• Next ACIF Forecasts are coming

    9 February 2017

    Registrations are open now for the annual ACIF Briefing, where we will launch the May 2017 ACIF Forecasts for the building and construction industry, outlining the prospects and challenges ahead for residential building, commercial building and engineering construction sectors for the next 10 years.

  • Advisory Board to lead the direction of BIM in Australasia

    23 January 2017

    The Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) and Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) recently hosted the inaugural meeting of the Australasian Building Information Modelling Advisory Board.

  • Will Trump effect our industry, our economy?

    18 January 2017

    As a new era begins in the US, we are all thinking about what it means for Australia and our industry. A recent ACIF Webinar had some important insights.

  • Report: Australian Construction Industry Hungry for Digital Disruption

    7 December 2016

    The construction industry is ready to embrace change and deploy new technologies – but there’s still a long way to go to reap the full benefits of innovation, according to research released by Australian fintech startup - and ACIF Partner - Progressclaim.com. And as an ACIF subscriber, you can get a copy free.

  • See it here: Forecast Video Summaries

    6 December 2016

    Sometimes, its just best to hear it from the author.

    We know that you are busy, so here are the ACIF Forecasts for November 2016 - in a series of brief videos, straight from the Head Forecaster, Kerry Barwise. You are welcome.

  • ABCC Passes the Senate

    30 November 2016

    Australian Construction Industry Forum welcomes the passage of the Australian Building & Construction Commission (ABCC) legislation through the Senate today.

  • 10 Key Learnings in ACIF Forecasts

    16 November 2016

    There are ten key things to consider when you look forward to the demand for building and construction in the new ACIF Forecasts.

  • New ACIF Forecasts: Post-Boom Falls - and Rises

    9 November 2016

    New ACIF Forecasts for building and construction in Australia illuminate a turbulent next ten years, as the Australian economy recalibrates from a once in a lifetime peak, with some sectors set to experience a fall in work demand of up to 40%

  • Survey on INNOVATION in construction industry

    23 September 2016

    How innovative is the Australian construction industry? Are we embracing new processes and techniques in how we do the work AND run our businesses? 

    Progressclaim.com, supported by Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), invites all business leaders and workers across the Australian construction industry to add their view to an in-depth investigation into the sector’s adoption of new and innovative ways of working, with the launch of a new productivity and innovation research project.

  • NSW Government responds to Review

    21 September 2016

    The NSW Government has released the final report of the statutory review of the Building Professionals Act 2005 conducted by Michael Lambert and the detailed Government Response to the review.

    The Government response addresses the report’s 150 recommendations and outlines the actions it will take in developing reforms to building and development certification in NSW in consultation with industry and community stakeholders.

  • The Business of Architecture

    25 August 2016

    ACIF Member, Association of Consulting Architects, has released the findings of the 2016 National Salary Survey, finding that salaries are up very slightly, but worrying trends continue – there is still a gender pay gap and some practices persist in paying under Award minimums.

  • Welcome, Society of Construction Law

    25 August 2016

    It is with great pleasure that ACIF welcomes the Society of Construction Law Australia as a new member of ACIF

  • Recording of Webinar Available Now

    3 August 2016

    Recording of the latest ACIF Webinar on the national residential property market is available now, as well as Q&As asked on the day and after, as the insightful presentation by Cameron Kusher of CoreLogic brought up lots of questions for delegates.

  • Productivity gets a boost with new Policies

    7 July 2016

    Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) is focussed on boosting productivity for construction in Australia, as a driver of more work and better quality outputs and workplaces for everyone. New Boosting Construction Productivity Policy Paper outlines the biggest issues and the solutions that the industry wants to see implemented to overcome them.

  • How to connect your project to the NBN

    6 July 2016

    As the nbn™ network rollout picks up pace, more and more developers are set to reap the rewards as their developments become eligible to receive Australia’s new and upgraded telecommunications network. Here’s a quick look at how to get your development project connected to the nbn™ network. 

  • New Partner helps you get paid

    6 July 2016

    Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) is proud to announce a new partnership with an innovative company tackling one of the building and construction industry’s biggest issues: getting paid.

  • Major parties respond to ACIF Policies

    30 June 2016

    ACIF's Policy Priorities for 2016 sought to set the agenda for the election around building and construction. Here the major parties, Labor and Coalition, respond.

  • Building and construction priorities focus politicians on productivity

    22 June 2016

    The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) has released its 2016 Policy Priorities.  The four policy priorities are: the re-establishment of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) with its former powers; the implementation of an effective regime to minimise the use of non-conforming building products; re-starting the process for the national harmonisation of licensing and registration of all trades and professions in the construction industry; and the establishment of an Australian Centre for Procurement Excellence.  
    The building and construction industry has released this shortlist of priorities to focus the major parties in the lead up the Federal Election, as well as the next government on main issues in this crucial sector. For the 1.1 million Australians who work in building and construction industry, which is set to have a turnover of $212 billion this financial year, and for the 24 million Australians who live, work and play in the built environment, it is a crucial policy area in the upcoming Federal Election. 

  • Where is the work coming from?

    31 May 2016

    Building and Construction activity – measured in terms of the value of work done in Residential Building, Non-Residential Building and Engineering Construction – amounted to $225 billion last year. The May 2016 ACIF Forecasts project a fall in activity to $212 billion in 2015-16.

    The changes in work value are spread unevenly, affecting different states and territories as well as different work types differently, so the question every business person needs to answer is: where will the work be coming from in our area, in our type of work?

  • New forecasts: big picture and employment

    12 May 2016

    The May 2016 ACIF Forecasts outline a changing economy being played out with building and construction a key sector in diversifying the economy after two booms - mining and residential.

    Here we outline the impact on the big picture for building and construction work demand, and employment.