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Australian University Develops Building Material That Could Prevent Building Collapse during Earthquakes

A group of scientists at the Centre for Built Infrastructure Research at University of Technology Sydney, say they’ve found the solution to guarding buildings against earthquakes. The research was led by associate professor Behzad Fatahi and supported by Ruoshi Xu.

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Put Safety First in Construction This Year

The new year is well underway and sadly there has already been a number of deaths on Australian worksites and many more injured. But it’s not too late to start making safety the top priority and avoiding further injuries and

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Queensland Dozer Incident on New Year’s Eve

A 49 year old man has been killed in an incident at the Saraji open cut coal mine near Moranbah on New Year’s Eve. The incident is being investigated by the Queensland Mines Inspectorate. The worker died when the dozer

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These Are The Tallest Buildings on the Planet Now

When it comes to the world’s tallest buildings there’s one country that’s leading the race – China, having completed 88 buildings over 200 metres in 2018. According to research by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 143

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Female Construction Workers Benefit from Industry Opportunities

A recent article on News.com.au highlighted the soaring pay of women in the Australian construction industry. According to reports, female construction workers are benefiting from the boom in construction with pay packets over a hundred thousand dollars. Despite the financial

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NSW Construction Safety Blitz Proves a Success

SafeWork inspectors say the NSW Construction safety blitz aimed at reducing falls from heights was a success. The 12 month long blitz resulted in 1258 notices being issued to stop work or improve work processes. Inspectors made 1000 visits to

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Husband and Wife Alleged Ringleaders in Construction Qualification Fraud

A man and woman have been arrested after an investigation revealed that they were the ringleaders behind a scheme issuing fake construction industry trade qualifications to unqualified people for a fee since 2015. The 55 year old man and his

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Victorian Building Company Fined for Failure to Provide workers with Safe Work Environment and System of Work

A Victorian building firm was fined $52,000 without conviction for failing to protect workers from fall risks. The incident is a reminder to employers about the importance of providing a safe working environment to workers as well as a safe

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SafeWork Blitz Outcomes Acheived

SafeWork NSW says a 12 month construction industry blitz aimed at reducing falls from heights has achieved its intended outcome of improving working at heights safety and compliance. According to Tony Williams, SafeWork NSW Executive Director, inspectors visited 1000 sites

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How to Get a Construction Job in Australia

As the new year approaches you may be thinking it’s time to start looking for a new job, perhaps in the rewarding and challenging field of construction. You should know that while the construction industry is lucrative, before you can

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