On 2nd September the 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan was released highlighting eight key priorities. The intent of the plan is to implement reforms that will create “meaningful outcomes for all Australians.” What should come as little surprise to those within the construction industry, is the continued reference to leveraging modular and prefabrication methodologies to support …
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.
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.