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Tips and tools for managing subcontractors

19 September 2017 - 02:00PM

Managing subcontractors effectively is crucial to productivity and profitability. Experience, organisation and effective communication are all important factors. Here we nail down some of the common issues and their solutions.

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10 key questions to self-assess your construction business’s cyber risk

13 September 2017 - 02:00PM

With mandatory data breach reporting coming into effect on 23 February 2018, now is the time to review your business’s cyber security. These questions are designed to help you identify weak points in your business set-up.

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Don’t let suspending operations put you out of business

12 September 2017 - 02:00PM

Industry intel suggests most SMEs would fail if forced to temporarily cease trading. Here’s why business interruption cover deserves your close attention.

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It’s a tradie’s market in Australian construction today

08 September 2017 - 10:14AM

In many Australian cities the hunger for skilled building and construction tradespeople is so high that employers are poaching apprentices away from completing their training, according to a Construction News report based on Federal Department of Employment projections to the year 2019.

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5 modern engineering feats of construction

31 August 2017 - 02:02PM

These ambitious built structures push the boundaries of what engineering can achieve.

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How building and construction safety savvy are you?

29 August 2017 - 03:19PM

Take our 5-minute construction site safety quiz to test your knowledge against the industry stats and standards.

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Is the construction sector ready for extreme weather?

25 August 2017 - 12:10PM

Climate conditions are changing and the risks are increasing, delivering potential wins and losses for the building industry.

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Future of construction: 5 defining trends

22 August 2017 - 02:28PM

The CSIRO’s 2016 Farsight for Construction report on the future of Australia’s construction sector lists the top trends that are driving the way the industry will operate in 20 years’ time.

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5 key pain points in construction public and products liability

18 August 2017 - 04:19PM

Building contractors should definitely read the small print in these make or break areas of their business insurance contracts before they sign on the dotted line. The devil is in the detail.

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Insolvency risk in construction - be proactive

16 August 2017 - 12:37PM

The decline of the mining industry signalled the beginning of the end of the recent building boom in Australia, leaving the construction industry highly exposed. The economic risk is huge, given construction accounts for almost 10 per cent of employment, according to ABC News.

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