Australia’s construction industry has seen phenomenal growth since the turn of the century. In the last quarter alone, construction has contributed to roughly $33 billion AUD in the national economy (known as Gross Domestic Product/GDP), a figure that has more than doubled since 2001.
PlantMiner’s Online Construction Marketplace is routinely relied upon for the procurement of plant and equipment on some of Australia’s largest projects. We've compiled this list of the top 6 construction projects that have come through our marketplace so far in 2019, to give insight into some of the opportunities that were available to PlantMiner suppliers (and that you may have missed out on) this year alone.
They say that you spend as much as one third of your life at work - so it’s no wonder that our jobs can have a massive impact on our mental health. This Mental Health Week blog series has focused so far on the individual, however it’s impossible to deny that some of the responsibility of ensuring a mentally healthy workplace lies with the employer.
In the previous blog from this series we addressed the signs to look out for in your staff or co-workers that might suggest that they’re struggling with their mental health, and offered some tips on how to approach them once you you’ve noticed these signs. In Part 3 we want to focus on you. That’s right, we will be talking about the signs you need to look out for in yourself, and how you can manage your mental state before you hit rock-bottom.
In Part 1 of our Mental Health Week blog and video series we covered some of the reasons why men might be more likely to struggle with their mental health, and what specific work circumstances and conditions could make matters worse. In part 2 we will look at the signs you should look out for in your staff or co-workers that may indicate that they’re struggling, and some strategies to help you help them.
Here at PlantMiner, we do our best to encourage our staff to take care of their mental health and overall wellbeing. To help us do this, we invited our friends, Daniel Allan and Edward Ross from TradeMutt, to join us for a conversation about mental health, during the week dedicated to the topic across Australia. Now, we share all that we’ve learned from this conversation in this series of blogs, covering everything from how to identify if someone is struggling to strategies that will encourage mental health conversations in your workplace.
Heading into their first unreserved auction for the year, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers continue to have their finger on the pulse as the world’s largest auctioneer of the heavy equipment and trucks sector.
Ritchie Bros. Regional Sales Manager for Australia North, Dale Spedding, provided us with exclusive insights on the current climate of the construction, agriculture and aggregate industries and how they are affecting the buying and selling of heavy equipment and trucks throughout Australia in 2019.
Recently PlantMiner announced their national partnership with SITECH which is helping construction professionals across Australia better track their equipment location and monitor usage.
Digitisation is coming fast, and the industry is on the verge of widespread adoption of a range of new technologies. Startups including PlantMiner are looking to provide digital solutions and technological additions that help improve existing businesses and overcome some of the most enduring challenges of this complex sector.
I wrote a LinkedIn post the other day about the receivers for Airport Link claiming $2.2 billion in damages from the engineers for allegedly misleading or deceptive traffic projections.