Members may be interested in the Victorian Building Authority - Construction Section Latest Covid-19 Advice available here.
Australian business can now apply for grant funding through the Australian 5G Innovation Initiative, to trial commercial uses of 5G technology as part of the Morrison Government’s JobMaker Digital Business Plan.
More information, including the notice board and how to apply, is available here
Thursday 11 February 2021 at 12:30 pm AEDT
Governments are relying heavily on the construction industry to lead the economy out of recession but the industry is sick. Profitability is at an all-time low and productivity growth over the last thirty years trails that of other significant industries by 25 per cent. Women make up only 12 per cent of the construction workforce and construction workers are 6 times more likely to die from suicide than a workplace incident.
Could a global pandemic provide a long awaited catalyst for real and lasting change to how projects are procured and delivered?
Join the Australian Constructors Association’s Chief Executive Officer, Jon Davies, as he shares his thoughts on the opportunity for change, the form it could take and what it might mean for contracts.
Members are advised of the SA draft Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (Review Recommendations) Amendment Bill 2021 (the draft Bill).
Members may be interested to attend the 7th Annual Safe Buildings and Defects Management Summit (Sydney, 23rd Feb or Melbourne, 25th Feb), where a leading line-up of expert speakers will break down how you can reduce exposure to defects and faulty building products and provide insight into how you can maintain compliance within an ever changing regulatory environment.
Members may be interested in the recent EY Paper "AI - Construction's New Frontier of Digital Enablement' available here.
A message from our Chair
The NSW Government wants your feedback on the proposed Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2020.
The proposed Regulation forms part of the reforms introduced by the NSW Government to improve quality and compliance in Class 2 buildings, particularly high-rise apartments. It aims to strengthen accountability across the building design and construction industry.
Now is the time to have your say on the proposed Regulation by completing the survey.
Member are also invited to provide their feedback to assist the Society in the preparation of a Submission. Please provide your feedback by 4 January 2021.
The SoCLA National Conference 2021 will be held in Hobart from 14 to 16 October 2021
The Conference Sub-Committee is in the early stages of planning, so please save the date for three days of learning, networking and enjoying the delights of Tasmania, with a little modern art on the side.
The Conference will be held at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre, on picturesque Elizabeth Street Pier, and the Gala Dinner will be at MONA, just a short boat ride away.
We're looking forward to welcoming our delegates to Hobart, after so long without a conference it will be lovely to see everyone.