The cement needed to make concrete – the most widely used man-made material – is a major source of global emissions. Researchers are working on a green replacement that could transform the sector.
New study calls for better safety measures to reduce the number of serious back injuries suffered by employees in two major industries
The latest numbers suggest construction is accelerating even as buyers become more hesitant, writes Richard Holden.
Social enterprise offers innovative ways for construction companies to leave a positive legacy in communities.
In a recent survey, 85 per cent of respondents in buildings built since 2000 said their buildings were defective. Could procurement policies help turn around those stats, asks Martin Loosemore.
The Australian construction industry employs over 1.1 million people, but it needs a clear strategy to become a global competitor in the construction race, writes Martin Loosemoore.
The construction industry might lag behind other industries in the adoption of new sustainable technologies but the sector has the potential to contribute to a more sustainable future, writes Martin Loosemoore.
The built environment industry needs to meet its full responsibility to society by building more equitable and socially sustainable cities, writes Martin Loosemoore.
If we want to increase the number of women in Australia's construction sector we need to be willing to challenge working conditions for men, write Louise Chappell and Natalie Galea.
Construction has slumped to its lowest level since 2010, and the US Fed remains divided on its next interest rate hike, writes Richard Holden.