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Construction Labour Hire Operators in the Spotlight

May 26, 2017 0 Comments
Construction Labour Hire Operators in the Spotlight

The construction labour hire operators in Victoria and Queensland are being investigated as the government attempts to shut down devious operators who exploit labour hire workers. A Filipino worker Edwin de Castro, landed a job on a construction site in Narrabri, New South Wales through a labour hire firm. He was excited, however, his excitement […]

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Interesting Statistics on Construction Safety

May 12, 2017 0 Comments
Interesting Statistics on Construction Safety

Efforts to boost awareness on construction safety is rightfully afforded among all workers on construction sites, most especially to younger workers since many of them lack experience and are therefore more susceptible to accidents if not closely supervised. However, according to the data from Safe Work Australia from 2003 to 2013, records show that injury […]

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BIM and the Australian Construction Sector

May 5, 2017 0 Comments
BIM and the Australian Construction Sector

BIM offers a way for architecture, engineering, and building companies to streamline the construction process in a digital manner. For example, clash detection and creating an as-built model become more effective when they are done through BIM. Over the last few years, Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been seeing greater interest in the Australian Construction […]

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The Rise of Home Renovations in Australia

April 28, 2017 0 Comments
The Rise of Home Renovations in Australia

A recent report from the latest edition of the HIA Renovations Roundup made much of Australia’s $30 billion-plus home renovations market. That’s excellent news for workers in the building industry. The HIA Renovations Roundup is a unique quarterly industry survey. In terms of its reach, the renovations market is fairly substantial as the participants are […]

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Building Homes that are Pet Friendly

April 19, 2017 0 Comments
Building Homes that are Pet Friendly

According to the Animal Health Alliance, about 5 million households in Australia have pets, which is one of the highest records in the world. One-third of this figure are renting Australians, which means, there is a big demand for pet-friendly investment homes… many pet-owning rentals are finding it difficult to look for pet-friendly housing. If […]

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Waterproofing Construction Joints

April 3, 2017 0 Comments
Waterproofing Construction Joints

Concrete is one of the most common construction materials used in almost all types of infrastructure. From walls, bases, floors/ceilings, through to retaining walls, driveways, patios, roads, bridges and paths – it has a reputation for strength and durability. But while it can withstand a wide variety of weather conditions, it can be compromised by […]

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Celebrating 20 Years in the Construction Training Industry

March 20, 2017 0 Comments
Celebrating 20 Years in the Construction Training Industry

Guess who is turning 20 this year? While all the team members at Back to Basics Training would like to wish they were that wonderful age… it’s actually the company that celebrates 20 years this year! Hip! Hip! Hooray! 20 years! During that time Back to Basics has built a reputation for friendly, personable and […]

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Australian Standard Set to Improve Fire Safety

March 9, 2017 0 Comments
Australian Standard Set to Improve Fire Safety

Australians expect to be safe from risks of fire when frequenting public places such as malls, airports, and corporate buildings. Fire Safety includes designing buildings to allow quick evacuation and use of construction materials are to a standard. Serious injuries and tragic of loss of life due to fire reminds everyone just how important it […]

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Understanding Cracks and Building Damage

January 23, 2017 0 Comments
Understanding Cracks and Building Damage

Cracks and foundation movement are two major problems that can damage the appearance of, and compromise the overall building structure. The following symptoms and causes may be an indication of damage. Concrete Roof Slabs Cracks may vary in direction and depth, but these are commonly caused by: Shrinkage during setting Inadequate support Thermal movement Foundation […]

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Australian Hospital Construction Problems

January 16, 2017 0 Comments
Australian Hospital Construction Problems

It has been more than a year since Perth’s $1.2 billion Children’s Hospital was scheduled to open, but the project has had a setback due to unknown causes of the facility’s contaminated water supply. Media and the public interest has been drawn to the subject as the media is being blocked from a Supreme Court […]

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