Same, same but different inquiry

Productivity is once again the subject of a Federal Government review and, again, the real challenge is the actual adoption of better practice. Read More

Unforeseen significant escalation should not be a contractor or supply chain risk

The construction industry is experiencing ‘hyper-escalation’ – unpredictable, rapid price increases in key commodities combined with supply issues. Read More

Locking in - who wins?

In this blog we examine the concept and consequences of ‘price certainty’ and the need for solutions to address the steep and unpredictable change in pricing of key commodities in construction. Read More

Reflections on sustainability and the Future of Construction 2022

Headline sponsor at the Future of Construction Summit #FCON22 - Autodesk - reflects on the Sustainability panel and roundtable discussion. Read More

Building Culture

How we communicate, who we trust, or how we assess and share risks are all culturally determined and affect how we interact with one another. These behaviours need to be understood for organisational culture problems to be addressed and rectified successfully. Read More

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

In an effort to limit point scoring opportunities, both main parties have so far shied away from committing to much needed reforms. Chanticleer has called this a wakeup call for industry. Read More

Leading the ACA – President, Duncan Gibb

Duncan Gibb writes about why he accepted the role of President of the Australian Constructors Association. Read More

Dab the brake on projects but accelerate reform

The NSW government has declared its pipeline full for any new major projects in the short to medium term. Hats off to the government for its bold admission. Read More

Will project trust accounts reduce industry insolvencies?

Security of payment for subcontractors is an area where seemingly none of the legislated ‘big sticks’ have solved the problem. Read More

Improving construction outcomes through strategic collaboration contracts

A strategic collaboration contract is a long-term multi-party contract that an asset owner puts in place with its panel of contractors/suppliers.  Read More