Construction industry

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‘The inferno was racing towards me’: survivors of the Summerland fire on the day their holiday paradise burned down
When it opened in 1971, the acrylic-clad complex promised balmy conditions year round. But then a blaze ripped through the building in minutes, killing 50. What happened – and why has the disaster been forgotten?

Sally Williams

24, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Housebuilders ‘lobbied against plan for electric car chargers in new homes in England’
Exclusive: ‘Blatant efforts’ by companies criticised by campaign group Transport & Environment

Jasper Jolly

11, Sep, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Fee-free Tafe places to entice more women into construction jobs, Brendan O’Connor says
Skills and training minister says ‘we want to see more women in construction and in the traditional trades’

Paul Karp

07, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Offensive graffiti, attitudes targeted in NSW bid to improve conditions for female construction workers
The ‘culture standard’ will trial family friendly hours, dedicated spaces for women and address pay gaps at two government construction sites

Tamsin Rose

07, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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UK construction industry shrinks as recession looms
Builders report customers are putting new work on hold as inflation reaches 40-year high

Phillip Inman

06, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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UK housebuilders Vistry Group and Countryside to merge in £1.3bn deal
Former Bovis Homes snaps up smaller rival after campaign by two US activist investors

Jasper Jolly

05, Sep, 2022 @8:07 AM

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Timber cities ‘could cut 100bn tons of CO2 emissions by 2100’
Environmentalists say replacing natural forests with wood plantations to realise shift in construction practices is ‘bonkers’

Arthur Neslen

30, Aug, 2022 @4:29 PM

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NSW building commissioner who raised concerns about minister and developer cancels resignation
State fair trading minister, Victor Dominello, welcomes David Chandler’s decision to stay in role, saying he’s ‘a big fan’

Michael McGowan

26, Aug, 2022 @3:01 AM

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Like a beige, banal biscuit tin: why London’s new buildings all look the same | India Block
After the 2008 crisis, developers adopted a cookie-cutter design style. You can (partly) thank Boris Johnson, says design journalist India Block

India Block

24, Aug, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Alan Maddison obituary
Other lives: Quantity surveyor and site manager who worked on the renovation of the Ritz in London in the late 1970s

Elizabeth Maddison

23, Aug, 2022 @9:24 AM

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‘They said it was impossible’: how medieval carpenters are rebuilding Notre Dame
Project leaders at Guédelon Castle tell how their woodwork savoir faire is proving a godsend for mission to restore Paris cathedral roof

Kim Willsher

20, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Demolition job: the Liberal party war surrounding NSW building commissioner’s exit
David Chandler’s job brought him into close proximity with developers. In NSW, that means politics is never far away either

Anne Davies

19, Aug, 2022 @8:00 PM

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