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Brisbane Airport Runway Construction Creates Hundreds of Jobs

The Brisbane Airport’s new parallel runway is moving to the next stage and will create around 300 jobs in the process. The $1.4 billion new runway is due to open in 2020 and will double the capacity at the airport.

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Extreme Excavator Fails On Video

Excavators are invaluable on construction sites but without the proper planning and training, they can prove extremely dangerous. The excavator fails in this video are a reminder of what can go wrong.  

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More Changes to Construction Industry Regulation Expected

Last year there were a number of changes implemented in Victoria relating to law in the building and construction industry. There are now more changes going through the parliamentary process in bill form. Although their content could change, it’s important

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Heatwave Prompts Warning for Construction Workers in Canberra

Canberra has experienced sweltering heat and there have been warnings to workers to remain safe when working in the heat. January’s temperatures this year were 10 degrees above the average minimum temperature for the month, so its evident that temperatures

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Man Denied Bail After Alleged Groping on Construction Site

A man has been denied bail after indecently assaulting a colleague on a construction site in Sydney. The 33 year man was a bogus “model agent” and “fashion designer”  as well as a photographer who would offer to take photos

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Construction Jobs Boom in Canberra in 2017

We can look forward to a strong year for construction employment, according to recruiters. There will be a strong demand for construction skills in the ACT and NSW, due to strong residential construction activity and infrastructure projects. Both trade workers

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Worker’s Fall From Scaffold Lands Him in Hospital

There has been a development in 3D printing in construction which could revolutionize the industry, or least where bridge design is concerned. Researchers have created the first 3D printed bridge in a park in Madrid. The bridge, made from micro-refined

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Scaffolding Incident Lands Worker in Hospital

A workplace accident has left a man with serious injuries, after falling more than 5 metres from a scaffolding. The man was at a worksite in northeast Victoria when the incident occurred, approximately 28km south of Wodonga. Around 8:45am the

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Employers and Workers Urged to Re-examine Safety

If you live in the ACT you’re already aware that temperatures are soaring, that is why Work Safety Commissioner, Greg Jones is reminding us to rethink safety on worksites especially where trade industries are concerned. It’s important that employers are

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Timber is the Material of Choice for Fraser Coast Council

Timber building material will be the material of choice for the construction projects of the Fraser Coast Council, after this Queensland council became the first to adopt a wood encouragement policy. Responsibly sourced wood will now be the first preference

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