workplace fatalities in the construction industry

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Construction Employment Reaches Record Highs

Hays recently released its April/June job market report which shows that  the demand for tradespeople across states and territories is high. In fact employment  in the construction sectors is soaring to new heights and in particular site managers, contracts administrators

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New Security Device for Construction Industry

A new Internet of Things (IoT) wireless monitoring device has been released by site safety company ATF, aimed at stopping thefts of construction sites and enhancing safety in remote locations. The company says the product is important because 39 per

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