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Industry research finds up to 74% of construction companies struggle to keep up with quality and safety regulations

A new Australian construction industry poll, commissioned by Procore Technologies Inc. and conducted by ACA Research, found that 64% of respondents are not currently accredited to the globally accepted quality management standard ISO9001:2015. Unsurprisingly, the OFSC COVID-19 accreditation for Commonwealth Government funded construction projects has become a key priority in 2020, yet just 31% of [...]

LED lighting finds business opportunities in smart city growth and energy efficiency initiatives

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, 2020 Annual Update of Global LED Lighting Market, finds that the increasing demand for energy-efficient lighting, the rising number of smart city projects and overall infrastructure development are driving the LED lighting market across the globe. The market is estimated to reach $82.0 billion by 2026 from $67.7 billion [...]

Construction company successfully trials 5G for high-tech applications

The future of 5G for business has officially landed. While there have been many hypothetical use cases for 5G, and predictions about the business applications it will enable, Australian-based Taylor Construction demonstrates firsthand that 5G has arrived, setting a new standard for 5G-enabled high-tech applications for the enterprise. Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered LTE [...]

Planning greener, healthier cities – from the data up

A new study by the University of South Australia indicates important gaps in urban planning data need to be addressed to ensure key development decisions are evidence-based. The South Australian Government is working on a new metropolitan planning strategy to make Greater Adelaide more sustainable and liveable, but a new report from the UniSA node [...]

ABCC takes action after company fails to pay subcontractor for work at Parliament House

The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) has filed Federal Circuit Court proceedings against NSW company N-Cap Pty Ltd alleging it failed to comply with a compliance notice requiring it to pay a subcontractor for work at the Australian Parliament House Security Upgrade project in Canberra. The ABCC initiated an audit of N-Cap to [...]

Vision for a more people-friendly city a step closer to reality

The NSW Government will contribute $1 million to help the City of Sydney create an additional 9,000m2 of public space for pedestrians in the heart of the city. Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the proposed works would extend and permanently convert pedestrian areas at the southern end of George Street. “The CBD and South [...]

CoreLogic Market Movement Report points to rising construction activity over the year

CoreLogic captured approximately 2,429 projects moving into construction across the December quarter. This outcome delivered a result that was -7.8% lower than the number of projects commencing in the previous quarter. In addition, the value of construction projects commencing was down 7.0% over the quarter, to $13.1 billion. According to CoreLogic commercial research analyst [...]

Registration key to improving engineering standards

The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) has welcomed Victoria’s decision to introduce a mandatory registration scheme for engineers saying it will lift standards in the profession. The Victorian Government recently introduced the Engineers Registration Bill in the state parliament, a move that will likely see Victoria join Queensland in requiring mandatory registration [...]

Making ageing asbestos in buildings less dangerous in the short term

Practices to make asbestos less dangerous where it is not immediately possible to remove it have been examined by the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency in a new report that looks at current ways of containing and stabilising asbestos, particularly in roofing. The Agency has examined current products and practices used to contain and [...]

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