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.
As hold-ups become an increasing concern for construction projects, delay in start-up insurance (DSU) provides an option for managing the risk, but the terms can be complex and tricky to negotiate. Here's how it works.
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.
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.
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.
From domestic builds through to big infrastructure jobs, the impacts of work conducted onsite call for planning and management.
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?
This three-part series examines the implications of the widespread use on non-compliant for the construction industry.
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.
One of the questions we are asked a lot is, "Why do I need an insurance broker?". We've compiled 7 signs that indicate your business needs the help of an insurance professional.
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.
The most recent apartment building fire involving combustible cladding, Melbourne’s Neo200 tower early in February 2018, has accelerated concern about the need for urgent effective regulatory action.
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.
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.
The last 18 months have been marked by a surge of high-profile Directors' & Officers' (D&O) insurance class action claims – and mining companies have not been immune.
Australia’s building ministers are calling for a national approach to the combustible cladding issue in reaction to increases in insurance premiums and tightening of professional indemnity insurance terms affecting the construction sector.
In an ominous move for the cost of insurance premiums, Lendlease is suing the building surveying consultancy that approved the cladding for Melbourne's Royal Women’s Hospital for breach of contract in failing to identify that it was combustible and non-compliant.