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NSW Affordable Housing – Challenge and Market Failure

The time for debating affordability must have passed. It’s time for action. The problem in New South Wales and across Australia. Over the last 15 years, Australia’s housing supplies have failed to meet the needs of an increasing number of households caught in a widening gap between traditional providers. This gap is widening despite attempts to stimulate increased supplies from every source. Social housing supplies have not met the demands

Enterprise Agreement AE406423 – Is that all there is?

Construction Productivity is the word on every politician and constructor’s lips these days – but so far one would have to ask, “Is that all there is?” Industry calls for the reinstatement of the ABCC as the construction industry’s watchdog to tame lawless union behaviour are reaching new heights. In an opinion piece written by Master Builder Association, CEO Wilhelm Harnisch, for construction E-News Sourceable1 it’s hard to disagree that

Connecting Advanced Precast & informed clients can deliver productive outcomes

This report started with my observations of Meriton’s current residential development at Macquarie Park. I have been looking for examples where increased off-site manufactures can contribute to more efficient on-site construction productivity. For those interested, it is instructive to have a look around projects under construction to observe thosewhere there are signs of good organisation and pre- planning. I am keen to identify instances where smart clients are able to

World class Favco cranes have come a long way since 1923 – A construction productivity perspective

Who has not seen a Favco crane sitting atop a major construction site? They are an amazing piece of engineering, fabrication and erection. Now widely used in construction, engineering infrastructure and on off shore gas and oil platforms one can see Favco cranes on projects in Australia, the US, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, the Middle East and UK. Some 120 cranes are now manufactured and supplied to these countries

Harry Triguboff could be the modern day Albert Jennings, but who will follow him?

A few standout names have defined their time in the evolution of housing in Australia. In my view Harry Trigguboff’s Meriton must be given credit as today’s market leader. Albert Jennings defined post war housing from the company’s formation in 1932. Other equally successful housing business proprietors of their time include: L J Hooker who defined the development and sale of green fields land for housing from the 1950s and

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