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Tunnel Boring Machines Assisting the Mining Industry

October 7, 2014 0 Comments
Tunnel Boring Machines Assisting the Mining Industry

A Civil Construction Company will supply Tunnel Boring Machines to speed up a mining project. Civil Construction Company, McConnell Dowell Constructors, brings tunnel boring machines (TBM) to assist underground coal contractor Mastermyne with developing successful drifts in underground coal mines. Tunnel boring machines (TBM) are conventionally used within the Civil Construction Industry to create long […]

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CivilWorks Saves Civil Construction Projects

September 17, 2014 1 Comment
CivilWorks Saves Civil Construction Projects

A new app, called CivilWorks™, was designed to reduce cost miscalculations in the Civil Construction Industry. After more than 25 years in the Civil Construction Industry, Shane Dodd of Ballarat, Victoria created the cost calculations app to cater specifically to the needs of the Civil Construction Industry. Shane witnessed first-hand the need for something like […]

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Advisers Move Victorian Infrastructure Forward

September 9, 2014 0 Comments
Advisers Move Victorian Infrastructure Forward

Victorian Infrastructure projects are moving forward as advisers focus on the East West Link and the Melbourne Rail Link. East West Link Ernst and Young have been chosen to provide expert advice throughout the project development for the East West Link (western section). The Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Mr Warren Truss said, “The […]

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Building and Construction Procurement Guide

May 27, 2014 0 Comments
Building and Construction Procurement Guide

A new Procurement Framework provides certainty for Government and the Civil Construction Industry. New procurement guidelines released by Austroads and the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) will provide a consistent procurement and contracting approach for road, bridge and non-residential building projects across Australian government. This is an important step in standardising and simplifying what can […]

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Changes to NSW Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999

May 12, 2014 0 Comments
Changes to NSW Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999

NSW Security of Payment Act Changes will affect Civil Construction Head Contractors. In NSW, the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 is the key legislation that regulates all payment practices across the industry. This includes residential, commercial and civil construction activity. The NSW Government made changes to the Act in November 2013 […]

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Road Infrastructure and the Government

April 16, 2014 0 Comments
Road Infrastructure and the Government

Government involvement within the Civil Construction Industry in Australia is huge. Road Infrastructure (construction and maintenance) is a typical example and it was hit home in an article in the Local Government News at: South Australia Road Infrastructure Problems Need Sorting  This article is worth a read as it highlights the process of navigation for civil […]

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AIG Reports Non-Conforming Building Products in the Construction Industry

January 27, 2014 0 Comments
AIG Reports Non-Conforming Building Products in the Construction Industry

A new report from the AIG claims that the use of non-conforming building products in the Construction Industry is widespread. As discussed previously, the Civil Construction Industry is one of three major parts of the construction industry and so it is equally affected by a new research report published by the Australian Industry Group (AIG). […]

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BIM is the Now of Civil Construction

January 9, 2014 0 Comments
BIM is the Now of Civil Construction

Building Information Modelling Systems (BIM) are assisting Civil Construction. Say you’re in the middle of commercial construction or a major civil construction project and there is a problem somewhere on the site. The project managers and engineers are scratching their heads and  saying: “Well we didn’t see that coming.” In any construction project, but especially in large complex […]

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New Laws from the NHVR

December 19, 2013 0 Comments
New Laws from the NHVR

The Civil Construction Industry will be impacted by new laws from the NHVR. If you have any role in the civil construction industry then you need to be aware of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator. Heavy vehicles of all types are a critical component of all civil works so the national regulator is the place […]

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Civil Construction Industry and “Value Capture”

September 11, 2013 0 Comments
Civil Construction Industry and “Value Capture”

The Civil Construction Industry and the Contractors who depend upon it require constant and consistent growth in infrastructure in order to survive. But it cannot be growth for the sake of it. A new report was recently produced by Consult Australia and SKM titled “Capturing Value: Realising New Funding for Infrastructure and Urban Renewal”. The […]

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