Overview of The Industry

Overview of the Construction Industry

The construction industry is a very broad industry comprised of both the public and private sectors. The private sector is fairly small and is comprised of housing and building sub-categories that mainly cover the construction of residential units. The public sector on the other hand is quite big and constitutes nearly 80% of all activities in the construction industry. The construction industry is also tasked with industrial repairs, maintenance and refurbishment of ...

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Corporate Social Responsibility in Construction

The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility

in the Australian Construction Industry

For players in the Australian construction industry, corporate social responsibility is an effective and important aspect in the running of business in this industry. This has been due to the reason that factors and issues such as sustainability and global warming have extensively been featured in policies and plans made by construction companies in this industry. The best thing about corporate social responsibility in the Australian construction industry ...

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Conditions for the Construction Industry

Conditions for the Construction Industry

The construction industry is regulated by a number of conditions that are well stipulated in clearly defined contracts. These contracts are usually signed between the construction contractor/company and the client. A contract in the construction industry is quite important in that it helps in ensuring that a business like relationship is upheld in the construction industry and therefore no conflict arises in the industry. The main purpose of market conditions in the construction industry ...

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Working in the Construction Industry

Workplace Safety

Workplace Safety is a vital component for a successful Construction  Industry.  It is not only a legal requirement; it is also a wise business decision to reduce the enormous costs of workplace accidents and injuries.

There are many ways for the Construction Industry to implement Workplace Safety and this article will highlight the major ways this can be done.

Duty of Care

Both employers and employees have a duty of care towards each other ...

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Opportunities and Threats to Australian Construction

Opportunities and Threats the Australian

Construction Industry May be Facing

The construction industry in Australia has been quite lively especially in the last few years. This industry has been growing gradually at a steady rate mainly due to the reason that there have been numerous construction companies (both large and small) that have entered the Australian construction industry. This has generally brought about great competition in the industry, a factor that has helped in the improvement of service ...

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How to Get a Job in Construction

Getting a Job in the Construction Industry

Construction workers are tasked with a number of roles and responsibilities that may include building housing units, roads and commercial buildings among other structures in the construction industry. This industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world economy and as such, there are numerous job opportunities in the industry. Therefore, it is very easy for you to get a construction job in the Australian industry or any ...

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Workplace Health and Safety

Workplace Health and Safety

All workplace health and safety plan must include all stakeholders – employers, workers, policy makers and practitioners.  This way, everyone’s needs can be addressed within a team environment to reach the desired outcome.

It is as much a wise business decision, as well as a duty of care issue for management to embrace Workplace Health and Safety as a global issue, rather than a way to appease compliance and regulation.

The ...

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Basics of Safety in Construction

Basics of safety in the Construction industry

Getting back to basics is a great habit to get into – regular checks on basics will keep Site Supervisors and workers sharp and constantly alert for any slip in safety standards.

The following is a list of basics to keep bringing to the attention of everyone working on the site, or likely to visit the site, even for short visits.  This is a basic list, and attention should ...

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Health and Safety in Construction

Health and Safety in Construction

This is such an essential ingredient in the mix for this Industry to prosper, at the same time as making the welfare of its employees paramount.

Health and Safety in the Building Industry has major compliance ramifications.  Due to this, there is growing industry cropping up around this area, namely Consultancy in Occupation Health & Safety.  This means not every employer needs to know everything there is to know about OH&S.  They are ...

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Safety in The Construction Industry

Why is safety so important

in the construction industry?

Safety is vital in the Building Industry for many reasons, not the least being the Industry demands a great deal of physical actions which can lead to injury, and in some cases, death.  Activites such as using scaffolding, explosives, dangerous machinery and equipment, sometimes in cramped spaces, can be extremely hazardous to those working with them. This is also why governments have required those working in the ...

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