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Spike in Quarter Construction Figures

Construction figures soared over the past quarter, jumping 15.7 per cent to $61.9 billion. The spike can largely be attributed to engineering work which includes mining, roads and bridge construction. In contrast to the rise in engineering construction, residential construction

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Women Benefiting from construction boom

A recent post on DailyTelegraph.com.au highlighted how women should “cash in” on the booming construction industry in NSW. Women are being encouraged by the Vocational and Educational Training (VET) sector to take advantage of opportunities in construction, and not get

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Construction Spending Soars in July

Good news from the the Australian Industry Group (AIG) and Housing Industry Association (HIA), the Performance of Construction Index rose 4.5 points to 60.5 in July. This was the fastest growth experienced in the industry in 12 years. This impressive

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Cranes Erupt Across Cairns Skyline

The Cairns skyline is dotted with cranes, signalling healthy construction activity. Among the projects responsible are the inner city development boom by hotel magnate Ghassan Aboud. This is also good news for employment with the 3 Crystalbrook Collection projects creating

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Apartment Building Engineering Rose in May

Construction sector activity has expanded at its fastest pace in more than 2 and a half years according to the Ai Group and Housing Industry Association in their Performance of Construction Index, this was mostly due to an upturn in

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Construction Activity Slows But Residential Remains High

Statistics show that construction nationally has slowed for the fourth month, particularly in the engineering construction sector. According to the Housing Industry Association (HIA), the latest Performance of Construction Index rose 0.7 points in July to 47.1, still below the 50 point

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