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Part 2: Is Australia headed for a cladding crisis?

12 August 2019 - 02:00PM

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?

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Is Australia headed for a cladding crisis?

05 August 2019 - 02:00PM

This three-part series examines the implications of the widespread use on non-compliant for the construction industry.

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Congratulations to the 2019 NSW Earth Awards winners!

03 July 2019 - 02:00PM

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.

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7 signs you need help from an insurance broker

24 June 2019 - 02:00PM

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.

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Is your construction business safe from wild weather?

29 April 2019 - 02:00PM

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. 

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Need for cladding action has no easy answers

01 March 2019 - 02:00PM

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.

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The new mining boom [part 2]: fresh opportunities & lessons learned

30 January 2019 - 02:00PM

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.

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The new mining boom [part 1]: new risks, new approaches

23 January 2019 - 02:00PM

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.

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How the Trump-China trade war is impacting mining insurance

13 December 2018 - 10:00AM

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.

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D&O issues impacting the mining sector

05 December 2018 - 02:00PM

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.

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Building ministers call for consultation with insurers to tackle the cladding issue

06 September 2018 - 11:00AM

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.

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Cladding action against building surveyors likely to send insurance premiums even higher

24 July 2018 - 10:00AM

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.

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Predictably Unpredictable | A heads-up to Australian construction industry

15 June 2018 - 10:00AM

Gallagher has released a white paper analysing the increasing incidence of long-tail weather events and its implications for the construction sector. 

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Construction project delays: proactive management

05 June 2018 - 02:00PM

A construction project time schedule demands the coordination of numerous moving parts, the ability to factor in ‘float’, or ‘slack’, and having contingency plans in place for when the unexpected occurs.

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Could your construction business weather a catastrophe?

29 May 2018 - 02:00PM

Extreme weather events – in Australia and around the world – are becoming increasing likely. This probability has affected how insurance providers view construction business’s risk exposure. We unpack the some of the implications and include some pointers for business survival through an extreme weather event.

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Cladding alert: immediate changes to fire safety regulations 12 March 2018

14 March 2018 - 11:45AM

Changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) aimed at improving fire safety in high-rise buildings come into effect from 12 March 2018. For companies involved in high-rise residential building projects, understanding and complying with these requirements is critical to avoid being in breach of conditions.

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Don’t set yourself up for hire and rental insurance failure

03 November 2017 - 02:00PM

The hire and rental insurance landscape is a potential minefield for the unwary operator. Your insurance claim can be voided if you don’t have the right policy and if it doesn’t work with your hire rental agreement.

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8 cool ways technology is changing construction

26 September 2017 - 01:00PM

Welcome to the construction site of the future. People are still onsite, but there are fewer than there used to be. Some wear holographic headsets. Drones hover overhead. Builders can see through walls and harness superhuman strength, while robots whizz through more repetitive tasks.

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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 small business insurance policies would fail to adequately cover a SME if  forced to temporarily cease trading. Here’s why business income protection insurance deserves your close attention.

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