No challenge too great for Total!3 February 2017

When it comes to construction, unforeseen challenges come with the territory. Obviously, the earlier your contractor is involved in the planning and design stage, the easier it is to identify potential constructability issues before they happen. However...

Suicide prevention starts with a helping hand9 January 2017

Researching suicide rates in the Australian construction industry is a grim business involving university studies, statistical charts, hundreds of graph lines, rising and falling, according to the year and the State or territory. Those lines tell us that...

What does the new 'Unfair Terms Act' mean for subbies?16 November 2016

With the commencement of the Unfair Terms Act on 12 November 2016, construction contracts enter a new phase of negotiation. Touted for its ability to protect the Aussie Battler, will the Act live up to the Government’s hype? To what does the new...

Total wins prestigious Excellence in Construction Award7 November 2016

Here at Total, we strive to always create fantastic outcomes for our clients. So when we took out the NSW MBA’s 2016 Excellence in Construction Award for Division 6 – Industrial Buildings up to $7,000,000 last weekend, we were absolutely over the moon to...

Total answers the call for great ideas19 October 2016

After decades of neglect and slow decay, Sydney’s Bays Precinct – an area generally comprising White Bay, Glebe Island, Rozelle Bay, Blackwattle Bay and the former rail yards west of Glebe Island – is now the subject of a ground-breaking initiative to...

ECI: Would you like sauce with that?14 October 2016

We should start by talking about the benefits of Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) but we’ve decided to go with pies, instead. To be precise; Garlo’s Pies. Garlo’s has made a huge stamp on the Australian psyche — and taste buds — over the past couple of...

The changing face of construction in the aged-care sector.6 September 2016

The demands of Australia’s ageing population are changing. Many of our older generation are wealthier, healthier, and more socially engaged than ever before. Expectations around quality of life have risen exponentially, and the demand for independent...

FoodTech, glorious FoodTech!15 July 2016

Why the huge buzz around the FoodTech Queensland exhibition, held 26-28 June this year? It’s simply the newest and biggest trade event for the food and beverage manufacturing sector in the Sunshine State. Until now, Queenslanders had never seen anything...

Quality Control demands Total control8 July 2016

When it comes to project quality, the accepted industry wisdom often focuses on conformance versus non-conformance. But Total Construction’s NSW General Manager, Mark Ardouin, thinks it takes much more than that. “Quality control shouldn’t just be about...

Renewable Energies provides the path for innovation27 June 2016

Innovation in the manufacturing sector is booming. In fact, according to an article by Andrew Stevens, Chair of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, the manufacturing sector files more patents and invests more in R&D than any other sector in our...