The ConX Blog

The Effects of the Home Australia Group Going Bust

Hundreds of subcontractors and their employees are left in the lurch as Senator Bob Day’s The Home Australia group has gone into liquidation and construction on 207 properties around the country has been put on hold. Read more about what's happening here:

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How to Use Social Media for your Trade or Construction Business

Social Media for trade and Construction Businesses

For a lot of the construction industry, social media is a new tool for advertising and interaction that you may know nothing about. If you fall into this category or are just getting your social media channels up and running, here’s a look at some of the social channels and a few tips to help you get started.

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Manage your business cashflows

Cash is king when running any business. Here are 5 tips to help manage your cashflows when running a tradie business:

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Five tips for tradies to win tenders

Are you spending all day on the tools and all evening in the “office” lining up the next job? Here are five tips to help you win more jobs and save your precious time for golf, surf, kids, or some other fun activity:

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Protecting your business income

Tradies - we're curious to know how badly you and your business is affected every year by contractors going bust. Would you take 60 seconds to help us by completing these 4 questions:

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If you'd like to know more about what we're working on, shoot us a mail at team@conxjobs.com and lets have a chat.

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The Robot Builder

We wrote a blog piece on Hadrian in November last year when Fastbrick Robotics, the local Aussie company behind the Robot, listed on the ASX. Originally created to meet labour shortages the innovative company plans to begin building its first homes in Australia in the third quarter of 2017, and plans to manufacture about 8,000 of the robots over the next decade.

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New Feature: ConX Team

ConX has recently launched “ConX Team” to give contractors complete visibility on who they are working with. Check out how this is working for registered subcontractor, Ocean Carpentry, below. 

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Challenges of Business Insolvency in the Construction Industry

Battling to get paid for jobs you've sucussfully completed? At ConX, we're working hard to come up with a solution to reduce the risk of general contractors claiming insolvency and leaving sub-contractors to go broke. 

Read the Executive Summary of the Senate report on Insolvency in the Construction Industry published in December 2015. This highlights the major problems and where they are stemming from.

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Contractors, what are your obligations?

Working with subcontractors is part of business whether you are getting an electrician to fix a light in the office or you have a crew of 20 subcontractors working on a job. You might be of the belief that they need to look after themselves, they get paid more to deal with all the other crap so you don’t have to? You are correct in some respects, you don’t have to pay wages or PAYG or holidays or sick leave and you can terminate the work whenever you like, but it’s not all plain sailing. Part of your WHS Duty of Care covers not just your workers but other parties that conduct work on your behalf or on your premises. So how do you make sure you are doing what you need to?

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The Construction Industry in the Current Economic and Political Climate

What does the re-election of the Turnbull government (even if just by the slenderest of margins) mean for the Construction industry in this current economic climate?

ABCC

Even though most people have forgotten, the election was called in response to the Coalition’s senate bill to re-instate the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). 

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