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Mar

Emergency Planning Meter

A positive performance measurement tool used to assess the emergency planning and preparedness of an operational commercial construction site by walking around the project and observing items from a pre-determined list.

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Mar

Emergency Planning & Preparedness Audit Tool

An audit tool that can be used to verify documented emergency response requirements are in place on an operational construction site based on legal and other requirements of Australian standards.

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Mar

Guideline For Emergency Planning

A Guideline for emergency planning on commercial construction projects including leading practice initiatives.  

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Jan

Construction Outlook – November 2018

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Nov

Peak Construction Body Reappoints its Leaders

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Nov

Permit to Work System Training for Supervisors Managing Hot Works

A Permit To Work is a key part of a Permit To Work System and is a means of communicating between site management, supervisors and workers who carry out the high risk work to identify the hazards related to the work and the precautions to be taken by workers to safely complete the high risk work.

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Nov

Permit To Work System Training for Supervisors Managing Hot Works – Presenters Guide

The purpose of this Presenter’s Guide is to provide key messaging and content for delivery of the Permit To Work System Training for Supervisors Managing Hot Works & Other Permits training package.

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Aug

Hazard Profile – Fire Preparedness Planning – July 2018

The objective the Hazard Profile developed with industry is to inform emergency planning and response, including fire preparedness, for concrete framed construction trades.

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Jun

Construction Industry Leadership Forum Communique

A joint forum of leaders from industry and the Victorian and NSW public sectors that convenes at least every six months to drive improved collaboration and action around procurement and delivery of major government infrastructure projects, including through addressing capability and capacity constraints.

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May

Winner of the 2018 ACAA Announced

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Mar

Case Study – Barangaroo Fire – March 2018

This case study draws on the circumstances related to a major fire incident at the Lendlease Barangaroo South Construction Project in March 2014.

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Nov

Finalists for the 2018 ACAA Announced

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Nov

Peak Constructors Body Appoints New Leaders

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Jun

Construction Outlook – June 2017

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Jun

ACA Confirms Evidence Given by ABCC Commissioner – 1 June 2017

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May

Australian Construction Achievement Award – Winner 2017

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Nov

ACA Congratulates Turnbull Government on ABCC Legislation

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Nov

Major Constructors Welcome Victorian Government Proposal to Review Public Construction Framework

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Nov

Finalists for the 2017 Australian Construction Achievement Award Announced

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Nov

Major Constructors Appoint New Leaders and Signal a New Direction for the Industry

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Nov

Construction Outlook – November 2016

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Jun

Major Constructors Support NSW Budget Boost for Jobs & Investment – 22 June 2016

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Jun

Construction Outlook – June 2016 Released

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Jun

Construction Outlook – June 2016

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Jun

Construction Technology Summit 2016

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May

Australian Construction Achievement Award 2016 Winner – 27 May 2016

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Feb

Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee – Inquiry into BCI Bills

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Feb

Senate Standing Committee on Economics – Inquiry into the Future Sustainability of Australia’s Steel Industry

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Feb

NSW Legislative Assembly Committee on Transport & Infrastructure – Inquiry into the Procurement of Government Infrastructure Projects

 

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Feb

Top Constructors Support ABCC Legislation – 2 February 2016

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Dec

Constructors Elect New President – 27 November 2015

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Nov

Major Contractors Support Royal Commission 21 August 2015

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Nov

Changing the Game – How Australia Can Achieve Success in the New World of Mega Projects – October 2015

An analysis of the factors affecting the delivery of mega projects and how Australia can successfully deliver these projects into the future.  

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Oct

Construction Outlook – October 2015

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Aug

Australian Constructors Association Calls for National Building Legislation to be Passed by Senate Media Release

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Aug

Construction Industry Launches New Initiative to Woo Students Media Release

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Jun

ACAA Projects on ABC News

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Jun

Constructors Release Safety Resource Material to Industry Media Release

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May

May Construction Outlook

A bi-annual survey, providing an excellent barometer on the state of the engineering and non-residential building sectors – on a national and key market basis.

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May

Decline in Major Construction to Continue Into 2016 Media Release

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May

Industry Applauds Winner of Australian Construction Achievement Award Media Release

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May

Construction Industry Leaders to Advise Victorian Government on Key Infrastructure Media Release

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Apr

April Submission to Senate Education & Employment Legislation Committee on Construction Industry Amendment (Protecting Witnesses) Bill 2015

A joint submission by Australian Industry Group and the ACA in support of the Construction Industry Amendment (Protecting Witnesses) Bill 2015.

