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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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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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7 Tradie Tips For Tax Time

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The better informed and prepared you are this EOFY, the lower your stress levels and tax bill will be. Here are 7 top tax tips from ConX:

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Construction Sector Salary Outlook for 2017

In the 2017 edition of its Hays Salary Guide based on a survey of almost 3,000 organisations, recruitment outfit Hays said two-thirds of all employers throughout the building and construction sector intend to offer either no remuneration increases in the coming year or increases of less than three percent. Source: Sourcable

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Changes to the 457 visa program will constrain profit for construction contractors

In April 2017, the Federal Government announced plans to axe the existing 457 visa program, which is intended to help employers fill skills gaps. Instead, they plan to replace it with the Temporary Skill Shortage visa.  The new Temporary Skill Shortage visa is designed to free up jobs for skilled Australian workers, who feel they are being unfairly denied opportunities by employers looking to save on wage costs. 

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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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A look at Sydney's Housing Boom

As I sat this morning drinking my coffee on my own, I picked up the SMH which was folded on the comments page with an illustration of 4 bricks, each one surrounded by people. It quickly grabbed my attention because the bricks with the most people around it were labelled  +negative gearing and -capital gains. 

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Technologies Shaping the Future of Construction

ConX had the pleasure of attending the first chapter of the Society for Construction Solutions (SCS) Sydney yesterday, 28th February. It was a unique opportunity to share a room with some of the most innovative people in our industry, ranging from robotics to software and the ever important VC’s who give the opportunity to bring all of these projects to life.

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Modular Construction Versus Traditional Construction

The NSW Government says Sydney is on the brink of its biggest-ever housing construction boom, which will see almost 200,000 homes built in the next five years. They’ve called out for smaller, cheaper houses as there is an undersupply of 100,000 homes in the state, with an ageing society and households in need of affordable smaller homes.

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AEC Sector Must Increase Adoption of Technology

Despite an explosion of technology that could drive increased accuracy, efficiency, and profits, Australia’s $300 billion building sector continues to lag in adopting new technology tools.

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