This new concrete, from Lafarge Tarmac, could potentially be a very useful tool in combating urban flash flooding from sudden, heavy storms—the type that are likely to become increasingly common because of climate change. This new product can potentially produce a solution to area's where flash flooding are common during heavy rain in parts of Sydney and New South Wales
Aside from absenteeism, job turnover, interpersonal job issues, poor job performance and lost productivity, alcohol and other drug use on construction sites can be particularly dangerous. When affected by alcohol and other drugs on site, one risks on-the-job injuries or death as a result of impaired coordination, judgement, and/or the ability to see and respond to hazards. Recent studies in Australia have shown that a surge in alcohol-related absenteeism alone is estimated to cost $1.2 billion, while use of alcohol in combination with other drugs accounts for about $5.2 billion in lost productivity, injuries, and even deaths. These figures are both shocking and frightening. One of the most alarming findings is that alcohol-related workplace accidents cause 5% of Australia's annual workplace deaths and over 11% of workplace-related injuries.
Around Australia, concern is growing about a long-term shortage of skilled construction tradespeople amid fears not enough apprentices are being trained to replace retiring workers and meet growth in demand for new labour. A quick look at the data seems to bear these fears out. Over the five years from December 2014 to November 2019, the Department of Employment expects the nation to need an extra 47,800 building tradespeople to take overall numbers from 365,900 to 413,600. Reliable data on the age profile of the sector’s workforce is difficult to come by, but ABS figures from 2010 indicated that roughly 14 per cent of all current tradespeople are aged 55 or over, which would indicate that roughly 51,000 of the 365,900 currently employed in construction trades would be aged over 55. Assuming between one-third and half of these retire over the next five years, the nation will need an extra 17,000.
Perfect Hire has released a new revision to our already growing catalogue of equipment and labour hire. We have added new products that we have recently added to our range, including the Hilti TE60 ATC AVR Jackhammer, Makita Diamond Grinder with Dust Shroud attachment, Proppa Wall supports to go with out Acrow Props.We have also added a new section to our catalogue called Site Security & Barriers, so you can now order Temporary site fencing, safety barriers and bollards from Perfect Hire.
Perfect Hire were engaged by Lemko and TOGA Group to carry out Demolition works at The Vibe Hotel at Rushcutters Bay. The work involved a back to base stripping out 253 guest rooms, which included the removal of Carpet, Bed Heads, TV Cabinet Units and Small Tile Removal in Bathroom's. Perfect Hire provided a team of eleven skilled demolition and rubbish removal labourers to carry out the works. All work was supervised by our Site Supervisor Moustapha Merhi to ensure safety of our team members and efficiency while carrying out the work. Work is currently still ongoing at The Vibe hotel.
Perfect Hire were engaged by G & S Plumbing Group PTY Ltd to provide Yanmar 3.5t Excavator Hire and supply a SkilledOperator for works at 2-4 Culworth Ave,Killara, Sydney, NSW. Work commenced on the 26th of April 2016. To ensure safety our skilled operator completed a safety induction to enable him to work on the site. This being a massive scale excavation of up to 30ft depth safety was of upmost importance. Perfect Hire supplied both machine and skilled operator for over 50 hours to complete project, which involved making trenches to lay pressurised storm drain piping and back-fill with gravel...
Demolishing a bathroom requires some skills beside demolishing the walls and floors. It requires careful removal of electric wiring and plumbing supplies before the gutting process is started. Large fixtures such as bathtubs, and sink vanities must be detached with care. You must be really careful removing a glued-on mirror to avoid breaking the glass. Always contact your council for any rules and regulations before starting any demolition work. If you think the following task would be challenging, just call Perfect Contracting and we will supply you the right person with the right tools...
Technology is helping a lot of industries to improve their processes and productivity, the construction industry is no exception. This industry is regarded as one of the most information-intensive industries as a lot of processes require real time and extensive exchange of information between workers and stakeholders. Using the right technology at the right time is crucial to achieve time, cost and quality objectives of your construction project.