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Celebrating Women in Trades Day

29 Feb 2016

An innovative ‘Celebrating Women in Trades Day’ aimed at increasing female apprenticeship participation will be launched in Brisbane on International Women’s Day, Tuesday March 8.

Orbus3 pioneering new era in construction training

26 Feb 2016

After just two years in operation Caboolture based training organisation Orbus3 is breaking new ground with training software tailored for the civil construction industry.

Growing apprentice demand in Queenslands construction industry

25 Feb 2016

A new report from CSQ's Evidence and Data Team reveals record levels of new apprentices are entering Queensland's construction industry.

CSQ's CEO talks about strengthening the sector

11 Feb 2016

CEO Brett Schimming discusses CSQ's strengthening of the sector and support for employers, workers, apprentices, and job seekers.

CSQ’s 2016 Industry Survey is open!

4 Feb 2016

CSQ's 2016 Industry Survey is open - please take a few minutes to share your thoughts on how we can help build a sustainable and skilled building and construction workforce.

Tradie twins head to Vegas

2 Feb 2016

Bricklayers Jack and Patrick Sommerfeld are heading to Las Vegas after being invited to compete in the ‘2016 Fastest Trowel on the Block’ competition. The twenty-year-old twins from Mackay, are the only international competitors in the televised event. 

Researchers predict prefabrication will transform Queensland construction industry

1 Feb 2016

New research from CSQ and the CSIRO is predicting the construction industry will be transformed by prefabrication and modular housing over the next two decades.

7 big trends for the Queensland construction industry in 2016

27 Jan 2016

As we enter 2016, many businesses may be wondering what’s next in store for the construction industry. To help companies plan ahead, CSQ's Evidence and Data Team has put together a list of hot trends that will likely shape the industry over the coming year.

Prefabricated versus Conventional Building – the battle for the future

22 Jan 2016

Is prefab simply a niche, or is the construction industry about to be reinvented? Dr Stefan Hajkowicz - Senior Principal Scientist at CSIRO and part of the team leading CSQ's Farsight Project - considers this question...

Former number cruncher lays out his future

21 Jan 2016

TAFE Queensland SkillsTech graduate, 24-year-old, James Sharvell of Everton Park was considering accountancy as his career choice when he was still at school, but he realised he didn’t want to work in an office.  He decided to complete a plumbing pre-apprenticeship course and secured an apprenticeship.

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