Talk is over, time for action

Events like the AFR Infrastructure Summit are an important opportunity to talk about how important it is to build infrastructure. But what happens when the talking is over? Read More

Review productivity not big build (opinion piece)

The big question remains – which projects should we cancel? This dilemma is one reason why the Federal Infrastructure review is taking so long. Read More

Project bank accounts debunked

The only valid reason to impose additional regulation like PBAs on head contractors would be if the industry’s payment performance was systematically worse than others – and it isn’t. Read More

Dollar in the Dirt - An easier way to measure productivity?

So, if we want to improve construction productivity………. how do we measure it? Read More

Nailing construction productivity - a nation building priority

Construction in Australia is facing a big problem. It is becoming less productive as other costs continue to increase. This should worry all of us. Read More

There’s a better solution than simply cancelling big projects

Amid increasing project costs and growing concerns about market capacity, it is no surprise that governments are reviewing project pipelines and considering whether to pause or cancel them. But what if we could have our cake and eat it too? Read More

Industry sustainability hand in hand with financial stability

What remains abundantly clear is that in order to achieve the urgently needed improvements the industry needs, it must first become financial sustainability. Read More

All’s fair in procurement and delivery? (guest blog)

In the construction industry, we endorse ‘fairness’ as the paramount guiding principle for project procurement, delivery and commercial close out. But what does this mean for each phase of a construction project? Read More

Fixed price not value

It seems that Clough’s administrators have quickly learned construction’s dirty little secret: the commercial model for major construction projects is broken and not benefitting anybody, least of all the industry itself. Read More

Upholding NSW’s 10-point commitment

ACA's response to Infrastructure NSW's report on progress made by NSW Government agencies in embedding the 10-point commitment over the 2022 financial year. Read More