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Apr

April Electrical Guidelines – Welding Electrical Safety

Sets out the minimum safe work practices to ensure appropriate electrical risk controls are in place for welding and allied processes to prevent persons being electrocuted or injured by electricity or property being damaged.

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Apr

April Electrical Guidelines – Underground Services

For individuals undertaking work near underground services, to manage the risk of striking underground services resulting in harm to persons and damage to property, plant and equipment.

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Apr

April Electrical Guidelines – Testing Electrical Installations

Tests and checks to eliminate electric shock to persons and damage to equipment caused by incorrectly or poorly installed electrical equipment or wiring.

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Apr

April Electrical Guidelines – Single Phase Generators

To ensure a safe working environment when using a single-phase portable generator and the optimal circumstances for the operation of a 30 Milliamp (mA) Residual Current Device in fault situations.

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Apr

April Electrical Guidelines – Prevention of Overhead Strike

Outlines the minimum steps to be taken by construction businesses and workers when working in close proximity to live power lines in order to eliminate electrocution or electric shock to persons and damage to equipment.

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Apr

April Electrical Guidelines – Overhead Line Earthing

This guideline is to protect persons and equipment from hazardous voltages by establishing a systematic and safe method of maintaining non-hazardous voltage levels on transmission and distribution lines.

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Apr

April Electrical Guidelines – Investigation of Electrical Shock

Defines the methods that should be used by authorised electrical workers to technically inform an internal investigation following the report of actual, or suspected electrical shock in low voltage installations and or equipment.

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Apr

April Electrical Guidelines – Electrical Isolations

This guideline sets out the minimum health and safety work practices to perform electrical work involving the isolation and proving de-energisation of low voltage electrical equipment.

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Apr

April 2015 Applying ‘Fair & Just Culture’ Principles in Decision Making

A summary of the work of James Reason and Patrick Hudson, this document outlines the process involved and the benefits of applying ‘Fair and Just Culture’ principles when making decisions relating to consequence management for the construction industry.

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Apr

April 2015 Training Matrix

The Training Matrix provides a mechanism through which workforce training can be easily recorded and monitored by construction industry participants.

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Apr

April 2015 Training Needs Analysis Guideline

This guideline outlines the process involved in conducting a training needs analysis to determine any safety skills gaps within your workforce. Examples and templates are also provided.

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Apr

April 2015 Glossary of Safety Terms

This glossary brings together over 100 terms commonly used in the construction industry along with their definitions and links to further resources for information.

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Apr

April 2015 Lead Performance Indicators – Guideline

This document provides guidance to those operating in the construction industry on the benefits, development and use of lead indicators as a measure of safety performance.

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Apr

Constructors Welcome Appointment of NSW Cabinet Media Release

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Jan

Australian Constructors Association Calls for National Building Legislation to be passed by Senate Media Release

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Jan

January Submission on Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment (Retention Money Trust Account) Regulation 2014

Response to the Public Consultation Draft Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment (Retention Money Trust Account) Regulation 2014 with specific recommendations on certain aspects of the Regulation.

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Nov

Australian Constructors Association Elects David Saxelby as President

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Nov

Australian Construction Achievement Award – Finalists Announcement

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Oct

Construction Sector Awaits Infrastructure Lift

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Oct

October Construction Outlook

A bi-annual survey, providing an excellent barometer on the state of the engineering and non-residential building sectors – on a national and key market basis.

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Aug

August Safety in Design

This report discusses the role of design decisions that can eliminate hazards before work commences at a construction site.

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Aug

August Health & Safety Culture

The project aims to create a framework, and assessment tool to support the measurement and benchmarking of cultural drivers of H&S in the Australian construction industry.

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Aug

8 August 2014 ACA Safety Initiative Overview

An overview of the ACA Safety Initiative, including updates on core areas such as: Safety Culture, Safety by Design, and Leadership Capabilities.

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Aug

Constructors Lead the Way on Site Safety

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Jun

Construction Industry Welcomes Scope for Improvement Report

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Jun

June Scope for Improvement

Reflects on how well the Australian construction and infrastructure industry is responding to challenges and provides guidance on approaches to resolving issues.

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May

May Submission on Emissions Reduction White Paper

Response to the Emissions Reduction Fund White Paper. Addresses Australia’s emissions, the unique nature of the construction industry and the difficulties that the industry will have in engaging with the ERF scheme.

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May

May Construction Outlook

A bi-annual survey, providing an excellent barometer on the state of the engineering and non-residential building sectors – on a national and key market basis.

