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Max Cranes

December 13, 2018 0 Comments
Max Cranes

South Australian crane-hire company Max Cranes recently announced that they were seeking national expansion with the delivery of the largest telescopic crane in their headquarters in Port Augusta. The new German-designed Liebherr all-terrain crane has a towering height of up to 188m (when fully extended) which is three times the height of the Sydney Opera […]

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Recycling in Civil Construction Industry

November 21, 2018 0 Comments
Recycling in Civil Construction Industry

Australia has been at the forefront of sustainable living practices, not only in residential homes, but also in businesses and industry giants. Just recently, the civil construction industry released the latest innovations in sustainable building and construction processes focusing on recycling. Roads to Re-Use Through the initiative of Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti, and Environment Minister, […]

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What is the World’s Safest Construction Truck?

November 7, 2018 0 Comments
What is the World’s Safest Construction Truck?

The new Scania XT was recently revealed by Scania Australia during Melbourne’s International Mining and Resources Conference. Dubbed as the world’s safest construction and mining truck, the new Scania XT promises to deliver a highly robust range of solutions for a wide variety of applications. It is equipped with Scania’s modular Euro 5 or Euro […]

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Statistics on Employee Fatigue

October 16, 2018 0 Comments
Statistics on Employee Fatigue

As the demand for new infrastructure increases, more and more employees in the building, construction, transportation, manufacturing, and utilities sectors are experiencing fatigue, not only putting their health at risk – but also resulting in declines in productivity. ☹ According to Fatigue in Safety-Critical Industries studies, about 69% of workers tire easily, thereby increasing the […]

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Easing Paperwork Headaches with Dashpivot

October 7, 2018 0 Comments
Easing Paperwork Headaches with Dashpivot

Sitemate is a project management startup founded by Hartley Pike, a civil engineer and Sam McDonnell, a graphic and product designer. Together they have created Dashpivot, a software that helps the construction industry, as well as the oil and gas, building, and mining sectors to digitalise their internal management system’s standard operating procedures. Previously known […]

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Rural Drainage Strategy in Victoria

October 6, 2018 0 Comments
Rural Drainage Strategy in Victoria

With its aim to give clarity about the management of the rural drainage system, cutting red tape and help reduce financial loss resulting from water-logged paddocks and other drainage issues, the Victorian Government has presented the Rural Drainage Strategy to landholders. The strategy was released by Lisa Neville, Minister for Water. The Rural Drainage Strategy […]

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Have You Submitted Your Tender for the Tasmanian Highway Upgrade?

June 16, 2017 0 Comments
Have You Submitted Your Tender for the Tasmanian Highway Upgrade?

The Tasmanian and federal government are calling for tenders for the upgrade of a main Tasmanian Highway. This projects aims to improve a stretch of road that has seen multiple road accidents. The Tasmanian Midland Highway Upgrade covers the section of road between Epping Forest to Powranna. Improvements will include: road widening, improved junctions, additional […]

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Road and Rail Upgrades in Qld

January 16, 2017 0 Comments
Road and Rail Upgrades in Qld

A projected $300 million investment is expected in Queensland’s first State Infrastructure plan for critical road and rail upgrades. Included in the plan is the replacement of the State’s old timber bridges with more durable concrete bridges. Concrete is a low maintenance, yet long lasting and structurally suitable building material for both civil and building […]

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Sun Protection for Construction Workers

January 27, 2016 0 Comments
Sun Protection for Construction Workers

Being right smack in the middle of the Australian summer, sun protection isn’t just a consideration of work comfort, it is a site safety issue. Did you know that Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world? And some very sobering statistics are that at least 1 in every 2 Australians will […]

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Road Congestion a Reflection of the Need for Civil Works

January 21, 2016 0 Comments
Road Congestion a Reflection of the Need for Civil Works

The majority of Australians commute great distances – whether it be for work or play – and  with the surge in population every year, cities across Australia are suffering from road congestion. This doesn’t just impact the lifestyle of city dwellers, but also the economy as a whole. According to the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport […]

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