How to Avoid Common Commercial Construction Delays-CJD

How to Avoid Common Commercial Construction Delays

Today’s construction landscape is marred by time and cost pressures and seemingly ever-decreasing profit margins. Construction cost blow-outs can usually be traced back to one particular issue: delays. The ability to finish a construction project on time can have a significant impact on its cost, and keeping the budget on track means avoiding some of the most common causes for delay. Here, we take a look at some of the key areas for concern when it…

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DAF Production at PACCAR Australia’s Bayswater, Victoria Plant

Coinciding with the handover last week of the 60,000th locally-manufactured Kenworth, DAF Trucks Australia (DTA) announced that some DAF trucks for the Australian market will be assembled at the PACCAR Australia production facility in Bayswater, commencing in the second half of 2018. Worldwide Reach DAF is a global organisation with more than 85 years’ experience in vehicle engineering and manufacturing. DAF currently manufactures industry-leading trucks in Eindhoven (The Netherlands), Westerlo (Belgium), Leyland (United Kingdom) and Ponta Grossa…

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Kenworth Delivers 60,000th Truck

Australia’s number one heavy-duty truck manufacturer,Kenworth, has delivered its 60,000th Australian-designed and built truck at its Bayswater plant in Melbourne.   Kenworth’s Sucess Andrew Hadjikakou, Managing Director of PACCAR Australia, handed the keys of the T610SAR prime mover to long-standing Kenworth customer Peter Wickham, co-founder of Wickham Freight Lines – one of Australia’s largest privately-owned transport companies, at an event at Kenworth’s head office and factory in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Andrew said Kenworth’s…

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Reusing Disused Quarries: A Growing Opportunity

Australia’s mining boom was credited with helping to see the country through the global financial crisis almost a decade ago, and is a significant player in the economy’s continued growth. While mining will no doubt continue to be a key player in the Australian landscape for generations to come, many areas are seeing a downturn in mining operations, and subsequent abandoning of mining sites is apparent around the country. In a recent report by the Australia…

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High-Speed Travel from Sydney to Brisbane: Is Hyperloop Coming to Australia?

For years now, Elon Musk and his ilk have been encouraging engineers around the world to design feasible high-speed travel solutions. Soon, if Ultraspeed has its way, the space-aged hyperloop travel concept could be coming to Australia.   Ultraspeed, the Australian incarnation of USA-based Hyperloop One, has released plans to bring a high-speed travel network to the country which would connect Sydney to Brisbane via Tamworth and Toowoomba, with another route linking Brisbane to the Gold…

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What It Takes to Be a FIFO Worker

FIFO work involves long-distance commuting to and from a mining site, and is becoming increasingly common throughout the Australian workforce. As the Australian mining industry continues to boom in many areas, FIFO work has provided many Australians with the chance to earn an excellent income while working in an exciting field. Fly-in fly-out mining jobs, however, do present their challenges, and they’re not for everybody. Here, we discuss what it takes to be a FIFO worker….

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