In spite of the Construction, Infrastructure, and Engineering industries dominating Australia's economy, there is a lack of female representation in either executive, leadership, and technical roles. In the construction industry in Australia, the number of … about What is the status of women in construction?
The construction industry has a productivity problem. That is, according to a McKinsey Global Institute report which found that the construction industry’s global labor-productivity growth was only 1 per cent per year over the past … about What’s behind the construction industry’s productivity problem?
Most people understand what harassment is and how it hurts protected groups who are targeted and the businesses where workplace harassment occurs. Employers are held to a standard of reasonable care to prevent harassment on … about From the Top Down: Ending Sexual Harassment in the Construction Industry
That master strategist Sun Tzu knew a thing or two about out-thinking the competition. Turns out his focus on strategy over strength can be applied to gaining an edge in the construction industry. Once you … about How “The Art of War” Can Help You Outthink Your Construction Competition
The Sustainable Materials and Research Team (SMaRT) team at the University of NSW, led by Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla is doing just that. It has developed the concept of “micro-factories” to transform the waste into … about The dawn of micro factories: Back to the future with small scale manufacturing
The report presents an in-depth analysis of the engineering construction, non-residential building, and apartment sectors and ranks the largest 100 companies operating in these sectors during the 2016/17 financial year based on contract values.
Project management is one of the most challenging responsibilities both in and out of the construction industry. The well-overused phrase “keeping all the plates spinning” does not even begin to describe the complexities and pressure … about How to Avoid Schedule Delays
This is the first part of a two-part series on how you can improve life as a construction manager by being aware of your emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) and how to work on improving it. … about Trying to Manage Difficult Personalities? First, Check Your Emotional Intelligence
While experience shows a healthy return of benefits to projects incorporating prefabrication, 86 per cent of construction firms surveyed by FMI and the BIM Forum said the prefab process is either not effective or needs … about Why Prefab Construction Isn’t Used More
Construction’s opportunities and challenges are slowly coming into view for 2018. Forecasters are adjusting earlier predictions to account for economic and political realities, so next year’s outlook for construction is starting to look slightly less … about The Ultimate Construction Cheat Sheet for 2018