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Tips and tools for managing subcontractors

14 October 2019 - 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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Are you covered for delay in start-up for construction projects?

09 October 2019 - 02:00PM

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.

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5 key pain points in construction public and products liability

30 September 2019 - 03:07PM

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

25 September 2019 - 02:00PM

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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Gallagher's Angela Vella on construction risk, for Insurance Business online

11 September 2019 - 01:31PM

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.

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Site considerations in construction projects

04 September 2019 - 02:00PM

From domestic builds through to big infrastructure jobs, the impacts of work conducted onsite call for planning and management.

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3 of the biggest disasters in construction history

28 August 2019 - 02:00PM

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.

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Part 3: Is Australia's construction industry headed for a cladding crisis?

21 August 2019 - 02:00PM

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.

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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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