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From The Ground up – Unsung Heroes.

A fence surrounding a large-scale development is often plastered with advertising logos for the developer, builder and architect. We are also starting to see another name on these billboards (albeit smaller and less conspicuous), the unsung heroes of construction – Building Services Engineers.  What makes a building? People may argue “the developer has the dream”, “No, no, it’s the architect that has the vision”, “but…

Discrimination in the Construction Industry

Age discrimination happens at both ends of the age spectrum! As a newly qualified apprentice wanting more duties and responsibilities and stepping up, you can still be perceived as the Rookie post completion. Many younger people complete a Pre-Apprenticeship Cert 1 & 2 in years 10 – 12 and coupled with a licence and a vehicle are in very high demand at age 18 then…

Reality Engineering: Visualising the Future

Engineering concepts to the layperson can often seem intangible and, let’s face it, relatively dull! To the non-engineer, navigating industry-specific buzz-words, complex drawings and associated scientific jargon can be exhausting and down-right confusing. Luckily, engineering has always been at the forefront in embracing new technology and when it comes to “Reality Engineering”, Wood & Grieve Engineers are leading the way. Last week I visited their Melbourne office…

Counter Offers Benefit Nobody!

Twice in the past few months I have had the pleasure of being the protagonist behind candidates getting their ideal job role, then turning it down. This was as a result of a counter offer with their current employer, which was disappointing for my clients and myself. The disappointing part for the candidate came just weeks later in one instance and months in the other,…

2018 Post-holiday Blues

If your festive holiday break feels like a distant memory and you need some encouragement to get focused for 2018, these 7 ideas may help you.  1. Set goals. Even if you’re not in the habit of setting goals, make a point to identify where you are now and where you want to be by the end of the year. This may involve career goals, learning…