THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES
Construction starts on Suburban Rail Loop
Construction has started on Victoria’s Suburban Rail Loop, a project that aims to be a jobs juggernaut for the building industry.
Works begin on $2B MacIntyre Wind Farm precinct
Works have begun at the MacIntyre Wind Farm precinct, a 620-worker, $2 billion project that will include Queensland’s first publicly-owned and operated wind farm and establish the state’s second Renewable Energy Zone.
City of Melbourne trial to encourage creative construction hoardings
Creative hoardings are a low-cost option to improve public spaces during construction, celebrate local artists, attract visitors to the city and deter graffiti.
Skills crisis and a record project pipeline need a coordinated response to lift productivity
To help the construction, design and engineering sectors build Australia with current resources, the Australian Constructors Association and Consult Australia have joined forces in a new partnership.
John Holland engineer named 30,000th chartered engineer
Engineers Australia has reached a major milestone, welcoming its 30,000th active Chartered member at a ceremony in Sydney.
Australian builders cautiously optimistic, trail NZ counterparts
Despite significant headwinds, 85 per cent of Australian respondents in Procore Technologies’ How We Build Now report remain confident about the 12 months ahead.
Challenges, ambition and investment in tech: the year ahead for the construction industry
In this fast-moving and volatile environment, the key challenge facing the construction industry is staying in control of costs, cashflow and profitability.
Coates launches ‘Greener Choices’ equipment range
Coates has launched its Greener Choices range of products that help reduce emissions, improve efficiencies and meet best practice environmental sustainability standards.
Tantek 4D manages construction of tallest modular-built high-rise in the world
To ensure successful project delivery, Tantek 4D wanted to simulate the construction of the high-rise to test not only the robustness of the developed schedule, but also the completeness of the 3D models.
Moddex delivers accessway for Warragul soccer pitch
Baw Baw Shire Council was looking to upgrade the soccer field and surrounds at Baxter Park in Warragul with an advanced facility featuring a FIFA certified synthetic playing surface.
How Revu is helping plan a return to offices
Teams with access to Bluebeam Revu can efficiently plan, create and communicate workspace reconfigurations – without having to turn to costly outside resources.
Payapps strengthens support for Australian construction
Payapps, a cloud-based construction technology software company, headquartered in Australia, has found that although COVID-19 uncertainty continues to disrupt the construction supply chain, increased adoption of digital technology is unlocking industry payment blocks.