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Fences and Fishtanks

Fences and Fishtanks

Recognising the importance of directly addressing mental health issues in the civil construction industry, CCF Victoria is taking proactive steps to design and introduce practical initiatives to assist and support...
Unicontrol is a game-changer

Unicontrol is a game-changer

Fast-growth 3D machine-control company Unicontrol, has entered the Australian market and promises to disrupt the market with its 3D control systems for excavators and wheel loaders. Highlights: 20 installations since...
Tash – working hard and getting along in life

Tash – working hard and getting along in life

Great story. I encourage others to listen to the story and enable changes in the lives of wonderful young people like Tash. Well done Peter and all at First Nations....
Urgent need for financial review of your operations

Urgent need for financial review of your operations

In light of one our biggest companies in our industry having financial trouble this week, everyone needs to focus their attention on their own operations. Do a quick check –...
Shenay – our hero

Shenay – our hero

Shenay is a young Mum who was trying to find employment in the construction industry with no previous experience – Today Shenay is a Traffic Controller on a Major project...
JV Recruitment – Discussing the construction candidate shortage in Melbourne

JV Recruitment – Discussing the construction candidate shortage in Melbourne

How two of our highly experienced JV consultants are solving the issues around the current construction candidate shortage in Melbourne. “Nowadays, just putting an ad up on Seek doesn’t work”....
myob – Overcoming common construction challenges

myob – Overcoming common construction challenges

Construction businesses face many challenges. They deal with site issues, delays, expensive materials, contractor problems – all of which can impact project costs and timings. More recently, the effects of...
First Nations Traffic Management – changing lives!

First Nations Traffic Management – changing lives!

Seriously this is one of those stories that reminds you how life changing employment in the right environment can be. Well done Netty 👏🏼👏🏼 This Week’s Story on Changed Lives...
3D Laser scanning in Construction

3D Laser scanning in Construction

Introduction – Land surveying and site inspection are big challenges that face a contractor or onsite engineer when working on a construction project. Conventional land surveying methods are time consuming,...
Ross Jones – Effective Leadership

Ross Jones – Effective Leadership

“Mental illness can affect anyone and certainly affects more people than we know about.  As a leader in the engineering and construction industry, what do I need to do to...
Peter Southwell – Stick to what you know

Peter Southwell – Stick to what you know

“Stick confidently to what you know well and understand what you don’t…….” Hello, my name is Peter Southwell.  I have spent 37 years in the construction industry working in various...
Howard Humffray – Construction is 90% about people

Howard Humffray – Construction is 90% about people

“Construction is 90% about people; build a culture that will support one another like a successful football team….” My name is Howard Humffray.  I have worked in the construction industry...
Philip Miles – Compliance from the start of the project

Philip Miles – Compliance from the start of the project

“Attempt to comply with contractual notice periods from the commencement of the project because ” My Name is Philip Miles, and I have been working the construction industry and law...