News bulletin-1:
News bulletin-1: 9 Jan 2018

Hickory Group has congratulated Shan Kumar, Principal Engineer, Innovations, Research & Development, on his Honorary Doctorate from Swinburne University that recognises his 30 years in the construction industry.

A review into the Grenfell Tower fire disaster has called for a “major culture change” in the UK’s building industry with the interim report saying that regulation of fire safety in high-rise buildings is “not fit for purpose”.

An industry report into concrete product manufacturing in Australia has found that increasing import competition has caused revenues to decline despite a modest increase in domestic demand over the last five years.

Australian contractors in concrete services are expected to rake in $8.2 billion in revenue in 2017-18, with demand for new housing and apartment construction forecast to strengthen from 2019-20 onward.

The total spend on construction projects in the US in the latest figures for November show the country reached an all-time high at US$1,257.0 billion, which was also the fourth consecutive monthly gain.