Recent times have seen an increase in the use of precast concrete in construction, with demand globally predicted to increase at 6.5% per year, at an estimated $185.35 billion by 2023.70 However, this increase has been marked by a number of incidents of improper installation, such as concrete panels falling from heights in Canberra and Queensland, which in some cases has resulted in deaths. Due to its size and weight, precast concrete has particular concerns around proper technique in temporary support and lifting during installation. The Construction IRC, through Artibus Innovation, is gauging whether it's appropriate for inclusion within nationally endorsed training.

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