Construction Firms Hit Hiring Crunch

The normalisation of engagement with the business sector should be another high priority that should include wide consultation, the preparation of rigorous and transparent regulatory impact statements and proper parliamentary scrutiny for the introduction of new legislation. This is crucial to restoring business confidence. Harnischs comments were echoed by Australian Industry Group Chief Executive Officer Innes Willox, who paid tribute to the work of the Rudd/Gillard government in areas such as developing business capabilities, building networks and linking business and research organisations and improving Australian Industry Participation but says Australia needs to do more in areas such as workplace relations; education and training; taxation; the high regulatory burden on business; infrastructure; secure, affordable, sustainable energy; and business innovation. Tony Abbott won broad community support for the Coalitions ambitious agenda and business wishes him well as he takes on the role of Australias 28th Prime Minister Willox said in a statement. Building and industry excitement over the Coalition win follows the release last week by Master Builders of a scorecard ranking major party policies against 13 key criteria relevant to the building and construction industry , which showed overwhelming support for the Coalitions policies but a flat rejection of those of the ALP. Whilst the Coalitions victory is positive from an employer perspective, however, it is not welcome news for building industry unions, and more than likely will cause some concern amongst the industrys workforce.

Construction Industry Challenges Abbott

tony abbott construction industry

The survey covered 700 firms across the country, of which 74 percent said hiring is a challenge now that construction activity is picking up. Some of the hardest jobs to fill include onsite roles such as carpenters, equipment operators, laborers and administrative jobs such as project supervisors, estimators and engineers. Stephen Sandherr , CEO of the contractors association, said that the situation is likely to worsen during the next couple of years. aWe need to take short- and long-term steps to make sure there are enough workers to meet future demand and avoid the costly construction delays that would come with labor shortages,a Sandherr said. Construction jobs are growing in the Bay Area, with about 95,000 workers currently employed, up from about 79,000 in 2010, and projections reach more than 118,000 by 2018, according to Beacon Economics, a San Rafael-based firm. That includes construction workers in Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, San Mateo and San Francisco counties.

Airport construction approaching turbulence

Traffic will increase as Europe comes out of a recession and trades more with the country, yet the airport is unable to expand any further than the new runway due to lack of space and surrounding supportive infrastructure, meaning that despite the runway by 2017 it will become severely congested, damaging further international and domestic business connections. This is an example of how a PPP can result in an airport being built with low immediate burden on the economy but with plans for longevity and sustainable growth overlooked, as governments ignore their responsibility to create a joined-up, nationwide approach. Facing crisis The IATA announced such findings in a report that claimeda multifaceted crisis is set to hit Indias aviation industry. It claims that In March 2012 airport losses totalled $2 billion for the previous financial year and a lack of a coordinated approach that tackles the problems of infrastructure, costs and taxes is urgently needed. The aviation industry supports 1.7 million jobs in the country and contributes INR330 billion to Indian GDP, so authorities need to be given more power to regulate it to protect this and improve chances of growth. Developing countries governments have seen the benefits of striking deals with private sector companies to help finance and improve service provision as government-owned public services often face concerns over maintenance, cost-effectiveness and adequate capacity expansion. But without ensuring that a PPPs policies are in line with the best interests of a nation going forward, there is no guarantee that local economies will benefit long-term.

Research and Markets: Commercial Construction in Poland to 2016: Market Databook

Markets open in 1 hr 23 mins Research and Markets: Commercial Construction in Poland to 2016: Market Databook Press Release: Research and Markets 2 hours 4 minutes ago Related Content DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Research and Markets ( ) has announced the addition of the “Commercial Construction in Poland to 2016: Market Databook” report to their offering. This report is the result of extensive market research covering the commercial construction industry in Poland. It contains detailed historic and forecast market value data for the commercial construction industry, including a breakdown of the data by construction activity (new construction, repair and maintenance, refurbishment and demolition). ‘Commercial Construction in Poland to 2016: Market Databook’ provides a top-level overview and detailed insight into the operating environment of the commercial construction industry in Poland. It is an essential tool for companies active across the Polish construction value chain and for new players considering to enter the market. Scope – Overview of the commercial construction industry in Poland – Historic and forecast market value for the commercial construction industry by construction output and value-add methods for the period 2007 through to 2016 – Historic and forecast market value by construction activity (new construction, repair and maintenance, refurbishment and demolition) across the commercial construction industry for the period 2007 through to 2016 Reasons To Buy – Provides you with valuable data for the commercial construction industry in Poland – Provides you with a breakdown of market value by type of construction activity (new construction, repair and maintenance, refurbishment and demolition) – Enhances your knowledge of the market with key figures detailing market values using the construction output and value add methods – Allows you to plan future business decisions using the forecast figures given for the market For more information visit About Research and Markets Research and Markets is the world’s leading source for international market research reports and market data.

£150m for the UK construction industry

The funding is to be delivered over five years. 60 million is being invested via the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and this money will focus on proving new designs and technologies for energy efficient buildings. This investment is expected to be matched by industry. An additional 30 is being contributed by government and other agencies to assist in the commercialisation of new construction technologies for both domestic and export markets. Over the last five years 83 million has already been invested in low carbon buildings with the hope of reducing energy costs for individuals and businesses while also helping the UK meet its commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. On announcing the new funding package business secretary Vince Cable said that it is critical that the UKs new and existing buildings adjust to a low carbon economy. Investing in energy efficient construction projects is important to help industry and government achieve our aims of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2025.


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