In Focus Region ACT And Southern NSW (82) Hunter NSW (82) National Office (82) New South Wales (82) Northern Territory (82) North Queensland (82) Queensland (82) South Australia (82) Tasmania (82) Victoria (82) Western Australia (82) Date Range Current Week (3) Past Week (2) Past 3 Months (6) Past 1 Year (28) Past 2 Or More Years (68) Perfect storm While low interest rates and HomeBuilder activity will support the industry in the short term, the skills and material shortage that has emerged has the industry wondering what will take place in the future. Survive and thrive Despite the complexities of working in a male-dominated building sector, two women – one working in the steel reinforcement industry and the other running a construction business – have seen a positive shift. Breaking ground When the Suburban Land Agency wanted its latest display village to be built for the future, it turned to HIA for GreenSmart guidance. But wait there's more Be up to date with the proposed NCC changes on energy efficiency stringency, condensation management in buildings and much more. Finance that gets you moving Financing your new business assets comes with a myriad of tangible benefits; these tips may help your business not only survive - but thrive. Contracts and your clients Contracts are the key to your project running smoothly. At HIA we hope these hints can help. Why contractors are key Independent contracting is thriving in the residential building sector but it’s regularly under attack. That's a wrap While HomeBuilder exceeded everyone’s expectations, the industry is now prepared for the busiest period of new home building in Australia’s history.