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Study Proves Long Hours Could be Bad for Your Health

The results of a recent study are especially important for those in the construction industry to consider because of the long hours we sometimes work. According to the study by researchers from University College London, working longer hours could affect

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Free Safe Work Webinar for Small Businesses

Small business operators who aren’t sure how to establish and maintain a safe work environment will be getting some free help from WorkCover NSW with an interactive webinar on Tuesday, September 1st. The free interactive webinar which will be held

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New Materials Revolutionizing Building Facades

Construction website Sourceable.net recently posted an article about some of the materials that are revolutionising building facades. The materials each have their own unique benefits, some aesthetic, some environmentally beneficial. ETFE : is known for its use on façades or skylight material.

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Crane Collapses in Holland, Demolishing Homes and Injuring 20

A crane collapses in a Dutch town while trying to move a large section of a bridge into place across a waterway. The dramatic collapse brings down houses and injures at least 20 people in the process. Watch the video

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UK Shortage of Construction Workers – Bricklayers in Highest Demand

A recent blog on FT.com discussed an interesting phenomenon taking place in the UK, which we in Australia can draw similarities to. According to statistics the UK is training too many hairdressers and not enough bricklayers. Apparently the declining number

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Asbestos Discovery on Sydney Building Site

A prohibition notice has been issued after asbestos was discovered on a construction site in Sydney. Tests discovered that fibrous building panels on the site contained asbestos. The panels were imported from China containing chrysotile asbestos. The panels had already

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Australian Economy Losing Billions to Alcohol and Drug Related Absenteeism

A recent report published by Flinders University’s National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) revealed that alcohol and other drugs is costing the Australian economy more than $3 billion annually. This is an increase from $1.2 bn in

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Illegally Imported Building Materials Put Australians at Risk Each Day

A scary revelation has been made – illegally imported building materials across the country are putting Australians at risk due to exposure to asbestos. The Asbestos Safety and Eradic­ation Agency has issued a warning about the hidden problem of asbestos containing building

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Man Fell into Hole on Queensland Building Site

A worker fell into a 5 metre deep hole on a building site in southeastern Queensland recently, resulting in injuries to his head and back. The thirty-something man reportedly just stepped into the hole and fell. Emergency personnel were called to

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Need a Job? Switch to Construction

According to an analysis of 2,700 companies from 2014 the pharmaceutical and construction industries are experiencing the greatest skills shortages. An article on MarketWatch.com advised job seekers, that both of these industries have quality, higher-than-average paying jobs and a skills

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