The construction sector works on a bit of a time lag. So there are a bunch of projects underway that were premised on the loose credit of recent years.
The collapse of Carillion shows that the construction sector needs to change. One option would be to include women.
The construction industry is characterised by risk, uncertainty and complexity on all levels. Brexit compounds this.
The number of jobs might be going up but the real test will be whether wages rise too.
How to tidy up a right royal mess.
With an ever-increasing cost to extract dwindling raw materials, it's time to look at cities as urban mines. We're developing the tools to do that.
The CO2 we produce when we put up buildings is large and virtually unregulated.
The law says that newly built houses should have a six-star energy rating, to help residents afford their heating and cooling bills. But some builders seem to be findings ways around this requirement.
Overuse of sand for construction and industry is harming the environment and fueling violence around the world. Scientists explain why we need international rules to regulate sand mining and use.
Cement has a huge greenhouse footprint, largely because the chemical process by which it is made releases carbon dioxide. But there are several different ways for cement to green up its act.
The threat of a loss of jobs in the the industries that support construction reveals the problem in relying on building to sustain the economy.
Union membership continues to fall, particularly within industries that traditionally claim a strong union heritage.
About 84% of cranes in Australia are used on residential sites, with commercial projects making up 5% of crane activity. Health, education, infrastructure and recreation projects make up the rest.
Migrants keep going back to the vilified go-betweens that can get them construction jobs or domestic work.
There is a way to get homes where we need them, and it's about making the most of what we've already got.
A primary focus on prosecuting those who have committed illegal phoenix activities has not been successful.
There will be huge environmental impact if we keep using raw materials as we did in the 20th century.
A major shift to an industrial relations model that benefits all parties will only happen with the utmost co-operation of Australian workers, unions and – most crucially – employers.
Ecologically sound housing needs to be built on a much larger scale.
A group of experts dissect what the re-introduction of the ABCC means for the construction industry and its workers.