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Alcohol and Other Drugs in the Construction Industry

Aside from absenteeism, job turnover, interpersonal job issues, poor job performance and lost productivity, alcohol and other drug use in construction can be particularly dangerous. When affected by alcohol and other drugs on site, you risk on-the-job injuries or death as a result of impaired coordination, judgement and the ability to see and respond to hazards.

August 28, 2015, 7:54 AM AEST

In Focus

Biomimicry

Harmonising Nature and the Built Environment »

Building design has evolved over time, using a variety of materials and resources to meet the builder’s demands. The materials have evolved as well, with engineers, architects, and scientists using innovation to improve their application and overall efficiency, driving development in residential, commercial and industrial construction.

Biomimicry
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Adelaide’s Architectural Icon »

A mesmerising new building shimmers above Adelaide’s River Torrens. Called everything from the spaceship and the prickly pear to the cheese grater and the pine cone, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) is anything but ordinary.

South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
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Innovation in Construction »

The resource boom in Australia has had far-reaching impacts on other industries, including the construction sector. As a direct result of the boom, there was an enormous inflow of international capital, foreign investments, skilled migrant labour – as well as its associated expertise – and new materials and applications. All factors have had a role in shaping Australia’s growth and developme

Building up Ideas and Constructing Results
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Building Clients for Life »

The APS Group has clients covered from the cradle to the grave. “Our company motto is ‘client for life,’” says Director Tony Schnaars.

APS Group
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Commitment, Respect, and Compassion »

Along the New South Wales North Coast, homelessness has become a major issue. For almost thirty years, The North Coast Community Housing Company Ltd (NCCH) has provided much needed long-term social and affordable housing for people with special needs and low-to-moderate incomes. As the largest community housing provider in the region, NCCH is committed to serving the needs of the area’s people.

North Coast Community Housing
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Decades of New Home Expertise »

For over 30 years, family-owned Lodge Construction & Building has maintained its success by making the building process as straightforward as possible for its clients.

Lodge Construction & Building
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Three Generations of Quality Construction »

From humble beginnings great companies are born, and Onesector Pty Ltd Construction serves as a prime example of the strength that comes from a focused business treating all customers with respect, professionalism and experience.

Onesector Pty Ltd Construction
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Family Business »

It’s simple, really – a company whose name comes from the founders' initials, and has grown organically since its inception.

J+CG Constructions
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Sustainable Solutions, Competitively Priced »

Weathertex is an Australian owned and operated company that offers builders, architects and homeowners an exterior cladding solution that is unique across the industry – a product that is naturally sourced, lightweight and easy to work with, competitively priced, and sustainably and ecologically produced, all while guaranteed not to rot, split or crack for twenty-five years.

Weathertex
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Connecting Communities »

OptiComm is a telecommunications carrier, and the single largest privately owned and operated provider of fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) networks in Australia. The company designs, constructs, operates and maintains fibre networks for business and residential developments.

OptiComm
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A New Perspective »

Ever since Google Glass hit the scene, the market has been buzzing about this new, wearable technology and how it will affect everyday life, from emailing and photo sharing to navigating and telephoning. But the potential for Glass’ augmented reality goes far beyond casual use. The technology could also be a major boon to the construction industry and insiders are already imagining how it might

The Impact of Google Glass on the Construction Industry
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Smart Waste Solutions »

The irresistible rise to prominence of the waste treatment and recycling industry in the last decade or so has been well documented...

Solo Resource Recovery