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Youi Builds Global HQ on Coast

The Sunshine Coast is the location for the new global headquarters of the insurance company Youi. The first stage of construction on the $68 million building  has begun at Sippy Downs and will include a public outdoor plaza, public recreational

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Sydney Man Critical After Roof Fall

Work from heights safety is once again in the spotlight following an incident in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs recently. A man, apparently in his twenties was seriously injured after falling from the roof of a 2 storey building. The man had

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Building Approvals Faster and Easier with Reforms

There’s good news for the construction industry in Tasmania, the new Building Bill which passed through Parliament last week will make it quicker and easier for permits to be approved on basic building projects in the state. The industry has

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Victoria’s First High Rise School Construction

The Victorian State Government announced the first high rise school to be built in South Melbourne, to accommodate 525 students. The five storey high school will be designed by architecture practice Hayball to form part of the Montague precinct in

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Worker’s Death Prompts Safety Calls

  A construction worker was recently killed after he was struck by a fallen crane in Belconnen, renewing calls for worksites to have stricter safety procedures in place. The deceased worker was a 62 year old Sydney man who was

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Study Indicates Physical Inactivity Costing The Economy

In a world-first study, researchers from the University of Sydney have found that in 2013, physical inactivity cost the global economy $67.5billion in healthcare costs and productivity losses. An increasingly sedentary lifestyle comes at a cost to the economy, as

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Electrician Suffers Burn Injuries, Employer Fined

An electrician has suffered burn injuries and his employer fined $60,000 following an arc flash incident at Atlas Iron’s Wodgina iron ore project in Pilbara. The incident took place in November 2013 but the company was found guilty in July

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Construction Worker Safety

August is Tradies National Health month and tradies are being urged to pay particular attention to musculoskeletal disorders, the most common injuries among tradespeople. WorkCover Queensland said it’s a good time for tradies to keep a check on their safety,

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Do Not Illegally Disconnect Electricity Supply Before Renovations or Demolitions, Tradies Warned

Tradespeople have been warned not to illegally disconnect electricity supply before renovations or demolitions as this is a practice that endangers not only workers but members of the public. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland have urged contractors and tradies not

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The Advantages of Steel Frame Construction

Steel frame construction is popular because of a number of advantages which are highlighted in a post by a framing systems manufacturer on a popular architectural website. One of the main benefits that we may not have known is overall

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