The Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) is helping its members to embrace new technologies and adapt to a challenging new industry landscape.
CCF is the peak industry body for the civil construction industry in Australia and provides members with assistance, expertise and support on industry issues.
The organisation’s members range in size from small businesses to multinational companies and are involved in a range of projects and activities that support Queensland communities, as well as commercial and housing land development.
In recent years civil construction activity in Queensland has fallen from historic highs driven by the resources boom.
CCF QLD’s Branch President, Damian Long, said the organisation was supporting members through this period of transition.
“Members are using the downturn in the industry to drive efficiencies in their business while upskilling the current workforce wherever possible,” he said.
“They are also investigating and embracing technology to give themselves a competitive advantage in a very constricted market.”
The 2016 CCF QLD State Conference – “Building Queensland – Constructing Our Future”, focussed on how infrastructure is adapting to technological change, diversity, innovation and how industry has to start planning for the future.
Next year CCF will be holding its inaugural Technology Symposium in Las Vegas, USA, where the theme of technology and innovation will be continued.  The 2017 CCF Technology Symposium will join the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) for their annual convention, which allows Australian delegates the opportunity to network with fellow construction professionals from the USA.
The Symposium will also include a full ticket to CONEXPO-CON/AGG, the largest international gathering in the Western Hemisphere for construction industries, held only every three years.  The 2017 CONEXPO-CON/AGG will highlight technologies that can assist construction industries to reduce downtime, maximise efficiency at job sites and enhance safety.
In addition to providing members with access to cutting edge events, CCF QLD produces a range of print and online news that keep members up-to-date with the latest issues such as work health, safety and industrial relations.
CCF QLD also allows members the opportunity to be heard as part of the industry’s united
voice on civil contracting matters.
The organisation works closely with state and local governments to address key issues and
improve the operating environment for members.
As part of its commitment to promoting skills development, CCF QLD is proud to continue its support for  the CSQ Excellence Awards.
“CCF QLD is pleased to once again sponsor the CSQ Excellence Awards, an event that celebrates the vital importance of training and skilling. The CSQ Construction Professional of the Year is of particular importance to CCF QLD.
“It celebrates individuals currently employed within the industry who have completed a vocational qualification of Certificate IV or inspire others through their advocacy for training excellence within their organisations and the industry”, said Mr Long.