Australian building specifiers, clients and consumers can now have even greater confidence in the performance of cement and concrete products with the launch of a product testing and accreditation scheme.
ASEA's research reveals people feel more informed about the dangers of asbestos than they did in 2016, but below what was measured in 2014.
The builder won the award for its construction of Perth's Optus Stadium.
Hansen Yuncken has won the Liberty National Education Facility Award for its construction of the University of Newcastle’s NeW Space at November's National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards.
The Australian Building Codes Board has published some key changes to the 2019 NCC.
A new report concludes SMBs in the construction industry face increased pressures at this time of year.
In this era of increasingly intricate construction protocols, the growing chasm between site, office and the client can swallow fragile project profits. Don’t we owe it to both boots and suits to build a new collaborative model?
NAWIC has continued to build and recognise the talent of hard-working women in the construction industry by honouring eight inspiring WA women and innovative companies for their achievements at November's NAWIC Awards for Excellence.
HouseLab is for everyone involved in the design, construction and home management process. With it, all project and home-related information can be uploaded to a secure, online hub.
The Federal Court ordered the CFMMEU and seven of its officers to pay the penalties for their unlawful conduct against a number of concreting companies at construction sites in Sydney in 2014 and 2015.
In a formal submission to the coronial inquest into the death of construction worker Jorge Castillo-Riffo, his widow and the CFMMEU have called for a new, independent safety commissioner for South Australia.
The Green Star certification process for building interiors will be more accessible with a fast-track system being introduced for the tenants of commercial buildings that have achieved Green Star status.
Workers in the construction and transport industries experience high rates of traumatic spinal injuries, and there is an urgent need for more effective safety and prevention measures, says a new study led by a team at UNSW Sydney and the University of Sydney.
For the eighth consecutive year, Australia and New Zealand’s real estate market has been ranked the world’s number one for sustainability in the internationally recognised 2018 GRESB real estate results.
The NSW Government has awarded Macquarie Group a $378.6 million contract to deliver the largely underground station component of the new Martin Place metro station – including new underground pedestrian connections and improvements to the public domain.
Queensland government industrial relations Minister Grace Grace has issued an urgent safety warning for Queensland’s engineered stone benchtop manufacturing industry after an increase in confirmed cases of silicosis.
The architecturally designed Kardinya Close House by HONED Architecture + Design has been awarded the New Entrants Category Award at the 2018 Think Brick Awards.
Kenny Ingram, Global Industry Director of IFS shares his thoughts on how the Australian construction companies can best manage labour shortages.
Fieldwire, a construction field management solution, has announced that Built, an Australian private construction group, has chosen Fieldwire’s platform to drive productivity across its projects.
Following the recent announcement by the NSW Fair Trading’s Commissioner, Rose Webb, prohibiting the use of some types of combustible aluminium composite panels (ACPs) on certain building types, Fairview, which runs the SafeClad training programs, has released a response detailing the ban's impact on the construction industry.
Australian building activity could see the sharpest decline since the Global Financial Crisis according to a new report by BIS Oxford Economics.
The 30th anniversary of one of regional Queensland’s most iconic building and design marvels represented a full circle moment for one of Australia’s oldest construction companies.
Australian advanced materials technology company Talga Resources has achieved high levels of electrical conductivity in concrete by using an additive developed from its graphene-graphite research and development laboratory. The breakthrough offers substantial potential in existing and emerging industrial applications, particularly as concrete is the world’s largest construction material by volume.
Certain fencing systems, while stylish, have a significant design flaw that can leave home owners out of pocket in both money and time.
Australia’s first Robotics Roadmap has launched and is set to benefit the construction industry guiding and supporting the development of critical new robotic technology.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against a labour supply company in Perth, alleging it misclassified young labourers as independent contractors, when they were in fact employees, and underpaid them thousands of dollars.
Victoria’s new Building Regulations 2018 will be unpacked at this week’s Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) Victorian member forum.
Tradesperson media company Target Tradies has teamed up with Cancer Council to help educate Australian construction workers about the importance of being SunSmart at work.
Entries into the Think Brick Awards, which celebrate excellence in the use of clay bricks, concrete masonry and roof tiles by architects and designer, have increased by 60 percent for the 2018 edition.
The ACCC (has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from home builder Wisdom Properties Group Pty Ltd (Wisdom) to remove contract terms contained in its standard home building agreements that are unfair under the Australian Consumer Law.
The two-day conference to be held at Bayview Eden, Queens Road, Melbourne on 28 and 29 August 2018 aims to improve productivity, cost efficiencies and innovative design through prefabricated and modular design and delivery.
The chief executive of the peak body representing consulting firms in the built environment has cautiously welcomed a continued emphasis on infrastructure in this week's federal budget.
The value of non-residential building approvals jumped by 14.8 percent in February, adding to growth of 18 percent over the previous 12 months according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data.
He is arguably the greatest builder of Australian architectural houses of all time. At an age when most people have retired, John Fielding has just returned from heli-skiing in Canada. We arrange to meet on-site at a project overlooking Sydney Harbour. He arrives in a collared grey shirt with a genuine look of amazement and pride at what he sees...
Labor’s pledge to give mid-tier construction contractors better opportunities to work on publicly funded infrastructure reinforces its strong commitment to projects that meets the needs of our community, according to Master Builders Australia.
Flowcrete Australia has launched Flowsports Aquatic, a brand-new range of high performance resin flooring solutions for aquatic, leisure and recreation facilities.
GCP Applied Technologies has presented a research paper on improving the quality of cement from vertical roller mills by reducing pre-hydration during the 25th ASEAN Federation of Cement Manufacturers Technical Symposium & Exhibition.
As the Sydney and Melbourne markets go flat, some property professionals are touting Central Queensland as the ‘next big thing’ in the investment property market, following strong price reduction in recent years.
The recently released CoreLogic Market Movement Report indicated that 2429 projects moved into construction in Australia in the December quarter...
The explosion in the boutique brewery industry over the last few years would not have passed by anyone’s radar, but if your idea of a crafty ale is hiding a VB in your overalls to enliven your lunch breaks, here are a few newer fellas on the block you may like to try.
Many businesses in the building sector feel that they should have a social media presence, but find it daunting or are unable to dedicate the time and resources to it. The key is knowing if your business will benefit from having a social media presence or not.