Melbourne and Sydney have both had their large construction site workforce scaled back to 25% under the latest COVID-19 restrictions, with the lockout estimated to cost $500m a day. The impact of this is significant, to say the least. Whilst critical state projects are the only significant exception to these restrictions, all other large construction sites need to “make do” with only 25% of their base line workforce. To make things even more complicated, all workers, including supervisors and managers, must work only at one site unless an exemption applies.
The benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and prefabricated and modular building services go hand-in-hand. They are complementary of one another in their pursuit of improving the efficiency and productivity of the construction sector.
Whilst prefabrication has undeniable benefits for builders and contractors across construction projects, there are several myths about prefabrication that need to be cleared up. Some of these myths are born from a lack from knowledge, others from apprehensions about impact on skilled labour. Regardless of their source, these prefabrication myths are about to get busted!
Whilst Australia, and the world, are experiencing skilled labour shortages across the construction industry, projects can still be delivered on time by leveraging the most effective methodologies. Add to this the demand for accelerated timing on certain projects such as the Mickleham Quarantine Centre in Victoria, the industry needs to shift gears, and rapidly.
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