Exactal are the makers of CostX estimating software. CostX is used in over 80 countries around the world by estimators, builders, subcontractors and quantity surveyors, from companies both large and small. CostX contains our world-leading on-screen 2D and 3D/BIM takeoff, integrated workbook with subcontractor comparison, and customised report writer. If you are looking for a faster, smarter and more accurate estimating program, be sure to review CostX.

One of the key reasons for the increasing interest in CostX is its ability to work with BIM. As BIM becomes of more importance to the construction industry, people need to know that their estimating solution will be able to support them on the BIM projects they receive. CostX has a range of BIM compatible features, including support for Revit BIM files and IFCs, ability to automatically extract quantities or manually measure from the model, ability to add information to the model, ability to link 2D drawings to the BIM, and more. In addition, a variety of 2D drawings (scanned, PDF, CAD and more) are still supported.

Exactal now has nine offices worldwide, including Brisbane and Melbourne, covering 24 hours. For more information on CostX please contact us here.

Liberty Reinforcing

At Liberty Reinforcing we believe there are three key things concrete reinforcing steel customers need.

First, they need to believe in the technical advice from their supplier. Second, they need to believe in the product quality and specifications. And thirdly, customers need to be able to believe the delivery promises their supplier makes – not empty ones.

Liberty Reinforcing is best positioned in the Australian market to deliver on all these. Why? We can draw on our 80 year history in the Australian construction industry so that our experienced technical, R&D and design experts are able to provide prompt, accurate technical advice that is based on real experience backed by extensive knowledge our of products, your projects and the construction industry.

Added to that, our products meet all appropriate Australian Standards and have stood the test of time in our homes and pools, through to our highways, bridges and high rise constructions. In addition to consistent quality, we have also developed unique mesh and prefabrication systems that save time on installation and enhance safety. With more than 35 branches around Australia, we pride ourselves in our ability to provide product where and when customers need it.

Finally, in these uncertain times, customers more than ever need suppliers that are dependable; safe in the knowledge that they are here for the long haul. It’s no longer just about the product. We know customers increasingly need accurate information – from scheduling to delivery. And all the while removing obstacles and making sure Liberty Reinforcing is easy to deal with – the way that it should be.

On September 1, 2017 OneSteel Reinforcing was acquired by GFG Alliance, an international grouping of businesses that combines some of the world’s leading industrial, natural and financial resources. Along with a name change to Liberty Reinforcing, this acquisition further strengthened our position in the Australian Steel Industry both in the short term, and well into the future. This acquisition enables Liberty Reinforcing to continue to meet our customers’ needs and add value to their construction projects.

Cbus Super Fund

AIB and Cbus Super Fund have a long-standing partnership, working together to support progress and success in the construction, building and related industries.

Cbus is Australia’s largest national industry super fund built for this industry. As an industry super fund, Cbus offers members value for money, with insurance cover and investment options tailored to those working in the industry.
For businesses big or small, Cbus offers hassle-free super solutions including SuperStream approved payment systems with reliable service nationwide.

Contact Cbus
Cbus is here to help make super simple, and can help with your super needs as an individual or as a business. Contact your local Cbus representative or call the Cbus Service Centre on 1300 361 784.

Cbus’ Trustee: United Super Pty Ltd ABN 46 006 261 623 AFSL 233742 Cbus ABN 75 493 363 262.

Lahey Constructions

Lahey Constructions (Lahey) is an established commercial construction company with a history of providing quality public and private infrastructure for over 60 years. We have offices in Sydney (Pyrmont), Brisbane, NSW North Coast (Kempsey), Darwin, Perth and Canberra. Their permanently based, local construction teams offer multi-disciplined construction services including construction management, construction and design & construction.

Lahey has worked on an extensive array of projects including Health, Education, Justice and multi-Level Residential individually valued between $5 million and $50 million. Lahey provide services to major private organisations and Government entities across parts of Australia including remote regional areas.


Powerproject, developed by Elecosoft, is one of the world’s leading project scheduling software solutions for construction. It has been the project scheduling standard for UK and European firms for over 25 years and is used in Australia by firms such as Brookfield, Frasers, Mirvac, Probuild and Scentre Group on many landmark projects ranging from hospitals, highways, motorways, shopping centres and housing projects.

Specifically designed for construction, it combines easy-to-use drag and drop functionality with powerful feature rich capability. Available in stand-alone and enterprise versions, it is also has a BIM version which brings 4D planning within affordable reach by combining 3D planning and scheduling in one application.

Powerproject can provide any size of company – from the smallest planning consultancy to the largest global contractor – with a firm foundation for project management achievement and future growth. It integrates easily with other project management software for sharing data.

To see why construction schedulers prefer Powerproject visit www.elecosoft.com/powerproject

To arrange a demo or free trial, contact Solid Support, who provide local expertise to current and new Powerproject users in Australia. Email  info@solidsupport.com.au or visit their website www.solidsupport.com.au or call 02 9743 4666.

AIB CPD Online is powered by Powerproject.

CSR Building Products

CSR is the name behind some of the market’s most trusted and recognised brand names in providing building products for residential and commercial construction.

Names that builders and generations of Australians have come to know and trust. Like Gyprock™ plasterboard, Bradford™ insulation, PGH™ bricks and pavers, Monier™ rooftiles and Viridian™ glass to name a few.

We operate low cost manufacturing facilities and a strong distribution network to service our customers across Australia and New Zealand.

And because these products come from CSR, our customers can be sure that they are manufactured to meet all relevant building codes and standards to do the job.

We’re continually re-investing in our business to meet new challenges in construction.

We’re also continuing to invest in research and development to develop new products to help our customers meet these challenges.

Products like energy efficient Viridian™ glass, Bradford™ insulation and lightweight Hebel® concrete to make Australian homes more energy efficient. We endeavour to develop more innovative products right across our portfolio targeting the buildings of the future. Our customers benefit from our knowledge and our expertise.

It means we have the resources to provide our customers with the service they need to get their job done.

CSR is also a joint venture participant in the globally cost competitive Tomago aluminium smelter, located near Newcastle, NSW.

CSR generates additional earnings from its Property division which focuses on maximising financial returns by developing surplus former manufacturing sites and industrial land for sale.

Visit CSR website at http://www.csr.com.au/