Hear Gallagher's expert construction insurance broker Angela Vella speaking about the new range of risks construction companies need to be aware of in today's operating conditions.
Construction is one of the oldest industries around (it dates back to around 9000 BC) and its history is rich with astonishing triumphs and, unfortunately, devastating disasters.
Industry regulators are now reviewing construction standards frameworks with the aim of avoiding misunderstanding and misapplication of building codes relating to cladding. Stakeholders need to be abreast with these changes or run the risk of finding themselves in breach of these requirements.
How did the use of potentially unsafe cladding become widespread in the construction sector? What are the factors behind misunderstanding of the regulations and, in some cases, ill-informed exploitation of grey areas?
As the principal partner of the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) New South Wales Earth Awards, Gallagher is proud to congratulate the 2019 winners, who will progress to the national competition.
Cyclones Veronica and Trevor delivered an unmistakable warning about the impact of extreme weather events as they moved inland, bucketing torrential rain. Construction sites in affected areas were inundated, and it looks like there will be more where that came from.
Experts are observing a resurgence in the Australian mining industry – but have we learned from past mistakes? Gallagher National Head of Mining John Koeppler reviews the trends.
Experts are saying there's a resurgence in the Australian mining industry – but have we learned from past mistakes? Gallagher National Head of Mining John Koeppler reviews the trends.
Rising risks linked to decommissioning liabilities for exploration and production companies in the offshore oil and gas sector in Australia present a new challenge for the industry and regulators. Here’s what to be aware of.
Commodity prices have been fluctuating in the wake an escalating trade war between China and the United States, with mining insurance premiums also being impacted.
It’s an event oil and gas executives in WA remember very well. On 3 June 2008, a corroded gas pipeline ruptured, causing a crippling explosion at a processing plant on Varanus Island, off the state’s Northwest coast.
There is no domestic gas shortage to worry about according to the Australian Energy Market Operator, which informed the market in a recent 2018 outlook that the east coast shortfall feared in 2017 had been successfully averted.
The Northern Territory government made a landmark decision in April to lift its 18-month blanket ban on hydraulic fracturing, after findings from an independent scientific inquiry showed the risks of the industry could be mitigated, reduced or avoided.
The renewable energy surge in Australia continues, with the most recent Australia Institute’s 2018 quarterly Emissions Audit reporting grid energy such as hydro, wind and solar added to rooftop solar accounts for 25.6% of the August national electricity market.