Productivity improvement in Engineering & Construction – why is it so important?

Productivity improvement in Engineering & Construction – why is it so important?

  I’ll let you in on a secret: I’m finding it hard to remember what life was like prior to the onset of the dreaded “C” situation. Can you recall what was happening across Australia 5 years ago? I’ll summarise with help from my archives and more specifically a 15...
Insights from the Past – 75 Years of Transport Engineering & Construction in Australia

Insights from the Past – 75 Years of Transport Engineering & Construction in Australia

The central role of Government is the most obvious and defining characteristic of the engineering and construction industry in Australia. Our public sector is primarily responsible for creating the market for constructing and maintaining the roads, railways, airports...
The scourge of bureaucratic “make work”

The scourge of bureaucratic “make work”

An Internationally based colleague who spent some time in Australia, most graciously sent me a provocative reply to one of my recent posts.   He raised the issue of Australian Engineering & Construction companies large and small suffering from the effects of...