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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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Concrete Fasteners Compliance

January 10, 2017 0 Comments
Concrete Fasteners Compliance

For many years Australia had no regulation for the selection, design, or installation of concrete fasteners and anchors for the Building and Construction Industry. And up to recent times there have been reports of a number of serious failures of concrete fastening and anchoring systems during construction. These failures were due to poor choice of […]

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Troubleshooting Dampness in a Home Renovation

December 26, 2016 0 Comments
Troubleshooting Dampness in a Home Renovation

Dampness within a building can cause many issues – including a build-up of mould (creating health problems) and defects (structural problems). If you’ve been called in to inspect or renovate a building that has damp patches and stains, then it is useful to know what some of the common causes for dampness are and where […]

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Project Bank Accounts Relating to Builders

December 19, 2016 0 Comments
Project Bank Accounts Relating to Builders

In an attempt to protect subcontractors from the ripple effect of major corporate collapses, the government has decided to implement Project Bank Accounts in every construction project worth more than $1 million in Queensland, by the beginning of 2019. In order to support the transition, the government has further expressed its support by planning to […]

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Need for Construction Professionals on the Rise

December 12, 2016 0 Comments
Need for Construction Professionals on the Rise

Great news for Construction Professionals as the need for tradespeople and professionals within the building and construction sector in Australia is currently on the rise. This is following red hot conditions in the apartment building market. According to a recent analysis of employment, the demand for construction professionals in Australia was up by 13% in […]

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Rubber Flooring for Aged Care Facilities

December 1, 2016 0 Comments
Rubber Flooring for Aged Care Facilities

With the need for Aged Care Facilities growing, the construction industry is working hard to cater for this sector’s unique needs. When looking at the vast range of issues involved with design and construction of Aged Care Facilities, safety for residents, staff and visitors is a major issue. Rubber flooring is just one of the […]

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What is RPL?

November 23, 2016 1 Comment
What is RPL?

If you’re considering further studies or training, take a closer look at the skills that you already have and you might be surprised at how little time you need to get your qualifications. If you’re skilled enough, you may not even have to study at all and still obtain a qualification. RPL or Recognition of […]

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What are Units of Competency?

November 14, 2016 0 Comments
What are Units of Competency?

Confused about units of competency, elective units, modules, courses and other building qualifications training jargon? Then you’ve come to the right place! Let’s take the confusion away and look at the different parts that make up the training qualification in an easy to follow format. Think of: Units of Competency as centimetres Modules as metres […]

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Government Funding to Get Your Builders Licence in QLD

October 13, 2016 0 Comments
Government Funding to Get Your Builders Licence in QLD

The Queensland Government are offering funding to help tradesmen obtain a building qualification in QLD. That’s right, applicants only need to contribute $500 of the training fee to obtain their qualification. This funding support is applicable to the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building). The CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) […]

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Bricklayer’s Glossary of Terms

September 15, 2016 0 Comments
Bricklayer’s Glossary of Terms

Here’s a basic glossary of terms used by Bricklayers. As a Builder you will find that being familiar with this jargon can make life easier when being involved with brickwork. We’ve used the word ‘brick’ to describe the different terms. In reality it could be stones that you – or the workers on your site […]

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