Cracks emerge in Sydney Skytrain

There have been reports of cracks emerging in the $8.3 billion Sydney Skytrain, the latest addition to Sydney Infrastructure. There are 24 concrete spans which have been erected to help support the Skytrain, 2 of these are said to feature cracks. There are fears that these two spans could have to be pulled down. Each […]

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Australian Construction Edges Higher

New home sales across the majority of Australia have been slowing down for consecutive months from September 2015. The projected over supply of housing projects created from foreign buyers and increased investor activity is said to be the primary cause for the slow down. Sydney is however the only exception to this at present with […]

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Meet the decision-makers and the right people

Sydney Build is kicking off the Christmas season with updated announcements for the much anticipated VIP ‘Meet The Buyers’ Panel & networking sessions. There will be five separate sessions spanning the two-day expo (10th – 11th March), to cater to every professional in the construction field. In acknowledgment of the different types of construction developers, […]

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Construction trends and movements

Australia  – Minimum requirements for all new building works have been published by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) within the National Construction Code (NCC) series. The NCC covers areas such as health and safety, amenity, sustainability and accessibility. It is mandatory to comply with the NCC when undertaking new building works through its adoption […]

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Concrete Problems Today Are Multi-factorial

Regular and planned asset maintenance is vital for reinforced concrete structures. Such maintenance shall not be a ‘cosmetic repair’ rather a proper root cause analysis must be carried out to identify and understand the actual source of the problem. Though material selection is an important step in asset maintenance and refurbishment projects but only after […]

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Green and sustainable building

A key trend in Australia’s construction industry is environmental protection and sustainable building. Last year, the Australian green building industry topped in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) survey. With the Australian sector and the New Zealand sector scoring 69 points, it is 69 points from Aussies and Kiwis against average of 56 points […]

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2015 showed promise and so will 2016

Last year, different reports and indices indicated that the Australian construction industry continues to show promise and rise. The surge in residential construction is strong and is foreseen to continue to boom; the rise in The Australian Industry Group and Housing Industry Association’s Performance of Construction Index did not only result from residential building boom, […]

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Construction innovation and productivity

Australia has reached its 23rd year of continuous economic growth. To keep striving for further development, the government is putting in an increased effort to drive productivity and increase innovation, which extends to the construction sector. The Built Environment Faculty at the University of New South Wales recently hosted a Construction Leaders Forum, which was […]

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Marketing tools – Construction industry

Sydney, Australia (September 15, 2015) – The Australian construction industry continues to show promise and rise. The surge in residential construction is strong and is foreseen to continue to boom; the rise in The Australian Industry Group and Housing Industry Association’s Performance of Construction Index did not only result from residential building boom, it has […]

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Construction Boom Is Set To Stay In Sydney

The construction industry in Sydney is looking brighter than ever. According to the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), the dollar value of building work done on commercial office space throughout New South Wales is predicted to rise from $1.694 billion in 2013/14 to more than $2 billion by 2016/17. A number of large projects, including […]

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Building a Strong, Safe and Prosperous future

The Australian Government is taking significant steps to create a sound future for the country; one year after announcing the $50 billion investment in world-class infrastructure, there are a flurry of projects breaking the ground. James Briggs, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development stated, “The 2015 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan […]

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