The ConX Blog

Outsourcing your Estimating and Bill of Quantities

Leading on from my challenges, we’ve recently launched a new Takeoff service at ConX, making it easier for builders and subbies to get their quantities done for them. I know the pain, I’ve felt it first hand and I am passionate about making it accessible for others through a reliable, cost effective service. 

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3 Ways drones can help your construction company

Drones in Construction
Should you get a drone? Drones are everywhere now and have become affordable with high quality cameras. They are amazing fun to take videos and photos of your favourite sports and hobbies, here is a quick look at a few ways to utilise them for your construction business.

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ConX goes to the Construction Technology Summit 2017

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Last week, the ConX team travelled down to Melbourne to attend the second Construction Technology Summit, hosted by Aconex and the Victorian State Government.

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Tips for Hiring Top Tradies in the Labour Shortage Market

With the ongoing construction boom across Australia’s main cities everyone is feeling the strain of the labour shortage and we have come up with a few tips to give you the competitive advantage.

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4 Tips to make your construction business more professional

The construction industry has long been seen as a macho industry with such habits as wolf whistling at girls, eating pies, being dirty/scruffy and beer is generally a close association too. In recent years we have taken huge steps forwards with our professional manner and the introduction of the internet and social media has encouraged companies to broadcast a better ‘image’ of their business to make them stand out from the crowd. If you feel that you could do a little bit more for your businesses image here are a few tips to get you started.

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Project Bank Accounts

The Palaszczuk Labor Government in Queensland has taken a huge step forwards towards protecting the subcontractors of the State in the last couple of days. We have seen a shift in risk go from the shoulders of the subbie back to the contractor.

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Four Construction Trades in Demand

Are you considering an apprenticeship to start a career in the construction industry? With significant growth in the number of construction job openings around the world, now is a great time to start an apprenticeship. Here’s a look at the top four trades to consider:
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Feature Updates: Social Sharing and Construction CV

We’ve been busy building cool features to make finding work with the right contractor and hiring the perfect team of tradies easier than ever. Here’s a quick summary of what’s new on ConX:

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Three Ways to Reinforce a Buildings Foundation

Today we’ll look at various methods of reinforcing a property’s foundation with a guest post from ConX member, 5 Star Reblocking & Underpinning, one of Australia’s leading contractors. 

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How much Time Should you Spend Putting Out Fires?

Even with adequate planning and assessment, at every stage of the construction project issues arise that require immediate intervention to ensure work remains on course. As the project manager, you need to devise quick, targeted interventions to avert the crisis at hand. That is why, you need to be in a position to anticipate such and have mitigation measures in place. Such approaches focus on avoiding to stretch the budget and the construction timelines. The following are “fires” project managers are likely to experience and how they can overcome the same: 

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