It'll give you greater control, eliminate budget blowouts and enhance productivity. Here's Frank Feustel on the benefits of adopting a digital business management solution.
Sole aims to make it simple for small business owners to manage their money from their smartphones.
A new industry poll from Procore reveals how much time is dedicated to quality assurance in Australian construction.
Grocon, the Australian construction empire that grew from the family concreting business started by Luigi Grollo in Melbourne in 1948, is on its last legs. But Grocon, the privately held property development empire headed by Luigi’s grandson Daniel Grollo, will continue to operate.
The 2020 Federal Budget, delivered last night, does little to support apprentices in the long term and is a missed opportunity to spark a construction boom, says the CFMEU National Construction Division.
Construction Skills Queensland's Annual Training Plan features increased investment in apprenticeship pathways, small business know-how and a mental health program.
Design professions like architecture and engineering are set to go over a cliff in September. Geoff Hanmer of the University of Adelaide says construction is set to follow them in 2021.
Small businesses in Australia’s construction, manufacturing and healthcare sectors are most confident about the state of their industry over the remainder of 2020, according to a new research report released today by Xero.
Spence was a growing company when Tim Hassett joined, and it was soon decided a digital solution was needed to help manage the companies 90 workers on 18 sites in Victoria. Today he's the company's building manager. Here, he fills us in on how digitising construction management has enabled scaleable growth in times where remote management are more important than ever.
When asked to reveal why they would present to work with headaches, a stuffy or runny nose, or a sore or tingly throat, 58 percent say the symptoms were not serious enough to justify time off work. Forty-two percent say it's because they have too much work to do with no replacement available, 29 percent believe their employer won't regard their symptoms as serious enough, while 24 percent don't want to use up their sick leave or say they will have pressure from their employer to present to work.
Master Builders Australia has welcomed the Federal Government's move to amend its procurement and contracting arrangements to support businesses through COVID-19.
To make the lockdown easier to bear for residents, air conditioning and heating jobs, electrical services jobs and painting jobs were some of the jobs to see in increase in April.
It's unsurprising that business confidence has dropped considerably at this time. Sixty-nine percent of construction companies were confident about industry business conditions at the beginning of the year, compared to only 43 percent two months later. Small businesses are the hardest hit – only 30 percent working in businesses of 10 or fewer are confident about industry business conditions. Thirty-three percent of builders in the survey said they would need to close down if business doesn't improve over the next 12 months.
A number of subcontractor representatives and peak bodies have issued a joint call to the Prime Minister and state Premiers to implement cascading statutory trusts.
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has released its quarterly report on the housing market forecast for Australia, with an upswing in construction expected.
According to the Housing Industry Association (HIA) the first home buyer scheme has been particularly successful with specific areas, but this isn't necessarily great news for the construction industry, as there is a greater demand for existing homes than new builds.
Australian building and construction businesses affected by the impact of the coronavirus should seek professional help immediately and not take a head-in-the-sand approach, says national insolvency and business recovery specialist Jirsch Sutherland.
Better Building talks with Lucas Piperides and David Hosking, the intergenerational duo taking HL Landscapes to new heights.
TURLOUGH GUERIN raises six more questions for environmental and sustainability professionals to ask themselves before pitching a project.
TURLOUGH GUERIN explains how environmental and sustainability professionals can lead projects in alignment with an organisation's development agenda.
Subcontractors concerned about delayed or non-payments may find relief in a recent push for builders to establish project bank accounts.
In acknowledgement of the UN Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we look at ways employers can address domestic violence in the workplace.
The importance of effective leadership in the building industry is often overlooked, but that needs to change to ensure greater accountability and success.
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) is celebrating the positive conclusion of a campaign designed to streamline Building Award allowances.
The High Court's milestone judgement on Mann v. Paterson Constructions clarifies contractor rights to quantum meruit in cases of contract repudiation.
Looking for a way to boost your business? Start by overcoming the challenges of the quoting process, writes MICHAEL REID.
flexigroup's LIBBY MINOGUE shares four tips on how building business owners can give their customers what they want and keep them coming back for more.
The Impact Accelerator is designed to fast-track innovation in environmental and social change to prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.
Developers who fixate on delivering a project a certain way risk losing perspective of the project's purpose, resulting in a loss of value.
A mental health crisis is unfolding on the site of the UK's largest post-war construction project, refuelling discussion about a tragic issue felt across the industry on a global scale.
A new benchmark report on email marketing reveals some interesting and potentially revenue-driving results for professionals in the built environment industry.
Buying a finished house and building a property are two completely different options and require a different approach when applying for finance, writes Jason Arnold.
Over 75 percent of Australians working in the construction sector are currently working on a side project as they look to turn their passion into a reality, according to new research from the AMP Foundation.
Lotus CEO Liz Jones has been named Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year and also Victorian Medium and Large Business Winner, crediting the accolade to the “tremendous progress” for women in the building and construction industry.
Australian small businesses are concerned about the impact of the impending Federal Election and are delaying critical business decisions, which could impact job growth and investment.
“If you've got minimal marketing spend, digital is the way to go,” Cashman asserts. “A hundred times over I would spend the money on digital before I wasted money on business cards, brochures or press advertising in the local paper.”
To optimise productivity in any industry, it is essential that communication is clear and efficient. But collaboration technology hasn’t been supporting the building and construction industry as well as it could, leading to less than optimal productivity.
The builder won the award for its construction of Perth's Optus Stadium.
Hansen Yuncken has won the Liberty National Education Facility Award for its construction of the University of Newcastle’s NeW Space at November's National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards.
The Australian Building Codes Board has published some key changes to the 2019 NCC.
A new report concludes SMBs in the construction industry face increased pressures at this time of year.
In this era of increasingly intricate construction protocols, the growing chasm between site, office and the client can swallow fragile project profits. Don’t we owe it to both boots and suits to build a new collaborative model?
Kenny Ingram, Global Industry Director of IFS shares his thoughts on how the Australian construction companies can best manage labour shortages.
The ACCC (has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from home builder Wisdom Properties Group Pty Ltd (Wisdom) to remove contract terms contained in its standard home building agreements that are unfair under the Australian Consumer Law.
Many businesses in the building sector feel that they should have a social media presence, but find it daunting or are unable to dedicate the time and resources to it. The key is knowing if your business will benefit from having a social media presence or not.