Industry News

Basrangaroo

Still, Sydney’s Most Immense Construction

Sydney is getting a new development. Granted it won’t be finished until 2024, but this new project is considered to be a major deal. It’s called the Barangaroo development and the New South Wales Government believes in it so much they just awarded a $2 billion dollar contract to Grocon. While mainly for the completion…

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Site Safety

Our Lucky 7 Tips for Safety on Site

107,000 serious work injury claims have been made since 2014. All within the Construction sector 3,400 construction workers have died. On-site safety is an extremely important topic. It constantly needs to be refreshed. Here’s my lucky 7 tips for staying safe on site.   Leadership Not just anybody qualifies. Construction managers need to be able…

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PPE

Site Safety at Dragon Hire

98% of Construction injuries can be avoided.   Cuts and Wounds. Sprains and Strains. Chronic Conditions. A part of Construction, right?   Historically, yes. We’re committed to changing that. Yes, there is high-risk construction sites. And any construction site has the ability to hurt you, if you’re not careful.   But with the right level…

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Robotics in Construction

How Will New Robotics Change the Construction Industry?

The robots are taking over! Okay not really, but advanced technology is in the beginning stages of making a significant impact on construction projects. This technology is being used in Sydney and all throughout Australia. There has been a disagreement amongst workers and the people of the construction industry. This is all due to the…

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Danger in the Waters

Real Life Account of Working with the Wrong Labour Hire Firm

Recently, we published an article about the ATO cracking down on dodgy labour hire firmsand the negative effects this has for both the companies they’re providing for and the workers alike. Today, we’ve seen the devastating effects this has had first-hand. In a blog article posted on ‘Technology Dribble’ about reasonably well-known company ‘Labour King’,…

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If it's to good to be true

If Your Labour Hire Contract Seems Too Good to Be True, It Is

Working with the best labour hire agencies can help Australian companies in multiple ways. However, if you get caught up in a contract that seems too good to be true, then it probably is. The latest scam in Australia today revolves around payroll processing companies not passing along payroll taxes to the Australian Tax Office.…

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Construction Forecast

What’s in Store for the Global Construction Industry in 2018?

Plenty of statistics and analysis from experts on Wall Street project positive outlooks for the global construction industry in 2018. While these are comforting projections for the United States, are the projections similar for Australia? Construction projects in Sydney have not been as widespread as they have been in past years, but 2018 is expected…

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Skilled Labour Hitre

Skilled Labour Hire Predictions in 2018 & 19

It’s no secret the construction industry in Sydney and throughout Australia has experienced a significant decline in projects over the last few years. However, recent projections indicate a significant amount of growth in both 2018 and 2019. These projections are welcoming news for skilled labour hire, as many more jobs in Australia will be opening…

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Construction Booming Grap

Did the Australian Construction Industry Boom in 2017?

The surging construction industry has created numerous jobs in Australia, all of which help improve the economy. The recent construction boom was expected for a few different reasons, but now there are many questions about whether the work will continue or if a slowdown will occur. Did the Australian Construction Industry Boom in 2017? At the…

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Digital Realty Data Centre

500 New Construction Jobs Created in Western Sydney

Digital Realty, the world’s largest full-scale data centre has begun work on their immense 16,360 sq m (170,000 sq ft)new data centre, in Western Sydney. Expected to take up to 12 months, and creating 500 new construction jobs in Western Sydney, the “SYDS11” facility will be connected to the company’s existing SYD10 Erskine Park site…

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