Working as a Foreman

Working as a Foreman in the Construction Industry

Working in the Construction Industry produces many challenges for tradesmen, as it is very demanding on their physical stamina and requires them to stay up to date with regulations in their Industry, which are constantly changing to keep pace with technology and a faster pace of progress in a valued and demanding workplace.

Once you have finished your Apprenticeship, the favoured way to learn your trade, you will ...

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Working Construction Abroad

The Best Countries for Working Construction Abroad

Australia is undoubtedly one of the most successful countries in the world for construction. However, if you’ve always dreamed of living and working abroad – and you’re an experienced and qualified tradesperson – there are plenty of exciting opportunities up for grabs. Countries like Singapore, the UAE, Qatar and Canada all boast thriving industries and attractive packages for skilled construction workers. Let’s take a look at each one.

Singapore

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Construction Trends WA

Construction Trends Western Australia

Construction is an integral part of life in Western Australia. It constitutes a large part of the economy and employs over 350 000 people. Western Australia is particularly dependent on mining. In this state, the mining industry feeds the construction industry and vice-versa. Current boosts in WA mining have meant good things for construction in the state. Let’s see where things currently lie.

Where Things Stand

When the global financial crisis struck ...

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Construction Trends Victoria

Construction Trends Victoria

General construction industry statistics for Australia show that recovery is on the up. In particular, New South Wales and Northern Territory are showing are showing strong signs of growth in the commercial and institutional sectors. However, little can be said for Victoria’s construction industry, which continues to show lacklustre development.

In fact, many have labelled construction recovery in Victoria as “sparse and inconsistent.” A forecaster from BCI Economics has noted that the Victorian ...

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Constructions Trends Tasmania

Construction Trends Tasmania

Despite a general nationwide boom in construction, things are rather slow in Tasmania. The repercussions of 2008’s financial crisis have taken a long time to ease, and forecasters predict it will be a long time before Tasmania sees any growth in its construction industry.

The housing market has been particularly hard hit. On the whole, market confidence is low and many people lack the resources to build new homes and residences. Commercial construction, ...

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Construction Trends SA

Construction Trends South Australia

No Australian states emerged from the 2008 financial crisis unharmed. Some, however, have been recovering at faster rates than others. While Tasmania and Queensland’s Gold Coast continue to suffer from depressed economies and low construction activity, others look set to shine once again. Successful states include New South Wales and Northern Territory. Where, then, does South Australia stand in terms of construction?

The South Australian construction industry shows solid statistics, with some ...

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Construction Trends Gold Coast

Construction Trends on the Gold Coast

No-one emerged from the 2008 financial crisis unscathed. Particularly hard hit were the USA and the UK, who, in light of declining levels of productivity, had to lay off hundreds of workers – especially those in the construction industry. Luckily, Australia’s construction industry wasn’t that badly affected. Productivity declined in all states for the years 2008 and 2009.

However, for the most part, recovery has prevailed, with NSW and NT ...

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Construction Trends NT

Construction Trends Northern Territory

Northern Territory has experienced the largest comeback after 2008’s severe credit crunch. In fact, it is the best-performing Australian state in the construction industry. Current statistics come as a welcome relief to the state, which struggled terribly in the years following 2008: 2011 was a particularly bad year.

NT has become a vital state for construction, industry, power supply and trade. It’s considered the Australian gateway to Asia, and is indeed a ...

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Building Trends NSW

Construction Trends New South Wales

New South Wales is leading the way in the recovery of Australia’s construction industry. After the post-recession doldrums of 2008-2009, NSW has experienced an eight per cent increase in the non-residential sectors. Commercial construction has gone up by eleven per cent in just 12 months.

All of these positive figures can be attributed to shrewd state spending and generous private investments. In the aftermath of the 2008 credit crunch, the residential ...

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Australian Construction Trends

Australian Construction Trends

Construction has been undergoing a period of recovery since the 2008 world financial crisis. Some countries continue to struggle in reviving construction – the USA and Britain have been particularly hard hit, with many experienced and skilled tradespeople sitting without work.

In Australia, the general picture is better. Industries suffered in 2009 in the aftermath of the credit crunch, but in 2011-12, showed vast signs of improving. In fact, earnings in 2008-2009, which ...

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