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May

Wind-Down of Mining Investment a Drag on Construction

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May

Industry Applauds Winner of Australian Construction Achievement Award

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Apr

April Submission to the Victorian Government on Drugs, Alcohol and Security

The ACA responds to the Victorian Construction Code Compliance Unit invitation for public consultation on proposed drug and alcohol and site security amendments to the Implementation Guidelines to the Victorian Code of Practice for the Building and Construction Industry.

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Apr

April Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry into Infrastructure Costs

The ACA responds to the draft Report released by the Productivity Commission on 13 March 2014, as part of the Commission’s Inquiry into public infrastructure financing, costs and productivity.

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Apr

April Submission to the House of Representatives Inquiry into Infrastructure Planning and Procurement

In this submission, the ACA makes recommendations focused upon advancing structural change to the way governments approach the development and approval processes impacting on the implementation of infrastructure projects.

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Apr

ACA Welcomes Decision Supporting Rule of Law on Construction Sites

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Mar

7 March Major Infrastructure Projects – Costs and Productivity Issues

This report seeks to provide some evidence in relation to construction sector costs and productivity in the delivery of public infrastructure projects to inform the current Productivity Commission inquiry.

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Feb

February Submission on Emissions Reduction Green Paper

ACA’s approach in this submission is predicated on the fact that the ACA considers that the Government’s preferred approach, as outlined in the Green Paper, does not contemplate the unique emissions profile of the construction industry and the difficulties that the industry will have in engaging with the scheme as proposed.

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Feb

ACA Prepared to Cooperate with Inquiry into Trade Union Activities

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Jan

ACA Announces Scholarships for Women in Engineering

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Dec

December Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Public Infrastructure

The ACA responds to the Issues Paper released by the Productivity Commission on 28 November 2013, as part of the Commission’s Inquiry into public infrastructure financing, costs and productivity.

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Nov

ACA Elects President

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Nov

Australian Construction Achievement Award Announces 6 Project Finalists

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Oct

Decline in Mining Construction Work to Weigh on Major Project Activity

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Oct

October Construction Outlook

A bi-annual survey, providing an excellent barometer on the state of the engineering and non-residential building sectors – on a national and key market basis.

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Aug

Nominate Now to Reward Australia’s Greatest Constructors

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May

Growth in Major Construction Work Expected to Slow Markedly

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May

ACA Welcomes Supreme Court Decision in CFMEU Contempt Case

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May

May Construction Outlook

A bi-annual survey, providing an excellent barometer on the state of the engineering and non-residential building sectors – on a national and key market basis.

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May

ACA Applauds Joint Winners of Australian Construction Achievement Award

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Feb

Leading Construction Industry Association Supports Disallowance of Building Code 2013

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Dec

Contractors Support Release of Draft NSW Guidelines for Government Building and Construction Projects

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Nov

ACA Unveils Major Workplace Safety Initiative

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Nov

ACA Elects New President

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Nov

Seven Finalists Announced for the Australian Construction Award

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Oct

Resources and Infrastructure Construction Growth to Slow

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Oct

October Construction Outlook

A bi-annual survey, providing an excellent barometer on the state of the engineering and non-residential building sectors – on a national and key market basis.

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May

May Construction Outlook

A bi-annual survey, providing an excellent barometer on the state of the engineering and non-residential building sectors – on a national and key market basis.

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May

Sydney’s Port Botany Expansion Project Wins the 2012 Australian Construction Achievement Award

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May

Resource Sector to Continue to Drive Construction Growth

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Nov

Seven Finalists Announced for the Australian Construction Achievement Award

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Nov

November Collision Avoidance

Review of the Australian Constructers Association (ACA) vehicle collision avoidance (CAS) technologies matrix is examined with reference to relevant standards, which concern vehicle interaction with persons, other vehicles, stationary objects and injury mitigation technologies.

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Oct

Resources Sector to Boost Engineering Construction

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Oct

October Construction Outlook

A bi-annual survey, providing an excellent barometer on the state of the engineering and non-residential building sectors – on a national and key market basis.

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Aug

August National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Industry Discussion Paper

The NGER Act 2007 Industry Discussion Paper assists ACA members by establishing agreed guidelines on the interpretation of responsibilities under the NGER Act. These guidelines will benefit the contracting sector and provide opportunity for knowledge-sharing.

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Jul

July Scope for Improvement

This report provides insight into how risk is identified, allocated and managed by industry players and provides guidance on procedures to promote appropriate risk allocation and management for the benefit of industry and the Australian economy.

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May

May Construction Outlook

A bi-annual survey, providing an excellent barometer on the state of the engineering and non-residential building sectors – on a national and key market basis.

