COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL NEWS AND ARTICLES

Skills shortage remains despite slow down in building

  • February 19, 2020
  • FENCiT
“Despite the housing market cooling during 2019, demand for skilled trades workers remains strong, with demand in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane exceeding availability,” said HIA Economist, Angela Lillicrap. The HIA...

Australian PCI®: Construction downturn eases in January 2020 as house…

  • February 5, 2020
  • FENCiT
The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) increased by 2.4 points to 41.3 in January 2020, with the industry's milder decline this month reflecting...

650 tonnes of Whyalla steel

  • January 28, 2020
  • FENCiT
The SA Govt has announced that the structural steelwork required to build the new $100 million school in Whyalla will be sourced locally from the Whyalla Steel Mill. The new...

BlueScope & ResponsibleSteel

  • January 28, 2020
  • FENCiT
Speaking at ResponsibleSteel™ Forum II in Wollongong, BlueScope Managing Director and CEO, Mark Vassella, announced BlueScope’s commitment to certification of our largest global manufacturing site, the Port Kembla Steelworks, to...

Steel bollards to protect Victorian sporting events

  • January 17, 2020
  • FENCiT
Tennis fans heading to this year’s Australian Open will be better protected with the completion of the Victorian Government’s CBD security upgrades around the famous sporting precinct. Work to install...

New home starts hit 7-year low as infrastructure finally grinds…

  • January 15, 2020
  • FENCiT
“The number of new homes started during the September 2019 quarter has dropped to its lowest point since early 2013, although the news on infrastructure work was a little better,”...

Building approvals increase in November 2019

  • January 8, 2020
  • FENCiT
“Building approvals in November (2019) reached their highest level since March 2019, up by 11.8 per cent due predominantly to a surge in approvals in New South Wales,” stated HIA...

Australian PCI®: Year ends with weakest construction performance since May…

  • January 8, 2020
  • FENCiT
The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) fell 1.1 points to 38.9 in December, 2019 with deteriorating indices for activity, new orders and supplier...

SACOME welcomes $60 million investment in SA

  • December 29, 2019
  • FENCiT
The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) has welcomed BP and Chevron’s commitment to invest almost $60 million in oil and gas exploration projects in South Australia. BP...

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