Embracing Technology – Because it Isn’t Ever Going to be the Same!

By |2020-06-11T00:44:20+00:00June 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|

There is no doubt that the radical shift in the way that we are communicating through this current crisis will set the runway for the future ahead. There will be no going back, at least to the ‘old normal’. There will be a ‘new normal’. Even for those who are

Letter from the President – Thank you for your support

By |2020-04-29T06:52:14+00:00April 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Dear Member In the coming days and weeks, you will be receiving a renewal invitation for the 2020/21 financial year. We hope you take the opportunity to renew your membership with the Association. There are many reasons why a membership to your own industry peak body is important, and recent events have proven as

How to Win More of the Business You Want!

By |2020-04-29T00:46:54+00:00April 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

What business are you in? What are you in the business of? This is not a trick. In fact, this is ‘the’ most important question to know the answer to, when looking to increase your sales conversion rate. When asked this question, most will answer: Service? People? My trade? and so on. The reality

How to Socially Distance on Site

By |2020-03-30T04:21:42+00:00March 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

With Monday comes a number of new restrictions for the population. We know this will be near to impossible for those onsite, especially when working with others to hang sheets etc, but there are things you can do to at least do your very best to practice social distancing. We recommend the following General

COVID-19 Advice for Employers and Employees

By |2020-03-22T23:38:05+00:00March 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

There are so many emails and ongoing social media and news articles being published about COVID-19 that it has become somewhat confusing for many of our clients and fellow businesses.   Some receivers of this email may be our clients and others businesses that we have had an interaction with through numerous mechanisms.   In times

Who’s Who on the board – Vice President Ashleigh Marshall

By |2020-03-12T01:17:17+00:00March 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Last month I was elected to the Vice President role for the AWCI QLD and given this week is National Women in Construction week I thought it would be particularly poignant time to introduce myself. I started in the industry at the tender age of 16 although it has been in my family for

Coronavirus – What you need to know

By |2020-03-05T02:35:08+00:00March 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Coronavirus – What You Need to Know Coronavirus – or COVID-19 – has been declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a Public Emergency of International Concern. Though there have only been a limited number of cases in Australia so far, as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve and develop, it seems increasingly

Are you partcipating in price gauging?

By |2020-02-05T05:18:35+00:00February 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Facebook post about roofing prices construed as price fixing according to ACCC An article shared by Tricks of Your Trades, Michelle Cirson, has highlighted what not to do when discussing work and pricing. In a post on linked in, Michelle explains the complications if you do. "Subbies participating in the race to the bottom

Why it is imperative you read your contracts

By |2019-11-20T00:41:50+00:00November 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Contracts Earlier this week we received a phone call from a member that was concerned that the builder he was contracted too employed a handover company to do the final inspection and defect list. I’ve had dealing with this crowd before and it almost always turns into a debacle when they get involved. Understandably

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