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May

Strong Forecast for Engineering Construction – Cost Pressures to Intensify

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May

Melbourne’s West Gate Freeway Upgrade is the Winner of the Australian Construction Achievment Award

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Mar

Contractors Welcome Government’s Response to Resourcing the Future Report Media Release

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Dec

ACA Statement on the Building the Education Revolution Program

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Dec

ACA Elects New President

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Dec

Seven Finalists Announced for the Australian Achievement Award 2011

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Oct

October Construction Outlook

A bi-annual survey, providing an excellent barometer on the state of the engineering and non-residential building sectors – on a national and key market basis.

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Oct

Resources and infrastructure to drive construction upturn Media Release

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Sep

Retirement of Wal King AO

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Aug

BER Taskforce Recommendations Welcomed by Contracting Industry

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Jul

Statement of ACA President

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Jul

Resource Rent Tax – A Sensible Compromise Media Release

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May

Contractors Set Out Principles For Development Of The RSPT

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May

May Construction Outlook

A bi-annual survey, providing an excellent barometer on the state of the engineering and non-residential building sectors – on a national and key market basis.

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May

The Melbourne Convention Centre Wins the 2010 Australian Construction Achievement Award

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May

Improved Demand Drives Construction Growth Media Release

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Mar

ACA Calls on Government and Opposition to Deal with Building and Construction Industry Improvement Legislation

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Feb

Cancellation of Sydney Metro – Contractors Call for Compensation for Tender Costs

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Feb

Sydney Metro – Contractors Call for Compensation for Tender Costs

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Dec

Seven Finalists Announced for the Australian Construction Achievement Award 2010

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Oct

October Bonding Issues Faced by Construction Companies in Australia

Findings from independent research undertaken by KPMG on behalf of Australian Constructors Association (ACA) on the current bonding issues facing the construction.

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Oct

October Construction Outlook

A bi-annual survey, providing an excellent barometer on the state of the engineering and non-residential building sectors – on a national and key market basis.

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Oct

Tough Conditions Forecast for Engineering and Commercial Construction

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Oct

Contractors Welcome Apprenticeship Support

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Oct

Contractors Release NGERs Discussion Paper

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Jul

Building Industry Bill Needs to be Amended or Vital Reforms Could be Lost

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May

May Construction Outlook

A bi-annual survey, providing an excellent barometer on the state of the engineering and non-residential building sectors – on a national and key market basis.

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May

A Budget that Invests in the Future

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May

Melbourne’s Eastlink Project Wins the 2009 Australian Construction Achievement Award

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May

Major Constructors Back Development of Australia’s Next Generation of Science, Engineering and Technology Professionals

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Mar

ACA Comment on IPA Report

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Feb

Nation Building and Jobs Plan Will Play an Important Role in Stimulating the Economy

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Nov

November Scope for Improvement

A report on scoping practices in Australian construction and infrastructure projects. To promote debate, challenge current practices and lead to greater awareness of approaches to deliver better outcomes to all stakeholders.

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Nov

November State of Play in the Australian Construction Industry

This report updates the current state of the Australian construction industry, and provides insights into the major issues and challenges confronting construction firms.

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Aug

11 August Guidelines for Tendering

A framework for the efficient management of tendering practices throughout the Australian construction industry and associated industries (such as the information technology and telecommunications industries).

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Jun

June Scope for Improvement

A survey of pressure points in Australian construction and infrastructure projects.

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Jul

July Dispute Resolution Boards – Avoiding Conflict Before It Occurs

A Dispute Resolution Board comprises a panel of three independent technical experts. Established at project commencement, the Board meets regularly dealing with progress and resolving potential issues in construction projects.

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Jun

June Public Private Partnerships – Putting Guidance into Action

This document details the concerns of Australia’s major contractors and provides a series of recommendations for future action.

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Jun

June Relationship Contracting in the Australian Minerals Industry

Relationship Contracting is a flexible approach to establish and manage relationships between mine owners and contractors and to implement proven practices and techniques to optimise project outcomes.

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Sep

June D and C Projects – A Model Procurement Process

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Aug

August Australian Construction Productivity – International Comparison

A study undertaken by Access Economics and World Competitive Practices Pty Ltd of the international competitiveness and performance of the Australian construction industry in comparison to: Germany, Japan, Sweden, the USA and the UK.

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Feb

February Relationship Contracting Optimising Project Outcomes

Relationship contracting is a flexible approach to establish and manage relationships between clients and contractors and to implement proven practices and techniques to optimise project outcomes.

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