Otis Lockout

Otis Elevator Strike Rolls On

A strike which has affected hundreds of elevators and lifts across Melbourne appears set to continue with no end in sight.


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Should Building Codes Be Flexible for Sustainable Buildings?

Seattle’s Deep Green Pilot Program allows deviation from the standard building codes in order...

Published on 11 December 2014

The Growing Trend of Long Span Structures

While some developers look to go higher and higher, there is also a growing...

Published on 17 December 2014
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Possibility of Destructive Australian Earthquake “Very Real”

The Earthquake Engineering Society has shaken up Australian beliefs by revealing that a 6.2...

Published on 09 December 2014
3d concrete

Partnership Signed to Develop 3D Concrete Printing

Builders Skanska and Loughborough University in the UK have signed a collaboration agreement to...

Published on 10 December 2014

Industry Briefs


New York State Bans Fracking

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will ban hydraulic fracking in New York State, citing health concerns...

Published on 18 December 2014

Aquis Resort Approved by Coordinator General

The $8.15 billion Aquis Resort near Cairns has today cleared another hurdle with Queensland’s independent Coordinator...

Published on 18 December 2014

Leighton Strikes Partnership Deal on Services Operation

Construction giant Leighton is handing over a 50 per cent share in its services operations to...

Published on 18 December 2014

First Coal Leaves Maules Creek Mine

Coal has begun leaving the controversial Maules Creek mine in northern NSW, and the operator expects...

Published on 17 December 2014