New Building and Construction Procurement Guide

The Australian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC), the peak body for government building and construction policy in Australia and New Zealand, has released new guidelines for procurement and contracting for road, bridge and non-residential building projects.  “The guidelines specifically respond to a range of issues raised by industry. They outline a process for developing procurement strategies and establish a series of common tendering and contracting principles which have been agreed to by all Australian states and territories.”

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The impact of mobile technology on your firm

How current is your technology infrastructure? Are you benefiting from the potential of mobile connectivity?

Project teams including clients, consultants, contractors, authorities and suppliers are utilising mobile technologies for easier, timelier information exchange. Consultants to the built environment have moved from e-mail and PDF documentation exchange to hosting FTP function on their website, or using cloud-based document storage and exchange services such as www.dropbox.com.

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