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Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge will soon open
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:07:13 +1100
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge set to open for traffic on October 24.
Central Queensland building company goes into administration
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:24:43 +1100

Devastated tradesmen are told they no longer have jobs at a major central Queensland builder. Sub-contractors say they never expect to be paid money owed.

Sydney's crane count is down, and they're not all going to Melbourne
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:09:47 +1100

With Australia's population topping 25 million this year, our major cities are not just spreading out, they're also stepping up.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 05:00:00 +1100

The construction industry has a women problem, but as one of its largest clients, government is uniquely placed to shake up our biggest boys club, write Natalie Galea and Abigail Powell.

Why are Canberra and Darwin hospitals identical, complete with 'snow eaves'?
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:36:25 +1100

Why was a building made for a cool climate chosen as the base design for the nation's tropical capital? And was it actually somewhat mysteriously based on a Canadian hospital? We have a look at the history of the buildings in Australia's two territories.

Crane driver suffers suspected spinal injuries in fall at Melbourne construction site
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 10:37:37 +1100

A 39-year-old construction site worker is being treated for suspected neck and leg injuries after he fell about 2 metres while climbing a ladder inside a tower crane on a construction site in Melbourne's CBD.

House price falls to continue as new loans dry up
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 23:57:13 +1100

New home lending has fallen to an almost eight-year low pointing to ongoing weakness in property prices.

Up to 900 jobs at risk at Jewel construction site, union warns
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 14:37:41 +1000

Workers strike for a second day on the $1 billion Jewel resort development in Surfers Paradise, with the CFMEU saying the situation is "unprecedented" and it fears for all 900 construction jobs.

Sydney Light Rail delayed again, completion now May 2020
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 11:41:50 +1000

The civil construction company building Sydney's troubled light rail tells a NSW parliamentary inquiry the project has been delayed again, and will not be complete until May 2020.

Off-the-plan apartment pain as property prices fall
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 05:14:39 +1000

Off-the-plan apartment buyers are being hit with the double-whammy of tougher home loan rules and falling property prices, leaving many struggling to complete their purchases.