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Marshall Islands run-down government building back on the agenda
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:50:00 +1000
The Marshall Islands government has taken its first steps to bringing all of its ministries together in one building, three years after they were split up across the capital Majuro.
Residents warn 'huge fight' ahead over proposed North Sydney smokestacks
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:18:20 +1000

North Sydney residents say they will challenge the Government's plans to build polluting smokestacks near schools, homes and parks as part of the Northern Beaches tollway.

Can the Gold Coast keep up with its 'crazy' construction boom?
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:40:22 +1000

On the northern Gold Coast, half-built houses, tradies and their vans are a common sight in an area where the population has jumped a whopping 35 per cent in a year.

Combustible cladding found on Brisbane hospital
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:32:23 +1000

The Queensland Government confirms cladding on Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital is combustible, after tests were conducted in the wake of London's Grenfell Tower inferno tragedy.

CIMIC shares bounce on strong first half result, while Rio Tinto and Oil Search disappoint
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:52:33 +1000

CIMIC has benefited from a flush of new infrastructure and mining projects, while Rio Tinto and Oil Search have been weighed down by maintenance work and adverse weather.

Carbon nanotube reactors
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:40:51 +1000
How do I know if the cladding on my building is safe?
Sun, 16 Jul 2017 12:19:21 +1000

In the wake of the catastrophic Grenfell Tower fire in London last month, how can I know if my low, mid or high-rise building is safe?

Low-rise buildings could be bigger fire risk, experts say
Sun, 16 Jul 2017 12:18:10 +1000

London's Grenfell Tower fire heightened fears across the world about the dangers of high-rise apartments, but now there are concerns some smaller buildings in Australia could be even more vulnerable.

MSF green power plant site construction
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:32:36 +1000
Housing construction falls, while job ads increase
Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:05:21 +1000

While there was a fall construction activity, driven by a sharp downturn in apartment approvals, a lift in job advertisements may point to a strengthening employment market.