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Construction in Australia - the next five years
Friday, March 19

This article looks at the prospects for Australian construction 2010-2015Key Points:-During the period 2010-2015: -· Pu...


2010 Regional Roundup
Friday, January 15

Welcome to 2010. This week we look at what we can expect around the regions, and how the changing fortunes for construct...


A look back over the decade for construction
Friday, December 11

Construction is greatly influenced by business cycles. During the past decade the global economy has experienced cyclica...


What's ahead for the construction sector?
Friday, October 16

This week we ponder interest rate rises, the rising dollar and what’s in store for construction sector over the next f...


Why do new homes cost so much?
Friday, September 4

The cost of building a house has increased fourfold over the past twenty years. Part of the explanation is the increase...


Construction Costs fall worldwide
Thursday, August 20

How much does it cost to build apartments in Moscow?How do labour rates in Australia compare with Singapore? How much is...


Positive Jobs data masks the challenges ahead.
Monday, August 10

The latest unemployment data released this week indicates that job losses so far in this downturn are lower than expecte...


Obtaining development finance in tough times.
Friday, July 31

Obtaining development finance for private construction is still tough. This week we take a look at how bank financing ha...


What's happening to building material prices ?
Friday, July 24

Building material prices are still increasing. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data published thi...


How much should we allow for escalation 2008-2018?
Thursday, July 9

Increasingly we are asked by clients how much to allow for escalation over the next ten years. Will construction costs j...



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