Eye On The Industry

  • PGH Bricks Unveil Nine Key Design Trends With 2019 Styles Guide

    Bricks continue to be a superior, sustainable and progressive material with beauty and strength unequalled. Its solid structural capabilities deliver unrivalled versatility and endless customisation opportunities for contemporary Australian buildings, no...

  • Deakin Researchers To Create Micro-Villages

    Deakin researchers are working on a community project to deliver low-cost housing for retirees and elderly people living on limited incomes in Geelong. The ‘micro-village’ project, which recently received funding from...

  • Builders Commends Senate For Tax Cuts

    “Master Builders Australia commends the Senate for passing the Government’s income tax package in full,” Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia said. “Support for the tax cuts by the crossbench...

  • Plumbing Awards Celebrate 20 Years Of Excellence

    Congratulations to the finalists of the 2019 Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards who have demonstrated the diverse and excellent work of companies and individuals in the plumbing and gas industry. Supported...

  • Life’s Fragile. Don’t Blow It. Never Work Live

    If you are an apprentice or starting your career in the electrical industry, it’s likely you are in the second highest risk age group for workplace injury, according to the Australian...

  • Gasfitters Should Always Check The Manufacturers’ Installation Instructions

    The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) remind gasfitters to thoroughly read the manufacturers’ installation instructions prior to installing gas appliances. Failure to do so could leave an...

  • Incentives To Take On More Apprentices A Boost For Builders

    “The start of new incentives from July 1, 2019 for builders to take on apprentices and for people to start on a career in building and construction will be a boost...

  • Deakin Report Analyses Growing Number Of Apartment Building Defects

    A new Deakin University report examining the rising number of defects in apartment buildings has found they lead to significant distress in affected residents and owners. Lead researcher Dr Nicole Johnston,...

  • Stoddart Group Announces Winner Of ‘Work To Win’ Promotion

    Lewis Corker, a roofing contractor in Tullamarine, Victoria, was recently announced as the major winner of the Stoddart Group ‘Work to Win’ promotion, as part of the company’s 60th anniversary celebrations....

  • Building Certifier Insurance Crisis

    Construction industry leaders met in Canberra today to urge the Federal, State and Territory Governments to act now to address the building certifier insurance crisis that has potential to bring building...

  • VBA Tougher On Licensed Plumbers

    The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is getting tougher on licensed plumbers whose work fails routine compliance audits. Failed audits will prompt an additional VBA inspection of the plumber’s work within four...

  • We Will, We Will Gyprock You!

    GypROCKSTARS recognised in #ImAGyprocker campaign as entries open for the 2019 Gyprockers Awards. The 2019 Gyprockers Choice Awards returns this year, with a brand-new image. Continuing to pioneer the sector, CSR...

  • Post-Election Bounce In Housing Market

    “The number of building approvals for new homes across Australia increased during May, adding to evidence that Australia’s housing market is in the early stages of a recovery,” Shane Garrett, Master...

  • On Firm Ground: Smarter Building For Stronger Homes

    New software to assess building sites could save homebuilders thousands by avoiding structural damage caused by soil moisture changes. The software, named SURFACE and developed at RMIT University in collaboration with...

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