Monthly Archives: August 2014

THEISS

Thiess

Thiess is a construction company with over 80 years of experience in the industry.

The company has overseen some of the biggest construction projects in this country, including Brisbane’s Airport Link and Boggo Road Busway, West Gate Freeway, EastLink and M80 Ring Road Upgrade in Victoria, and Sydney’s Epping to Chatswood Rail Line and Lane Cove Tunnel. Continue reading

GHD

GHD

GHD is a privately held civil engineering organisation founded in Australia in 1928. The company has over 8,500 employees and more than 200 offices across Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. In 2013 GHD reached revenues of AUD$105 million. Continue reading

Managing FIFO

Managing FIFO

CUBS. It sounds like the name of a dodgy all male pop band who sang the one hit wonder “three on one off” back in the eighties while sporting flat tops, acid washed jeans, and snug denim jackets and crooning to their audience of ladies in big shoulder pads.

Fast forward 20 or so years and CUBS has become the acronym for “cashed up bogans” which is a common misnomer used in the media to refer to construction workers, technicians, trades assistants and other hard workers who sacrifice precious time with their families and friends for very high wages working fly in – fly out (FIFO) or drive in – drive out (DIDO) rosters which are typically a ratio of two, three or four weeks on site to one week off. Continue reading