Entries by Gemma Walker

WE NEED YOUR HELP

ACT MBA members need your urgent support.

Canberra contractors have been written out of the capital’s largest ever construction project because of a refusal to do a deal with the CFMEU. An ACT Government/unionsACT MoU gives the union an effective veto over construction tenders. The CFMEU has invoked that veto in a deal with the […]

NEW FORECASTS CHART THE PASSING OF TWO BOOMS, BUT THIS IS NO TIME FOR GLOOM

New building and construction industry forecasts released today chart the passing of two booms – in mining and residential – and the impact on this important sector of the Australian economy.

Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) released the latest ACIF Forecasts, revealing how the sector is coping with another double digit fall in engineering construction […]

EVEN OFFSETTING HOUSING: SLOW INFRASTRUCTURE SPEND TO PULL CONSTRUCTION DOWN, ACIF SAYS

By Michael Bleby

The slump in mining-related engineering work has widened to sectors such as bridges, railways and harbours, causing a peak industry body to lower its predictions for construction industry spend over the next four years. The Australian Construction Industry Forum has slashed its half-yearly expectations of engineering construction work for every year from […]

AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF BUILDING ANNOUNCE WINNING LEADERS IN THEIR FIELD

AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF BUILDING ANNOUNCE WINNING LEADERS IN THEIR FIELD ACT CHAPTER The Australian Capital Territory Chapter of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) has announced the AIB Professional Excellence in Building Awards for 2016.

More than eight building and construction professionals have been recognised at this year’s Awards which were attended by leading industry […]

ACIF – FORECASTS SHOW THERE IS NO NEED FOR DOOM AND GLOOM

The last release of industry forecasts in November 2015 shaved off between $2-$4 billion per year for the next three years in anticipated work demand for the building and construction sector in Australia. Much has happened since then, and the consequences for residential building, non-residential building and engineering construction will be reflected in the Australian […]

THREE WAYS TO FIND OUT THE UPCOMING DEMAND FOR ARCHITECTS, BUILDERS, ENGINEERS AND CONTRACTORS TO 2026

Having visibility over future demand for work helps businesses large and small prepare for success – or batten down the hatches for a rough ride. The ACIF Forecasts is the building and construction industry’s own service that provides reliable, comprehensive forecasts for building and construction across Australia, with detail for the next eight quarters and […]

PUBLIC AUCTIONS SIGNAL FINAL PHASE OF GOVT RESPONSE TO MR FLUFFY (ACT)

Public auction of the first five Mr Fluffy remediated blocks tomorrow (TUESDAY) commences the final phase of the Government’s response to removing Mr Fluffy from our community. “It was just over 18 months ago that the Asbestos Response Taskforce was created by the Government to provide a coordinated and compassionate response to this complex community, […]

INNOVATIVE COMMUNICATION WITH LOCAL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY (ACT)

Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations, Mick Gentleman MLA, today launched the first of a series of safety videos that will be sent directly to the mobile phones of local construction workers.  “Communicating with construction workers about health and safety issues has its challenges given the nature of their work.  These short videos, that […]

‘CONSTRUCTION KING’ SYDNEY DOMINATES CRANE INDEX (NSW)

Almost half of Australia’s cranes are on Sydney’s skyline making it the nation’s ‘construction king’, the latest RLB Crane Index shows. RLB said there are now 288 cranes on Sydney’s skyline the greatest level of activity Sydney has experienced since the Index’s launch in 2013. Crane activity has more than tripled in Sydney over the […]