Helping commercial property owners avoid the pitfalls of compliance.3 May 2017

For commercial property owners, navigating compliance requirements can be tough at the best of times, especially in a constantly changing regulatory environment. Bill Franks, a Total Construction shareholder and member of the Australian Institute of...

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...

What got us here, won't get us there15 September 2016

Let’s be really up-front here: the word ‘innovation’ gets bandied about a lot – to the point where many people are starting to wonder what it actually means. At Total Construction, we’ve been asking ourselves that very question. According to Simon...

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...

What to look out for in a fit-out contractor23 August 2016

A great commercial fit-out can give new life to your building, increase occupier satisfaction, attract great quality tenants, extend occupant retention, and boost the owner’s bottom line. It’s also a lot less expensive when compared to major works, like...