Associations

Mind the Gap

With historically low interest rates and a gradual economic recovery being experienced worldwide following the financial crisis of 2008, the construction industry is booming in most countries around the world. In Australia, for example, the Department of Employment projects that employment in the construction industry will grow by 9.3 per cent by November 2018…

December 8, 2016, 10:51 PM AEDT

In Focus

gi-mindgap

Mind the Gap »

With historically low interest rates and a gradual economic recovery being experienced worldwide following the financial crisis of 2008, the construction industry is booming in most countries around the world. In Australia, for example, the Department of Employment projects that employment in the construction industry will grow by 9.3 per cent by November 2018...

Closing the Skills Gap in Australia’s Construction Industry
GI2-WorkingSafeWorkingSmart

Working Safe, Working Smart »

When we set off to work first thing in the morning, most of us already have our day planned in advance. Unless something unusual comes up, like a last-minute deadline, we can anticipate how many hours we will be at our job, and what time we will return. Tragically, in some industries, not everyone makes it home on time, if at all.

Construction Site Safety
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
AdelaideIcon

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
CIFAUFeb2015_web_GI-InnovationConstruction

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
CIFAU_Oct14_web_APS

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
CIFAU_Oct14_web_NorthCoast

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
CIFAU_Oct14_web_LodgeConstruction

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
CIFAU_Oct14_web_Onesector

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
CIFAU_Oct14_web_J+CG

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
CIFAU_Oct14_web_Weathertex

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
CIFAU_Oct14_web_Opticomm

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